Rawalpindi:09 May: Open House & Job Fair 2018 was held at NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (EME), here on Tuesday. Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, renowned scientist, former Chairman NESCOM and former Member Science & Technology Planning Commission of Pakistan, graced the occasion as chief guest. In his address he emphasised on further strengthening industry-academia relationships for rapid scientific and technological development in the country. He highlighted the importance of fostering an entrepreneurial culture in Pakistan. He said that collaboration between industry and academia based on technological input by students and faculty can transform our economy. The chief guest took a keen interest in the students’ projects in areas of Radars, Unmanned Air & Ground Vehicles, Robotics, Prosthetic Limbs, Biomedical Applications, Vehicle Monitoring & Management Systems, Automotive Technology & Indigenous Software Development for Engineering applications. He highly appreciated the work done by young engineers and congratulated EME College faculty and students for displaying high-quality innovative projects. Commandant NUST EME College Brig. Tariq Javed, in his speech, highlighted the achievements of the college’s faculty and students, and enumerated quality traits of the graduates of NUST EME College; he specifically mentioned the National Centre of Robotics & Automation, which will be inaugurated at EME College in the near future. He expressed the hope that these initiatives will be fully supported through industrial collaboration. The objective of NUST EME College Open House & Job Fair was to provide an opportunity to graduating students to interact with potential employers and share their mutual interests. More than 360 students exhibited over 125 final year projects related to Electrical, Mechanical, Computer & Software and Mechatronics Engineering, and focusing on practical solutions to Engineering problems. Around 100 delegates from more than 50 companies participated in the Open House. Many companies conducted interviews and job tests of the graduating students. The Open House & Job Fair also provided an opportunity to industry representatives to acquaint themselves with the college’s research and development facilities.The news.