Cultural Immersion Program of Pakistan (CIPOP)

Cultural Immersion Program of Pakistan (CIPOP) is the first of its kind cultural immersion program in Pakistan. The program will give opportunities to students to engage in different cultural and research activities. Over the course of six weeks, students will engage in cultural/social research, cultural games, quizzes and competitions, group discussions. They will get to hear some of the top Pakistani voices from around the world in a series of seminars focused on cultural/social topics. They will work closely with other students in teams, making life long friends. They will get an unparalleled exposure which cannot be compared with any other program for Pakistani students in Pakistan or abroad.

Moreover, it always looks good on your resume to have research experience in areas of social/societal importance. It also shines out on your grad school applications if you’ve done research in a developing country on topics of social importance. This module is the most rigorous module of the program. It includes literature review of the research topics that can have a major impact on the Pakistani society. Students will be divided into teams and each team will work with a NUST faculty member on their chosen research areas. Students will choose their desired research area upon registration. Faculty members will be allowed to tailor this module according to their research interests and will be required to share their plans with their respective teams before the start of the program. Due to the research intensive nature of this module, it is recommended for third or higher year university students only, however other students can also take it.

If you’re more into entrepreneurship, we have the “Business Module” for you where you’ll get to develop your business ideas and pitch them in front of a panel of judges. Moreover, we’ll have speaker sessions where you’ll get to hear different industry experts.

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Quality Education has always remained the prime focus of NUST and its constituent schools. The Academics Directorate of NUST regularly holds curriculum review sessions for reviewing the Curriculum Framework of its constituent Schools & Colleges. These sessions are held to ensure the curriculum relevance and applicability to contemporary education systems and the contemporary market needs.

CAC being an intermediary between the Industry and Academia plays a significant role in formulating the framework and bringing on-board the relevant subject matter specialists and experts from Industry. CAC through these Subject Matter Experts provide their inputs in relevant Departmental Curriculum Review Committee (DCRC) and University Curriculum Review Committee (UCRC) sessions and serve as an important feed-back component of the education systems and maximize the throughput of the university on a broader spectrum.

Over the years, CAC Industry partners have played an active role in improving the academic programmes at NUST. Our Schools and Colleges are actively engaged with all the stakeholders. CEO’s and Senior Managers of well-known industries have always been an integral part of these review sessions.