By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Engr Mohammad Adil Usman, revealed that their institution has so far produced 13,000 graduate engineers in various disciplines.
“These graduate engineers are capable to meet the demand of modern world and holding responsible positions in reputed national, multinational organizations both within Pakistan and abroad,” he observed while addressing the SSUET’s 18th Convocation held at the Expo Centre on March 14.
Around 1,100 graduates from the disciplines of Computer, Electronics, Civil, Telecommunication and Bio-Medical Engineering and Computer Science besides those having completed their Masters were awarded degrees at the most fascinating event of their life yet.
Chancellor Adil Usman described the SSUET as a progressive institution which, he said, looks forward to meet the requirements of modern engineering practices.
“In order to achieve this objective the engineering curriculum is regularly reviewed and upgraded besides introducing new technologies on periodical basis.”
Extending felicitations to degree recipients and their parents, Engr Adil Usman hoped that young graduates would pursue high values of professional ethics and focus on nation building efforts.
He advised the graduates to always pursue a positive mode and think in terms of solving the issues and challenges with confidence and determination.
“Our country is passing through a critical phase and we have great expectations that our young engineers would rise to the occasion and cope with challenges ahead,” the Chancellor stated..
The SSUET was established with a view to impart the youth with most modern knowledge in engineering & technology by the best available human and material resources and assigns a high priority to tolerance, human values, progress, innovative ideas and research in pursuit to bring a breakthrough in technology.
Addressing the ceremony Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Syed Jawaid Hasan Rizvi, remarked that the Sir Syed University has been making efforts to increase the number of seats to accommodate ever growing number of admission seekers and also introduce new technologies.
Last year, he said, three new technologies of Software Engineering, Bioinformatics and Architecture were introduced while this year Electrical Engineering started keeping the fact in view that Pakistan is facing electric power crises affecting all sectors of the economy and the various segments of the society.
Now the University is now providing BS Program in ten disciplines and Master’s program in six disciplines.while PhD programme is available in Computer and Electronic Engineering.
He informed that the University is pioneer in introducing Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Engineers from this university were playing a significant role in the maintenance of medical equipment.
Prof Jawaid Rizvi recalled that the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA), as sponsors, had established Sir Syed University in 1994 which today is significantly contributing towards consolidating the socio-economic and technological development of Pakistan.
The enrollment in the university has already crossed 21,000 and we have produced more than 13,000 graduates since 1998, he informed.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Registrar, Engr Syed Abrar Ali, congratulated the students and their parents, and wished them a prosperous future. He said that higher education has now become a tool of economic growth.
On the occasion, students winning top positions were decorated with gold, silver and bronze medals for their outstanding achievements.
Amber Ashraf of Computer Engineering, Muhmmad Obaid Ashraf of Electronic Engineering, Warda Ali Shah of Telecommunication Engineering, Anum Wasim Biomedical Engineering, Muhammad Aqeel Ahmed of Civil Engineering and Muhammad Ahsan Shaikh of Computer Science received gold medals for securing 1st position.
Recipients of silver medals for securing second position included Ariba Aslam of Computer Engineering, Muhammad Hassan Bashir of Electronic Engineering, Sadia Parveen of Telecommunication Engineering, Hina of Biomedical Engineering, Kashan Khan of Civil Engineering and Rabia Khan of Computer Science.
Mohammad Usman Ghani of Computer Engineering, Haider Ali of Electronic Engineering, Hira Tariq of Telecommunication Engineering, Maleeha Mehboob of Biomedical Engineering, Javeria Saleem of Civil Engineering and Yasir Ali of Computer Science were awarded bronze medals for securing third position in their respective disciplines.