LUMS holds 24th annual convocation, students advised to ‘dream big’

A total of 713 students of the Class of 2012 graduate.


Aroosa Shaukat June 23, 2012

LAHORE: "Every Pakistani has the right to dream and aspire big – and today we gather to celebrate your future," said Lahore University of Management and Science (LUMS) Vice Chancellor, Dr Adil Najam while addressing the 24th annual convocation on Saturday.

LUMS hosted the convocation at the Syed Martrib Ali Sports Complex, attended by 713 students of the Class of 2012, in what is being termed by the institute as the largest convocation in its history. As many as 225 students were awarded their Master's degrees in various disciplines including Economics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Business Administration.

With students asked recognise the efforts of their parents and teachers, the venue echoed with a round of applause as graduating students rose to give a standing ovation on the request of the vice chancellor. "Today we give you back the future of Pakistan and your amaanat," said Dr. Najam while addressing the gathering.

Rector LUMS Abdul Razak Dawood said the Gurmani family had made a donation worth Rs 1 billion, which he said was the largest single donation in Pakistan to any educational institute.

"As a nation we must dream and we must dream big," said Academy award winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy while speaking to the graduating students. Asking students to reflect on the ‘dreams’ of their founding forefathers, Chinoy advised the students to follow their dreams.

Advising students to speak out, embrace failure and dream big while never taking a ‘no’ for an answer, Chinoy delivered a speech embedded with personal trials and tribulations.

The ceremony also included the hooding of Malik Jahan Khan, the doctorate candidate of the department of Computer Science from the School of Science and Engineering, making him the seventh to be conferred the honour by LUMS.

COMMENTS (13)

Bittu | 9 years ago | Reply

@Anam: Thanks for your reply Anam, Rs 3 Million - equals to 4 MBA students fee right ?

Anam | 9 years ago | Reply

@Bittu:

I am a graduate from the 2012 class of LUMS and i do encourage you to look at the stats please. LUMS gave 3 million rupees of aid to students belonging from under-privileged backgrounds which precisely makes 1 out of the 3 students studying at LUMS to be given financial assistance in varying amounts. LUMS NOP program i,e. the national outreach program inducts ONLY those students which cannot afford to pay the tuition fee.

As far as the disparity between matric Fsc / O & Alevels is concerned, no such thing exists. I am a witness to it. Being amongst the first batch of School of science and engineering i can confidently say that a rather large proportion of my batch mates had done their Fsc and in fact did pretty well. refer to the LUMS official website for more detailed statistics: www.lums.edu.pk

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