Convocation — 2001
Nov 26 - Dec 02, 2001
"Training of the technologists of this region
and those of friendly and brotherly countries on international scale
is one of the immense needs of modern man and I am quite sanguine that
Mehranians are putting in all their genuine efforts to meet this
This was stated by the Sindh Governor/Chancellor,
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro Mohammedmian
Soomro, who was delivering his presidential address at the
Convocation-2001 of the Mehran University of Engineering and
Technology at Jamshoro campus.
He said civilized societies look forward to their
higher seats of learning for brightening the intellectual capabilities
of their youth and thereby preparing them to shoulder future
responsibilities the responsibilities which proved them to be trust
worthy citizens, God fearing and straight forward.
He said the well developed educational institutions
should aim at these values in which the Muslims firmly believe.
He pointed out that Pakistan had a very impressive
number of established Universities but these institutions have yet to
achieve the desire results of imparting quality education and finding
a solution to problems of immediate needs of the country.
Identifying the immediate needs, he said it were to
equip the youth with most modern training and research relevant to the
needs of the country.
He said this was the most pressing demand to be
addressed by the teachers and the faculty.
he said the seats of higher learning have to
acquire and maintain their status in contributing their best in
imparting knowledge and research that combine excellence and
In his opinion, this objectives could not be
achieved unless both the teachers and taught changed their attitudes
and evolved new strategies. "They have to have a clear vision and
set future goals to be achieved," the Sindh governor asserted.
The governor was impressed by the development of
the campus and expressed the hope that the same progress was being
achieved in laboratories.
He said the meagre amount offered by the government
if utilized well for training faculty members and embarking on the
course of research will surely yield better results.
He said the present government from its meagre
resources had made an allocation of Rs. 2 billion for enhancement and
acceleration of research in the field of science and technology and
added that it was now for the Universities to demonstrate
"In the capacity of the Chancellor of the
Universities of this province I have always been enforcing strongly
the policy of academic and research excellence", the governor
He said this could only be made possible if the
research staff, especially the high qualified faculty teachers, worked
with dedication and commitment to translate our dream into a reality.
He called upon the faculty members to ensure that
the University Libraries always remained open and did not give a
deserted look in the afternoon.
He reminded the faculty members that in the
developed worked, the faculty and the learners spend more time in
libraries and when if came to research their colleges and Universities
remained open round the clock.
The Sindh governor was pleased to note that new
institutes of information technology had been established in which
software engineering, telecommunication engineering and bio-medical
engineering had been setup.
He lauded the steps taken by the University in this
He said Mehran University had always been in the
forefront in accepting new challenges and responsibilities for the
betterment of education such as the introduction of pre-admission
tests, self-financing schemes and strict enforcement of academic
rules. He was happy to note that now the Mehran University was
preparing for the registration in ISO certification programme.
Addressing the graduates the governor said that
they were now poised to embark on their respected professional career
and added that their parents, friends and the people had great
expectations from them.
He called upon the University management to ensure
merit and transparency in admissions on time and eradicating copy
In his address of welcome the Vice-Chancellor, Dr.
A.R. Memon, dwelt at length on the achievements of the University and
the problem confronting the alma mater. As many as 338 students of two
batches 95-96 batches were awarded degrees.
The Governor, on the occasion, also awarded Gold
Medals to three best graduates of the University. Four graduates, who
clinched top position in the faculty also received the Gold Medals
award while silver medals were received by 22 graduates who secured
first positions in their examinations. Besides medals, merit
certificates were also distributed among 31 graduates who bagged
second and third positions in the examinations.
A special award was given to female scholar Dr.
Shams Abbasi for their life long service in the cause of education.
The Governor Sindh/Chancellor, Mehran University of
Engineering and Technology, Mohammedmian Soomro inaugurated the
software exhibition at MUET at Jamshoro.
Over 30 projects, prepared by the graduate of
15-depts.: of the University highlighting the software development
were displayed in the exhibition.
The Governor took keen interest over the projects
displayed by the University graduates and hoped that more development
will be achieved in Computer Literacy and Information Technology in
Sindh Minister Syed Ali Mir Shah, Vice-Chancellor
of all the public and private sector Universities, Scholars,
professors, parents and elite of town attended the Convocation-2001.