Message from the Vice Chancellor

On 29th March, University of Sargodha celebrates its Fifth Convocation, which will be my first as Vice Chancellor. Our worthy Chancellor, Governor Punjab Mr Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, will be the Chief Guest on this auspicious occasion, during which 43 PhD scholars of 2014-16 and 234 other graduates of 2011-13 will be awarded degrees. Position holders among them will receive medals. I wish to congratulate all of them in advance, as I deeply share their joy and the happiness of their parents and teachers.

The graduation ceremony is a dream-come-true moment in the life of any graduating student. In my opinion, the purpose of life for our young souls should be to make a difference as individuals in their respective professions of choice or in any other personal or public roles. So, the degrees that graduates receive at the upcoming convocation should not be treated as mere pieces of paper but certificates to successful careers ahead. In the limited time I have spent at University of Sargodha, I have come across amazing talent among our students. Therefore, I have no doubt that our graduates will provide appropriate services and skills to the stakeholders in business, commerce, arts, humanities, law, civil and military administration, agriculture, literature, languages, anthropology, philosophy, education, medical sciences and engineering.

Our mode of teaching at University of Sargodha is not just confined to imparting knowledge, but we also teach our students the values we have learned from our parents and elders. We have just concluded our annual Spring Festival, providing our boys and girls with the opportunity to fully express their talents in sports and co-curricular activities. For I honestly believe that this is the best way to prevent our youth from becoming a victim of extremist narratives and, instead, be the leaders of a progressive, tolerant and inclusive Pakistan that our Founding Father had envisaged for us on the eve of Independence.

I am relatively new to this university and have great plans for improving its academic standing in Pakistan and the world – which I shall progressively unveil and implement. Together we shall take University of Sargodha to the next level of professional excellence. Let me once again our bright graduates congratulate, and felicitate their proud parents and teachers on this happy occasion in advance.

Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad
Vice Chancellor