NUST 7th Postgraduate Convocation 2012
700 NUST scholars get degrees
Islamabad, April 21: Over 700 scholars received degrees in the disciplines of engineering,
medical sciences, management sciences, information technology, physics
and mathematics during the 7th Postgraduate Convocation of National
University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Thursday.
ceremony was attended by a large number of civil and military
officials, parents and families of the degree recipients. A total of 686
MS and MPhil scholars were conferred degrees in their respective fields
while 20 were awarded PhD degrees. Furthermore, 58 scholars were
awarded gold medals for their distinctive performances in their
respective areas of study.
Professor Dr Khalid Parvez
(RCMS) and Professor Dr Athar Masood Ahmad (NBS) were awarded Best
Teacher awards for the years 2010 and 2011 respectively. Similarly,
Associate Professor Dr Rafiq Muhammad Chaudhry (NIT-SCEE) and Associate
Professor Dr Hafiz Farooq Ahmed (SEECS) were awarded Best Researcher
awards for the year 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Laghari, Chairman Higher Education Commission was the chief guest. After
awarding degrees and medals to the successful scholars, he extended his
warmest felicitations to the degree holders, their proud parents and
the esteemed faculty. He also appreciated the management and visionary
leadership of the university in providing quality higher education in
He termed the university a national asset
dispensing its duties with a team of committed professionals. He
eulogized NUST for instituting a system geared up for the provision of a
congenial environment for the holistic development of the students. He
went on to mention that the NUST was significantly contributing to the
evolution of a knowledge-based socio-economic culture in the country to
help the nation face the modern challenges of globalisation.
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1,517 more students receive laptops
Rawalpindi: The Government of Punjab on Friday distributed laptops among 1,517 talented
students of four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK.
laptops were by President of Pakistan Muslim League-N Mian Nawaz Sharif
at a ceremony held in Islamabad, said a press release.
the students who were given laptops included 416 from Azad Kashmir, 386
from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 95 from Balochistan, 140 from Sindh and 480
The students lauded the services of Punjab
Government for promotion of science education among the youth and
allocating considerable budget for the facilities like laptops.
said distributing laptops among students from four provinces,
Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK was a good step and would help the recipients
to excel in their education.
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Change of syllabus irks students, parents
Islamabad: Students of Federal Government Schools (FGS), as well as
their parents, have protested against the recent change in syllabus.
change in syllabus of Class 5 has caused nuisance to the students, as
they have already spent a month studying the old syllabus.
is an anti-poor people act by the government, as we are from the
low-income class of employees. We had purchased the expensive books for
our children, and now the authorities have changed the syllabus. The
additional cost [of books] is unbearable, and we cannot afford to
purchase new books right away," said Muhammad Ali.
started a month earlier, and we have completed a considerable part of
our syllabus. But now we have been told that the syllabus of English,
Urdu and Islamiat has changed. Now we have to buy new books and start
studying from scratch again," said a student. The students and their
parents have demanded the government provide books of new syllabus to
the students for free to ease their burden.
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Annual sports day at City School
Sports Day 'Cheering for Victory' organized by The City School
Cantonment Nursery Branch with much funfair here on Thursday at Pasban
Headmistress The City School Cantt
Nursery Branch Naveeda Riaz, Regional Academic Coordinators of The City
School Rubina Zahid and Itrat Rubab Haider and Principal Cantt Senior
The City School Moazzam Munnawar were present on the occasion. MNA Malik
Abrar Ahmed was the chief guest.
The whole ground of
Sports Complex was decorated with banners and balloons in which the
children participated in different games. The event was attended by the
parents of the participating students who cheered and appreciated at
The programme commenced with the
recitation from the Holy Quran and its translation. After national
anthem was played, the student lit the torch.
presentation' was given by Play group children, 'Zamba Party' was
presented by Nursery classes, 'Happy to be Together' by KG, Juvenile
Aerobic Dance by Jr 1 N and Junior II T while Glorious Freedom was
presented by Junior 1 T ,C and S.
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Success of Rootsians celebrated
Islamabad: In recognition of outstanding performance of students in academics and
international university placements, the Roots College International
(RCI) Flagship Millennium Campus (Sector I-9/3) and the Roots High
School (RHS) (Sector F-8/4) organised an award distribution ceremony for
high-achievers on Thursday evening.
The ceremony, held
at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, was attended by a large number of
students achieving distinction, their parents, academicians and
intellectuals. Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr. Javaid
Laghari was the chief guest on the occasion. RSS Executive Director
Faisal Mushtaq, Colonel & Mrs. Mushtaq Rasul Chaudhry, CEO and
founder of the Roots School System, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed,
chairman of the Pak-China Institute, Masood Khan, ambassador of Pakistan
to China, Zenen Buergo Concepcion, ambassador of Cuba, Uzma Yousaf,
country head of the CIE, Khadija Bashir from Intel Pakistan, Dr. Maria
Sultan, director general of the SASSI, along with other ambassadors,
guests of honour and social, community and political leaders graced the
This year, high-achievers award ceremony was
organised to reward and recognise the achievements of all O-Levels,
IGCSE, AS & A-Level, BSc University of London International
Programme students. The large number of high-achievers showed that
Pakistani students have huge potential and would make their mark in
different fields in near future.
Speaking on the
occasion, Faisal Mushtaq said: "Roots School System students across
Pakistan have won scholarships of more than $100 million over four years
to various international universities, which is testament to our
commitment to their career choices and university application support."
Chairman Dr. Javaid Laghari appreciated the outstanding achievements of
students of the RCI Millennium Campus and congratulated students,
parents and teachers who have won recognition. He saluted the dedication
and commitment of its management and teachers who are nurturing the
future of Pakistan and promoting global citizens imbued with patriotism.
This year, the RCI Millennium Campus clinched many
distinctions and university placements. Eman Riaz, Rida Fayyaz and
Hassan Tariq are top of the list, while other distinction-holders
include Iftikhar Ali, Daanial Zafar, Mishaal Tanveer, Zainab Tabarak,
Hina Satti, Naiha Mahmood, Hamza Iqtadar and Flah Ilyas.
year once again, the Rootsians got placement in world class
universities, including Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, Princeton, Yale,
Dartmouth, UPENN, Georgia Tech, New York University, University College
of London, University of Warwick and Imperial College London, Cardiff
University, the University of Liverpool, the University of Nottingham,
Alfred University, Arcadia-Columbia University, Worcester Polytechnic
Institute, University of Warwick, University of Manchester, Drake
University, University of Edinburgh, Queen Marry College of London,
University of Southampton, University of Ontario, University Okalahoma,
University of Westminster, Valparaiso and Northeastern University.
the end, shields, medals and certificates were distributed among
high-achievers who had excelled in various disciplines. The chief guest
also gave awards to teachers, coordinators and management staff members
of the RCI and RHS. The news
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