Bahria University Karachi Campus holds 13th Convocation 2016
13th Convocation of Bahria University Karachi Campus and 7th Convocation of Pakistan Navy School of Logistics was held on 11th December 2016 at Bahria University Karachi Campus. Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI (M) graced the convocation ceremony as the Chief Guest and conferred degrees on the graduating students of PhD, Postgraduate and Undergraduate programs.
In total 866 degrees were awarded to the Undergraduate and Graduate students of Management Sciences department, Humanities & Social Sciences department, Computer Sciences department, Earth & Environmental Sciences department, Electrical Engineering department, Software Engineering Department and Professional Psychology Department of Bahria University Karachi Campus, while 35 degrees were awarded to students of BS-Supply Chain Management from Pakistan Navy School of Logistics.
Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI(M) awarded 32 Gold Medals to Shahtaj Bano, Hafsa Agha, Syed Muhammad Ubaid Alavi, Mehak Mirza, Rubab Zehra, Tahreem Qureshi, Komal Aziz Memon, Sarah Tariq, Tariq Javaid, Nida Ahmed Farid, Sami Abid, Maham Zeeshan, Ayesha Saleem, Sidra Ashfaq, Maria Saeed, Muhammad Shafiq and Mohsin Ali Maroof from Management Sciences Department; Yumnah Sajjad Khrbey from Social Sciences Department; Muhammad Asim Arshad, Syed Muhammad Ali, Saqib Anwer from Electrical Engineering Department; Amin Motiwala, Sania Rasheed, Huma Tabassum, Muhammad Tariq Hameed from Computer Sciences Department; Pireh Pirzada, Asif Ali, Faiza Sabir from Software Engineering Department; M. Imran Hafeez Abbasi from Earth & Environmental Sciences Department; and Sarwat Aziz, Muhammad Zain Waseem and Ambreen Ashraf from Psychology Department. 23 Silver Medals were also awarded to various students who achieved top positions in their respective programs. Dr. Amir Manzoor has been awarded the degree of PhD in the discipline of Management Sciences from Bahria University Karachi Campus.
Addressing on the occasion, Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI(M) congratulated the graduating students on their splendid success and lauded Bahria University Karachi Campus and Pakistan Navy School of Logistics for providing exceptional knowledge skills to the graduated students in their respective disciplines that will enable them to lead a professionally rewarding life. He said that the role of Universities and Institutions have gained significant importance to help impart the requisite education and fostering competencies to make them better and productive citizen of Pakistan. Today universities need to expand strategic networking with multinational corporations, public and private sectors, and research based institutions. The underlying theme of collaborative relationship is to understand each other’s needs and equipping the students with knowledge to help make them effective at their workplace; both locally and internationally. He said that new endeavors undertaken by the management of Bahria University with commitment and determination will yield the best results for all the stakeholders and will definitely provide competitive edge to Bahria University to become the leading University of the country. He expressed pleasure to see quite a good number of graduates in varied academic disciplines being produced by Bahria University and said that the conferment of PhD Scholars of Karachi Campus getting the degree proves that the Management of Bahria University is fully aware about the importance of research.
Earlier in his welcome address Rector BU, Vice Admiral (Retired) Tanveer Faiz HI (M) expressed his gratitude to the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah NI (M) for his presence in the convocation. He mentioned efforts of the Bahria University for providing the most conducive academic environment, state-of-the art labs and highly qualified faculty for its postgraduate and undergraduate students. Moreover, in order to remain in sync with market demands, Bahria University is continuously reviewing curricula of its ongoing programmes along with new initiatives such as start of PhD in Geophysics, MS in Project Management, Supply Chain Management, MBA in Islamic Finance, Bachelors in Information Technology and various other disciplines. He added that universities have greater role to play in the economic development of the nations. Bahria University is sharply focused on this facet and aims at producing quality graduates who could contribute towards economic growth of the country.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of senior Naval Officers, Industrialists, Businessmen, and parents of the graduating students.
In the end, Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University congratulated the students and their parents, wishing them a prosperous future and also appreciated the students who achieved medals for the outstanding performance.