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PU VC urges students compete world through knowledge, skills
PU VC urges students compete world through knowledge, skills


LAHORE: (Saturday, December 29, 2018): Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhtar has said that this is the age of competition and students must equip themselves with knowledge, skills and moral values for development of country as there is survival of the fittest only in the global village.

He was addressing the 127th Convocation of Punjab University at Faisal Auditorium here on Saturday. University of Okara Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakar, University of Baltistan Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Acting Controller of Examinations Muhammad Rauf Nawaz, Additional Controller of Examinations Raja Shahid Javed, President PU Academic Staff Association Dr Mahboob Hussain, deans of various faculties, members of Syndicate & Senate, heads of institutions, faculty members, people from various walks of life and a large number of degree, medal holders and their parents were present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhtar said that only those were getting success who were performing well in their relevant fields and the graduates must make efforts to turn their organizations into profitable institutions. He said that the institutions that did not deliver good services were either destroyed or replaced by other institutions. He said that the university had taken several initiatives to produce best graduates in all the fields. He said that in the last six months, the curriculum of almost all the academic programs of the university had been updated as per modern needs of the hour. He said that PU’s Asian ranking had improved 39 times in just four months due to day and night efforts of PU administration and teachers. He said that PU was now among top 39 percent universities of the world who had made rapid progress in 2018. He said that the administration was paying attention to academics and research and promoting such research project which would improve economy of the country and resolve social problems. He said that in the first quarter of 2019, PU would make practical efforts to establish medical college and teaching hospital. He said that the administration would also fund latest academic programs in bioengineering, bio-fuels etc and extend full support to departments concerned in this regard.

He said that PU administration had ensured good governance and its all principles were being followed in letter and spirit. He said that the administration had implemented merit, transparency, honesty, rule of law and impartiality in all the academic affairs of the university and no compromise was being made in this regard. He said that the administration had regulated all the statutory bodies of the university and organized meeting of Senate, which was held after eleven years. He said that the university was also focusing on faculty development and the teachers who had got admission in top universities of the world were being awarded with scholarships. He said that the quality of intake of students was also being focused. He said that in the 136 years history of the university, the first central meeting of alumni was held due to the efforts of the administration. He said that PU was a great institution which had produced prime ministers of Pakistan and Indian premier I.K. Gujral, presidents, nobel laureates and a large number of personalities in all the fields of life who had contributed in the development of not only this country but the world and we must be proud of PU. He said that PU was the only institution in Pakistan which was providing the most affordable and quality education charging the lowest fee as compared to all other universities.

He said that PU administration was making efforts to restore the academic glory of the great alma matter. He advised the students to keep themselves updated with latest developments in their fields. Later, the VC distributed degrees and medals among the distinguished students.