ISLAMABAD : The 4th undergraduate convocation ceremony of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Business School was held here on Saturday.  Mian Muhammad Mansha, a renowned industrialist, graced the ceremony as the chief guest. As many as 240 students were conferred bachelor degrees in the discipline of business administration (223) and Bachelor of Science in economics (17). The ceremony was attended by distinguished guests, graduating students, their parents and faculty members.

Gold Medal and Merit Certificates were awarded by the chief guest to the students on their outstanding performance in their respective fields. President’s Gold Medal and certificates were awarded to Zahra Naeemi (BBA), Neelam Ejaz (BBA), Walia Jamshan (BBA) and Zahra Bilal (BS ECO). Merit certificates were bestowed upon Mehik Firdous (BBA), Kinza Sohail (BBA), Bushra Amin (BBA), Amina Ejaz (BS ECO), Kanwal Ashraf (BBA), Fareeha Shahid (BBA), Ayesha Javed (BBA), and Amina Batool (BS ECO).

Speaking on the occasion, Mian Muhammad Mansha commended the remarkable stature NUST has acquired in a short span of time and extended his heartiest felicitations to the esteemed faculty, graduating students and their parents. He further said that the epicentre of the world had shifted from Europe to Asia. He asserted that Pakistan had abundant resources in all sectors; the only need was to explore and utilise them to the fullest. Mansha said that graduates from NUST had a leading role in uplifting the national economy. He also lauded the outstanding contribution of NUST Business School in taking NUST to the top rung of the ladder.

Earlier, Rector NUST in his address said that 72 per cent of the NUST student community belonged to the lower middle class which was the testimony of the transparent merit policy of NUST. He further said that the students’ strength had doubled up in the recent years and also briefed about the role of NUST in creating new jobs for the youth. He also highlighted some of the major plans NUST intended to initiate in the near future.

In his opening address, Principal NBS Dr Ashfaq said that NBS had developed to be a thriving mark of excellence. He also briefed about the role of NUST Business School in developing University’s linkages with local industries and shared the success story of the school during the recent years. He further said that NBS aimed at emerging as a leading institution in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.