UMT holds the Investiture Ceremony of 3rd Rector
Monday, October 04 2021
University of Management and Technology (UMT) held investiture ceremony in honor of the new Rector Dr. Asif Raza, who took over as 3rd Rector of UMT. Dr. Asif Raza has served Pakistan Air Force and retired as Vice Air Marshal of Air Staff PAF. During his service, he has overseen various projects of national interests which include Avionics Project JF-17 as its director. He has also served as Pro-Rector in NUST for twelve years. In recognition of his services he was conferred with Hilal-e-Imtiaz (M) and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (M).
The ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an followed by the national anthem. The occasion was graced by President UMT, Ibrahim Hasan Murad, Director TKS Ms Mariam Murad, DG UMT Abid Sherwani, the outgoing Rector UMT Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Dr. Mujahid Kamran, Mr. Saleem Ata, Head OSSV Major (rtd) Ibrar Hussain , registrar UMT, Deans, Directors and UMT faculty & staff.
President UMT, Mr. Ibrahim Hasan Murad appreciated the hardworking and passionate faculty and staff of UMT. He said that we are carrying forward the vision of Dr. Hassan Murad (Shaheed), which was to create an institution that is based on values and merit. He stated that the vision of UMT is to become one of the top 100 universities in Asia by 2030.
He also paid tribute to the services rendered by Dr. Aslam the outgoing Rector UMT and welcomed Dr. Asif Raza onboard. Concluding his remarks he asked Allah for His guidance and prayed that this transition becomes beneficial for making the university a world class institution.
The outgoing Rector UMT Dr. Muhammad Aslam shared his thoughts while saying that it was a great experience working with a prestigious institution like UMT. He thanked the entire UMT family for their support throughout his journey. He wished great success to Dr. Asif Raza for his new role at UMT.
Rector UMT Dr. Asif Raza, Air vice Marshall (Rtd) addressed the attendees and said that it is a great honor for me to work with such an excellent organization,UMT. He hoped that the entire faculty would support him in promoting quality education. He added that the growth of UMT in the last few years is exemplary. He also suggested regular communication with the Deans, Directors, senior management as well as students will be necessary for further improvements. He added that we will work to; improve the employability of graduates, strengthen the entrepreneurial and research culture, internationalization, and attracting high quality students.
President UMT, Mr. Ibrahim Hasan Murad also presented souvenir to outgoing rector Dr. Muhammad Aslam.
Dr. Asif Raza signed the Assumption of Charge Document for the post of Rector-UMT and was presented a memento by the outgoing Rector Dr. Muhammad Aslam.