SSUET sends over 1,000 budding engineers into market

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KARACHI – As many as 1,044 graduates of Batch 2007 of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) received their four-year BS degrees at the Convocation-2011 held on Saturday.
Of the total, 414 were conferred degrees in Electronic Engineering, 181 in Computer Engineering, 82 in Bio-Medical Engineering, 108 in Civil Engineering and 47 in Computer Science. The remaining belonged to leftover graduates of Batch 2006 and others.
Addressing the convocation, SSUET Chancellor ZA Nizami said that since its establishment in 1994 as the legacy of the great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the SSUET has produced 9,000 graduate engineers in various disciplines and this number is going to cross 10,000 this year. A seed sown 17 years ago has grown into a tall and strong fruit bearing tree, he added.
Nizami was of the view that the SSUET is the largest engineering university in the private sector of the country. He said that the university’s graduates are accepted for higher studies by all the leading universities of the world. “In the job market, our graduates are in great demand and many of them are now holding key positions in prestigious national and multinational organisations in Pakistan and abroad,” he further remarked.
Nizami told the gathering that the university grants scholarships and financial assistance to deserving students on need-cum-merit basis. The available amount for scholarships has been increasing every year, he added. He said that in its endeavour to provide better amenities to the students and the community, the university has acquired 200 acres of additional land in the Education City at the link road of the Super Highway and the National Highway to construct new campus of the university, which would be a model project and have the first IT Park in Pakistan.
Presenting the annual report, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saiyid Nazir Ahmed said that over the short period of 17 years, the university has fully acquired the capability of offering six Bachelors degrees, five Masters degrees, and two PhD programmes. He said that the university budget has risen from Rs 17.22 million to Rs 676.71 million.
On the occasion, a total of 15 gold medals were presented to graduates securing first, second and third positions in the disciplines of Computer, Electronics, Bio-Medical, Civil Engineering and Computer Science.