855 Degrees and 154 Gold Medals Awarded at the SZABIST 10th Convocation
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) held its 10th convocation on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Karachi Expo Centre. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Chairman, Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC), Prof. Dr. Mashoor Alam Shah.
Approximately 855 degrees were conferred and a total of 154 (146 Corporate Gold Medals and 8 Merit Gold Medals) were awarded.
The ceremony included speeches by the SZABIST Chancellor Dr. Azra Fazal, President, Dr. Saqib Rizavi, and Vice President (Academics), Dr. Amanat Ali Jalbani, and Chairman CIEC, Prof Dr. Mashoor Alam Shah. All speakers extended their congratulations to the 10th Convocation graduates and their parents in their speeches.
Chancellor, SZABIST in her speech reminded the graduates of their potential future growth and her expectation to carry forward the legacy of our Founding Chancellor Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto and be a beacon of hope for the rest of the society. She added, "I urge you to maintain your confidence, believe in your capabilities, apply what you have learnt, and you will achieve lifelong rewards not only for yourself, but also for your country".
President, SZABIST highlighted the achievements of SZABIST students. He stated, "SZABIST students have always made us proud by winning awards and laurels in various national and international competitions. Some recent examples are of Eeshah Khalid, student of the LLB programme, who has achieved first class award amongst top ten candidates of the Undergraduate Law Programme. Another example is of a group of students who won the award for the Best Business Idea competition held at LUMS amongst 70 teams. The achievements are too numerous to mention. But all I can say is that with the track record of our students and alumni, I'm confident that the graduates of 2013 will maintain this tradition. But life has truly only begun for you. You should all value the education that you have received as very few in this country have access to high quality higher education".
The Vice-President (Academics), in his address recognized the efforts of SZABIST and its ranking as one of the top educational institute in Pakistan by the HEC, and accreditation bodies including, National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) and Chartered Inspection and Evaluating Committee (CIEC).
The Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Mashoor Alam Shah, Chairman, CIEC stated, "Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto founded SZABIST to equip students with technologies and modern ways of learning". He added, "With grace of Allah, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) stands out as one of the most reputable degree awarding institutions, while maintaining its commitment to quality education, research and community service".
More than 3000 people attended the event including graduates, their parents, corporate delegates, faculty and staff of SZABIST, and the event was covered by the print and electronic media.