IUCPSS-TDCP agree on promoting tourism, hotel management


The eight members’ Inter University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (IUCPSS) and Tourism Development Corporation Punjab (TDCP) have agreed to undertake collaborative programs for preservation and promotion of local culture and tourism.
It has also been agreed that both the organizations would cooperate each other through establishing joint linkages with other international and national organizations, organizing joint seminars/conferences, workshops and launching academic programs in the area of hotel management, tourism and hospitality, said a press release here on Sunday.
Both the organizations would also avail each other’s facilities and expertise. Murtaza Noor would act as focal person from IUCPSS for facilitation in this process. In this regard, a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony would be held on April 30, which would be attended by parliamentarians, vice chancellors, eminent academicians, government officials and representatives of civil society organizations.
IUCPSS is country’s first ever inter-university consortium formed by eight renowned higher educational institutions of Pakistan including Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, University of Gujrat, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Government College University Faisalabad, University of Balochistan Quetta, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan and the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
One of main function of the consortium includes establishing linkages with national and international organizations. The consortium is also working for preservation of local culture/history and promotion of tourism at national and international level.
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