UTP Honours 1,250 Graduates at Convocation Ceremony
(15 October 2017)
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) recently celebrated its 17th convocation ceremony where 1,250 graduates of different fields were conferred degrees.
From the total, the university conferred 96 PhDs, 110 Masters and 1,044 bachelor's degrees in the fields of science, engineering and technology.
At the convocation ceremony, UTP Pro Chancellor, Tan Sri Sidek Hassan conferred the scrolls to the graduates in the morning session. In the afternoon, the graduates received their scrolls from UTP Pro Chancellor Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.
Business Information Systems graduate Farah Iliyana Binti Mohd Noor was awarded the Chancellor Gold Award, while Khairul bin Anuar (Petroleum Engineering) and Phua Yun Hock (Chemical Engineering) received the Chancellor Silver Award and Chancellor Bronze Award respectively.
Tareq Aziz Hasan Al-Qutami, an MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate from Yemen, received the Alumni Postgraduate Award at the Master's level, while Hamayoun Mahmood, a PhD in Chemical Engineering graduate from Pakistan, was the recipient of the Alumni Postgraduate Award at the PhD level.
Mohamad Ali Hajian Maleki of Iran, an Information and Communication Technology graduate, was awarded the Best International Undergraduate Student award.
In conjunction with UTP 20th anniversary celebration this year, the 17th edition of the convocation also saw previous Chancellor Award recipients being honoured.
Also present at the event were ITPSB Board of Directors, representatives from other universities and UTP Vice Chancellor Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim.
Various events were organised in conjunction with the convocation ceremony.
UTP Acadrex is an event that features the university's academic and research exhibition. There was also an innovation challenge competition and a Government-University-Industry Forum & Roundtable titled 'The Future of Malaysia under the 4th Industrial Revolution'. The findings and outcomes from the roundtable were later presented to Deputy Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation, YBhg Datuk Wira Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah.
UTP also organised a convocation festival or Convofest at its campus featuring various activities. They included UTP students' performances, aerobic session, equestrian, kids colouring competition and performances by local artistes.
UTP also held the various CSR activities in conjunction with its convocation ceremony such as Convo Ride, Convo Run, Convo Kayak Exploration, Convo CSR Charity Ride 2017. The main objective of these activities were to collect funds to help the underprivileged at UTP's surrounding community. They were also held to increase interests in STEM subjects among students, promote healthy lifestyle and strengthen UTP's relationship with its surrounding community.