IUST conducts community and industry outreach programs
Awantipora, November 6: As part of its flagship community and industry outreach initiatives, the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) has organized two extensive programs to continue its efforts to bridge the gap between academia, industry and community. Two such events were held this week, including a workshop on Modern Learning and Arabic Language Skills for Eastern Islamic Centers and a special session on “New Product Development Insights” as part of the industry-Outreach.
The main speaker on the new product development was Manoj Pareek, Head of R&D (Health Food Drink Category) and R&D Site Manager, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Gurugram. During this session, he focused on the global food trends of 2023, which include health and well-being, nutritional quality, environmental friendliness and food sustainability. While emphasizing the need for innovative research, Pareek noted that food quality and nutritional value must be taken into consideration. As an expert in food technology, he said, one must research consumer needs and then create an innovative nutritious solution possible without compromising environmental sustainability.
Addressing the participants, Professor Lily Want (Dean Outreach IUST) said: “CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) involves economic and ethical values. IUST has made “CSR” an integral part of academics with a focus on community connection, alumni connection, career guidance and industry connection, and ushered in a new ecosystem of learning, d ‘opportunities and inspiration’. She applauded the university for its innovative initiatives to facilitate placements for its students and expose them to in-demand technical and professional skills for various industries and help them identify employment options that match their career options.
“IUST has regularly organized joint events, workshops, seminars, conferences and interactive sessions to share information on the emphasis on action research-based solutions to community issues,” Dr. Amir said. Hussain Dar (Coordinate, Industry Connect, IUST).
The Department of Arabic Language and Literature at IUST organized a workshop for Eastern Islamic Centers, with the aim of exposing them to modern language learning and equipping them with basic Arabic skills.
“In addition to Arabic language skills, our goal was also to improve participants’ skills in English language, personality development and time management,” said Dr. Inayat Rasool, Head of Language Department and Arabic Literature, IUST. The program was coordinated by Dr. Irshad A Mir, Department Community Outreach Coordinator.
Speaking on the occasion, Shazana Andrabi (IUST Coordinator, Community Connect) encouraged participants to explore more opportunities to improve their language skills and other communication skills as this can help them communicate more effectively. .