The oath-taking ceremony for the newly elected NUST Alumni
Association (NAA) General Assembly was organised on Friday, June 26, 2020. Owing
to the current pandemic, the ceremony was held online as 97 newly elected
members of the central and school-level Alumni Associations were sworn in.
Administered by Engr Salim Daud, Registrar NUST and Chairman Election
Commission of NAA, the oath-taking was attended by Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M),
(Retd), Rector NUST, Principals and Commandants of the NUST constituent Schools
and Colleges, alumni, etc.
NUST is a premier university of Pakistan,
which to date has produced 38000+ fully groomed graduates, who are rendering excellent
services across multiple sectors in as many as 61 countries. No matter which
part of the world they are, these alumni remain connected with their alma mater
and contribute to its development in any way possible. In order to
institutionalise their activities both at the School and the University level,
first-ever NAA elections for NUST Alumni Associations were held on June 15-16,
2020. Apart from the central NUST Alumni Association, 17 School/College-level
constituents were formed as a result of these elections.
In his remarks, Rector NUST congratulated
the newly elected NAA President, Dr Sohail Sarwar, Governing Board of the
central association as well as constituent associations. Speaking about the
importance the university accords to its alumni, he called upon the NAA to play
an active role in the university’s development across the domains of academics,
research, innovation, entrepreneurship, industry relations, etc.
The new President NAA, Dr Sohail Sarwar, is
a graduate of NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
(SEECS), Class of 2009. In his first address as the President, Dr Sohail vowed
to work for the good of the alumni and their alma mater.
It also merits mention that NUST has soared
to #355 amongst world universities, #83 amongst Asian universities, and #41
amongst young world universities under the age of 50, as per the latest
rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The university now also stands among the
top 150 universities globally in “Employer Reputation,” one of the 5 major
ranking indicators of World Rankings by QS. This meritorious achievement is
credited to our competent and forward-looking alumni, who have been making
incredible contributiSons to multi-sectoral industries, hence building a
positive image of NUST.