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Convocation held at FAST-NU: 

17 Julie 2011 11:51:36 nm

Convocation held at FAST-NU:


FAST has become vibrant, effective and rewarding seat of higher learning in the country; Dr. Waseem


The 24th convocation of National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (FAST-NU) was held on 17th July 2011. Senator Mr. Waseem Sajjad, Chancellor of the University was the Chief Guest.

Degrees were conferred on 338 Bachelor, Masters and PhD students. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to the top three position holders for the excellent academic performance.

Dr. Waseem Ikram, Director, in his welcome address informed 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. The commitment of the faculty, hard work of the students, and the support and guidance of the university has earned respectable positions in both national and multi-national organizations. The feedback on the performance of graduates in the industry bears testimony to this. He also said that the PhD program merits special mention as it boasts off undoubtedly the most significant contribution by any single university in terms of both quality and quantity of computer science research in Pakistan. The research done at the campus has substantially enhanced the research profile of the country. Twelve PhD degrees were awarded in the convocation, which raises the total number of PhDs produced by Islamabad Campus to 15.

The Chancellor, Senator Mr. 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. 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. A nation of 170 million is blessed with priceless resources, both material and human. We can take on challenges by equipping our youth with science and technology coupled with high moral values.

The Rector Dr. Amir Muhammad, Secretary General FAST, Rana Ghulam Shabbir, Dean Dr. Ayub Alvi and Registrar Dr. Latif Virk were also present at the occasion.


Among the high achievers were Ms Saima Yawar, Gold Medals, Ms Bushra Jujtaba Silver Medals, Anum Zafarullah Bronze, Faheem Samad Bronze from Batch 2007 BBA. Muhammad Imran Afzal, Gold Medals, Muhammad Waheed Akram, Silver Medals, Muhammad Awais Javed Bronze Medals from Batch 2007 BS (TE). Ms Ammara Javaid Gold Medals, Muhammad Azhar Khan Silver Medals, Ehsan Ul Haq Bronze Medals, from Batch 2007 BS (CS). Kafil ud din Ahmed Gold Medals from Batch 2009 MS (CS) and Mahwash Waqar, Gold Medals Najeen Zahoor Silver Medals from Batch 2008 MBA-3.