ISLAMABAD: Chancellor National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (FAST-NU) Senator Waseem Sajjad graced the occasion of the 24th Convocation held here on Sunday.
Degrees were conferred on 338 Bachelor, Masters and PhD candidates. However, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the top three position holders for their excellent academic performance.
Dr. Waseem Ikram, Director, in his welcome address said that Islamabad Campus of FAST-NU started fifteen years ago, and in a short span of time it has become one of the most vibrant, effective, and rewarding seats of higher learning in the country.
He said that the PhD program merits special mention as it boasts of undoubtedly the most significant contribution by any single university in terms of both quality and quantity of computer science research in Pakistan. Meanwhile, twelve PhD degrees were awarded in the convocation, which raises the total number of PhDs produced by Islamabad Campus to 15.
The Chancellor, Senator Waseem Sajjad said that character-building and personality-development of the youth should be the foremost goal of education. “A balanced personality can be attained only by addressing the prevailing imbalance between science and humanities”, he added.
He told that the University has made substantive strides towards this goal. He also commended the University for according priority to character-building and personality-development of the youth, which should be the foremost goal of education.
The Rector Dr. Amir Muhammed, Secretary General FAST Rana Ghulam Shabbir, Dean Dr. Ayub Alvi and Registrar Dr. Latif Virk were also present at the occasion.
Moreover, five students of different programs including BBA, BS (Technical Engineering and Computer Sciences), MBA and MS (Computer Sciences) secured gold medals, whereas four students honored with Silver and four with bronze medals.