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IIU convocation, 1,936 graduates | UAAR Students' Week

IIU confers degrees on 1,936 graduates
Islamabad, April 8, 2008: The International Islamic University (IIU) in its 6th convocation on Monday awarded degrees to 1,936 graduates for the academic session 2006-07.

As many as 816 of the graduates were females and 87 - 13 females - were foreigners. Gold medals were awarded to 88 students for their excellent academic performance.

Among the gold medalists, five were from the faculty of Arabic language and Islamic civilization, while seven belonged to the faculty of basic and applied sciences, eight to Islamic studies (Usuluddin); four were from the faculty of languages, literature and humanities, 15 from the faculty of management sciences, six from the Shariah and law faculty and four from the faculty of social sciences.

Sofia Malik from the faculty of Shariah and law was awarded two gold medals while the university's first PhD degree in electronic engineering was awarded to Salman Iqbal.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman Senate Mohammedmian Soomro, who was the chief guest, congratulated the passing-out graduates and lauded the efforts of the university for promoting quality education and providing research opportunities to the students in various disciplines.

In his welcome address, President IIU Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui briefed the participants about the last one year's performance of the university, structure, development activities and its future programmes.

"A remarkable feature of the university is the maximum number of female students. Students from 42 countries are also getting education in different programmes which reflects the international character of IIU," he observed.

The university is currently offering 80 degrees and diploma programmes from bachelor to PhD levels in addition to six diploma courses, he added.

Rector Dr Manzoor Ahmed said the university aimed at developing an international Islamic seat of higher learning, research and imparting training in various branches of knowledge with special emphasis on Islamic studies, social sciences and humanities. APP

Students' Week commences at UAAR
Rawalpindi: The 'Students Week' has started at the University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi (UAAR) from Monday with an aim to provide ample opportunities to the students for extra-curricular activities.

Various competitions were held on the first day including those of hiking as well as software and poster making at three different venues with the poster making competition titled 'Today's Youth is Free' was being participated by 16 students. Ali Irfan Chughtai secured the first, Amina Bibi the second and Rabia Ikram grabbed the third position in the competition.

In the software competition, Muhammad Jaffer and Muhammad Waqas both stood first and Asad Mehmood got the second position while in the hiking competition, Syed Kashif Hussain came first while Muhammad Hashim and Abdullah Khan secured second and third positions respectively.

In the girls' event, Nazia Sadiq secured the first place while Asia Ashraf came second and Shazia Sultan secured third position. Speaking on the occasion, speakers including Registrar UAAR Naseeruddin, Director Students Affairs Azhar Naeem and Director Institute of Information Technology Dr Irfan Younas said that extra-curricular activities play a pivotal role in enhancing the physical and mental capabilities of the students, adding that students, by involving themselves in such activities, ameliorate their skills and also expose themselves to an opportunity of interaction with each other in a more affable manner. The News
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