The University of Management and Technology (UMT) held its 20th Annual Convocation 2021 at UMT Greens.
The UMT family adhered to strict Covid-19 SOPs to be safe and protect the community. A total of 1,658 graduates were given away degrees in various disciplines on the occasion.
According to details 822 Bachelors, 191 Masters, 608 MS/MPhil and 37 PhD degrees were conferred during the convocation.
Furthermore, 10 Patron’s Gold Medals, 12 Rector’s Silver Medals, 7 Rector’s Academic Excellence Awards Gold Medal, 06 Certificates of Excellence, 06 Research Publication award for MS/MPhil students, 05 Highest Number of Publications (Faculty), 05 Highest Impact Factor Publication (Faculty) were also given away in the convocation.
The convocation commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by the National anthem.
Rector UMT Dr Asif Raza delivered the welcome address and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the students, faculty, and the guests of honor for gracing the event.
He praised the students and their families for their dignified involvement and appearances and congratulated them on the successful completion of their degrees.
He said that this day marks the successful completion of an important era in the lives of the graduates. He spoke about the various milestones that UMT has achieved over a certain period of time and appreciated the hard work and dedication of the Management and faculty in helping UMT achieve the stature of a leading higher education institute of the country.
President UMT/ILM Trust Ibrahim Hasan Murad, greeted the graduates for achieving a milestone and making their parents and teachers proud.
He said that youth are the architects of the future and can lead to a developed and prosperous country. They have the power to change their lives and the society.
Murad advised the students to live for others and not for themselves. This digital and complex era is filled with possibilities of change and improvement which welcomes everyone who can cultivate humanity with all its manifestation.
The honorable guest Dr Samar Mubarakmand addressed the passing graduates and greeted them on their success and beginning the new chapter in their journey. He appreciated the efforts of UMT towards quality education.
Sharing glimpses from the past, he said that there was a time when the country was dependent and did not have enough resources for its defence. But later on with the grace of Allah Almighty, today Pakistan is a first nuclear state in Muslim world and seventh in the world.
He commended Ibrahim Hassan Murad for his tremendous contribution, hard work and dedication in taking UMT to the new horizon of success. He also said that Pakistan has been endowed with the best human resource capital and education is the only way to polish it.
Chairman ILM Trust/UMT Dr Ahmed Omar Murad gave an insight for the young graduates, congratulated them and encouraged them to become responsible citizens of the society. In his address, he thanked the exceptional faculty and staff who gave the university their best which created a real essence in the next generation of Pakistan.
“There is always a right way and wrong way of doing things therefore we must have a sense of accountability before the creator of this universe.”
Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan laid the foundation stone of UMT hence rich tribute was also paid to him for his invaluable services in the field of Science and technology and making Pakistan an invincible state on the face of the world.
President UMT Ibrahim Hasan Murad also presented souvenir to Samar Mubarakmand.