A seminar was jointly organized by Professor Dr Irfan Manarvi from Mechanical Engineering Department and Dr Syeda Marriamam Bakhtiar of Bio Sciences Department on 16th December 2019 at CUST. Air Vice Marshal Dr Rizwan Riaz SI(M) the Principal of Research Center for Modelling and Simulation at NUST delivered a talk on “Need for Applied Research”. He highlighted the future requirements of Pakistan Air Force that is in process of developing 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft. He emphasized upon the students that they must get involved in applied research projects based on the requirements of local industry and defense services. They could provide solutions, develop products and explore innovative areas during their studies and setup their own companies instead of being job seekers. It will not only help them utilize their full potential, but also contribute to the National Economic development.