Success Story of a Gold Medalist
How a below average student became the Gold Medalist. COMSATS gave me a path to
achieve my dreams.
My name is Furqan Ullah, from Lakki Marwat and I had been a student of COMSATS Institute
of Information Technology, Sahiwal, I completed my Masters (MCS) degree in June
2016. I was awarded Gold Medal for my academic performance.
Before joining COMSATS, I had been a below average student, I got 45% in Intermediate
and only 54% in B. Sc. The day, I took admission in COMSATS Sahiwal; it was the
day which made my life. My life came to the track, and a below average student became
the topper and secured 3.78 CGPA.
The environment, I studied in, was very competitive and motivating, which kept me
on toes to work hard and even harder. The faculty made a great impact on my personality
building; and transformed my attitude towards life as a whole.
My family is a lower middle class family. My father is a Security Guard and he had
a very meager salary, and my elder brother used to work on very low daily wage,
as he holds Matriculation only.
I started my studies at CIIT Sahiwal and after a while, it was very difficult for
my family to afford my study expenses but my brother supported me as much as it
was possible for him. I hardly managed to clear my dues; I borrowed from friends
and relatives. During 2nd semester, I got Qarz-e-Hasna (Interest free loan) from
CIIT as 50% of my fee was waived off. It was a great relief for my family. Moreover,
I also received cash award being the topper of the class, which eventually made
it a plain sailing for me. It relieved me from mental preoccupation and I was in
better position to focus on my studies. I became humble and honored for everything;
I received in the shape of Qarz-e- Hasna and cash award.
Alhamdulillah! I completed my degree at COMSATS and now I am working in a good firm
with a good package and I am supporting my family. It is just like a fairy tale
that a stroke of luck took me to COMSATS, and COMSATS as a magic wand transformed
everything to gold. COMSATS gave me a path to achieve my dreams. I pray to Allah
to give COMSATS a great progress so that many students like me get benefit from
the noble place.