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A total of 51 graduates received degrees in the disciplines of Aerospace and Avionics Engineering during an impressive Convocation Ceremony of 74th Engineering Course of College of Aeronautical Engineering, held at PAF Academy, Risalpur on 29 March, 2013. Engineer Muhammad Asghar, Rector, National university of Sciences and Technology was the chief guest at the occasion, who awarded degrees to the students and distributed merit certificates and gold medals among the distinction holders.

On his arrival at the academy, Rector NUST was received by Air Vice Marshal Rashid Kamal, SI (M), Air Officer Commanding, PAF Academy Risalpur. Apart from parents and guests for Air Headquarters, the ceremony was also attended by Air Vice Marshall Sohail Aman, SI(M), Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Training)

The ceremony started with recitation from Holy Quran, which was followed by welcome address by Commandant College of Aeronautical Engineering. In his welcome address, Commandant CAE highlighted the efforts made by CAE towards providing quality education, training and grooming its students and the distinctions it has achieved recently.

Merit certificate for best Aerospace Vehicle Design was awarded to Pilot Officer Asad Iqbal, while merit certificate for Best Avionics System Design was awarded to Pilot Officer Rohail Tahir. Rector’s Gold Medal for Best Project in Aerospace Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Ehraz Ali, Rector’s Gold Medal for Best Project in Avionics Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Taimoor Ahmed, while President’s Gold Medals for standing first in Aerospace and Avionics Engineering Disciplines were awarded to Pilot Officer Zuhaib Hassan and Pilot Officer Rizwana Kausar respectively.


While addressing the students of 74th Engineering Course, the chief guest said,Pakistan’s needs for research and development in the field of Aeronautical Engineering are multiplying at a rapid pace. Standing at the threshold of cosmic technological changes, you as Aeronautical Engineers are expected to foster greater progress in multifarious fields not only towards strengthening our national security but also stimulating economic development and making life easier for our compatriots. It is, therefore, imperative to wisely plan the future goals in accordance with our national needs, which will require substantial enhancement of knowledge, towards discovering new avenues of learning and undertaking new enterprises. You must be able to insightfully work in myriad of disciplines, and come up with conclusive solutions to the problems being faced by the country.”