SWABI: Total 476 graduates were awarded degrees in the 25th convocation of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology here on Thursday.
Dr Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan who is also the Chancellor of GIK Institute, conferred degrees online on all successful graduates. He gave away degrees to the gold medalists and PhD scholars at the President’s House Islamabad on Wednesday.
All remaining graduates were awarded degrees at a colourful ceremony held in the Institute and KP Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra who is one of the alumnus of GIK Institute and grandson of GIK Institute’s founder and former president late Ghulam Ishaq Khan, was the chief guest on the occasion.
The rare ceremony was attended by academicians, experts, politicians and parents of the students from across the country.
Executive Director of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST), Shakil Durrani, Sardar Aminullah Khan, Acting Rector of the Institute, Prof Dr Wasim Ahmad Khan, Pro-Rector Academics, members of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee, deans, faculty members and students were present at the ceremony.
Addressing on the occasion Taimur Saleem Jhagra said: “I take pride that I also studied at the GIK Institute. It is one of the prominent universities in the country. There is no limit to my love for this seat of higher education.”
Advising the students, he said they must concentrate on the field selected by them, never compromise on principles and take result-oriented steps for the betterment of society.
Sardar Aminullah Khan, Acting Rector, highlighted achievements of the GIK Institute in academia and research fields along with the unique place of the GIK graduates in multinational and national companies across the world.
Prof Wasim said: “The secret of survival in the competitive new Century of Pandemic lies in acquiring, generating, accumulating, sharing, and using knowledge for progress and development with a new style.”
In the successful BS graduates were 49 of the faculty of Computer Engineering, Computer Science 38, Electrical Engineering (Electronics) 59, Electrical Engineering (Power) 35, Engineering Sciences 21, Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering 46 each, Mechanical Engineering 94, and Management Sciences 20. Fifty-nine students who completed their MS in different disciplines of engineering were also awarded degrees in the convocation.
Those receiving doctorate degrees were Madiha Tahir, Uzma, Abd Ullah Khan, Saad Ullah Khan, Arifullah, Abdul Kabir, Shahid Alam, Rahmatullah and Ihteram Ali.
The faculty-based gold medals were awarded to Usman Farooq, Muhammad Riaz-ul-Haq, Muhammad Usman Umer, Minahill Jamshaid, Muhammad Shehryar, Huzaifa Kamran, Danyal Hakeem Jokhio, Sheikh Abdul Majid, Afifa Dilawaiz Cheema, Afaq Hussain and Abdur Rehman Anwar.
Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal for the best overall performance in all undergraduate programmes was won by Minahil Tariq and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Gold Medal for the best academic performance in all undergraduate programs was awarded to Sheikh Abdul Majid.