PESHAWAR:About 72 multinational and national companies participated in the ‘Open House and Career Fair’ held at Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, district Swabi.
The two-day event commenced on Thursday and concluded on Friday. Syed Ali Abbas Hasani, Managing Director (MD) Pakistan Software Export Board was the chief guest on occasion.
The ‘Open House’ was attended by representatives of multinational and national companies from all over the country, academia and GIK’s own final year students.
Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academics) and Sardar Aminullah Khan, Pro-Rector (Administration & Finance), Deans, Heads of Departments, officials of the companies and students also graced the gathering.
The organizers said that the ‘Open House’ is one of the major events for students, completing their Bachelor of Science (BS) education in diverse disciplines of Engineering and Management Sciences until the end of May 2019, marking entry into the job market and the beginning of their practical lives.
The students displayed their final year research projects, attracting the attention of industrialists and representatives of the companies potentially interviewed the students for recruitment into their respective industries.
The academia of the institute said that about 120 research projects were displayed by final year students in the ‘Open House’.
According to some participants the Open House has provided an ideal platform to leading industrialists of the country and multinational companies to judge the young talented students and see if they can meet their requirements for recruitment in industries.
The employers met with the students, saw their displayed projects and asked questions about the vitality of their work. The Open House was an opportunity for the students to learn about potential job givers in the industry and new technological and scientific trends and challenges in the industrial world.
The employers also said that the event assembled the academia of university, students and representatives of the companies on one platform, enabling everyone to know about each others’ requirements.
The students were of the opinion that there is dire need for universities to train students according to the needs of the country’s industries while industrialists should provide financial assistance to the universities to conduct result-oriented research for development in the industrial sector.