700 students awarded degrees at 6th SEECS-NUST convocation

700 students awarded degrees at 6th SEECS-NUST convocation

ISLAMABAD: Around 700 students of School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – NUST received degrees in the disciplines of Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Systems Engineering and Information Technology at the 6th Undergraduate Convocation of the School.
The convocation was held at the main campus of the varsity on Friday. The ceremony was attended by the parents of the graduating students, faculty, other guests from academia, officials of government departments and corporate sector.
Engr. Dr M. Akram Sheikh, Professor Emeritus, Co-Chair NUST Corporate Advisory Council, Osman Khan, Country Manager, EMC Information Systems Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. Karachi and Rector NUST, Engineer Muhammad Asghar, graced the convocation with their presence. 
Gold medals were awarded to the outstanding graduates on the basis of their academic performance and projects. 
Tehniat Fatima, Haris Aftab and Muhammad Wajeeh from BIT-10 won President’s Gold Medal and Chancellor’s Silver Medal and Rector’s Gold Medal, respectively. From BICSE-6, Erum Mushtaq, Sikandar Ali Khan and Munawar Masood Khan claimed the President’s Gold Medal, Chancellor’s Silver Medal and Rector’s Gold Medal, respectively. Muhammad Junaid Farooq, Jawad Ahmed and Umair Aftab from BEE-1 got President’s Gold Medal, Chancellor’s Silver Medal and Rector’s Gold Medal. 
Muhammad Nawaz, Asim Mushtaq and Syeda Zahra Hassan from BIT-11 won President’s Gold Medal, Chancellor’s Silver Medal and Rector’s Gold Medal, respectively. Similar awards were distributed among other deserving students. 
Dr Awais Shibli was awarded with the best researcher award and Dr Osman Hassan was conferred with the award of best teacher award for their outstanding performance and contribution in research and teaching, in year 2013.
In his address, Rector NUST, Engineer Muhammad Asghar complimented Principal SEECS Dr Arshad Ali and his team of faculty and staff officers on making SEECS a center of excellence for quality education and research. “The prefix 6th very clearly indicates that this school is still relatively young, beaming with the pride and feat of having attained a prominent stature in less than a decade and a half. It is highly inspiring to look at its amazing progress from a tiny IT wing of NUST in 1999 to its evolution into an icon of excellence in engineering education in Pakistan.
Dr Ali in his speech highlighted the growth and accomplishments of SEECS over the years and the sound foundation laid for vibrant research culture by the School’s  highly talented and committed faculty. He advised the graduating students, that whatever they do in their life, they should do it with full passion, devotion and perseverance.
The chief guests, Engr. Dr M. Akram Sheikh, Professor Emeritus, Co-Chair NUST Corporate Advisory Council, and Osman Khan, Country Manager, EMC Information Systems Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. Karachi, complimented NUST on its progressive vision and hard work to promote research and innovation in the country.
While felicitating the students on their well-deserved achievements, they said that their education had equipped them with requisite knowledge and skills. “The present times are an age of discovery, invention and innovation. To stay abreast with the spirit of competition, it is imperative to cultivate the attitude of courage, toil and creative thinking. All what one needs to do is to aim high and pursue their dreams with true zeal and passionate commitment,” they added.

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