SRINAGAR, JULY 6: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today attended the Convocation of SSM College of Engineering and Technology, Parihaspora and stressed on the need of imparting quality education to students for their academic excellence.
The Minister, who was the chief guest on the Convocation Day, said that the SSM College has provided quality education to the students of State for the last few decades and assured full support to the college authorities in augmenting its infrastructural requirements.
Congratulating the students on completion of their degree courses, Bukhari said that Convocation Day is the proudest day in a students’ life. “As you (students) have completed your courses, now your actions should speak louder that will make this institution proud and the State as well,” he told students while appealing them to make a positive contribution towards the progress of the society.
He also said that a formal order for launch of the M.Tech programme at the College will be issued soon.
On the occasion, Commissioner Secretary Higher Education, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, said that SSM College has come up to its present position despite many odds and has become a success story in the education sector of the state.
He said that under the dynamic leadership of Altaf Bukhari, the Department has successfully implemented Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) as around 25,000 students in the State have registered themselves this year to avail scholarship.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), Khurshid Ahmad Ganai congratulated students and advised them about their future endeavors.
He also discussed with them various courses and professions the students can further opt. “Many among you should prefer IAS and other civil Service Exams as there is the need of technical administrators too in the field,” Ganai said.
Later, Minister for Education distributed certificates among students who completed their degree courses in different branches of Engineering, MCA, MBA and BBA.
On the occasion, Vice Chancellors IUST, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqi, Vice Chancellor Cluster University (Srinagar), Prof. Sheikh Javid Ahmed; Director Colleges (J&K), G M Tibet Bakal; Former Chairman PSC, Mohammad Shafi Pandit; and faculty members of SSM College and Education Department were present.