Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) on Thursday held its annual convocation at the Convention Centre.
Some 872 graduates including BBA, MBA, BS, MS and PhD in the fields of Management Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Management, Project Management, Computer Science, Bioinformatics and Biosciences were awarded degrees.
Federal Minister for Science & Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Prof Dr Anis Ahmed and renowned atomic scientist Prof Dr Samar Mubarakmand were the Guests of Honour.
Chancellor of the University Mian Amer Mahmood presided over the convocation. A large number of distinguished guests and parents of the graduating students were also present.
Prof Dr M Mansoor Ahmed, Vice Chancellor in his welcome address 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, Fawad Hussain Chaudhry 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 said 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.
Dr Samar Mubarakmand in his brief address highlighted education role terming it vital for 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
31 PhD graduates also received their degrees on the occasion.
They included Muhammad Naveed Jan, Hassan Raza, Muhammad Tariq Khan, Muhammad Mudassar Anwar, Sohail Rizwan, Mubashar Hassan Zia, Mumtaz Ahmed, Adeeba Khan, Basharat Khan, Sana Aroos Khattak, Muhammad Mubashar Hassan, Seerat Fatima and Saba Ahmad in the field of Management Sciences. Syed Muslim Shah, Muhammad Asghar, Tauqeer Ahmed, Muhammad Tahir, Sami ud Din, Zahid Wadud, Muhammad Rashad, Hasan Raza, Saif ur Rehman and Abdul Rehman Yasin in the field of Electrical Engineering. Qamar Mahmood, Muhammad Saud, Muhammad Ibrahim, Shafiq Ur Rehman Khan, in Computer Science. Shamsa Kanwal and Saba Inam in Mathematics and Raisa Bano and Attiya Kanwal in the field of Bioinformatics.
Chief Guest also awarded 54 medals which include 39 Gold, 12 Silver and 11 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 Nakhshab Ajaz of BS Civil, on his overall distinguished performance in curricular and extracurricular activities.