ISLAMABAD: A total of 272 students were conferred bachelor degrees in the disciplines of Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Computer Engineering in a simple but graceful 17th undergraduate convocation ceremony held at the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).
NUST Rector Engineer Muhammad Asghar graced the ceremony as the chief guest. Held at the College auditorium, the ceremony was attended by graduating students, their parents and relatives.
Speaking on the occasion, the Rector expressed his gratitude over the splendid performance of the students. He extended his heartiest felicitations to the esteemed faculty, graduating students and their parents. He also spoke about the significance of engineering education in the socio-economic uplift of the country.
Engr. Asghar also lauded the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for revitalizing the role of universities in Pakistan. Since its inception, he maintained, the Commission has taken several initiatives towards increasing access to higher education as well as ensuring quality at all levels. He highlighted the role of NUST in higher education, saying in a relatively short span of time NUST had achieved a globally acclaimed 250th ranking in the world. “The College of EME has made a significant contribution in attaining this high rank of NUST,” he pinpointed.
While delivering the welcome address, the College Commandant, Maj. General Muhammad Shahid, highlighted the achievements of the College during recent years. He said that besides 272 fresh graduates, the College has so far produced 2,878 undergraduate, 511 postgraduate and 13 PhD scholars in various disciplines of engineering.
Gold Medals were awarded by the chief guest to the students for their well-deserved and distinctive achievements. President’s Gold Medal was awarded for overall best academic performance to Haris Ikram. Prime Minister’s Gold Medals for best academic performance in each discipline were awarded to Haris Ikram, Zafar Iqbal, Amna Jamal and Rabbia Asghar. The COAS Gold Medal was awarded to Technical Cadet Asad Nisar. Rector’s Gold Medals for best project were awarded to Ali Salahuddin, Bilal Anjum Ahmed, Ameer Hamza and Shaheryar Baig.
Earlier, the 19th undergraduate convocation ceremony of the Military College of Engineering (MCE), a constituent college of NUST, was held on September 15, 2011 at MCE campus in Risalpur.
The Rector NUST Engr. Muhammad Asghar was the chief guest while Engineer in Chief, Lt. Gen. Ahsan Mahmood was the guest of honour. A total of 166 students were awarded bachelor degrees in the discipline of Civil Engineering. Maj. Gen. Javed Mahmood Bukhari, Commandant MCE gave the welcome address.Daily Times.