17 September 2012
46th Convocation of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology was held on 17 September 2012. The students were awarded degrees in different ceremonies at seven campuses including Abbottbad, Islamabad, Wah, Lahore, Attock, Sahiwal and Vehari who secured BS, MS, MBA and PhD degrees in disciplines of Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics, Biosciences, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics, Mathematics and Architecture. All campuses were linked through video conferencing and few common ceremonies were conducted at the convocation.
Rector CIIT Dr SM Junaid Zaidi (SI) awarded the degrees and medals to the students. Addressing the gathering, he said that knowledge acquirement and higher education are transforming virtually every aspect of today’s world. IT institutions have been trusted to be the center stage of academia. These Institutions have the mandate to evolve a knowledge based socioeconomic culture in the country to help the nation to face the modern challenges of globalization.
CIIT established in 1998, is one of the fast growing research based institutions in Pakistan with a wide range of academic programs, ranging from basic sciences to cutting edge emerging technologies and a network of inter-disciplinary research centres, making it an ideal place for higher studies leading to Ms and PhD degrees, he added.
Convocation at Abbottabad Campus was held in the newly constructed Auditorium. 660 students from the Faculty of Sciences, Business Administration, Information Sciences & Technology and Engineering were awarded degrees. Among these students, 558 received their BS Degrees while 102 received their MS Degrees. Besides degrees, medals were also awarded to the position holders. 65 students were honored Chancellor and Institute Gold, Silver and Bronze medals while 35 students were awarded Campus Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
Students Representative on behalf of all graduating students extended gratitude to parents, their alma mater and faculty in helping them achieving their goals. Worthy Director CIIT Abbottabad, Prof. Dr. Khan Gul Jadoon congratulated the graduating students and their parents on this great achievement and wished them a very bright and prosperous future. He also advised them to play effective role for the country’s advancement. Continuing, he stated that CIIT is Pakistan’s top-ranked university in information technology, holds 6th position in research and productivity and is the only ISO 9001:2008 certified institute in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.