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Pakistan Railway Academy multi-national delegation visits UOL
The University of Lahore (UOL) is about to enter into a capacity building and academic collaboration with the Pakistan Railway Academy (PRA) Walton, Lahore, on the request of the latter’s Director General, Engineer Saeed Khan. Under this alliance, UOL will enhance the capacity of professionals of Pakistan Railways in the fields of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering. The University will also develop and launch a two-year Master Degree Program in Transportation Engineering, whose first batch of students will come from Pakistan Railways. After completing the one-year course work at the UOL, those students will then join PRA for their one-year research.   
Additionally, under this collaboration, the senior faculty of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering Departments at the UOL will also impart training through lectures & labs to the national and international participants of the advanced railway training courses being regularly conducted by the PRA. The academy conducts these training courses for its own engineers as well as for engineers of railway departments of various countries under the umbrella of foreign affairs. The duration of the training courses is generally 3-4 months. So far, the Academy has completed more than 112 training courses for the foreign participants. Up till now, more than 1700 students from more than 40 countries have attained the training at PRA. 
In order to get an idea about the UOL faculty, infrastructure and lab facilities for research and training in the departments of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering, 12 participants of the on-going foreign training program, headed by the Director General PRA paid a full day visit to the UOL on February 13, 2019. The foreign participants were from Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. 
The PRA delegation had a comprehensive meeting with the Senior Management of the UOL, headed by Chairman BoG, Mr. Awais Raoof, who elucidated about the broad profile, programs and functioning of the University. After the meeting, the delegation toured the UOL Defense Road Campus, especially some labs of the Engineering Departments where they had discussions with the senior faculty regarding challenges the participants face in their respective countries. 
The participants paid special thanks to the Director, Office of Student Affairs, Madam Ammara Awais and her team for the effective and comprehensive arrangements made during the visit.  Deliberations are underway for further strengthening of a professional collaboration – which will lead towards a formal agreement signed between the two institutions.  

  • Pakistan Railway Academy multi-national delegation visits UOL
  • Pakistan Railway Academy multi-national delegation visits UOL
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