Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rahman presided over the consortium made on energy as Chancellor of the Universities of Punjab.
The purpose of the consortium is to make recommendations to the government and related institutions through research and manpower in universities to solve energy problems. Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr. Shahid Munir and Vice Chancellors of various universities participated in the meeting.
During the meeting, all the members of the consortium put emphasis on the fact that University teachers and students need to play a role in national policies. The linkage between academia and industry is a successful model worldwide. Our Universities needs to start work on collaboration mechanism between Industry and academia. This consortium will play an essential role in connecting academia and industry. Vice Chancellor of the University of Chakwal, Professor Dr. Muhammad Bilal Khan also attended a consortium made on energy by the Governor of Punjab.
The Governor of Punjab directed all the Worthy Vice Chancellors to conduct a public awareness campaign regarding energy saving through students. It was also mentioned that Working on good projects to install small power plants to solve the energy crisis requires time. The honorable Governor of Punjab also directed that one needs to help relevant institutions in policy-making through university research on alternative energy sources such as solar energy, wind power, and electricity from garbage.