1,220 KU grads, postgrads set out into the world
Sindh Governor (and KU Chancellor) Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan was invited as the chief guest. He was,
however, unable to attend the event due to commitments with the prime minister,
who is currently visiting Karachi. Khan sent a written speech instead, which was
read out by the KU pro-VC.
Karachi, May 1(Daily Times): Exactly 1,220 students were awarded graduate and postgraduate degrees
during the University of Karachi (KU) convocation 2007 on Monday. A total
of 154 gold medals were awarded to 132 students for best performances in their
respective fields. Sixty-three gold medals were awarded in 2005, while in 2006,
this number rose to 89. Moreover, one D. Lit. degree and 81 M. Phil./Ph. D.
degrees were also awarded during Monday's ceremony.
KU VC Prof. Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui
substituted as the chief guest, and the ceremony was presided over by the KU
registrar, Prof. Muhammad Rais Alvi.
Khan congratulated all graduating
students for their achievements, and Siddiqui reminded all those present of
their duties and responsibilities to the nation, as well as to the university.
"This is to remind all students who are graduating today that these degrees do
not mark the end of the pursuit of knowledge. You are going to start a new phase
of learning through experience," he said.
Siddiqui also mentioned some
important developments that have taken place at the campus. He spoke about
research conducted by various faculties and research institutions in KU. The
university now has a total of 95 Ph. Ds, 75 M. Phils, 8 MS, 3MDs, one D. Lit.,
and one D.Sc. in five faculties, to its credit. "The Faculty of Science produced
the highest number of Ph. Ds (47) and M. Phils (50)," Siddiqui said.