A convocation ceremony was held on November 14, 2015, at NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), to honor the graduating students on the successful completion of their degrees.
Some 248 graduating students were awarded degrees, medals and certificates in the disciplines of Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Information and Communication Systems Engineering and Information Technology, during the 8th undergraduate convocation ceremony arranged by SEECS.
Country Manager Microsoft Pakistan, Mr Nadeem Malik, was Chief Guest at the occasion, while Rector NUST, Engineer Muhammad Asghar, presided over the convocation. The ceremony was also attended by distinguished guests from academia, government departments and corporate centers.
President and Rector gold medals were awarded to outstanding graduates on the basis of academics and projects.
The President's Gold Medal was given to Faria Kalim (BESE-2), Syed Muhammad Imaduddin (BEE-3) and Azqa Nadeem (BSCS-1), while the Chancellor's Silver Medal was awarded to Sundus Mariya (BESE-2), Anand Kumar (BEE-3), Muhammad Talha Imran (BEE-3), Amna Farouk (BEE-3) and Aakifa Ishtiaq (BSCS-1). Rector's Gold Medal was given to Mateen Ahmed (BESE-2), Fahad Mubeen (BEE-3) and Fubha Manal Burney (BSCS-1).
The Chief Guest, in his key address, complimented NUST on its vibrant inventiveness and hard work to stimulate research and innovation in the country. He enthused to the fresh graduates by remarking that Pakistan was one of the countries that were teeming with talent; it was now their duty to surpass the domains of excellence. He extended his heartiest felicitations to the parents present in the audience, as well as to the students on the successful culmination of their career at the university.
In his address, Rector NUST complimented Principal SEECS, Dr M Hassan Zaidi, and his dedicated team of extremely accomplished and exceptional people on transforming SEECS into a quality education and research center. He advised the students to envisage the need of practicality and application of their education, which he said, was a power that lay in their hands now.
The convocation concluded with Dr Zaidi’s speech, as he briefly touched on the progress and achievements of SEECS and the enriching research culture made possible at the school through the efforts of his highly capable and dedicated faculty. He exhorted the young graduates to continue with their hard work and remember to live up to the values inculcated by their alma mater.