KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail appreciated the role of Pakistan Navy in nation building by establishing an esteemed organisation like Bahira University. Addressing the 15th convocation of Bahria University, Karachi Campus, on Thursday as a chief guest, the governor congratulated the graduating students on their success.
The governor also recognised the efforts that Bahria University has taken to initiate maritime disciplines and acknowledged the contribution in imparting higher education. The Sindh governor was pleased to learn that Bahria University had incorporated advance teaching methods to promote multi-faceted education and exchange visits of students beyond their normal textbooks education and knowledge.
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Ismail awarded degrees and medals to the graduating students of PhD, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. In total, 782 degrees were awarded to the undergraduate and graduate students of Management Sciences, Professional Psychology, Computer Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences (H&SS), Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Earth & Environmental Sciences and Media Studies departments. Thirty-two gold medals and 26 silver medals were also awarded to students who qualified with distinctions in their respective programmes.
Earlier, in his welcome address Bahria University Rector Vice Admiral (R) Muhammad Shafiq said that the academic institutes foster the culture of academic excellence and in this process, Bahria University has constantly maintained high standards in all spheres to align future strategic directions. He mentioned that the efforts of the varsity to provide the most conducive academic environment, state of the art labs and highly qualified faculty for its postgraduates and undergraduate students are appreciable.
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Bahria University rector also highlighted the new initiatives such as start of new undergraduate programmes under H&SS Department including Bachelors in English (Literature and Linguistics), BS Maritime Business & Management, BS Economics and Finance, MS in Ports & Shipping Management, MS in Trade & Logistics Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics & Port Management. Diploma and certificate courses in Shipping Management, Chinese Language and various other disciplines were also being introduced.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of senior navy officers, industrialists, businessmen and parents of the graduating students.
Published In The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2018.
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