Industry-Academia Linkages

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Pakistan’s 5th National Conference on
Quality Assurance in Education
PCSIR Auditorium Ferozepur Road, Lahore
June 16 ~ 17, 2007
Presenter, M. Laeeq Khan

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Industry-Academia Linkages

  1. 1. SZABIST, Islamabad Pakistan’s 5th National Conference on Quality Assurance in Education PIQC Institute of Quality, Lahore June 16-17, 2007 The Three-Tiered Model for Strengthening Industry – Academia Linkages
  2. 2. Authors <ul><ul><li>Syed Asad Hussain – Deputy Director, SZABIST Islamabad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M. Laeeq-ur-Rehman Khan – Assistant Professor, SZABIST Islamabad </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Background & Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>The Three-Tiered Cone Model </li></ul><ul><li>SZABIST Recent Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Why Industry – Academia Linkage ? </li></ul><ul><li>Strong positive role in the development of national economy. (HR Contribution 67%) </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Background & Challenges <ul><li>Pakistani Universities & Quality of Graduates </li></ul><ul><li>What is poor Quality of Graduates? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interpersonal skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Solving skills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Teaching Pedagogy </li></ul>
  6. 6. Solutions <ul><li>A real commitment needed from the industry & the academia </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum must conform to the needs of the industry </li></ul><ul><li>A three tiered approach to deal with the contemporary situation – The Cone Model </li></ul>
  7. 7. The 3-Tiered Model Maturity Ascending Isolation
  8. 8. The 3-Tiered Model <ul><li>Isolation Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual absence of interaction between the academia and the business world </li></ul><ul><li>The Role of HEC (Leader) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions to be addressed </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The 3-Tiered Model <ul><li>Ascending Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Industry’s Reluctance </li></ul><ul><li>Academia’s Sit-back Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Wakeup Call for Academia & Industry </li></ul><ul><li>HEC’s Role as a Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suitability </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The 3-Tiered Model <ul><li>Maturity Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Diminishing HEC Role </li></ul><ul><li>Next 2 Decades </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies, Research Projects, Problem Solving etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Industry-Academia Meetings </li></ul>
  11. 11. SZABIST- Recent Initiatives <ul><li>Melody Food Park Islamabad Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital Case Study (High Turnover Rate of Nurses) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Trust Deficit </li></ul><ul><li>Who will Bell The Cat First? </li></ul><ul><li>HEC Envelope </li></ul><ul><li>Every Long Journey Starts with Small Steps </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank You! Questions

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