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Hamdard University, Islamabad convocation 2012

156 graduates receive degrees
Islamabad, April 25: As many as 156 graduates of Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus, were awarded with degrees in its 9th Degree Awarding Ceremony 2012 held here on Tuesday.

Ambassador of Republic of Cuba Zenen Buergo Concepcion was invited as the chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan was also invited on the occasion.

The convocation began with the recitation of the Holy Qur'aan. Hamdard University Vice Chancellor Professor Nasim A. Khan, while speaking on the occasion, said that faculty development environments are very conducive in Hamdard University as currently 16% i.e. fifty-nine faculty members are undergoing various stages of training or education either MPhil or PhD. All programmes of Hamdard University are formally recognised by relevant regulating bodies that include Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Pakistan Engineering Council, Tibb Council, Pakistan Bar Council, Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and above all Higher Education Commission.

In the field of research, Hamdard University has made decent contribution by producing 87 PhD research thesis, 31 originally authored books in different fields, produced 75 MPhils and published 299 papers in journals of international repute since its inception.

Dr. Nasim A. Khan, a respected name in the sphere of alternative resources of energy, said: "The Hamdard University has chosen to focus on one of key areas of economic development of the country i.e. energy. The university has thus established a Department of Energy Engineering with state-of-the-art engineering laboratories and project sciences."

Director General of Hamdard University (Islamabad Campus) Dr. Nazeer Ahmad said that Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus, has three institutes in disciplines of Engineering, Management and Pharmaceutical Sciences. "At present, we have more than one thousand students; whereas, so far more than two thousand and three hundred students have graduated. Today 156 graduates are being awarded with degrees: 47 in Business Administration, 38 in Engineering and IT and 71 in Pharmaceutical Sciences." He said that their alumni are very well placed in public and private sector.

Hamdard University Chancellor S.M. Zafar paid tribute to Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, one of the eminent physicians of eastern medicine, philanthropist and the founder Chancellor of Hamdard University. He said that Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus, is making a perceptible progress in academic and extracurricular activities.

Cuban Ambassador Zenen Buergo Concepcion said that in education, Pakistan and Cuba relations are exemplary. Between 2007 and 2008, as part of a scholarship programme offered by the Government of Cuba, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) sent around 1,000 youngsters to Cuba to study medicine. Today more than 900 Pakistanis are studying medicine, out of which around 300 will obtain their General Doctor degree next year. The rest will graduate in 2014. While describing Pak-Cuba relations the Cuban Ambassador said that our beloved countries established diplomatic relations 56 year ago. It has been a friendly relation during all these years and touched new heights in 2005, in the aftermath of the unfortunate and devastating earthquake that hit Pakistan on October 8, 2005.

President Hamdard Foundation Pakistan Sadia Rashid said Cuban Ambassador Zenen Buergo Concepcion does us great honour by gracing this occasion - and, thereby, shows us his love of learning and his country's encouragement for the cause of education. It is perhaps the single most important ingredient for progress. Founder-Chancellor, Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, is a constant reminder to us all of what one man can do. His two rented rooms is Aram Bagh, Karachi, have developed into today's national network and multinational product reach. And why? I believe the answer lies in his pure motives, and that magic wand we can all wave, since it is in all our hands: Simple hard work!

Later, degrees were awarded to graduates by the chief guest. Gold medals were awarded to Amrozia Fayyaz (MBA), Raja Mehtab Zahir (BE-EE)), Umbreen Iftikhar (Pharm. D) and Qurat ul Ain (Pharm. D). The news

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Roots College G-8 Campus holds annual convocation
Islamabad: Roots College International G-8 Metropolitan Campus held its annual convocation and high achievers' ceremony at the Jinnah Convention Centre to commemorate the triumph of the graduating students.

Rounds of applause from students and parents rocked the hall when chief guests Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira and Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistani Farooq Sattar, and the guest of honour, PM's Task Force on Islamabad Chairman Faisal Sakhi Butt entered the hall.

Roots School System Executive Director Walid Mushtaq commended the untiring efforts of Rootsians who got acceptances on scholarship from opulent universities of the world.

He praised the acceptance of Najib Ishaq, a student of A Levels, who got acceptances from Brown University with 100 percent scholarship of $226,560, Ohio Wesleyn University with a scholarship of $ 110,000, University of South Carolina with 100 percent scholarship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with 100 percent Scholarship; Ali Naeem, who got acceptances from New York University on 100 percent scholarship of $247,840, Rochester University on 100 percent scholarship of $220,200, Florida Institute of Technology with a scholarship of $76,000, Massachusetts College of Health Science with a scholarship of $52,000, Syracuse University on 100 percent scholarship of $200,600 and from Hartford University; Aroosa Batool, who got acceptances from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, with an international scholars' award of $60,000 and from Mary Mount Manhattan College; Aazar bin Nouman, who got acceptance from Florida Institute of Technology with a scholarship of $48,000; Hassan Ejaz, who got acceptances from Florida Institute of Technology with a scholarship of $40,000, from Drexel University; Daraab Kiani, who got acceptances from Grinnel College, Iowa, USA, with a scholarship of $104,000, University of Western Ontario, Ohio, Wesleyn University with a scholarship of $ 90,000 and York University; Raza Jaffery, who got acceptance from Florida Institute of Technology with a scholarship of $60,000, and more than 100 students who got acceptances from the top universities across the globe, including University of Aberdeen, University of Warwick, Durham University, University of Leeds, Loughborough University, University of Sussex, University of Northampton, Cardiff University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh, Lancaster University, Bangor University, University of Derby, Staffordshire University, University of West London, Teesside University, London South Bank University, University of Bradford and University of Liverpool.

Another round of applause thundered across the hall after the speeches of chief guests and the guest of honour, who eminently brought the significance of education into the limelight and its impact towards serving humanity.

Changez Jamali also accredited the distinguished gumption and vigour of Walid Mushtaq, and announced the names of graduating students and congratulated them for their successful completion of A-Levels. pr

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KESC conducts training seminar for NED faculty
Karachi: A seminar for training and practical demonstration of high voltage power distribution was arranged by the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) on Tuesday for the faculty members of the NED University's Electrical Engineering Department.

Several groups of students from the university had been attending such sessions in the past, but it was the first time any training seminar was organised for the teachers, a KESC statement claimed.

As many as 30 faculty members attended the seminar - organised at the KESC's Training Centre where Pervez Ahmed delivered an extensive lecture on technical advances and modern processes being implemented by the power utility.

An on-load demonstration of the functioning of high voltage was also carried out for the visitors, supervised by Abdul Qadeer Memon, who briefed the faculty on technical details of it. One of the teachers said the faculty would like to continue the process of learning as "the KESC had better lab facilities than the university itself". The news

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