UO VC stresses on investing more in applied research

Okara (HRNW) The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of Okara, Prof Dr Sajid Rashid, in his first formal interaction with the faculty, stressed on the need of diverting more resources towards applied research that could benefit the society at large.
Addressing to the meeting of the heads of academic departments, he told that the primary function of a university was to produce quality research in order to provide viable solutions to the societal problems.
The VC further said, “We need to set up various multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research groups so that the scholars can benefit from the expertise of one another. Moreover, new areas of research like environmental education and business education need to be explored.”
The heads briefed the VC on the achievements and challenges of their departments and vowed to do his utmost to fix the pertaining issues like classroom space, research resources and scarcity of teaching staff. He also directed to constitute an Anti-Narcotic Society and department-level Disciplinary Committees in the university.