The combined undergraduate convocation of School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB) and School of Natural Sciences (SNS) was held here at the University’s main campus on Monday. As many as 153 graduates were awarded degrees.

Nasir Ali Shah Bukhari, Chairman KASB Corporation Limited was chief guest at the occasion. Among others present at the occasion were Rector NUST Engineer Muhammad Asghar, senior management of the University, some distinguished guests, faculty, students and parents of the graduates.

In the convocation, 81 students from SMME, 60 from ASAB and 13 from SNS got their degrees of BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Biosciences and BS Mathematics, respectively. President’s Gold Medal was awarded to four students (two from SMME while one each from ASAB and SNS) for best academic performance; Chancellor’s Silver Medal was awarded to three students (one each from the three schools) for being second best in academics.

Two students (one each from SMME and ASAB) obtained Rector’s Gold Medal for best projects. Best Teacher and Best Researcher from each school were also awarded certificates.

In his convocation address, the chief guest felicitated the graduates and their proud parents. He was all praises for NUST for having won a respectable niche among the elite universities of the world in a very short span of time.

While addressing the august gathering, Rector NUST Engineer Muhammad Asghar also congratulated the fresh graduates.

He said that it was the fruit of relentless contributions made by the university’s faculty, staff and, of course, the students that NUST was graded among the top 500 universities of the world. He made special mention of Higher Education Commission for supporting NUST in its fast-paced development.