islamabad - A graceful convocation ceremony of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, was held on Tuesday at the university’s Jinnah Auditorium wherein about 262 graduates were awarded degrees.

The convocation was held to award degrees of bachelor of civil engineering, bachelor of environmental engineering, bachelor of geographical information systems, master of engineering in structural engineering, master of science in construction engineering and management, master of science in environmental science and, masters of GIS and RS to the successful students.

Lieutenant General Khalid Asghar, HI (M), Engineer-in-Chief Pakistan Army, graced the auspicious occasion as chief guest. As many as 229 students were conferred bachelor degrees and 33 students were conferred upon master degrees in their relevant disciplines. Faculty of SCEE, students and their parents, and a large number of distinguished guests from industry and academia attended the occasion.

President’s Gold Medals for Master of Science (Construction Engineering and Management) was awarded to Mughees Aslam. President’s Gold Medals for Master of Science in Environmental Sciences was awarded to Waqas Latif. President’s Gold Medals for Master of Sciences in Structural Engineering was awarded to Khurram Javed. Saher Murad won the President’s Gold Medal from Masters of Science in GIS & RS.

In bachelor of engineering in civil engineering, President’s Gold Medal for Best in Academics was awarded to Waseem Akhtar. Rector’s Gold Medal for Best Final Year Project was awarded to Uzair Maqbool. Chancellor’s Silver medal for 2nd Best in Academic was awarded to Saim Raza.

In bachelor of engineering in environmental engineering, President’s Gold Medal for Best in Academics was awarded to Varda Komal. Rector’s Gold Medal for Best Final Year Project was awarded to Hussain Kamran. Chancellor’s Silver medal for 2nd Best in Academic was awarded to Noor Ul Subha Riaz.

In Bachelor of Engineering in Geoinformatics, President’s Gold Medal for Best in Academics was awarded to Muhammad Mateen Mahmood. Rector’s Gold Medal for Best Final Year Project was awarded to Ali Haroon. Chancellor’s Silver medal for 2nd Best in Academic was awarded to Saad Sarfraz.

Rector NUST Engr Mohammad Asghar congratulating the graduating students emphasised that “In the present day of unabated phenomenal explosion of knowledge and scientific inquiry, only those individuals can stay in step, who have genuine spirit and passion for learning new concepts and action strategies.”

The chief guest, Lt Gen Khalid Asghar addressing the students said, “You are amongst the luckiest few who had the opportunity to be nurtured and groomed by a prestigious institution like NUST and SCEE. You must be proud and confident to be part of the university which is amongst top 500 universities in the world ranking.”