It is my dream to see Sukkur IBA University one of the best universities in the world, though even today it is recognized world over, said the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his presidential address on the occasion of fifth convocation at the auditorium of Sukkur IBA University on Saturday. Praising the untiring efforts of Vice Chancellor Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui, the CM said, credit of transforming a two-roomed institute into a full fledge degree awarding university goes to him. Expressing his joys, he said, I am happy that, the Sukkur IBA University have not only having working partnership with the institutes throughout Pakistan, but having collaborations with international institutes like Johson County Community College, USA, Wuhan University China and others.
The CM said, it is my third visit to Sukkur IBA University and every time I visit, I find more development coming up. Referring to the National Talent Hunt Program, he said, through this program students hailing from rural areas are getting benefit of the quality education on poverty cum merit basis. In short Sukkur IBA Universities is bringing positive changes in the lives of the students coming from humble background, he said. Addressing the degree recipients the CM wishing them best of luck, said, I am hopeful that, these diamonds of Sukkur IBA University will shine in the world. Assuring continuous support by the Sindh government, Syed Murad Ali Shah referred to the establishment of NICVD in Sukkur, just fifteen days ago and said, people of the Upper Sindh don’t have to travel to Karachi, rather they can have get free treatment along with primary angioplasty at Sukkur.
The Sindh Minister for Education Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar in his speech as a guest of honor said, Sukkur IBA University is doing great job in the socio-economic development of the country. Lauding the efforts of the Vice Chancellor in the field of education, he said, I pray for the prosperity of Sukkur IBA University and its students. Earlier in his welcome address the Vice Chancellor Sukkur IBA University Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui expressed his gratitude to the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, MNA Nauman Islam Shaikh and other honorable guests, said, its an encouraging moment for us to have such honorable guests among us. With the grace of Allah Almighty Sukkur IBA University got degree awarding charter in 2006 and in 2017 it became full fledge university.
It is our mission to serve the community through imparting quality education and knowledge to our graduates by focusing on their analytical thinking. Sukkur IBA University is unique in terms of catering to the need of quality education of the rural population, he went on saying, majority of the students coming from rural areas get poor schooling and thus it is difficult for them to compete. Therefore we have started national talent hunt program, through which we select 75 students from each province on poverty cum merit basis, who further undergo six months foundation semester. During these six months, the students not only get free books and other facilities, but they are paid Rs. 4000 per month as stipend, as well. To overcome the problem of poor schooling we have two programs, one is short term through national talent hunt program and the other is long term, which consists of community colleges, he said.
OGDCL is sponsoring these programs, which is beneficial for the students all across Pakistan. At our community colleges, students besides getting basic education are also getting vocational training to secure their future. The Vice Chancellor also referred to the establishment of Fab Lab, which is the first ever in Pakistan. He also told that, the Sukkur IBA University has been declared green campus by the WWF. Our future plan is to establish a full fledge media and communication center, which will be equipped with a television channel and FM radio. The day is not far when Pakistan will be known for Sukkur IBA University, he hoped. In all 182 graduates conferred degrees, of which 65 were from Bachelor of Business Administration, 33 were from Bachelor of Engineering, 11 from Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), 4 from Bachelor of Science (Software Engineering), 13 from Bachelor of Education, 45 from Master of Business Administration, 4 from Mater of Science (Applied Mathematics), one from Master of Science, 5 from Master of Science (Management) and one was Dr.
Aneel Kumar who was conferred degree of P.hD in Management. Names of the students who received gold medals in different programs are, Adil Khan, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Zafar Hussain BE Electrical, Ali Hasnain Bachelor of Business Administration, Sakina Nisar, Master of Business Administration, Faiza Soomro Master of Business Administration, Mohammad Muzamil Sattar, Master of Business Administration, Aamna Bachelor of Education and Bareerah Khan Master of Science Management. The recipients of silver medals are, Arif Hussain BE Electrical (Electronics), Sikandar Abbas Haider Bachelor of Business Administration, Mohammad Waqas Master of Business Administration, Sehar Bachelor of Education and Erum Naseer Master of Science Management. The Registrar Sukkur IBA University Engr. Zahid Hussain Khand requested the chief guest to declare the convocation, close. Leader of the Opposition, National Assembly of Pakistan, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah also visited Sukkur IBA University on the occasion of the Convocation. During his visit he visited Sukkur IBA University Science and Technology Bus and appreciated the efforts of Sukkur IBA University for spreading the love for Science among the students.
IEEE Student Branch Sukkur IBA University and Team SIBACOM'17 successfully arranged promotional activity of SIBACOM'17, In the event HOD Electrical Engineering Department Dr. Faheem Akhtar Chachar along with other faculty members joined the activity and praised the efforts of Team SIBACOM'17 and encouraged students to be a part of the one of the most happening event of Sukkur IBA University. Students participated and showed a great interest in different activities arranged for them. Team SIBACOM'17 is grateful to everyone who joined us the activity and made it a success..