I was with my two friends and we were busy bathing in the sun viewing the football match between SEECS and NBS when we decided to take a look at the building explained in the topic above just out of curiosity. Elsewhere in NUST, it is often called the “Central Library” or the place where OPEN HOUSES will be held in the future, but ironically it isn’t. It actually is the TIC (Technology Incubation Centre). Our arrival there foresaw one of our most cooperative encounters we’ve ever had in NUST! The security guard on its entrance also allowed us in happily (we had to place our bags outside though) and he even contacted a customer relations guy to give us a whole tour of the building! He was extremely cooperative and started out tour.
The entrance was simply splendid, the whole area was air-conditioned, there was a VIP canteen, the offices were all VIP-type, the people were very formal and it was as if we had arrived in some sort of paradise after all the strolling in the outside desert of NUST. The building was aesthetically and architecturally designed and out tour person told us that the Pro-Rector’s office was even here. The tour person later took us up to the first floor. There we saw many big offices which he told belonged to various companies (plus the washrooms were excellent and clean too). The tour guy told us that there were actually company offices which were being helped to establish their businesses. He later took us to another senior person and the things just kept getting better.
The senior officer was even more polite and obliging than the tour guy. He gave us the whole overview about the companies and how they were helping establish new ones by offering marketing plans, international recognition, as well as helping out in international internships to the students of NUST who were trying to establish themselves. He said that they were mostly helping out postgraduates in various fields who had some sort of patent or research that could be marketed. Upon the question of undergraduates he replied that if the respective administrations of different departments within NUST would start helping out then they would be glad to help in some way. His politeness elevated to the most extreme level when he offered us mere UG students tea or cold drinks, but we also replied in politeness that we didn’t want it :P. Such civility was unheard of in other campuses of NUST and we were completely baffled at the drink-offering part.
After the tour, the tour guy walked with us to the entrance and sent us off. Our experience at TIC was an exhilarating one, the other campuses’ administrations also need to learn to show a cooperative attitude to others or otherwise our generation will never learn to live with one good thing in life: Good Attitude. In fact the whole country needs to work on this and much other stuff if it is to succeed.