NUCES convocation, awards 383 degrees
Karachi, July 23: The National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences
(NUCES) conferred 383 degrees to its students in various disciplines at the
eighth convocation held on Saturday. The university awarded degrees to 31
students in Master of Science, 272 in BS (Computer Science), 62 in BS (Telecom
Engineering) and 18 in BS (Computer Engineering).
Senator Nisar A.
Memon, chief guest at the convocation, presented medals to meritorious students.
Memon expressed his satisfaction with the overall improving standard of
education at the university which has enabled 240 fresh graduates to get job
offers from various companies. According to him, university education stands at
four per cent and IT education at 0.5 per cent. Both figures show the lamentable
condition of higher education in Pakistan.
"Pakistan has only 52 PhDs in
IT sector, nine of which are from Karachi while the National University has
three PhDs. It is a matter of pride for the university but much more needs to be
done," said Memon to the graduating students.
The Rector of the
university, Dr Amir Mohammad, informed the audience that the Federal Ministry of
Information Technology announced an Outreach Scholarship Programme for the
students of the rural areas to study in the BS programmes of Telecommunication
Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science in the top-ranking
universities of Pakistan. It is heartening to know that 100 students, mainly
those from rural Sindh, will be undertaking such programmes in the university's
Karachi campus. He also disclosed that the university's Karachi campus will soon
establish the first-ever Microsoft Innovation Centre in Pakistan. The news