First-ever vocational, technical varsity to start classes in March

LAHORE:10 November:The first technical and vocational university of Pakistan, the Punjab Tianjin University of Technology (PTUT), is being established in collaboration with China and will start operations from March 2018. This was announced at a joint press conference by Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood, Punjab Industries Commerce and Investment Minister Shaikh Allaud Din and Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh at the TEVTA Secretariat on Thursday. The TEVTA chairman signed the agreement with three universities of China, Tianjin University of Technology and Education (TUTE), Tianjin Chengjian University and Tianjin Polytechnic University in November at the Chinese city of Tianjin. Addressing the media, the ministers and TEVTA chairman termed the initiative as historic. TEVTA to expand training to 25 jails Sheikh said that initially the campus was being built at TEVTA’s Institute of Emerging Technologies Township Lahore, a purpose-built campus established with the collaboration of Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA). “After two years, a purpose-built campus with Chinese structural design will be established at Government Technology College Raiwind Road which has 157 kanals of land,” he added.Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2017.

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