Islamabad: A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry led by its Acting President Khalid Chaudhry visited Allama Iqbal Open University to discuss ways and means for promoting academia-industry linkages.
They also congratulated Prof. Dr. Ali Asghar Chishti for assuming the charge as the Vice Chancellor of AIOU.
Prof. Dr. Ali Asghar Chishti, Vice Chancellor, Allama Iqbal Open University briefed the delegation about ongoing and future programs of AIOU. He said AIOU is the largest distance learning university in the world as it is providing education to more than 1.4 million students and 54 percent of its students are female.
He said to provide business education, AIOU is running four programs including Commonwealth International MBA. He said AIOU is planning to launch a dedicated TV channel for providing education.
Speaking at the occasion, Khalid Chaudhry, Acting President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said ICCI has signed MoUs with various universities and would like to collaborate with AIOU as well for promoting academia-industry linkages as it is the best approach to achieve the fast track economic development.
He lauded the services of AIOU in providing education to the youth of the country and assured that local business community will cooperate with it for promotion of quality education.
Mirza Muhammad Ali Vice President ICCI, Saeed Ahmed Bhatti former Vice President ICCI and Naveed Malik former Executive Member ICCI were also in the delegation.