ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: National Institute of Electronics (NIE) has so far provided training to 20,000 students in the fields of Electronics besides offering internship to more than 600 Internees.
Currently in collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), a training initiative is in progress under “PM Youth Skilled Development Programme”.
”Presently 100 students are enrolled under this program in Graphic Designing, Social Media marketing, Chinese Language and Industrial Electrician”, Principal Research Officer, Sadia Qureshi said.
She informed that established in 1979, the institute role is to become Center of Excellence in the field of Electronics in Pakistan at Regional and International level with the collaboration of academia, public / private, Industrial and strategic sectors.
She added that NIE focus to establish Semiconductor Chip Design facility for self-reliance. Research, Development and Testing on NANO Electronics Technologies.
Besides that other key areas included establishment of conformity assessment centers of electronic products, capacity enhancement and Energy Conservation Management through Development of Energy Efficient LED lights, Green Energy Systems, Solar Charge controller and Energy Audit.
While setting up Technology Business Incubation Center for commercialization through public and private partnership and extensive Human Resource Development program in advanced areas of System Engineering designs are also on their priority list.
Manufacturing of Consumer Electronics products like Mobile phones, Laptops, Energy Meters, Vehicle Tracking System, Fiber Scope for Medical use, Security/Access Control Systems and Motor Controls for Industry in consultation with local and foreign companies and Industrial Automation Control for discrete machinery/plants and Retrofitting solutions for Sick Industry in public and private sectors are also main areas of their concern as these fields are in high demand in market with better option of job opportunities.