The 31st Convocation of Islamic University of Technology (IUT) was held on its campus at Board Bazar, Gazipur on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 amid festivity and traditional solemnity. H.E. Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP, Honorable Foreign Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as Chief Guest while Professor Dr. Munaz Ahmed Noor, Vice-Chancellor of IUT presided over the ceremony.

The Honorable Chief Guest expressed his happiness to IUT being an institution which offers education, skills, know-how and required ability to bring sustainable development and balanced progress for the Muslim world by developing human resources as a constructive force for inclusive growth and he assured that Bangladesh Government will take all endeavours for the development of IUT.

Prof. Dr. Munaz Ahmed Noor, Vice-Chancellor of IUT in his speech advised the graduate students to keep always in mind that having sight is not enough for seeing things in their right perspective and to have a vision to gain a successful career.

H.E. Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the OIC and Chancellor of IUT in his message expressed his pleasure for the efforts being made by the IUT administration, under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr. Munaz Ahmed Noor, in improving the university’s infrastructure, strengthening the faculty and introducing new academic programmes.

H.E. Dr. Mohammad Said A. Alzahrani, Chairman of the Governing Board of IUT and Vice-President of Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Kingdom Saudi Arabia (KSA) was also present and congratulated the new graduates on their success which is the result of their years of determination, optimism and patience. The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group was represented by Mr. Abdi Moalin Abdullahi, Senior Education Specialist at Education Division of Human Development Department, IDB-Jeddah. The reception was attended also by the heads and representatives of diplomatic missions of the OIC member countries in Bangladesh.

316 (Three hundred Sixteen) students from different OIC member countries graduated this year. For the outstanding result, OIC gold medal was awarded to Mr. Ibrahim Adamou, a national of Nigeria and IUT gold medals were awarded to Bangladeshi nationals namely Mr. Irteza Enan Kabir, Mr. Abir Ahsan, Mr. Omar Sadab Chowdhury and Mr. Sabbir Ahmed.

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