KARACHI: The 27th Convocation of NED University of Engineering and Technology was held on Saturday at the main campus of the university.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, who is also the university’s chancellor presided over the convocation. Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah was the guest of honour. A total number of 1,885 of candidates received their degrees of bachelors and masters whereas four Scholars were awarded PhD degrees.
While addressing on the occasion, the governor said that a university not only imparts higher education but also conducts research and development which have a direct impact on the national growth and economy. “NED, with its qualified faculty and strong administrative infrastructure, has been at the forefront of research endeavours and contributing to Pakistan’s economy,” he added.
He appreciated the role of NED in imparting education and conducting research and said that NED has responded to many national challenges in a very pro-active way like setting up of a Water Institute and the establishment of National Incubation Center. “I am confident that it will be a platform for creative work, for young graduates, industry and academia, and will play its role in introducing amazing innovative ideas,” he added.
He also extended good wishes to the students and said that they who have pursued their studies with hard work and dedication and the convocation is, no doubt, a rewarding moment for them and pride for the parents and teachers too, whose guidance and support enabled them to achieve this milestone.