23 April 2012
By the grace of Almighty ALLAH, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad successfully organized Convocation 2012 on April 23, 2012. This was 44th Convocation of CIIT as a whole and 8th in series of CIIT Abbottabad. Event was held in beautiful and picturesque CIIT Abbottabad Campus. Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi (S.I.), Rector CIIT was the Chief Guest of the event. Dr. Haroon Rashid, Director External Campuses CIIT was the guest of honor.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of dignitaries and guests besides the graduating students and their parents. 528 students from the Faculty of Sciences, Business Administration, Information Sciences & Technology and Engineering were awarded degrees. Medals were conferred upon the position holders. Convocation started with entry of processions of Graduating Students, CIIT Faculty members, Academic Council Members, Members Board of Governors, Chief Guest and the Guest of Honor.
Prof. Dr. Khan Gul Jadoon, Director CIIT Abbottabad in his welcome speech congratulated the graduating students and their parents on this great achievement. He also commended the efforts of faculty members who spared no efforts in imparting quality education and grooming these graduates. He further stated that Pakistan Sweet Home situated in Abbottabad is being looked after by CIIT Abbottabad. CIIT Abbottabad has taken over the project by Pakistan Bait-ul-Mall and is bearing all expenses being incurred on the food, clothing, and accommodation etc. of 100 orphans residing in this Orphanage. Yearly Intake of new students will be 100. They will be looked after by CIIT Abbottabad till their graduation. All these initiatives of CIIT Abbottabad reflect its dedication and commitment in making the youth of Pakistan highly educated and productive. He advised the graduating students to work hard and develop a strong sense of dedication to serve humanity and take pride in their professional work.
Student’s Representative on behalf of all graduating students extended gratitude to parents, their alma mater and faculty in helping them achieving their goals. He also recalled all beautiful memories of graduating students associated with their alma mater that included CIIT Abbottabad’s commitment in providing them state of the art learning facilities, the importance of a strong character, keeping the national interest above one’s own, colorful events like Technomoot, Sports Events and Funkada etc.
Rector CIIT Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi (S.I.) applauded the efforts of CIIT Abbottabad’s Officials and faculty members for organizing such a memorable event in a befitting manner. He congratulated the graduating students, advised them to enhance their talents in academics in pursuit of professional excellence and wished them a bright and prosperous future.