KARACHI, Dec 21 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi Friday said that the synapse of intelligence integration was requirement of present era and emphasized the students to reach the level where human intelligence and artificial intelligence integrated.
Addressing as chief guest at the 30th Convocation of Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC), a constituent college of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), held at Bahria Auditorium Karachi, the president lauded the PNEC’s concerted efforts to strengthen the culture of research and development, said a Pakistan Navy press release.
He apprised the audience that Government of Pakistan had also announced a number of faculty development programs and research grant schemes through Higher Education Commission.
The president also conferred degrees to the graduating students while Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of the Naval Staff and Lt General (Retd) Naweed Zaman, Rector NUST also attended the event.
A total of 339 graduates were awarded degrees out of which three received Ph.D degrees, 53 received Masters Degrees whereas 283 got BE degrees in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, IME and BS in Management Information Systems.
To acknowledge the outstanding academic performance of students in their respective disciplines, the chief guest awarded 29 medals to the position holders including 10 President Gold Medals, five Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medals, seven each Chancellor Silver Medals and Rector Gold Medals.
Dr Arif Alvi congratulated the graduating students and their parents. He urged the students to carry their skills and learning with humility and in some manner to pay back to the society and to those who are less privileged.
Addressing the audience, Rector NUST apprised that NUST was making all out efforts to provide best engineering education to its students in multiple disciplines to meet country’s requirements.
He informed that due to excellence in education achieved in relatively short span of time, quality standard (QS) world university ranking had placed NUST on 417th position among 500 top world universities.
He said that NUST had also been ranked number 1 university in HEC ranking since 2015. He stressed upon the graduates to put in their best efforts in their future assignments and to contribute towards national development.
Earlier in his welcome address, Commodore Habib Ur Rehman, Commandant PNEC highlighted that PNEC graduates were spread across the globe.
He also informed that 90 percent of PNEC graduates were hired for employment within six months of graduation.
He apprised the audience that in order to enhance intellectual and analytical abilities, the students were provided different forums to share and express their potential at different levels.
He stated that PNEC had established strong linkages with more than 50 renowned national and international industries and students got hands on experiences through 100 percent internship programs and industrial visits. In 2018, PNEC teams participated in four international competitions and won awards, he added.
A large number of naval officers, dignitaries and parents of graduating students attended the ceremony.