Over 700 scholars received degrees in engineering, medical sciences, management sciences, information technology, physics and mathematics at the 7th Postgraduate Convocation of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) here on Thursday.
A total of 686 MS and MPhil scholars received degrees 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 and Professor Dr Athar Masood Ahmad were awarded best teacher awards for the years 2010 and 2011 respectively. Similarly, Associate Professor Dr Rafiq Muhammad Chaudhry and Associate Professor Dr Hafiz Farooq Ahmed were awarded Best Researcher awards for the year 2010 and 2011 respectively.
HEC Chairperson Dr Javaid Laghari, the chief guest, termed the university a national asset.
He praised 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 socioeconomic culture to help the nation face the modern challenges of globalisation.
Earlier, NUST Rector Engr Muhammad Asghar presented a brief summary of the university’s achievements.
He also remarked it was a good omen that the number of female scholars was increasing with every passing year.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 21st, 2012.
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