STAFF REPORT LHR: The 22nd convocation of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) has recently been held at its New Auditorium Hall.
As many as 13 PhD, 53 MPhil, 187 MSc, 44 MBA and 1,380 bachelors students were awarded degrees. Medals were distributed among 58 students.
Sharia Hussaini, the first Iranian to complete a PhD (architecture) from the UET, was also among them. Ayesha Liaqat from the Chemical Engineering Department and Hafiz Ahmad Waqas from Civil Engineering Department received six gold medals each.
Deans Abdul Sattar Shakir, Ghulam Abbas, Suhail Aftab, Shahid Rafique, Nadeem Feroze and Nadeem Mufti, Registrar Muhammad Asif, Examination Controller Nusrat Zargham, chairpersons of academic and administrative departments and members of the alumni were present on the occasion.
In his remarks on the occasion, PEC Chairman Javed Saleem Qureshi stressed the need for modernising engineering education and pedagogical techniques to take Pakistan into the rank of developed countries.
“Our country is faced with multiple crises. Promotion of technological strategies can help us rise to the challenges. Engineers should be prepared in this regard,” he said.
The PEC chief called for creating more opportunities for students to demonstrate their talent. Qureshi said the government had been working in collaboration with several institutions to lift the standard of engineering education.
The PEC chairman said a high standard of engineering education would help the graduates grab opportunities in both domestic and global markets.
Vice Chancellor Fazal Ahmad Khalid congratulated the graduating students, their parents and teachers on the occasion. He said UET graduates had proved their mettle across the world.