Karachi, March 7, 2017: Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Provincial Minister for Transport and Mass Transit. Inaugurated Agha Steel Industries Spectro-Lab at Metallurgical Department at NED University. The Spectro-Lab is one of the state-of-the-art research and testing facility for the students and researchers of alma-mater.
Agha Steel Industries (ASI) has gifted NED-UET a Spectro Lab, which is the most trusted and accurate device to calculate impurities and other chemical elements in Steel. The state-of-the-art Spectro Meter will enhance the research of the production methods and techniques of all types of steel and ferrous products. This will further enhance our nation’s engineering capacity and will serve to strengthen the bond between industry and academia.
Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Provincial Minister for Transport and Mass Transit expressed his gratitude on valuable support from industry to enhance the research and development facilities at the most prestigious engineering institute of Province Sindh.
He also shared his hope that the laboratory will extensively support students to experience real-time experiments for their progressive and productive academics during their stay at university.
Mr. Hussain Agha shared his views for making his noble contribution. He said “We believe that NED-UET is harbor of genius and skilled engineers for not only our beloved nation but for other countries of the world as well and we are with this alma-mater in developing more skillful and trained brains for the industry, ASI abridging the gap of industry-academia relationship in form of the Lab.
We shall also provide internship facility to the students of 3rd and 4th year and there shall be scholarship award for the students securing distinction marks.
Prof. Dr. Afzal Haque, Vice Chancellor NED-UET appreciated the kind consideration and contribution made by Agha Steel Industries for the betterment of industry-academia relations also for the improvement of research facilities at the campus.
Along with the Minister, Mr. Hussain Agha Executive Director-Agha Steel Industries along with Prof. Afzal Haque, Vice Chancellor NED-UET, Dean of Faculty Dr. Tufail, Department Chairman Dr. Syed Amir Iqbal, Deans of Faculties and Departmental Chairmen and other Faculty members attended the ceremony.