22nd Convocation of Sir Syed University held with traditional zeal; More than 1000 graduates received degrees

Karachi, February 07, 2019 (PPI-OT): Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), organized its 22nd Convocation with traditional zeal that was attended by a large number of educationists, scholars, dignitaries including faculty and students. On this auspicious occasion around more than 1000 degrees were distributed among the pass-outs of BS and MS programme, while Asstt. Prof. Amber Asrar was awarded PhD degree. Position holders were conferred gold, silver and bronze medals for securing highest marks in the respective disciplines.

Addressing the 22nd SSUET Convocation, the Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail said that if you learned how to stand up after falling down and faced the challenges in life, nobody could stop you from achieving success. You have to survive through the thin phase of your life with patience, determination and courage. There is no shortcut in life. We have been struggling for last 22 years. Our basic goal is to get the country out of loans. We have focused on to make Pakistan a loan-free country, so that you may feel proud to say, “This is my country”.

On this auspicious occasion, Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail said that girls are dominating boys in education. It gives me immense pleasure to see girls are getting higher education, but simultaneously feel sorry for involving them in petty domestic work after marriage. Educated girls are treated as housemaids after marriage, while they can not only earn a lot of money with their skills and education, but may also prove to be an effective and value-added human resource for the country and nation. This trend of society needs to be changed for the betterment of the country and nation.

Minister for Works and Services, Syed Nasir Hussain, said that the constant updating of education and skills is the guarantee of success. Higher education broadens your vision and prepares you to face the challenges of life and hardship. It also helps you in getting nice and lavishing jobs in comparison to the others.

He announced on behalf of the government to build hostels with modern facilities at Education City and increase the pace of development at that area.

Addressing the ceremony, Chancellor Jawaid Anwar said that the Muslims love to be lost in the glory of past. They never focus on their present and future. For development, it is necessary to get out of the past and try to contribute to the society through scientific knowledge and modern technology.
Chancellor Jawaid Anwar said the Sir Syed University is planning to introduce modern courses like blockchain in near future apart from establishing a digital library equipped with modern facilities, and connected to online library of HEC through internet. It will give students an access to unlimited books, research journals and periodicals to make their knowledge rich. Construction of a modern auditorium is also under consideration.

In his address, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haq said that the convocation is the most significant occasion in the university’s academic calendar and it represents the culmination of years of diligence and hard work. Sir Syed University is an ideological, vibrant and forward-looking institution that has always remained responsive to advancement in science, engineering, technology and management sciences. The university worked hard to promote scientific and engineering education as it always endeavours to offer quality education and state of the art facilities for learning and research so that students gain knowledge and skills and become really professionals in the competitive world of today and future.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali congratulated students and their parents, and wished them a prosperous future. He said that higher education has now become a tool of economic growth.

Students were also honoured with gold, silver and bronze medals for their outstanding achievements in their academic career. Fariha Mehak (Computer Engineering), Tahir Jamal (Electronic Engineering), Muhammad Burhan (Biomedical Engineering), Maira Nasir (Civil Engineering), Sana Ameen (Telecommunication Engineering), Mehak Kanwal (Electrical Engineering), Qurratulain Khalid (Computer Science), Muhammad Sufyan (Software Engineering), Mohsin Ali (Bioinformatics) and Subaiyal Ahmad (Architecture) received gold medals for securing 1st position.

Recipients of silver medals for securing second position included Syed Haris Bin Hafeez (Computer Engineering), Zohaib Hassan (Electronic Engineering), Syeda Kainat Abbas Naqvi (Biomedical Engineering), Isra Nasir (Civil Engineering), Huda Farooqui (Telecommunication Engineering), Mumtaz Siddiqui (Electrical Engineering), Syeda Anusha Nadeem (Computer Science), Faizan Ahmed Jafri (Software Engineering) and Humaid Rizwan (Architecture). While Ayesha Shaikh (Computer Engineering), Asim Zulfiqar (Electronic Engineering), Hira Qamar Siddiqui (Biomedical Engineering), Saadat Malik (Civil Engineering), Saira Firoz (Telecommunication Engineering), Muhammad Bilal Siddiqui (Electrical Engineering), Muhammad Usman (Computer Science), Syeda Huma Abidid (Software Engineering) and Rashid Mansuri (Architecture) were awarded bronze medals for standing 3rd position.

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Deputy Director Information,
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET)
University Road, Karachi-75300, Pakistan
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Tel: +92-21-4988000-2, 4982393-474583
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