SSUET pursuing workforce development programme
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Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has embarked upon the programme of workforce development to help spur the process of headway in the society. This was stated by the Chancellor of SSUET, Jawaid Anwar here on Thursday. He said, we are fully focused to improve the standard of education.
He was of the view that there is a big gap between certified workforce like doctors, engineers, technologists, scientists etc. and non-certified workforce like plumbers, diploma holders and similar other professions and that this gap needs to be bridged to ensue fast economic progress.
Jawaid Anwar believed that in order to achieve this objective, emphasis is being laid on introducing courses at Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT), an offshoot of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) so as to promote creative abilities among students to help them contribute towards national economic progress.
He also underlined the importance of sports and said that at SSUET, the sports department has been reorganized with the induction of sport professionals like Mubbashir Mukhtar as its Director.
Pointing out that the SSUET is performing well in sports, he said the objective is not to win awards alone but to infuse the sportsman spirit among students to take wins as a pride and defeats as a lesson with positive attitudes which in turn will infuse discipline in them.
The Chancellor said that our sports policy is very simple and based on promoting the students physical and mental growth and keeping them engaged in constructive and positive activities.
He said the SSUET is taking stock of a policy for sports-based admissions while the university has allocated a big chunk of fund for award of scholarships to students and particularly those who face financial constraints.
“Our policy is that no student is allowed to give up education just because of financial problem,” said Jawaid Anwar. The Chancellor said that in order to ensure merit, the university management is making efforts against various malpractices.
He said that sports activities at SSUET are being brought into a system with an end to adhocism. This would include sports based admissions and scholarships. He informed that university has various sport teams like cricket, hockey, football badminton, table tennis, basket ball, boxing under qualified coaches while a team of girls in basket ball has also been raised. Plans are afoot to raise teams in snooker, squash and other sports. He said our teams have won trophies and awards in various events and the university can also hold events under HEC.—APP photo
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