ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (APP): Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain Monday said that COMSATS Institute of Information Technology must work hard to improve our ranking and be a part of the 500 World Top Universities.”
While addressing at he said that CIIT has been ranked among top 10 best universities in Pakistan by HEC.
” But my vision as the Chancellor of CIIT is to bring it within top 500 universities of the world,” he said . He was chairing a meeting with the delegation from CIIT headed by Dr. Zaidi, Rector CIIT. The delegation gave a detailed review of the Institution performance since its inception in 2000 up till now to the Minister.
?The performance indicators showed an overall satisfactory report. On the other hand the Rector CIIT discussed some issues at hand and asked for a favorable support from the Ministry of Science & Technology as well as from the Government of Pakistan for the up lift of standard of education in Pakistan in general and in Science & Technology field in particular.
The Minister assured full support from the Ministry of Science & Technology where ever possible. He also directed the CIIT delegation to pay full attention to the cause of improving ranking of CIIT not only in HEC but also in the world top 500 universities. It is our humble vision to bring Pakistan in the top 500 ranked universities under vision 2020.
The Rector CIIT informed the Federal Minister at this point that CIIT has managed to be in the top 10 universities among the developing countries under the vision 2015 and this was achieved well in stipulated time in 2014.
?The Minister showed his serious reservations about the Institute including administrative and management areas. He also directed the Rector to present in detail addressing these issues and their possible solutions in next meeting within the month of August 2016.
?At the end of the very detailed briefing, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology appreciated the efforts of the CIIT team under the leadership of Dr. Zaidi, Rector CIIT for their struggle in establishing CIIT campuses in smaller cities of Pakistan which has made it convenient for brilliant students of those and neighboring areas to get higher education. He also encouraged the CIIT Rector to discuss issues that their management is facing and which can be resolved by the help of the Ministry.
Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology showed satisfaction over his current team of Secretary Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken and the Additional Secretary Mr. M. Ashraf at Ministry of Science & Technology who are working in close coordination for resolving issues and improving performance of all the attached Organizations and Wings of the Ministry.