Wednesday, November 09, 2022
20th Convocation of COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) was held at COMSATS
Sahiwal. The proceedings were started with National anthem and recitation from the
Rector CUI Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabasum Afzal was the chief guest of the event.
Choudhary Nouraiz Shakoor former Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Members
of Senate, Syndicate, Academic Council, Deans, Directors, Principal Officers, Controller
of Examinations, political and social personalities, media representatives, and
students along with their parents participated in a large number in the convocation.
In the convocation, 452 male and 231 female students were awarded degrees in the
departments of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biosciences, Mathematics and Management Sciences,
including 570 BS graduates and 112 MS graduates while 31 students were awarded gold,
browns and silver medals.
Chief Guest Rector CUI Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabasum Afzal while addressing the audience
said that he is proud to inform that the ranking of Comsats University has improved
significantly compared to 2022, Times Higher Education (THE ) ranking 2023 among
the top 800 universities in the world by COMSATS, top 600 universities in life sciences,
top 500 universities in physical sciences, top 400 universities in computer sciences,
engineering, business and economics. Also, according to the QS University Ranking
Sustainability 2023, COMSATS University is ranked 308th globally in environmental
impact performance, 428th in social impact performance and among the top 360 universities
in the world overall. According to the Shanghai University Rankings 2022-23, COMSATS
University is ranked second in Pakistan and among the top 750 universities in the
world. During the last two decades, COMSATS University has won many academic and
research awards at the national and international levels. The faculty of COMSATS
University has published more than 17000 impact factor research publications in
reputed national and international journals. COMSATS did not achieve this success
overnight, it is the result of 22 years of continuous struggle.
There is no shortcut to success. Students always need the best institutions to secure
their future. By leveraging its capabilities, Comse COMSATS tes University has now
become a hub for engineering, scientific, technical, business and humanities education
in the region, preparing students for the challenges of the future. He said that
he is also proud to report that the employment rate of COMSATS University graduates
is very high. After graduating from COMSATS University, students are welcomed nationally
and internationally as COMSATS University trains its graduates to meet the demands
of a digitally transformed world and prepare them as businessmen, managers, teams
Leaders prepare for academia and research. Addressing the parents, he said that
he knew that the parents would have sacrificed their needs for their children. Now,
it is the duty of the graduates of the institution to return it all to their parents.
He said that he wants to see COMSATS graduates occupying leadership positions in
the market. He told the students that their goal is to be of benefit to their family,
society and country as Comsats University leaves no stone unturned to provide you
with the best possible educational environment. He further said that he congratulates
the Director of COMSATS University Islamabad, Sahiwal Campus for this development.
He said that he appreciated the skill and coordination of the Sahiwal team for making
the convocation a successful and memorable one.
Addressing the convocation, Director CUI, Sahiwal Campus Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmad Zafar
said that currently 3000 students are studying in 17 graduate and undergraduate
programs in the campus. Since the establishment of the campus, 7,000 students have
completed their education so far, out of which 35% are female students. He informed
that 5 PhD programs have been approved with the support of the concerned departments,
chairpersons and deans of the faculties which will be started very soon. Starting
a PhD program in a small town and attaining the highest academic qualification will
be a boon to the local people, especially the female students, who cannot continue
their studies due to cultural and social barriers.
Understanding the needs of the region, various programs including BS English and
BS Biochemistry have been started in the campus. In near future, Comsats Sahiwal
is committed to start some more programs like, BS Artificial Intelligences, BS Data
Science and BS Biotechnology etc. The director apprised the participants about the
ongoing development projects in the campus like modern academic block, 300 KVA solar
plant, PhD block, auditorium, new buses, new air conditioners and clean water plant.
He said that more projects are being started in the future to provide more facilities
to the students. At the end, the Campus Director thanked all the participants, particularly
all the media representatives for the awesome coverage of the Convocation event.
The degrees and medals were awarded by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabasum Afzal , Rector,
CUI and Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmad Zafar, Director CUI Sahiwal.
Formal proceedings of the Convocation were concluded with National Antheme. This
memorable event was concluded with group photos and delious lunch in the honor of
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