1,325 engineers awarded degrees at NED University’s convocationMarch 9, 2016
KARACHI: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani said on Thursday that only young graduates of Pakistan can now lead the country towards right direction and rid it of sever crises.
“It is my request which needs to be considered as a request from hundreds of thousands of innocent people who need you to serve the nation through preferring your career in your own country rather than going abroad. Even you will be offered handsome salaries abroad but you should stay here to serve the nation, as we cannot afford to lose skilled youth to the foreign countries anymore,” he said while interacting with passing out engineers at NED University of Engineering and Technology’s 24th Convocation 2016 held here at the university premises.
The convocation of the batch 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 was presided over by NEDUET’s Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Afzal Haque, while Raza Rabbani was the chief guest. The ceremony was also attended by member of University’s Senate Mohammad Yasin Malik as a guest of honour, NEDUET’s teaching faculty, and passing out engineers & their parents.
A total of 1,325 candidates received their degrees at the convocation out of which at least 1,217 were undergraduates in 23 disciplines including Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer and Information Systems Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Chemical Engineering, while 106 were post-graduates in 21 disciplines including Textile Engineering, Material Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering and Bio Medical Engineering. Two doctorate degrees were also conferred. However 1439 was the total number of qualified undergraduates and 535 postgraduates.
Rabbani said: We have become terrorists, our nation is divided on sectarian and ethnic basis as well as involved in corruption which is against the philosophy of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah who had dreamed a prosperous and united nation and had talked about it too in his speeches. While interacting with students and their parents, he said: “You should be thankful to your parents who enabled you to make your career in this University, so now it is your responsibility to serve your land which have given you healthy environment to rise in the sky.
Rabbani said NED University had become the modern and well-known engineering University of Pakistan and its credit goes to the present Vice Chancellor. He said: “We also cannot forget the high-level contribution of a man for building this university as a great institute of Pakistan who belong to the Parsi Community as the minorities have always served to the national institutions and contributed a lot in national building.”
VC Dr Afzal congratulated all graduating students and their parents on their success. He wished them good luck and prayed for their better future in professional and personal lives.
Afzal showed concern over meagre resources and grants by HEC and Sindh government to the university. He appealed to government and members of business community to extend financial assistance to help NED University to pursue its academic goals. He believed that investment in professional education is tantamount to ensure a prosperous Pakistan.
In the end, the gold medals, degrees and souvenirs were given away to first three position holders of Bachelors of Engineering and Master of Engineering in various disciplines.