LAHORE: Five Pakistani students have graduated from South Asian University (SAU) in New Delhi.
They were awarded degrees during the third convocation of the varsity held on June 7. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood also attended the ceremony.
The students completed their Masters from SAU in diverse disciplines – including biotechnology, computer science, law and international relations.
Speaking to the Pakistani graduates separately, Mahmood extended warm felicitations to them and their families and wished them well in their professional pursuits in the future.
He also emphasised the pivotal role that the varsity could play in bringing the youth from South Asian nations together for grooming and higher learning.
The high commissioner hoped that more Pakistani students would be able to join SAU in the coming years — enriching its multi-national character and contributing to the success of the collaborative Saarc project.
SAU President Dr Kavita Sharma highlighted the educational institute’s progress so far along with its vision and future plans.
This year, a total of 161 students received their Master’s degrees, while 10 got M Phil and four PhD degrees.
It is pertinent to mention here that the decision to establish the South Asian University was taken at the Saarc Summit in New Delhi in April 2007. The varsity started taking students from August 2010.