LAHORE – Punjab Governor and UET Chancellor Malik Rafique Rajwana said that engineering sector has big potential to optimise the future of Pakistan. Engineering education can be helpful for attaining the targets of development with visionary approach.
He said it while presiding over 23rd convocation of University of Engineering and Technology Lahore at main auditorium yesterday.
Addressing the convocation, the governor said that for career building, talent of youth must be grabbed on modern grounds. Present government started many projects to engage this really big asset of country, said governor adding that country is facing many complicated challenges which can be resolved through collective wisdom and long term decisions with the assistance of latest skills and comprehensive strategies.
Congratulating the graduates, he admired the role of UET in developing Pakistan from many decades by producing renowned professionals and expressed his role to maintaining the efforts for getting more progress.
The governor added that China Pakistan Economic Corridor is big gift from China to the people of Pakistan, it will surely boost up the economy of the country and start new era of economic development. He advised the graduates to learn more techniques to contribute through CPEC at large. He also focused to empower women by educating and providing opportunities to bring their efforts into main streamline.
UET Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid said that universities played vital role to build a nation on scientific base with the help of result oriented research and other ways of learning. In this regards, massive measures are being adopted to improve the quality of education to contribute in society constructively.
He highlighted the output of the university with important statistics in capacity building, new pedagogical techniques, laboratory and research centers up gradation of courses, construction, expansion, memorandum of understandings with academic and industrial institution at national and international.
He said that UET is fully committed to get prominent place in the ranking of engineering institutions by adopting Outcome Based Education in its true spirit. VC stated that more than 45000 UET graduates are providing their services at different national and international set ups.
Moreover UET is delivering in the field of energy, IT, telecom and other related projects initiated by current government which is matter of pride. He termed youth as the hope for Pakistan who has ability to deliver for earning big name for society.
More than 2,400 degrees were conferred in which 14 PhD, 125 MPhil, 618 MS/MSc/MBA Executive, 1663 BSc Engineering and 22 BSc Architecture were included. In campus wise distribution, Main campus, Kala Shah Kaku Campus, Faisalabad campus, Rachna college of Engineering and Technology Gujranwala and Narowal campus received 2071, 134, 78, 114, and 45 degrees respectively.
Total 61 gold medals were distributed among 43 students different, Tayyaba Zafarullah was decorated by 4 gold medal the highest score of medals. Similarly five students got 3 gold medals each and five students were honored with 2 gold medals each. It is pertinent to mention here that an honorary degree of Doctorate was awarded to former Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Akram Khan by acknowledging his services and contribution for strengthening the university.
In this event, MNA Pervaiz Malik, MPA Ch Akhtar Ali, members of syndicate, Deans of University in which Prof Dr Sohail Aftab Qureshi, Prof Dr Nadeem Ahmad Mufti, Prof Dr Shahid Rafique, Registrar Muhammad Asif, Controller Examination Muhammad Zargham Nusrat chairpersons of academic and administrative offices with big number of students were present.