As many as 800 students of the Lahore University of Management Sciences will graduate on Saturday (today) from Suleman Dawood School of Business, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering and Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The convocation is to be held at the Syed Maratab Ali Sports Complex. It will be the university’s 25th convocation. Seven PhD candidates will receive their doctorate degrees.
This year, the keynote speaker is Dr Adibul Hasan Rizvi, founder and director of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). Dr Rizvi is a pioneer of organ transplantation in Pakistan. He also led a team of surgeons that conducted the first successful liver transplant on an infant in Pakistan in 2003.
A graduate dinner was held on Friday in honour of the outgoing classes. The recipients of the National Management Foundation Medals were announced at the ceremony. They will receive their awards today (Saturday) at the convocation ceremony.
The SDSB graduates who secured distinction in business subjects were presented 10 Corporate Gold medals at the graduate dinner. The Deans’ Honour List plaques were presented to 136 graduates, 111 undergraduates and 25 students of the graduate programmes.
The outgoing vice chancellor, Adil Najam, is expected to address the convocation. He will be stepping down on June 30, as per his announcement earlier in May.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2013.
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