| On 20th March 2017, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) held its 100th Convocation in Islamabad. A total of 824 successful students were awarded degrees in various disciplines. These included eight PhD, and 191 M.S. degrees. PhD degrees were awarded in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Bachelors degrees in Bioinformatics, Physics, Economics, Biosciences, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Tel>ecommunication Engineering, Electronics, Mathematics and Architecture, and Masters in Management Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Physics, Computer Science, BioSciences, Metrology, Humanities and Mathematics.
Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Founding Rector CIIT and Executive Director COMSATS, graced the ceremony with his presence as the Chief Guest. Dr. Zaidi awarded the students with medals and degrees. Speaking on the occasion, he noted that the efforts, dedication and teamwork of CIIT faculty and administration are praise-worthy. While congratulating the graduating students and their parents, he said that the Institute provides best opportunities for learning and personality development in a supportive environment.
A highlight of the Convocation was the transfer of interim charge of Rector by Board of Governors CIIT from Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi to Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar. The new Rector presented this year’s Institute Report. Addressing the audience, Dr. Qamar noted the great efforts of Dr. Zaidi for development of CIIT, since its inception in 1998. He appreciated the efforts of faculty and staff of CIIT for working with excellence and bringing the Institute in national as well as international top rankings.