KARACHI – The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology has achieved a prominent place among the top institutions due to the excellence in teaching domain and its students, after getting equipped with knowledge and skills, are serving in the national and international institutions with devotion and dedication.

This was stated by SSUET Chancellor Z A Nizami here on Sunday ahead of University’s 16th convocation scheduled to be held on March 26 (tomorrow) in which Sindh High Court Chief Justice Mushir Alam will be the chief guest.

Over 1,000 graduates, besides those having done masters, in the disciplines of computer, electronics, civil, telecom and bio-medical engineering will receive degrees in their respective engineering disciplines at the convocation.

Pointing out that the outgoing students will embark upon a new phase of life as they are at the threshold of practical life, Nizami wished all of them a glorious career. He stated that holding of convocations has been a permanent feature since 1998. He informed that the SSUET has been imparting quality education in the most modern disciplines, which are constantly revolutionising the human life and adorning it with beauty comfort and ease. He pointed out that the intake of the university has steadily increased from 200 students to the present strength of more than 6,000 students.

He said, “We have a galaxy of 490 intellectuals in the form of our faculty and their guidance and extensive knowledge are a real strength of this University. The functionaries of the University, with their professional performance, are also playing a commendable role in managing its affairs. We are fully aware of the highly dynamic global markets, where employers require intelligent, dynamic and enthusiastic engineering graduates. This calls us for a role that helps equip the students with knowledge and skills that are commensurate with the demand of the job markets.” He said the University has already incorporated the modification in teaching methodology that addresses the new demands. “This is evident from the employment record of our graduates,” the Chancellor remarked. He said despite being a technical institution, the University is fully alive to the importance of Islamic teachings.

“The Islamic studies are part of our syllabus. Besides, the Islamic character of the University dominates in its every function. Our Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) had always emphasised the significance of education. He (PBUP) had advised the Muslims to acquire knowledge from cradle to grave. We impress upon the mind of our students the importance of knowledge in the light of this saying of the Holy Prophet (PBUH),” he added.

He said that the SSUET strives to discover and disseminate knowledge and to produce young graduates of high calibre, who are able to run the wheels of the country to an enviable destination, through the innovative and modern techniques of teaching.

In this regard the SSUET has already opened up new avenues and vistas of development in the field of higher education, the Chancellor believed.

Nizami informed that the SSUET has been offering masters programme in the fields of electronics engineering with specialisations in telecommunication since 2000, in computer engineering with specialisations in computer networking and software engineering since 2001, in civil engineering with specialisation in structural engineering started in 2009, MS in bio-medical engineering was added in 2009, MS in mathematics was introduced in 2009, MS in computer science was started in 2009.

He mentioned that the SSUET is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and also a member of UNESCO sponsored International Association of Universities.

Chancellor Nizami recalled that the SSUET attained another milestone by getting the prestigious ISO 9001:2013 certification for quality management.

He said that he believes that no deserving student be deprived of education due to financial hardship and in this regard the University is very liberal in awarding scholarships to deserving students. Since its inception, the University has awarded more than 13,906 scholarships amounting to Rs 237 million while during the current fiscal year, Rs 45 million have been allocated for scholarships.