DUHS, Liaquat Medical College convocation
Over 1,200 get degrees at DUHS convocation
Karachi, May 16: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS)
held its fifth convocation on Sunday to give away degrees, medals and
shields to more than 1,200 graduates in different disciplines at the
university's Ojha Campus.
The degrees were conferred
on MBBS, BDS, nursing and medical technology graduates as well as
postgraduates of 2013 and 2014 batches.
Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed was the chief guest at the convocation
attended by the faculty heads, DUHS academic council members, doctors,
paramedics, students and their parents, besides dignitaries.
Dr Sagheer Ahmed, also the pro-chancellor of the university,
said the day of convocation was a thirst-quenching occasion for all
students and their parents alike. He told the graduates that they had
chosen a profession which was meant to serve the humanity irrespective
of patients' caste, creed or faith.
Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan said that since its establishment,
the university had produced 7,382 undergraduates and 1,190 postgraduates
in all disciplines of medical and allied sciences.
Earlier, the minister distributed medals, certificates and shields to the position-holders. Dawn
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Call to delete outdated matter from textbooks
Karachi: Outdated stuff from education courses must be deleted from one
to matriculation classes and modern practical-based education system
should be introduced across the country for achieving real development
and progress, said TechLabx/Mamdani Incorporation CEO Essa Mamdani in a
statement on Sunday. Our education system is not much effective as now a
days the main focus of teachers is on making grades of students rather
than providing proper education that must be delivered. The teachers
compel students to remain busy in race to win and they have even
forgotten the real motives of education. This pressure makes the
syllabus much heavier to be handled by a student, he said. Mamdani said
the courses should be reduced by as per memory capacity of students. The
load should be reduced in such a manner that the syllabus must be
completed within given time, while funfair activities should be the part
of education. He said that funfair activities would help students to
learn more efficiently and reduce those subjects from the syllabus,
which make no sense and add such subjects that could help the students
in their practical life. As we talk about the teachers in schools, it is
also mandatory to raise voice here that as the world is transforming to
modernism, we should also make efforts to match courses at par with it.
Mamdani said: Unfortunately in Pakistan, students just, after
completing matriculation get jobs to educate students that create lack
of proper education to the students. They do not make their proper plan
to complete the courses within the time given. It makes the students
exhaust in the last days before examination. He said unfortunately,
education system of Pakistan had made the students a machine to copy and
paste. It means to copy from notebook to their minds, and paste it
directly to their examination sheets without even understanding that
specific topic. Such education is of no use that makes the student
addicted to spoon-feeding. Students are getting much more impractical.
It is imperative to reduce burden of courses from students and ensure
them provision of practical-based education based, Mamdani concluded. Daily times
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Liaquat Medical College holds second convocation
Karachi: Eighty-three medical graduates of the Liaquat National Hospital & Medical
College were awarded the MBBS degrees by the Vice Chancellor of Karachi
University Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser at a colourful ceremony held at the
Convention Centre Auditorium on Saturday.
This group is
the second class (2013), graduating for the MBBS degree of the Liaquat
National Medical College established in August 2007.
ceremony was witnessed by the proud parents of the medical graduates,
members of the governing body of Liaquat National Hospital, dignitaries
and faculty members, dressed in the traditional regalia, and senior
The highlight of the ceremony was the
Wajid Ali Shah Medal for Best Graduate (Best Overall Academic
Performance Over Five Years), which was awarded to Dr Fawad Shahid along
with a cash award of Rs 350,000.
This award has been
introduced in the memory of (late) Wajid Ali Shah who was the founder
President of the Liaquat National Hospital.
Shahid was also awarded the merit award for the 1st position for Final
Year MBBs. Dr Faiza Hassan received the merit award for 2nd position and
Dr Arsalan Ahmed Abro received the merit award for the 3rd position.
merit awards were presented by Vice Chancellor KU Prof Dr Muhammad
Qaiser and included a cash award of Rs 100,000, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000,
Besides, special awards were presented to
Dr Rehan Rais who received the Medical Director's Medal for Best Male
Graduate, presented by Dr Salman Faridi, Medical Director of the Liaquat
National Hospital & Medical College and to Dr Maria Tariq Siddiqui
who was awarded the Dean's Medal for Best Female Graduate by Prof Dr
Amir Ali Shoro, Dean & Principal of Liaquat National Medical
Syed Shahid Ali, President LNH governing body,
congratulated the graduates for their accomplishments and urged them to
remain committed to their profession.
Dr Salman Faridi
advised the young doctors to look at themselves as "healers" rather than
just doctors. He told the graduates that the LNH&MC Alumini
Association has been established which would enable them to keep in
touch with their alma mater and classmates.
He shared his
vision of seeing them as future custodians of the institution holding
leadership positions at the hospital and medical college, which should
also be part of their career goals. The news
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