UET’s 19th convocation: 4,000 new graduates join the job market

chancellor confers degrees upon MSc, MPhil and PhD graduates who studied at the university from 2003 to 2010.

Express December 12, 2010

LAHORE: Around 4,000 graduates received their degrees at the 19th convocation of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) which was held on Saturday.

The prime minister, who was the chief guest, also inaugurated an auditorium complex at the university. Besides Yousaf Raza Gilani, the Punjab Governor, Salmaan Taseer, who is also the UET chancellor and the provincial and state ministers for education attended the event.The chancellor of the university conferred degrees upon MSc, MPhil and PhD graduates who studied at the university from 2003 to 2010.

UET’s vice chancellor, Lt Gen (retired) Muhammad Akram Khan, in his address of welcome said that the varsity was the oldest engineering education institution in Pakistan. “It is at the top in the HEC list of public sector engineering universities of Pakistan and ranks 281st on the list of top engineering and technology universities of the world,” the vice chancellor said.

He also said that the university was looking to increase the number of students enrolled to 15,000 and the number of teachers to 850. The vice chancellor said that the executive committee of the National Economic Council had approved a Rs5.929 billion in November 2007 for the purpose. So far Rs1.6 billion has been spent on the mega project till now.

Gilani while addressing the convocation appreciated the progress made by UET.

He emphasised on the need for technical education and said that government was committed to the cause of education. “There is no doubt that the future of our state greatly depends on the education that we impart to our children,” the prime minister told the attendees.

Gilani awarded degrees to PhD students and gave away gold medals to distinguished students.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2010.


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