9th Convocation ceremony was held at the Air University main campus, Islamabad today. The ceremony spanned over two days and five sessions where 1700 shining & bright graduates from undergrad as well as the MS and Ph.D. programs received their medals and degrees in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical, Aerospace, and Aeronautical Engineering disciplines along with the Business Administration, Accounting & Finance, Literature & Linguistics and Computer Science programs.
Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of Air Staff Pakistan Air Force, who is also the Chairman Board of Governors; was the Chief Guest at the ceremony. While addressing the convocation ceremony, the Air Chief congratulated young graduates on their big day and wished them a bright future ahead. The Air Chief also emphasized the valuable contributions and accomplishments of the Pakistan Air Force in quality education, skill training, innovation, and creative technologies over the years. Among other endeavors of strategic importance, he also mentioned the initiative of the National Aerospace Technology Park (NASTP), attributing the aerospace industry as the mother of all industries.
Air Marshal (Retd) Javaid Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor Air University in his welcome address thanked the Chief of the Air Staff for gracing the largest convocation in Air University’s history with 2468 graduates. He also thanked the Air Chief for the wholehearted, unstinted support of Pakistan Air Force to Air University and assured him of following PAF vision of Quality Education, research, innovation, and technology in true spirit and making a meaningful contribution to the national cause.