The Convocation 2018 of Capital University of Science and Technology Islamabad was held in Convention Centre Islamabad wherein over 867 graduates of different disciplines were awarded degrees. Our Cheif Guest Dr Shamshad Akhtar former Finance Minister of Pakistan and Ex-Governor State Bank of Pakistan graced the event with her presence.The renowned Atomic Scientist Prof. Dr Inam Ur Rehman graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour while Mian Amer Mahmood Chancellor Capital University of Science and Technology Presided over the Convocation. Members of the Board of Governors of Capital University and a large number of parents of the graduating students were also present.
Dr. M. Mansoor Ahmed, Vice Chancellor welcomed the guests, students and their parents for their presence in this memorable and happy occasion and declared this event as a significant milestone in the lives of graduates. He congratulated the graduates and highlighted the contribution made by the University in the field of higher education. He hoped that the graduates will contribute towards scientific and technological development of the country through their ability, dignity, determination and commitment. He informed that the University has earned a prominent position amongst its competitors by putting high emphasis on R&D activity and its graduate programs.
While addressing the Convocation gathering, Dr Shamshad Akhtar congratulated the students on their academic achievements. She expressed his appreciation for the efforts and contribution of the University in the field of higher education. She also said that in the present day scenario, education does not end with acquiring a degree; it is a lifelong affair exploring new horizons, and broadening of the vision, marching on a never-ending journey towards new frontiers of knowledge. The role of higher education becomes more prominent and wide ranging. In the present times, we do not only need just the conventional types of education. We are now faced with challenges of different types and it is the higher education which plays a key role in determining the position of a nation in today’s knowledge driven economy. It guarantees sustainable progress and assures a place of respect to both individuals and nations.
The ‘Jinnah Gold Medal’ was also awarded to an overall best graduate of the Convocation Mr. Faraz Kaiser Malik, graduate of BS Mechanical Engineering, on his distinguished performance in curricular and extracurricular activities.
Mian Amer Mahmood, the Chancellor of the University and Chairman Punjab Group of Colleges presented the University Shield and souvenir to the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour