ITU’s SECOND CONVOCATION IN MARCH
The Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab, Pakistan’s first research focused University, established in 2012, is holding its second convocation on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10 am at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, to confer degrees of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Executive Master in Business, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. These candidates were enrolled in the Bachelors and Masters programs. Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, Governor of the Punjab and honourable Chancellor ITU, will preside over the ceremony, confer degrees upon graduating students and award medals to high achievers. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar Vice Chancellor ITU will deliver his welcome address.
A number of 181 students will get their degrees in the second convocation, which includes 61 of BSCS, 56 of BSEE, 12 of EMBITE, 43 of MSCS and 9 students of MSEE. In December 2017, 139 students were declared successful in the first convocation.
ITU has now 11 academic programs, around 1000 students and 90 research-focused PhD faculty members. ITU houses Pakistan’s largest startup incubator, publishes MIT Technology Review Pakistan and is an academic partner of MIT/Harvard edX. ITU faculty members have won US $ 7 million in competitive research grants, published 701 papers in top journals and conferences and made technology that solved local problems in Pakistan.
ITU has been awarded ‘W’ category by the National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) and an endorsement from the Higher Education Commission (HEC), which is the highest ranking a university can achieve with regards to academic and research prowess and is awarded only to those institutions which meet the requirements as proposed by the governing bodies. The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has also endorsed ITU’s state-of-the-art Labs.Website for ITU Alumni Reconnect is active since 2017.