Information technology is concerned with the modern conduit of education and is a prerequisite of this epoch. Something which increases awareness saves times and money is definitely a pretty important thing in this time period. For this the chief minister of Punjab has taken the step of making an IT university in Pakistan which is a positive move for Pakistan IT industry and collating with Turkey finest university Middle East technical university is something real great for Pakistan foreign relations. Pakistan politicians definitely have realized that the time is near when the weapon is internet and the currency is information. But it is not enough!
In engineering/medical University you give a student admission by his caliber of what he has done in pre engineering/medical exams and what he has write in test, In case of IT, it is totally a different environment. IT industry runs with bright minds there is no doubt in it but we have to know that people like Steve jobs, Bill gates, Mark Zukerberg and yes Arfa Karim and dozens others were not the toppers of their institutions. In short we need nerds.
IT is a vast industry things which are related in it like Computer system design, Internet telecommunication and data processing, Communication equipment manufacturing and others. These things requires not only nerds but rich people also. Commitment of nerds with their work is not only key for Pakistan IT hub but we need rich ones to participate, for all be in charge, this is an industry you need contribution financially also. But, the exciting thing is, all you need are the people. If you could attract a critical mass of nerds and investors to live somewhere, you could produce an IT Hub . And both groups are highly movable. They’ll go where life is good. So what makes a place good to them? What nerds like are other nerds. Smart people will go wherever other smart people are. And in particular , to great universities. In theory there could be other ways to attract them, but so far universities seem to be vital. Within the Pakistan, there are no technology hubs without first-rate universities– or at least, first-rate computer science departments.
Constructing office buildings for technology companies won’t get you a silicon valley, Nvida, Oracle because the key stage in the life of a startup happens before they want that kind of space. The key stage is when they’re three guys operating out of an apartment. Wherever the startup is when it gets funded, it will stay. The defining quality of Silicon Valley is not that Intel or Apple or Google have offices there, but that they were started there.
However, merely creating a new university would not be enough to built an IT hub in Pakistan. The university is just the seed. It has to be planted in the right soil, or it won’t germinate. To set off , your university has to be in a town that has attractions other than the university. It has to be a place where investors want to live, and students want to stay after they graduate.
So, Shehbaz Sharif if you really want to plant a seed for hub of IT industry please do care of the attraction of the university. Now how to identify a bore, well let me help you:
1. They will do hiking rather than dancing and singing.
2. They really don’t care about glamour.
3. They pay for bookshops rather than fashionable clothes.
4. They prefer cafes rather than clubs.
5. They seek pleasure in silence, but they manage to live in a noisy place where smart people lives.
6. They really don’t care about haircutting, but they do care of their profile picture.
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