Sir Syed University & Hamdard University convocations

Over 900 SSUET students graduate Karachi, March 31, 2008: The 11th convocation of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology was held Saturday to award BS degrees to 824 students from the batch of 2004 and 138 of the year 2003.

There were 15 position holders in each discipline of Computer, Electronics, Bio-Medical and Civil Engineering and Computer Science who were decorated with 16 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Out of a total of 824 degree recipients from 2004, 135 received degrees in Computer Engineering, 516 in Electronic Engineering, 111 in Bio-Medical, 27 in Civil and 35 in Computer Science. The recipients of the medals included Hufaiz Fakhruddin, Nazia Irfan and Shumaila Kausar who bagged first, second and third positions in Computer Engineering; Omer Khayam, Muhammed Zeeshan and Kailash earning first, second and third positions in Electronic Engineering; Faisal Azhar, Syed Mohammed Omair and Murtaza who took the top three slots in Bio-Medical Engineering.

Delivering his convocation address, SSUET Chancellor Z.Z.A. Nizami pointed out that SSUET, sponsored by the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association of Pakistan in 1994, became the first private engineering university. It draws much of its inspiration from reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

SSUET has been holding annual convocations according to schedule every year since 1998. Its degree programmes are accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council and Higher Education Commission. Internationally, it has won recognition with full membership to the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the UNESCO sponsored International Association of Universities. The association has over 600 universities from 160 countries as members and the president Engineer Ghulam Muhammad Bhai had also paid a visit to this University.

The university grants scholarships and other financial assistance to deserving students. The amount of scholarships has been increasing every year. "Our graduates continue to do well in their careers and are considered among the best produced by universities in Pakistan. One of our graduates of 2006, Muneeb Ali, was selected for the second prize of the Pakistan Engineering Council, Graduate Engineer of the year award 2006 while many of our graduates and faculty members have been accepted for PhD degrees in the well known universities of the US, UK New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia."

SSUET started programmes in Telecommunication Engineering this year.

The university spent Rs 465 million in construction and renovation. Salaries, which were Rs 5.2 million in 1994-95, are now Rs 198 million, an increase of about 38 times. The university started with 17 faculty members and today it has 256 full-time faculty members, an increase of 239. Starting with about 200 students on the roll, the university is now imparting education to 4,807 students and has 5,950 graduates.

The university has acquired 200 acres of land in Education City. app

HU organises 12th convocation
Karachi: Hamdard University (HU) organised its 12th convocation in its sprawling lawns on Saturday by conferring degrees to the graduates belonging to various faculties of the university. University awarded PhDs, M.Phil, MBBS, BDS, Bachelors and Masters Degrees to over 600 students from its campuses all over Pakistan. Hakim Said Best graduate medals were awarded to best students from each faculty. Former caretaker PM Mian Muhammed Soomro was the chief guest at the event which was attended by the students and their parents who were a picture of joy to see their wards celebrating their academic endeavours. The News

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