Minister lauds NUST role in imparting engineering skills

RAWALPINDI - NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering held its 18th Undergraduate Convocation here on Tuesday.
Mir Changez Khan Jamali, Minister for Science and Technology, graced the occasion as the chief guest. Among others the event was attended by Engineer Mohammad Asghar, Rector National University of Sciences and Technology, Major General Obaid Bin Zakria HI (M) Commandant NUST College of E&ME, parents, and faculty members, says a press release issued here.
A total of 339 graduates received bachelor degrees in the disciplines of Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Computer Engineering. Federal Minister for Science and Technology gave degrees to the passing-out students. He also distributed gold medals among high achievers.   
Umar Nawazish Ali, Amsal Naeem, Hassan Khalid and Fatima Mehmood were awarded Prime Minister’s Gold Medal for their best performance in academics in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering respectively. Amsal Naeem of Computer Engineering was also awarded the President’s Gold Medal for being the overall best student of the year, while Raheel Mumtaz of Computer Engineering was conferred the Chief of Army Staff Gold Medal for Best Technical Cadet of the year.  
Students were also awarded gold medals for their projects. Kamran Sial of Mechatronics Engineering, Farjad Adnan of Electrical Engineering , Usman Sajid of Computer Engineering  and Mansoor Ghazi of Mechanical Engineering clinched  Rector’s Gold Medal for best projects in their respective disciplines.
Speaking at the occasion, the chief guest congratulated the graduating students and lauded the role of EME College in providing exceptional engineering skills to the graduates in the disciplines of Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Mechatronics Engineering that will enable them to lead a professionally sound life.
He also appreciated the college for its focus on key areas of engineering in terms of imparting technical knowledge with emphasis on research and development both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Rector NUST Engr Mohammad Asghar appreciated the efforts of the college for providing the most conducive academic environment, state-of-the-art labs and highly qualified faculty for its postgraduate and undergraduate students.
He  said  if Pakistan were to establish itself as a technology source or as a global research and development platform, three elements namely basic knowledge , innovative application and social organization have to be strengthened. He reiterated his commitment to provide to its students and the faculty a platform through NUST to inculcate these three elements.
Commandant NUST College of E&ME, Major General Obaid Bin Zakria, also addressed the august gathering and congratulated the students and their parents. Referring to the current socio-economic condition of the world, he said the fresh engineers must be ready to take up the charge as it is their sacred duty to keep the country’s flag flying high.
He stressed upon acquiring skills, knowledge, and professional expertise to meet the challenges of this ever changing era of technological advancements. The Commandant also highlighted the numerous national and international achievements of the students of College of E&ME.

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