1st Convocation MUST University, 2200 Graduates given degrees with 52 Gold Medals

1st Convocation MUST University, 2200 Graduates given degrees with 52 Gold Medals

Mirpur, The first convocation of Mirpur University of Science and Technology was held in City Campus Mirpur. President Azad Kashmir and Chancellor MUST sardar Mohammad Yaqob headed the convocation. 200 graduates were given degrees in various disciplines of Engineering, Science and Arts. Whereas 52 students were given Gold Medals on securing first position in exams.

The first convocation was attended by Members of University Senate and Faculty, Government Secretaries and Officers of District Administration, Faculty and Administrative staff of MUST University, students and parents. Vice Chancellors of Public Universities of Azad Kashmir, different officials belonging to education department and journalist of both print and elctronic Media attended the event.

Vice Chancellor MUST University Professor Dr Habib Ur Rehman presented the Annual Report and told about the achievements and future plans. He also thanked the Chancellor for his endless support in all University related issues.He congratulated all the graduating students and their parents especially the 52 Gold Medalists. He further said that the policies of the MUST Universities are according to the HEC rulesanf the faculty appointment for Mphil and Phd are also accordingly.

He further said that Must University improves 44 positions and 43,5 points to secure 87.5 points in HEC Quality Guide for the year 2013-2014. University has now initiated 3 degree programmes including Engineering, Natural and Social Sciences. Medical and Health Sciences department has also been created. Whereas work continues for creation of MUST Production House, School of Heritage and Tourism, Institute of Modern Languages, Distance Learning System and Medical Technologies.

He further said that the faculty members have published 3 International and 108 Research Papers. University has reserved 10 million for Research and 40 million for laboratories of Engineering and Sciences. University is investing a lot in HRD department as 90 MS and Phds have been given scholarships.

We have provided the students with ample opportunities to compete at national level. University students have secured notable positions in the competitions held in GIKI, FAST and NUST. He told the audience that the University has signed various agreements with International Universities of OIC countries and various Government Organistaions. He thanked Habib Bank for providing the University with a grant of 20 million.

He said that taking the owner ship of university will help in its progress. He urged the local and International Community to endorse their own University products and play their part in its progress.

While remembering the incident of 16th December,2014 he said that all my sympathies are with the parents of martyred children, their relatives and the brave parents. He said that the terrorists need to lay down their weapons and we need to fight them on visionary basis. He praised the role of Pak Army and the significance of their sacrifices. He promised to allot more seats for the children of martyred soldiers.

The President Azad Kashmir and President MUST University Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan congratulated the University officials for holding the first convocation and congratulated the parents and students for their success.