MOU Signed Between Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) and University of Central Punjab

UCP is delighted to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) to collaborate and extend cooperation / expertise for the promotion and development of young entrepreneurs, particularly women entrepreneurship with an understanding to work towards the development of a positive entrepreneurial culture in the region. The prime purpose of the MoU is to co-operate and co-ordinate on inter-institutional efforts and initiatives to arrive at academic and professional collaboration to enhance industry-academia linkage

Under the MoU, SMEDA and UCP will undertake efforts and programs for promotion of entrepreneurial culture among the students and alumni. This includes support for creating linkage with the industry for exchange of information and expertise, joint training programs and workshops for students in the areas of mutual interest including but not limited to entrepreneurship, development of business plans, idea generation and business start-up. In addition, both the organizations will collaborate to conduct joint research in the areas pertaining to SME Sector and Entrepreneurship Development in Pakistan. The MoU will also facilitate the mutual sharing of research.

Muhmmad Javed Afzal – Provincial Chief Punjab, SMEDA and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mansoor – Rector UCP, signed the MoU.  Muhammad Asif – Manager Business Development Service, SMEDA Punjab, Dr. Faisal Mustafa – Provost UCP, Fouad Riaz Bajwa – Director ORIC UCP, Mr. Amjad Niaz – Director Administration, Ms. Mehr Jabeen Agha – Director QEC UCP, and Mr. Jawwad Khan – Director DSA UCP were also present on the occasion.

Commemorative plaques were exchanged at the end of the MOU signing. We hope that through the MoU young entrepreneurs flourish and our students can explore new horizons in the field of entrepreneurship.