23rd Convocation of Sir Syed University held with traditional zeal More than 1200 graduates received degrees

Karachi (HRNW) – Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), organized its 23rd Convocation with traditional zeal that was attended by a large number of educationists, scholars, dignitaries including faculty and students. Justice (R) Haziq ul Khairi was the chief guest of the event. On this memorable occasion around more than 1200 degrees were distributed among the pass-outs of BS and MS programme, while former Governor Sindh, Lt. Gen. (R) Moinuddin Haider, was conferred upon the honorary degree of doctorate for his outstanding contribution towards education and social work. Position holders were awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals for securing highest marks in the respective disciplines.
Addressing the graduates at 23rd SSUET Convocation, Justice (R) Haziq ul Khairi said, “Convocation is culmination of your tireless efforts with feeling of accomplishment in life. It is glorious occasion to cherish. It is a moment to rejoice an important landmark that gives recognition to the efforts, support and sacrifices of your parents, guardians, whether in the form of devotion of time and energy for your studies or financing studies or accumulation of responsibilities in your journey in pursuit of education.
Justice (R) Haziq ul Khairi remarked, “We live in a complex situation where skill matters. The demand and supply situation of professionals is unpredictable and highly competitive. You have to update your knowledge base throughout your career to be prepared to cope with emerging technologies and advancements in various fields. The power of education is of immense value and importance. Education paves way for your bright future. Education transforms you into a lifelong learner, it enables you to adapt to grow further and to do what you once thought inconceivable.”
Addressing the ceremony, Chancellor Jawaid Anwar said, “As nation we are into a status quo. We need to take inspiration from the Muslim scientists to move forward and to have a pace with developed nations. This is an era of Industrial Revolution 4th Generation. You have to play an effective role in the present situation.”
He advised to the graduates to connect themselves to the self-entrepreneurship and modern technology that would help them in making components. Sir Syed University always helped students to associate them with the organization who may help monetarily in manufacturing of their products/projects and take them to local and global market.
Chancellor Jawaid Anwar said, “We are planning to establish a boarding university at 200 acres land in education city. That new campus of Sir Syed University will carry forward the mission of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan to promote education with grooming of the students.
In his address, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin said, “Graduation is not the end but it is the beginning” Graduation is not a single point in life. In fact graduation is a series of continuing steps where additional education and life experiences culminate in a life driven by a self-sacrificing desire to contribute to the well-being of society and mankind.”
He pointed out that the university has grown with the passage of time. It has progressively continued to expand unabated in multiple directions. The number of departments has risen to 12 from 2 in the beginning. There has been corresponding increase in the number of students’ enrolled each year. At present nearly 6000 students are enrolled at the campus. Similarly, number of faculty members has enhanced.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin said, “University offers education in engineering, sciences, technology, and business management. University has decided to introduce 3 new non engineering departments i.e. BS in Mathematics, BS in Mobile Communication and Security and BS in Bio Medical Sciences. University is following modern system of education and undertaking R & D. University always endeavors towards academic excellence. Sir Syed University has undertaken full-fledged implementation of OBE system of education in engineering programs. Sir Syed University initiated B.Sc Engineering Technology Program under the Sydney Accord. The program stands approved by National Technology Program NTC and Higher Education Commission HEC.”
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. Noor ul Momineen (Computer Engineering), Faizan Ahmed Sheikh (Electronic Engineering), Momal Nadeem (Biomedical Engineering), Abdul Rafay (Civil Engineering), Syed Rawaim Zafar (Telecommunication Engineering), Osama Ahmed (Electrical Engineering), Muhammad Sajeel (Computer Science), Furqan Ali Khan (Software Engineering), Sylvester (Bioinformatics) and Kashmala Yameen (Architecture) received gold medals for securing 1st position.
Recipients of silver medals for securing second position included Ammar Ahmed (Computer Engineering), Syed Shaher Bano (Electronic Engineering), Hafsah Nadeem (Biomedical Engineering), Abdul Wajid (Civil Engineering), Shahzil Khan (Telecommunication Engineering), Khurram Hussain (Electrical Engineering), Abdul Moiz Zahid (Computer Science), Isha Hasan (Software Engineering), Talha Rehman (Bioinformatics) and Shahjeeya Nadeem (Architecture). While Syed Momin Naqvi (Computer Engineering), Muhammad Umer Farooq (Electronic Engineering), Rabia Afzal (Biomedical Engineering), Hatim Akhter Hussain (Civil Engineering), Maha Rehman (Telecommunication Engineering), Asad Ali (Electrical Engineering), Fahad Ali (Computer Science), Ali Haider Malik (Software Engineering) and Palvi (Architecture) were awarded bronze medals for standing 3rd position.

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