Representatives from YIC and MUST Mirpur signing the MOU for Youth International Fellowship Program in AJK.
MOU, MOU Signing Ceremony

YIC signed an MOU with MUST Mirpur & launched Youth International Fellowship Program” in AJK 

In a landmark step towards empowering the youth and fostering innovation, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has witnessed the unveiling of the “Youth International Fellowship Program.” This groundbreaking initiative, focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and digital competence, has been met with resounding enthusiasm from both academia and industry leaders

To bring this ambitious endeavor to life, a significant milestone was achieved through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST). The signing of the MOU symbolizes a strong partnership committed to cultivating an ecosystem where young talents can flourish and contribute to AJK’s growth.

The Vice Chancellor of MUST, (R) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Younus Javed SI(M), expressed his endorsement of the program, stating, “The ‘Youth International Fellowship Program’ is a testament to the practical application of the skills and knowledge our students acquire. This initiative aligns perfectly with our vision of producing well-rounded graduates who are ready to excel in real-world scenarios.”

Ceremony was attended by Dr. Zafar Ali Khan, Assistant Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, Dr. Tasleem Kausar, Coordinator Mirpur Institute of Technology, Dr. Sumaira Iram Khan, Coordinator Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Mr. Daud Ali Siddique, Senior Private Secretary to Vice Chancellor, Mr. Hafeez Bin Mustafa, Public Relations Officer MUST and other officials.

Take a moment to acknowledge the key individuals who have played a pivotal role in enabling the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST). Dr. Saeed Ahmed, Director Graduate Placement Bureau, and Mam Sumiyya Akram have been instrumental in bringing this collaboration to fruition, further strengthening the foundation of our shared goals.

YIC signed an MOU with MUST Mirpur

Comprehensive Approach to Empowerment:

The heart of this initiative lies in its comprehensive approach to nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship. Engr. Umar Farooq Gul, President of the Youth International Conclave, articulated, “The youth of AJK have demonstrated a profound interest in entrepreneurship and extracurricular activities. They eagerly seek opportunities that refine the skills sought after by industries.” He further said “Our aim is to empower the youth of AJK with not just skills, but with a vision that enables them to craft their own destinies. By merging entrepreneurship, innovation, and digital skills, & after the graduation from the fellowship program the Internships leading to Jobs. we are forging a path toward self-sufficiency and global competitiveness.” Engr. Umar Farooq Gul is an Engineer by profession & an Entrepreneur & ecosystem builder by passion.

With this sentiment in mind, the “Youth International Fellowship Program” has been meticulously designed to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical application. The program offers a tailored curriculum that encompasses workshops, mentorship sessions, interactive projects, and exposure to real industry challenges.

The strategic focus on digital competence is particularly relevant in today’s fast-evolving world. The program aims to equip participants with the technical proficiency essential for thriving in a digitally-driven era. By fostering innovation, the program’s architects envision it as a catalyst for empowering young minds to contribute significantly to economic growth and societal progress.

As the “Youth International Fellowship Program” takes its first steps, it resonates as a beacon of hope for AJK’s youth. Through this initiative, a new generation of visionary leaders, problem solvers, and entrepreneurs is being nurtured. The collaboration between the Youth International Conclave and academic institutions like MUST highlights the potential of united efforts in shaping a brighter future.

In closing, the launch of the “Youth International Fellowship Program” stands as a testament to AJK’s commitment to equipping its youth with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to excel in today’s complex world. As the program gains momentum, it holds the promise of igniting innovation, carving pathways to entrepreneurship, and fostering digital competence among AJK’s vibrant and determined young minds.

“Empowering the youth with skills and vision is like handing them the keys to their own destinies.”

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