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University of the Punjab

World Quality Day 2019

The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) has organized a seminar on "World Quality Day" with 100 years of quality in the Collaboration of Institute of Quality and Management (IQTM) on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad (The Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab) was the Chief Guest of this Seminar. The key speakers include Dr Nadia Tahir (Managing Director, Higher Education Commission Quality Assurance Agency), Dr Nasir Saeed, Prof. Dr Muhammad Shafiq ( Director, Quality Enhancement Cell ), Dr Usman Awan (Director IQTM). Other faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.
The Vice Chancellor said that the Institutions which compromise on Quality get destroyed and replaced by other Institutions. Addressing the seminar, Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad (PU Vice Chancellor) said that we must spend maximum money on higher education to bring socio-economic change. He said that he introduced the concept of quality in 2001 at university level and for the first time established Institute of Quality and Technology Management. He said that IQTM was established to provide quality in services and manufacturing sectors. He said that 70 percent of our economy was based on the services sector and therefore we must produce quality graduates. He said that as the raw material of good standard produced quality products, A commission should be established at elementary and secondary levels to produce good students, leading to the production of quality graduates. Prof Niaz Ahmad asked the students to form groups, identify problems in their relevant field, find a solution and convert it into business activity. He said that the university would fund all such projects. He urged the students to adopt high moral values and quality must reflect in their personality.
Dr Nadia Tahir said that there was a need to create culture and consciousness of quality. She said that HEC Quality Assurance Agency made efforts to ensure standards of quality of higher education in universities. She said that Quality Enhancement Cells had been established at the universities for improving standard of higher education.
Dr Nasir Saeed said that quality of life of the common man must be improved and environment of happiness should be provided to everyone.
Dr Usman Awan said that IQTM was focusing on improving standards in services and production sector. He said that IQTM was moving forward to contribute to socio-economic development of country.
He thanked PU VC for providing quality faculty members to IQTM on merit.

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