School of Design and Textile Hosts International Conference and Exhibition on Textiles and Clothing

Friday, August 04 2023

School of Design and Textile (SDT) at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) organized a two-day international conference and exhibition on textiles and clothing at the Expo Center.

Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission Prof Dr Shahid Munir attended the conference as a special guest. On this occasion, Rector UMT Dr Asif Raza, DG UMT Professor Abid Sherwani, Dean School of Design and Textiles Dr Mumtaz Hasan Malik, Rector National Textile University Dr Tanveer Hussain and a large number of UMT staff, faculty and students participated.

With a formal ribbon-cutting, Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission, Prof Dr Shahid Munir, accompanied by Rector UMT Dr Asif Raza, and DG UMT Prof Abid Sherwani, toured all the stalls, where he praised the exceptional work of the talented students.

In the exhibition, there were 200 stalls where the BS final semester students showcased their impressive final theses, displaying works of fashion, textiles, graphics and interior design.

Addressing the conference, Rector UMT Dr Asif Raza welcomed the chief guest and other participants and expressed that our students focus on innovative and creative work and praised their efforts. He said that UMT is Pakistan's number 1 private-sector university which provides quality education as well as develops the skills of students.

Dr Asif Raza said that our main objective is to improve the performance of our students by providing modern facilities for skill development. UMT is introducing new dimensions in all fields, he said. The state-of-the-art thesis work of the students at the School of Design and Textile is a testament to this; Rector UMT.

Addressing the conference, Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission Professor Dr Shahid Muneer congratulated the UMT administration for organizing the successful conference and exhibition. He appreciated the excellent work done by the students of UMT. He said that we need talent like UMT students today. We should consider how the products and talent of these students can be commercialized and exported, he added. Dr Shahid Munir acknowledged that UMT is keen on fostering industry- academia linkages and is actively seeking collaborations with the textile industry to enhance mutual growth and innovation.

Rector UMT Dr Asif Raza and DG UMT Prof. Abid Sherwani presented souvenirs to Dr. Shahid Munir and other guests.