KARACHI - Over 1100 pass outs were awarded degrees of BS and MS programmes at Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology’s (SSUET) 25th Convocation, according to SSUET information on Sunday. The event was attended by a large number of educationists, scholars, dignitaries including faculty and students.  Renowned Businessman Bashir Jan Muhammad was the chief guest of the event. On this memorable occasion more than 1100 degrees were awarded to the pass-outs of BS and MS programme. Position holders were awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals for securing highest marks in the respective disciplines.  Addressing the convocation, the renowned businessman and social icon Bashir Jan Muhammad said, “We all live in a complex environment where knowledge and skills only matter. Job situation is unpredictable and highly competitive. My advice to graduates is to keep updating their knowledge base throughout their career and get themselves prepared to cope with emerging technologies and advancements taking place in various fields and accept challenges boldly.” He said that the university management has long period of proven track of successful development, the will, determination, and potential to bring change in university according to the dynamics of the environment. University has capacity for change.  Speaking on the auspicious occasion, Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Jawaid Anwar said that the Convocation is culmination of your tireless efforts with feeling of accomplishment in life. It is 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 or financing studies or accumulation of responsibilities in your journey in pursuit of education.

He pointed out that although the whole social and cultural structure has changed into a new mode 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 corona, and implemented fully integrated Campus Management System.

He said the concept of social reforms of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was based upon acquisition of modern scientific education. Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is an outcome of this thought who made Pakistan unbeatable with the nuclear power. In recognition of his laudable services, Sir Syed University and AMUOBA is going to honour Dr Qadeer Khan with posthumous Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Peace Award that will be received by his widow.  He announced that Sir Syed University will establish Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Chair at the campus.

In the next phase, Engr. Z. A. Nizami Chair and Engr. Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan Chair will also be established. Engr. Z. A. Nizami was the first Chancellor of Sir Syed University and President AMUOBA, while Engr. Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan was the General Secretary of AMUOBA.