Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Suparco, GC University Lahore sign MoU

LAHORE: Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of University College, Lahore, promotion of satellite technology and include inter-students in the development of indigenous concepts and units for the National Student Pakistan Satellite (NSSP).

GCU Rector Prof. Dr. Rahman and Khaleequr SUPARCO Chairman Major General (retd) Ahmed Bilal signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions.

As in the seven-point agreement, the LUC and SUPARCO is on the design and development of the Power Control Unit, power distribution unit, battery pack and solar panel unit NSSP, for which the Commission is also Resource cooperate financial and technical assistance.

Major General Bilal said SUPARCO also you special tutoring sessions to strengthen the ability of students and teachers, so that they can undertake satellite projects in the future with more independence. He hoped GCU students take a lead and a key role in the development of the first national satellite of students in the country.

The President said that SUPARCO developed countries seminars on "Entrepreneurship in the room," so that Pakistan should work hard in the field of space technology for eight to 10 years to be on a par with other Asian countries such as China and India.

"If we want to excel in space sciences, universities must work as incubators for inventions and innovations," he said.

He also asked the university scientists, research projects, and the weightlessness had design. He said it would be a lot of money internationally for such projects in the near future will be.

Major General Bilal SUPARCO promised would be for the Cooperation of AVV art, geography, computer science and chemistry departments with Chinese and Malaysian universities that had undertaken research projects in space science work.

GCU VC Prof Rahman Chairman SUPARCO and his technical team on various projects that have been completed successfully by students and faculty in the last two years. He said had chemistry department of the University more than seven US patents to his credit in recent years.

VC, on the recommendation of the Chairman SUPARCO, announced the formation of Astronomical Society of higher education to create student interest in space sciences. In addition to expanding the technical assistance SUPARCO a telescope and other basic facilities of the GCU Astronomical Society.