Arid Varsity 22nd Convocation 4,439 degrees, 38 gold medals awarded to students

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City Reporter

A total of 4439 degrees were awarded to the students of undergraduates, graduates, MPhil and PhDs scholars at the 22nd convocation 2020 of the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University.

Minister for Higher Education Punjab Raja Yassir Humanyun Sarfraz was chief guest.
During the ceremony 37 students received PhD degrees, 1893 were awarded M.Phil/masters degrees, while 2509 students got undergraduate degrees in their respective disciplines.

Gold medals were awarded to 38 students on their outstanding performance in their academic record while 22 bagged silver and 18 secured bronze medals in the convocation. Two sponsored Gold medals were also awarded by Bank of Punjab.

While addressing, Minister Raja Yassir Humanyun Sarfraz congratulated all the graduate students, especially those who have got distinctions throughout their course of study and said that the fulfillment of the educated workforce required for economic and social development of the country should be among the explicit objectives of every educational concern.

Minister said that the contemporary age demands education based on science and technology, but we must add the blend of socio-cultural aspects while imparting knowledge that evokes respect for one’s culture, geography, history and national heritage.

He said that we should provide education inspiring the spirit of nationalism in future generations and the government is working hard to provide quality and skill-based education to all.

Explaining the need for quality education, he said that our Alma Maters should not only be able to deter students intended abroad for quality education, but also develop themselves as destinations of educational excellence to attract foreign students thereby, boosting up the national economy.

He advised the students that they should not end their hard work and effort here but should make it more stable in their life which would not only brighten the name of Pakistan but also make the country prosperous.

Prof. Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman, in his welcome address said that Arid Agriculture University made substantial efforts to improve academic and research activities along with enhancement of financial resources as the University has been awarded several development projects by provincial and federal governments amounting to Rs. 5 billion.

While highlighting the university’s efforts towards quality education, faculty and students career-building he said that the University successfully organized over a hundred International & National Workshops/Seminars/Conferences and Webinars and HEC allowed admissions to 28 more programs.

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