Bahria University confers degrees on 553 students
Islamabad, Jan 11: The 7th convocation of the Bahria University, Islamabad, was held at the Jinnah Convention Centre here on Monday, says a press release.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir was the chief guest, who conferred degrees on 553 graduating students including 188 in absentia in various disciplines including Business Management, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunication and Networking and Environmental Sciences. Fourteen gold medals and twelve silver medals were awarded to the outstanding students.
Admiral Noman Bashir congratulated the graduating students, especially those who won gold and silver medals for their outstanding academic performance. He appreciated the university management for effectively contributing in building up vital human resource and expressed his appreciation upon knowing that Bahria University has established a separate quality assurance directorate to bring improvement in teaching and ensuring quality education.
While highlighting the fact that less than 5% of the population of the country has access to higher education, he emphasized on the universities and other higher education institutions to open up their facilities and design non-degree and skilled oriented short courses to provide vocational training to youth not being able to opt for regular degree programmes. He advised the teaching faculty to prepare and groom students to cope up with the daunting challenges of the time ahead.
Rector Bahria University
Vice Admiral (r) Muhammad Haroon highlighted the achievements of the university made during the last one year. He said a quality assurance directorate has been established to enhance quality and standards at each level of governance. He informed that the discipline of Law for 5 years LLB programme has commenced from 2010. Dental section of Bahria University Medical College has been established with the state of the art laboratories and allied facilities and that construction of medical college complex in Karachi at the cost of Rs540 million has been started. Construction of gymnasium at Islamabad campus at the cost of Rs70 million is nearing its completion. It will provide ample indoor sports facilities to students, he said.
While advising the graduating students, he emphasized that success is not limited to material gains only or to earn handsome salary, live in a spacious house or drive an expensive car. These things do matter but the real success is how one develops into a balanced, righteous, honest and truthful human being. He advised the students that every one of them is born as a distinct individual with tremendous intuitive and intellectual abilities. He also advised them to discover those hidden qualities and apply them in their lives. Success will automatically come their way.Your Comments
AIOU announces new schedule for its examinations
Islamabad: New scheduled exams from Matric to Ph.D level programmes of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for the Semester Spring 2010 has been announced here on Monday.
According to a notification issued here from the Additional Controller of Examination, AIOU Muhammad Rafique, due to some unavoidable reasons the exams arranged for Friday, December 31, 2010 had been cancelled in Karachi city has now been rescheduled on Wednesday, February 2.
Due to assassination of Governor Punjab Suleman Taseer, exams of Matric, FA, BA and postgraduate level programmes, which were arranged for January 5, had also been cancelled around the country. Now, the notification said the exams of Matric, FA and BA programmes will be held on January 29 (Saturday), and the exams of postgraduate level programmes has been rescheduled on February 1.
Annual competitions start at FG Margalla College for Women
Islamabad: Annual competitions began at the Federal Government Margalla College for Women, F-7/4, on Monday in which students of various colleges of Islamabad and Rawalpindi participated.
Federal Minister for Law Dr. Babar Awan was the chief guest on the occasion. 'Naat', 'Qirat', Dry Flower Arrangement and Fresh Flower Arrangement contests were held on the opening day. The competitions of 'Naat' and 'Qirat' were judged by Qadri Mohammad Ikhlaq Madni, Qari Zia-ul-Rehman and Qari Mohammad Nauman. A total of 23 teams participated in these competitions.
In the 'Naat' competition, first prize was awarded to Beenish Raza of the Islamabad College for Girls, F-6/2. Second prize was given to Iram Shabir of the Federal Government Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, Rawalpindi. Third prize went to Hifzah Ahmed of the Federal Government College for Women, F-7/2. Consolation prizes were given to Maham Khan of the Government College for Women, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, and Halima Fatima of the Jinnah Degree College, Humak, Islamabad.
In the 'Qirat' competition, first prize went to Kibra Qayyum of the Fatima Jinnah Degree College, Rawalpindi. Second prize was given to Ammara Aziz of the Bilquis College of Education, Chaklala, Rawalpindi. Third prize went to Palwasha Tauqir of the Islamabad Model College for Girls, F-6/2. The consolation prize was shared by Nida Shehbaz of the Federal Government Margalla College for Women, F-7/4, and Aalia Abbasi of the Fauji Foundation College, Chaklala.
In dry flower arrangement, first prize was given to Samina of F-6/2 college, 2nd prize went to Madiha of F-7/2 college and 3rd prize was given to Ayesha of G-10/4 college. The consolation prize was given to Hooran Ikhlaq.
In fresh flower arrangement, 1st prize was given to Fatima of F-7/2 college, 2nd prize went to Nida of Fauji Foundation College and 3rd prize was obtained by Noor-ul-Ain of F-10/3 college.
The chief guest, Dr. Babar Awan, appreciated the performance of the participants and announced cash prizes of Rs500 for every participant. He congratulated the student council, which has recently taken oath, and announced Rs10,000 for it. The news