The Industrial Engineering Student Chapter at UMT earned national pride and recognition as they were recently endowed with Gold Award, the highest award given to the allied student chapters by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).
IIE, founded in 1948 and based in North America, is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity.
Predicated on the students' performance and activities related mainly to Industrial Engineering, strict criteria are devised by the international body to select a handful of student chapters out of hundreds throughout the world. By dint of various activities including, but not limited to, participation in international competitions, conducting seminars, workshops, lectures, industrial visits, etc, throughout the academic year 2012-13, the IIE student chapter in UMT was able to win this award along with top universities in the world.
The IIE Student Chapter at UMT was founded in January 2011. The University of Management and Technology (UMT) is the only university from Pakistan that has received the Gold Award. This award shows how UMT’s industrial engineering program students are willing to help each other and serve their community. Their willingness, hard work, commitment, and team work has brought this important and prestigious award to UMT.
“It is a big achievement for all of us and we will soon be arranging a celebration event at UMT-IIE Student Chapter along with our members. I am thankful to all the members and the UMT administration for providing us the opportunity to show our mettle to the world. We hope that the UMT will continue supporting us,” remarked Azeem Iqbal, Founder & Past President of UMT-IIE Student Chapter.
"It is indeed a moment of pleasure and pride for the UMT student chapter. I congratulate all the members, particularly Azeem Iqbal, for the consistent and tireless efforts in bringing forward our chapter to this level. I hope that the current office bearers of the chapter will continue in the footsteps and raise the bar even higher," said the faculty advisor and head of Industrial Engineering Department, Farhan Daud Qazi.