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November 20, 2019

2,256 awarded degrees at UET convocation


November 20, 2019

LAHORE:The 26th convocation of the University of Engineering & Technology (UET) was held at the university’s main auditorium here on Tuesday in which a total of 2,256 graduates were awarded degrees.

Punjab Governor and Chancellor of UET Ch Muhammad Sarwar presided over the convocation while Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Engr Jawed Salim Qureshi, faculty members and a large number of students attended the convocation.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor congratulated the graduating engineers and advised them to become productive and humanistic creator of Pakistan’s future. The governor said the accreditation of UET degree programmes on Outcome Based Education (OBE) system, that are recognised by 20 developed countries of the world under Washington Accord, was a commendable achievement. “UET Lahore is a flag-bearer in quality engineering education with the largest number of OBE accredited programmes in the country,” he added. He also appreciated the UET administration for improving its QS World University ranking 171 position in top 500 Universities of Asia. “This marvelous achievement in such a short time is testament to the competence, commitment and continuous efforts of the faculty, administration and students of university,” he added. In his concluding remarks he said, “Pakistan is an independent country and you should worth your freedom. Your success is due to the sacrifices of your parents which should be regarded with hard work.”

Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar said he being the 16th Vice Chancellor of the university was trying best to achieve the goal of making the university financially self-sustainable and added for this purpose the university was establishing a fund-raising facility no student was denied education at UET due to financial constraints. Later, Lampro Mellon honoured all gold medalists of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science at all five campuses with shields, certificates, and cash prizes of Rs 50,000 each which were given to the relevant gold medalists. Vice Chancellor announced gold medal winners would be offered a fast track entry into Lampro Mellon's SoC training programme.

Prof Mansoor Sarwar shed light on the improvements in the academic parameters at the university as 4.2pc increase in undergraduate enrollment, 88.7pc increase in graduate enrollment, 27.4pc increase in research publications, 36.3pc increase in Impact Factor research publications and 304pc increase in research funding through competitive research grants. Under seven different faculties 2,256 degrees including 24 PhD, 475 MPhil/MS degrees, 96 MSc and 1,662 undergraduate degrees to BSc session 2019 and Architecture 2018 were distributed among the graduates.

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