As many as 259 graduating students received degrees in the disciplines of Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Systems Engineering and Information Technology during 5th Undergraduate Convocation of NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science . The ceremony was held at the main campus of NUST on Nov 10, and was attended by distinguished guests from academia, government departments and corporate sector, besides parents of the graduating students. Sikandar Mustafa Khan, Chairman Millat Group of Companies graced the occasion as the chief guest.
President’s and Rector’s gold medals were awarded to outstanding graduates on the basis of academic
performance and final-year projects. Additionally, three gold medals sponsored by TechAccess, National Radio and Telecommunications Corporation and University Research Centre were awarded to students based upon their merit positions. Muhammad Imran and Maheen Khalid from BIT-9 won President and Rector’s Gold Medals respectively. Essam Muhammad Idris Khan and Ameen Yousuf from BICSE-5 won the President and Rector’s Gold Medals respectively. Syed Kamran Haider and Bilal Zafar from BEE-4 claimed President and Rector’s Gold Medals respectively. Ameed Khalid from BIT-9, Kinza Nasrullah from BEE-4 and Hifza Javed from BICSE-5 achieved the Industry gold medals.
In his convocation address, the chief guest extended felicitations to graduating students, their parents and faculty. He complimented NUST on its dynamic initiatives and efforts to promote research and innovation in the country. Expressing his admiration, he said, “Universities in the developed countries are important tools to expedite national development. They are the wellsprings of research and intellectual activity in a country. It is a matter of great satisfaction that in alignment with NUST traditions, SEECS has attained a high mantle of excellence in a very short span of time. Especially praiseworthy are the strides achieved in the field of research and collaboration with world class universities and research centres. I salute the initiative and sustained efforts of NUST in building meaningful linkages with industry.”
Earlier, Rector NUST, Engineer Muhammad Asghar complimented, Principal, Dr Arshad Ali and his dedicated team of highly capable and gifted people on transforming this premier NUST School into a model institution with enviable international credentials. “Here is a living and vibrant example of what focused vision with a matching passion, dynamism and commitment can accomplish. The newly formed NUST schools will find in the success story of SEECS much to learn and emulate,” he appreciatively remarked.
Dr Arshad Ali in his speech briefly touched on the progress and achievements of SEECS over the years and the enriching research culture made possible at the school by his highly capable and dedicated faculty. In his message to the graduating students, he advised them to apply new insights and new solutions to today’s difficult and complex challenges faced by the nation. He exhorted the young graduates to strive hard to carve out a niche for themselves in the career of their choice. The convocation concluded gracefully, leaving its indelible imprint on the minds of young graduates and their families.