ISLAMABAD – As many as 259 graduating students received degrees in the disciplines of electrical engineering, information and communication systems engineering and information technology during 5th Undergraduate Convocation of NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Held at the main campus of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Saturday, the ceremony was attended by distinguished guests from academia, government departments and corporate sector, besides parents of the graduating students. Sikandar Mustafa Khan, Chairman Millat Group of Companies graced the occasion as the chief guest.

President and Rector gold medals were awarded to outstanding graduates on the basis of academic performance and final-year projects. Additionally, three gold medals sponsored by TechAccess, National Radio and Telecommunications Corporation and University Research Centre were awarded to students based upon their merit positions. 

Muhammad Imran and Maheen Khalid from BIT-9 won President and Rector’s Gold Medals respectively. Essam Muhammad Idris Khan and Ameen Yousuf from BICSE-5 won the President and Rector’s Gold Medals respectively. Syed Kamran Haider and Bilal Zafar from BEE-4 claimed President and Rector’s Gold Medals respectively. Ameed Khalid from BIT-9, Kinza Nasrullah from BEE-4 and Hifza Javed from BICSE-5 achieved the Industry gold medals.

In his convocation address, the chief guest extended felicitations to graduating students, their parents and faculty. He complimented NUST on its dynamic initiatives and efforts to promote research and innovation in the country. Expressing his admiration, Khan said, “Universities in the developed countries are important tools to expedite national development. They are the wellsprings of research and intellectual activity in a country.  It is a matter of great satisfaction that in alignment with NUST traditions, SEECS has attained a high mantle of excellence in a very short span of time. Especially praiseworthy are the strides achieved in the field of research and collaboration with world class universities and research centres. I salute the initiative and sustained efforts of NUST in building meaningful linkages with industry.”

Earlier, Rector NUST, Engineer Muhammad Asghar congratulated SEECS team of highly capable and gifted people on transforming this premier NUST School into a model institution with enviable international credentials.

“Here is a living and vibrant example of what focused vision with a matching passion, dynamism and commitment can accomplish.

The newly formed NUST schools will find in the success story of SEECS much to learn and emulate,” he appreciatively remarked.

The convocation concluded gracefully, leaving its indelible imprint on the minds of young graduates and their families.