STAFF REPORT IBD: Universities faculties have a great potential and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is trying its best to provide all opportunities to facilitate them and it would continuously support institutions of higher learning.
“It is the dire need of the hour to promote education at higher level in the country and universities are a source of creation of new dimensions in the field of research and knowledge,” said Executive Director HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmad while addressing the recently convocation of the 14th convocation of PirMehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here.
He congratulated the graduates and expressed the views that the students were the future of Pakistan and we could make Pakistan prosper through the art of education and technology. He emphasized that students must contribute for the development of country.
A total of 1580 students were awarded degrees while 39 were decorated with medals at the convocation.
In his remarks, VC Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad said that the university stood 7th in HEC ranking considering 116 universities of Pakistan whereas among agriculture universities PMAS-AAUR achieved 2nd position. He further said that last year university started two new degree programs BS Forestry and Ph.D. Computer Sciences in addition to this various short-term training courses were also arranged for the farmers of the area to strengthen the ties between university and community at large.