SUKKUR Mar 04: Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (IBA) organized its 4th Convocation Ceremony for its graduating batches of students for entire degree programs. Honorable Jam MehtabADahar, Minister Education Sindh Government and Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr. Muktar Ahmed were present as chief guests of the event. A total of 240 graduates were awarded with degree certificates in Business Administration (BBA and MBA), Electrical Engineering (B.E.), Computer Science& Software Engineering(BSCS/SE) and Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.). In his welcome speech, Dean and Director Sukkur IBA Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui expressed his gratitude to the worthy guests, graduating students, honorable invited guests and media personals for their auspicious time for the event, which showed their interest and commitment for Education in Sindh. Prof Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Chief Minister Sindh, Federal Minster P&D, HEC Chairman and Education Minister for special support to Sukkur IBA.
As welcome speech, he gave detailed introduction of Sukkur IBA, its community services and future projects in pipeline to achieve excellence in Education. He announced the establishment of Fabrication Lab (FabLab) in collaboration with MIT, USA (to promote creativity and scientific thinking), Science Planetarium to promote science education and Centre of Excellence in Education to train teachers of Sindh, Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed appreciated the efforts of Sukkur IBA in educating youth, giving scholarship to 70% students and successfully conferring degrees to graduating students. He showed commitment to keep continuing his support to Sukkur IBA in future for educating youth.
Jam MehtabDahar also thanked to Sukkur IBA and Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui for inviting him to this event. He showed pleasure to be part of this historical events in the lives of hundreds of graduating students. He said that Sukkur IBA have become a ray of home for people of Sindh and it has been supporting Government of Sindh tremendously in various education related projects i.e. training teachers, helping Education Boards to improve their system and many more. He also ensured his commitment to improve education system in Sindh and his support to Sukkur IBA
In the event of convocation, total four Gold medals were awarded to high achieving students of different academic programs at Sukkur IBA. These outstanding graduate name includes Mr. Hassan Ahmed from Fall-2012 Batch from Business Administration, Mr. Umair Ali from spring 2012 in Business Administration, Ms. ErumAsrasessionfFall 2012 from Electric Engineering Department, Mr. Muhammad Arslanfrom Spring-2012 from Computer Science Department.
Mr. Muhammad Usman Tahir session fall 2012 from Electric Engineering was awarded Silver Medal, Mr. Shahneel Siddique session fall 2012 from Electric Engineering was awarded with bronze medal for outstanding academic performance.
At the end of ceremony, Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed inaugurated Data Center sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) having estimated cost of Rs. 15 Million. It is Layer III data center and a unique project in any university in Pakistan. This data center is conversion of old server rooms into one comprehensive and state-of-the-art data storage source in which data of entire institute will be stored, distributed and managed. It is an essential addition to existing IT infrastructure of institute.
Deputy Commission Sukkur, Officials from Sukkur Chamber of Commerce, Director School and College and people from civil society were also present at this event.