Dr. Asim Hussain instructs OGDCL to start Ms P.E Programme
Islamabad: Dr. Asim Hussain Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum & Natural Resources, Wednesday, directed Oil and Gas Development Corporation Limited to accelerate process for establishment of OGDCL Institute of Science & Technology.
The early establishment of this institute will accomplish the PPP lead Government programme for promotion of higher education and technology in the country.
Following the instructions OGDCL Institute of Science & Technology affiliated with Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad has initiated its MS Petroleum Engineering Programme for thirty students who will be selected through Graduate Assessment Test (GAT) by NTS.
The institute has started acquiring faculty and some visiting faculty members have been identified. The Board of Governors for the Institute and Board of Studies (BOS) have been constituted with the collaboration of international organizations including Shell International, Imperial College UK, Patronas University Malaysia and Stanford University of USA. Dr.X.D Jing Professor of Shell at Imperial College UK and Shell Innovation and Manager (R&D) China/Asia has accepted to be member of the Board of Studies. The Institute has developed course outline and BOS meeting is scheduled to be held today for the approval of its MS Program. The admission rules, examination system, dropout policy, CGPA have been defined for the MS course and for thesis work.
Research Journal will be published with the consultation and cooperation of Hydro Carbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP), Islamabad and the library of the Institute is being computerized and laborites and other infrastructure are also upgraded and improved.