Islamabad, November 28, 2016 (PPI-OT): Bahria University Islamabad Campus held its 16th Convocation on 28th November 2016 at Jinnah Convention Centre Islamabad. Chief of the Naval Staff and Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was the Chief Guest of the ceremony and conferred degrees on the graduating students of Ph.D., Masters and Undergraduate programs.
In total 519 degrees were awarded to the Undergraduate and Graduate students of Management Sciences department, Humanities and Social Sciences department, Computer Sciences department, Computer Engineering Department, Law Department, Earth and Environmental Sciences department, Electrical Engineering department and Software Engineering Department. Chief of the Naval Staff and Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah awarded 15 Gold and 10 Silver Medals to various students who achieved top positions in their respective programs.
Hassan bin Tila, Aamina Ihsan, Azka Nawaz, Anza Maher, Sana Latif and Nimra Naveed from Management Sciences, Bakhtawar Fatima Abbasi, Umair Amjad and Zobia Huda of Environmental Sciences, Qudsia Musharraf of Social Sciences, Maria Hanif of Software Engineering, Sara Mughal and Romana Talat of Computer Sciences, and Imran Siddique of Electrical Engineering and Khadija Khalid of Law Department received the gold medals in their respective disciplines.
Addressing on the occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff and Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah congratulated the graduating students on their splendid success and acknowledge the Management, Faculty and the Staff of Bahria University for their relentless efforts in providing the most conducive environment, best available facilities and quality education to enable the graduating student to achieve this important milestone in their lives.
He appreciated that the university is effectively contributing in producing human resource with right kind of attributes and desired level of knowledge. He further added that Bahria University has incorporated diverse measure to promote multi- disciplinary education. He encouraged the graduating students by advising them to be the men and woman of strong character and have a positive attitude towards life; sacrifice your personal gains for larger goods; abides by the laws and set good traditions for others to emulate. “I am certain that with these basic traits alongwith firm faith in the Almighty, a shining destiny awaits you all”, he added.
Earlier in his welcome address the Vice Admiral (Rtd) Tanveer Faiz expressed his gratitude to Chief of the Naval Staff and Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, for his presence in the convocation. He congratulated the students and appreciated the efforts of the Bahria University for providing the most conducive academic environment, state-of-the art labs and highly qualified faculty for its postgraduate and undergraduate students.
He further added that Bahria University has done its best to equip the students with necessary professional skills, arranged training sessions for communication and interpersonal skills for their grooming and above all, taught them guidance to conduct their lives with honour and respect. He encouraged the graduating students and asked them to maintain their confidence and remain abreast with the latest developments taking place in their lives.
He acknowledged the role of HEC, Punjab Government and Ministry of IT for sponsoring number of scholarships for Students of Bahria University as they are helping to provide an opportunity to students coming from low income background to pursue education. In the end, Rector of Bahria University congratulated the students and their parents, wishing them a prosperous future and also appreciated the students who achieved medals for the outstanding performance.
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