Gold medals, degrees awarded to 834 scholars at CIIT’s convocation


Zubair Qureshi


COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) on Monday held its 100th convocation at Convention Centre and awarded 834 passing out young scholars with medals, degrees and certificates in recognition of their success in academic fields.
The passing out students secured BS, MS and PhD degrees in different disciplines of Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics, Physics, Economics, Biosciences, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Electrical (Telecommunication Engineering), Electronics, Mathematics and Architecture from Islamabad Campus.
Gold medalists of different degree programmes include NazishTalat, Maria Saeed, Muhammad Yasin, Nadeem Asghar, Shehram Jamil, Syed Ali Kazim, Kashif Rabbani, Iram Butt, Faiza Shah, Kanwal Fiaz and Saima Nasir for Fall 2016. MS degrees were awarded to 191 students in Management Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Physics, Computer Science, Bio Sciences, Metrology, Humanities and Mathematics.
First time MS in English (Linguistic and Literature) (REL) degrees awarded to 05 student including four male and one female studentMoneebaUmer, department of Humanities. PhD degrees were awarded to eight students including Muhammad Sajid, Sajid Hussain Alvi, Sardar Muhammad Gulfam, Nasir Khan, Ubaid Ahmed Nisar, Reheela Manzoor, Rabia Kamal and Faisal Azam. Degrees in Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and ComputerScience were also given respectively.
Rector CIIT and Executive Director COMSATS Dr SM Junaid Zaidi (SI & HI), was the Chief Guest in convocation. While congratulating the students and their parents, Dr Zaidi said that CIIT was committed to providing the best learning opportunities and chances of personal development within a caring and supportive environment for students.
Changing requirements and higher levels of studies in education are transforming virtually every aspect of the present world, said Dr Zaidi. IT education has acquired central place and the IT institutions have received the mandate to evolve a knowledge-based socioeconomic culture in the country to help the nation to face the modern challenges of globalization, he added.