Quaid-i-Azam University Convocation 2012
1,287 awarded post-graduate degrees at QAU convocation
Islamabad, May 04: As many as 1,287 graduates of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on
Thursday received degrees and medals after successful completion of
their academic education, at its 'Convocation 2012'.
of total, 887 students of MSc Natural Sciences, Social Sciences,
Biological and Medicine Sciences received degrees while 281 students of
MPhil and 115 of PhD received degrees on completion of their studies in
these disciplines. Four students of Faculty of Medicine Sciences were
awarded degrees on completion of their MS/MD/MDS.
of 135 medals including Chancellors Medal and President' Gold Medal were
also conferred on the graduates who have shown extra-ordinary
performance in their academics.
Chairman Senate, Nayyar
Hussain Bokhari, as a chief guest, said youth is considered as backbone
in the process of national development and they must focus on
acquisition of knowledge and research work.
Nayyar Bokhari said a literate society could only ensure progress and save future of the nation.
congratulated the QAU staff for maintaining top position among other
universities and said: "It is good that the university is paying special
focus on research along with other studies for elevating the standard
of education in the country".
He urged the students to utilise their potential for constructive purposes and work for the development of the country.
world has turned into global village due to development of information
technology and the youth must harness their capabilities through
utilizing the scientific innovations," he added.
that he is well aware of the problems faced by the employees of the
university and soon their longstanding demand of establishing housing
scheme will be fulfilled.
Nayyar Bokhari congratulated the degree holders, wishing them a bright future.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, speaking on the occasion, said the
university was established in 1967 and now known as one of the best
institutions in the world.
The university has initiated
four years BS programmes on experimental basis, which has gained a lot
of appreciation and it will continue to introduce more such programmes
in the future.
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QAU faculty assails manhandling of associate professor
Islamabad: Faculty members of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) have condemned the
manhandling of Dr. Irfan Zia Qureshi, an associate professor at the
Department of Animal Sciences, by a university official.
to sources, Dr. Qureshi complained to Dr. Masoom Yasinzai,
vice-chancellor of the Quaid-i-Azam University, on Friday, when a group
of students under the banner of Quaidian Students Federation was
protesting, that the administration, hostel staffers and security
people, including its head, were not performing and the rowdiness of
students was being handled by faculty members.
said that this enraged the university official dealing with the matter
and soon after the VC was away he caught the associate professor by the
neck and threatened him of dire consequences.
a delegation of faculty members met the VC in his office where Dr.
Qureshi submitted a written complaint. Dr. Yasinzai, as head of the
institution, apologised for the harsh treatment meted out to Dr. Qureshi
by the university official. He also formed a committee, headed by Dr.
Eatzaz Ahmad, dean of the Social Sciences Department, to look into the
matter and submit a report.
When contacted, QAU Academic
Staff Association President Dr Gulraiz Akhter confirmed the incident and
said that his association was waiting for the committee report and
action by the VC before chalking out a course of action.
approached, Professor Zahid Majeed, vice-president of the Federation of
All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association, and Professor
Rasheed Khalid, president of the Federal Chapter of FAPUASA, demanded
strong action against the university official.
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Economist appointed at KMU
Peshawar: Syed Bilal Khisro; development economist of the Planning & Development Department,
has been posted here as Director, Planning & Development, Khyber
Medical University (KMU), which is the only medical university of the
province in the public sector.According to government sources, he was
posted this week on deputation from the Planning and Development
Department; where he has been working for the past more than 15 years in key pioneering development interventions of the provincial government,especially in the reforms sector. The news
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