CUST Convocation 2017: Over 858 graduates awarded degrees

ISLAMABAD, Dec 06 (INP): More than 858 graduates including BBA, MBA, BS, MS and PhD in the fields of Management Sciences, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, Computer Science and Bioinformatics were awarded degrees at the Convocation 2017 of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) in Convention Centre Islamabad on Wednesday

Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Engr. Javed Salim Qureshi graced the occasion as the chief guest while renowned nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan was the guest of honour.

Vice Chancellor, Dr. M. Mansoor Ahmed welcomed the guests, students and their parents for their presence in this memorable and happy occasion and declared this event as a significant milestone in the lives of graduates. He congratulated the graduates and highlighted the contribution made by the University in the field of higher education. He hoped that the graduates will contribute towards scientific and technological development of the country through their ability, dignity, determination and commitment. He informed that the University has earned a prominent position amongst its competitors by putting high emphasis on R&D activity and its graduate programs.

While addressing the Convocation gathering, Chairman PEC Engr. Javed Salim Qurshi congratulated the students on their academic achievements. He expressed his appreciation for the efforts and contribution of the University in the field of higher education. He also said that in the present day scenario, education does not end with acquiring a degree; it is a lifelong affair exploring new horizons, and broadening of the vision, marching on a never-ending journey towards new frontiers of knowledge.

This will be mandatory for foreign engineering companies, operating in Pakistan to hire 70 percent of engineers from Pakistan. Registration with engineering council has been made easy by eliminating the preconditions of bank balance and professional experience. Now any qualified and registered engineer can just apply and get registration. The role of higher education becomes more prominent and wide ranging. In the present times, we do not only need just the conventional types of education. We are now faced with challenges of different types and it is the higher education which plays a key role in determining the position of a nation in today’s knowledge driven economy. It guarantees sustainable progress and assures a place of respect to both individuals and nations. He further, said, private educational institutions, especially at tertiary level, have steadily grown over the years, and the Capital University of Science & Technology, is one of those. I am happy to know that the Capital University of Science & Technology has broadened the range of its programs and training.

The renowned scientist Dr. A. Q. Khan, said education plays a vital role in economic development of country. It raises the productivity and efficiency of individuals and thus produces skilled manpower that is capable of leading the economy towards the path of sustainable economic development while delivering his keynote address at the Convocation (2017) of the Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad here in Convention Center on Thursday. He advised the fresh graduates to avoid cheating and lying, and this is key to success in practical life. He further asked them to daily recite the holy Quran and informed the participants that he still recites the holy book. Dr Khan concluded that being an engineer, he did sheer service to country, and asked the young engineers to follow the same spirit.

The ‘Jinnah Gold Medal’ was awarded to an overall best graduate of the Convocation Umar Shahzad, on his overall distinguished performance in curricular and extracurricular activities.

The 22 graduates who received their PhD degrees included: Ahmad Fraz, Aijaz Mustafa Hashmi, Iffat Rasool, Iram Naz, Jamshed Khan, Nousheen Zafar, Sadia Shaheen, Shabbar Hussain, Shazia Faiz, Summaya Fatima Chughtai, Syed Tahir Husain Rizvi and Syeda Faiza Urooj Banoori in the field of Management Science, Ahmed Yar, Ghulam Murtaza, Imran Khan, Muhammad Yaqoob Wani, Muhammad Riaz and Syed Ussama Ali Shah in the field of Electrical Engineering, Munir Ahmad, Sami Ullah Khan and Shafiq Ur Rehman in Computing while Aqila Shaheen in the field of Mathematics.

The chief guest also awarded 47 medals which include 30 Gold, 10 Silver and 7 Bronze medals, to the graduates who stood 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their respective degree programs