IItís a pleasure to welcome you at the 7th Open house of University Institute of Information Technology PMAS Ė Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. I congratulate the faculty and students of UIIT for holding such an impressive event. Open house provides an opportunity to establish a linkage between industry and academia. We are committed to the philosophy that we advance our IT community by sharing positive and proven ideas and experiences. Open House is an exposition for employers, recruiters, and institute to meet with future IT professionals. I feel extremely fortunate to belong to a culture, focused on student achievements, a commitment to high expectations, collaboration, and teamwork. It is my utmost intention to carry on these important traditions and practices, while helping to create a warm, caring, and safe environment where our youth have the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
Being an Agricultural University, it is our duty to facilitate our farmers and agriculture scientists. The agriculture sector is the largest consumer of the information technology, unfortunately we are lagging behind in the use of IT applications in our agriculture sector, therefore, I advise the faculty and students of UIIT to put more focus on developing agriculture related applications. I am glad that already some agriculture related projects have been developed by our students, but still a lot have to do in this regard.
The open House exhibition is an opportunity for the students to display their skills in front of IT industry experts. We are committed to preparing our students to work, acquire skills and enhance their capabilities that equip them adequately to live in the rapidly changing global environment. I wish our computer science and IT graduates every success in their future endeavors.
Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad