24th convocation: SSUET awards medals, degrees to 1100 students

KARACHI: The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has organized its 24th convocation on Saturday.

A large number of educationists, scholars, dignitaries, faculty members and students attended the ceremony. On this occasion, at least 1100 degrees were distributed to pass outs of BS and MS programmes students.

Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail was the chief guest of the event. The governor awarded position holders with gold, silver and bronze medals for securing the highest marks in the respective disciplines.

Addressing the event Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail said that 40 percent of the students leave their homeland for better opportunities after graduation. However, today Pakistan also has many opportunities and graduates don’t need to go abroad for better prospects.

He said, “Prime Minister’s Kamyab Najwan programme not only provides them jobs but also gives them chance to be the job provider. Only those achieve high targets that have big dreams and think high,” the governor added.

Speaking on the auspicious occasion, Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Jawaid Anwar said, “The Convocation is the culmination of your tireless efforts with a feeling of accomplishment in life.”

“It is a glorious occasion to cherish. It is a moment to rejoice an important landmark that gives recognition to the efforts, support and sacrifices of your parents, guardians, whether in the form of devotion of time and energy for your studies,” he added.

Jawaid Anwar pointed out that although the whole social and cultural structure has changed into a new model of routine life due to Covid 19, yet Sir Syed University successfully endeavored not to let the situation affect the academic activities, maintaining quality performance in the crucial period of the coronavirus.

He said the concept of social reforms of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was based upon the acquisition of modern scientific education. The key ingredients of this concept were proper upbringing, character building, tolerance and coexistence.

Regarding the construction of the SSUET New Campus, Chancellor Jawaid Anwar said that the construction of the new campus of Sir Syed University will commence with the construction of the mosque at 200 acres Land of Sir Syed University at Education City.

Appreciating the efforts made by the graduates for achieving the honor, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin said that the innovation and emerging technologies together can open up new vistas of development and prosperity for Pakistan.

Sir Syed University has always endeavored to be progressive, responsive to advancement in science, engineering and technology or business management, he said.

He said, “These days there is more focus on innovation and research. It is now necessary to figure out the new demands according to the global changes and to update the students with the new academic environment,” he added.

He pointed out that Sir Syed University has been selected by HEC to be part of the World Bank-funded Higher Education Data Repository – Piloting Phase Project for its exclusive performance of Online Readiness Report and timely submission of Higher Education Statistical (HES) Data.

Presenting progress report of Sir Syed University, Vice-Chancellor Vali Uddin said that the  University as an important partner with the Ministry of Information and IdeaGist established National Ideas Bank, inaugurated by President Arif Alvi, to encourage all Pakistanis to innovate and develop new ideas that can solve problems faced by the citizens.

Former Governor Sindh, Lt. Gen. (R) Moinuddin Haider said, “the acquisition of knowledge is a lifelong continuous process. We need to keep a pace with a fast-changing world to achieve our targets,” he said.