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  • Jan 14th, 2018
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The second cohort of second batch consisting of seventeen (17) MS and PhD scholars of US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro departed to the United States on their one-semester exchange visit. Before their departure, Dr Bakhshal Lashari had conducted a consultative meeting with the departing students at Conference Room of the Center. In the meeting, Dr Lashari said that the exchange visit would be very much beneficial for the students for their research skills. He noted that USPCAS-W was established in the generous support by the American People through the United States Agency International Development (USAID).

He said that exchange visit is one of the prominent features of the USPCASW-MUET Water Center, which is also fully funded by USAID. Dr Lashari further suggested the scholars to involve themselves in academic, research, co-curricular and cultural activities during their stay at the University of Utah and the Colorado State University of USA. Dr Mohammad Aslam Chaudhry, the research professor and Chief of Party at USPCAS-W from the University of Utah USA also attended the meeting and said that the exchange students would be facilitated and supported for their respective fields through the mentoring by the Professors of the host universities.

He further said that apart from the formal course, the exchange program also serves as the great opportunity for networking with other students from different parts of the world. He emphasized on the leaving students to have interaction with other international students during their stay in the USA. During their four-month exchange visit, the students would attend specific courses and work on their research projects in co-supervision of their respective professors. Among seventeen departing scholars, seven are female, and four are PhD scholars went on the exchange visit.

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