Comstats Institute 46th convocation

CIIT awards degrees to 2,524 students
Islamabad, Sep 18: The Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) held its 46th Convocation at the Jinnah Convention Centre on Monday to award degrees to its graduate and postgraduate students.

A total of 2,524 students were awarded degrees in different campuses, including Abbottabad, Wah, Lahore, Attock, Sahiwal and Vehari who secured BS, MS, MBA and PhD degrees in disciplines of Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics, Biosciences, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics, Mathematics and Architecture.

CIIT Rector Dr S.M. Junaid Zaidi was also the chief guest who awarded degrees and medals to successful students. He said that CIIT, recognising its duties, is committed to provide the best opportunities for learning and personal development within a caring and supportive environment.

CIIT has contributed considerably in human resource development and successfully completed several assignments of national and international significance, said Rector CIIT, Dr S.M. Junaid Zaidi.

There were 729 successful students at Islamabad campus. The Rector said that knowledge acquirement and higher education are transforming virtually every aspect of today's world. IT institutions have been trusted to be the centre stage of academia. These institutions have the mandate to evolve a knowledge based socio-economic culture in the country to help the nation to face the modern challenges of globalisation.

Campus report was presented by Professor Dr Qaisar Abbas, Dean Faculty of Business Administration. Anyat-ur-Rehman, Deputy Controller of Examination CIIT presented scroll to the chancellor. In Islamabad campus there were more than 377 students who secured BS degrees in disciplines of Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics, Biosciences, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Electrical (Telecommunication and Computer Engineering), Electronics, Mathematics and Architecture.165 Students who secured degrees in MBA and 31 students in RBA. From Islamabad Campus MS degrees were awarded to 72 students in Faculty of Sciences (Physics, Bio Sciences, Metrology and Mathematics), 04 students in Faculty of IS & T (Computer Sciences and HI), 35 students in Faculty of Business Administration, 29 Students in Faculty of Engineering .PhD degrees were awarded to 12 students in Faculty of Sciences (Physics, Bio Sciences and Mathematics), 3 students in Faculty of IS & T (Computer Sciences) and 01 student in Faculty of Business Administration. There were more than 729 students who obtained degrees from Islamabad Campus. On the occasion Chancellor's, Institute and Campus Medals were also awarded to position holding students from different campuses of CIIT.

The Chancellor's Gold medallists included Ammarah Younus, Muhammad Ehsan Javaid, Shazia Raj, Abrar Ahmed, Naqqash Aman, Rizwan Ahmed, Ayesha Amjed Qaisrani, Umair Islam, Samreen Abdul Hakeem, Azhar Abbas, Bilal Jehanzeb, Mohsin Tariq, Farya Tanvir, Saadia Maqbool and Sanna Mehmood Noor for 46th convocation of CIIT.

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FSc Part-I result on Oct 2
Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) would announce FSc part-I result on October 2, said the spokesman of the board.Other seven boards of education in Punjab, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha and Gujranwala, would also announce their FSc part-I results on October 2.

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Alumni from US universities meet students, parents
Islamabad: The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) and EducationUSA organised a college fair in Islamabad in collaboration with the US Embassy.Alumni, mostly from the US Embassy, represented more than 55 US colleges and universities ranging from small liberal arts colleges to medium and large public universities.

The US colleges and universities answered questions and provided advice to prospective students and parents."There are excellent academic opportunities for Pakistani students in the US" said USEFP Executive Director Rita Akhtar, "With nearly 4,000 higher education institutions in the US, there really is a programme for everyone. For some students, financial aid and scholarship options are also available to make a US education especially affordable." Since many universities have application deadlines in December and January, one of the aims of the college fair was to encourage students to start the application process. In addition to giving an opportunity to meet alumni representatives and educational advisers, the fair enabled students and parents to learn more about application deadlines, admission requirements, and financial aid options. Similar fairs will be held in Karachi on September 22 and in Lahore on September 29.

EducationUSA promotes the United States as the destination of choice for Pakistani students. US universities and colleges are among the finest in the world, notably in science and technology. A record number of international students enrolled at colleges and universities in the US during the previous academic year. More than 5,000 Pakistani students are currently studying in the United States.

USEFP, a bi-national commission established in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States, is one of 51 'Fulbright Commissions' located throughout the world. Fulbright is the flagship educational exchange programme of the United States Department of State. The mission of the programme is to promote mutual understanding between the people of Pakistan and the people of the United States through educational and cultural exchange.

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Student injured in campus firing
Rawalpindi: A student of the Postgraduate College, Satellite Town, sustained bullet injuries when a banned group of students opened fire on the campus, police said.The entry of two students of the college - Umar Farooq and Awal Khan - was banned by the principal of the college.

At about 10 a.m., they tried to enter into the college and started a scuffle with the gatekeeper, Afzaal. In retaliation to the ban, Umar Farooq started firing in the air, police said. They added that a bullet after deflecting from a signboard hit a third year student, Nasir Siddique. The student was shifted to the Holy Family Hospital where his condition is stated to be out of danger. The news

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