Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) invited senior personnel from the Leather Industry on January 07, 2023 to get their feedback on curriculum, short courses and establishment of Design and E-Commerce Center at PIFD. Prof. Hina Tayyaba Khalil, Vice Chancellor PIFD chaired a meeting in this regard which was attended by industrialists and Leather Accessories and Footwear department faculty members. While underscoring the importance of industry and academia linkages, the Vice Chancellor said that the PIFD is offering unique programs and producing quality entrepreneurs. Prof. Hina stressed the need to enhance academia-industry synergy. “It will not only help the academia to develop its curriculum as per latest trends and technologies but it would also prove beneficial for the industry to get highly skilled and fully trained human resource to compete in the international market,” she elaborated. After a thought provoking discussion, the industrialists thanked the Vice Chancellor and faculty members for inviting them to the Institute. They vowed to contribute their due share in the areas of mutual interest. At the end of the meeting, PIFD souvenirs were presented to the guests.