“Pakistan needs institutions like NUST to exploit the great potential of human resource in the country,” said Mr Sikander Mustafa Khan, Chairman Millat Group of Industries, at the convocation ceremony held at NUST Jinnah Auditorium on November 17, 2015, to award BS, MS and MPhil degrees to the students of School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Bio-Sciences (ASAB) and School of Natural Sciences (SNS) in their respective disciplines. He advised the graduates to work hard and contribute towards national development. As many as 115 BS and 117 MS / MPhil degrees were awarded on the occasion to the high achievers, besides medals and certificates. Best Teacher and Best Researcher Awards were given to the faculty members for their outstanding performance. Community Service awards were also given to the students and faculty members.
Chief Guest, Mr Sikandar Mustafa Khan, Chairman Millat Group of Companies, awarding medals and certificates to the award winners at the convocation
Earlier, in his welcome address, Rector NUST highlighted the major milestones in the growth of the University since its inception in 1991. He underscored the significance and role of higher education in national development and the need for investment in the sector. He lauded the role of Higher Education Commission in bringing qualitative and quantitative changes in the sector. He also spoke about the achievements of NUST as a premier national institution with international standards. “The University promotes entrepreneurship to create jobs and infuse the spirit of enterprise among the students,” he said, while stressing that NUST was a university for the middle and lower middle class, accepting students purely on merit, and supporting talented and needy students through various initiatives.