The Punjab government will establish micro and nano electronic chip design labs at eight institutions across the state, with PKR 41.75 million in funding granted by the provincial government.
The eight universities where these centers will be built in the current fiscal year are the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, the University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, the ITU Lahore, and the Islamia University Bahawalpur. As of this year, the MNS UET Multan, the KF UEIT Rahim Yar Khan (KF UEIT), the University of Gujrat (UoG), and the University of Chakwal (UoC) will be the only centers that will be open.
The provincial government has taken this step in light of the fact that major universities in Pakistan are not extensively teaching skills such as micro and nano electronics IC design due to a scarcity of highly trained faculty and academic resources in these domains, as well as a lack of highly trained faculty and academic resources in general.
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