Education plays vital role in economic development of country: Dr. A. Q Khan

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CUST Convocation

City Reporter

The Convocation 2017 of Capital University of Science and Technology was held on Wednesday the 6th of December, 2017 in Convention Centre Islamabad wherein over 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.
Engr. Javed Salim Qureshi, Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Council graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while renowned nuclear scientist Dr. A. Q. Khan was the Guest of Honour .
Dr. M. Mansoor Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, 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, Engr. Javed Salim Qurshi, Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Council 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. 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.
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. The ‘Jinnah Gold Medal’ was also awarded to an overall best graduate of the Convocation Umar Shahzad, on his overall distinguished performance in curricular and extracurricular activities.

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