Convocation: 800 students to graduate from LUMS today

The convocation is to be held at Syed Maratab Ali Sports Complex, it will be the university’s 25th convocation.

Our Correspondent June 22, 2013
The outgoing vice chancellor, Adil Najam, is expected to address the convocation. PHOTO: FILE


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.


Desibaba | 9 years ago | Reply

The question is not about quantity. How many of those 800 are placed locally or internationally?If so what is the average salary?

Ahmad Shiraz | 9 years ago | Reply

Dear editors,with respect i want to make a grand appeal that these branded institutions and there graduates should not be mentioned in news on a front like that, as it will really disgrace other educational institutions having people of same potential, the only difference is that they have lack of resources and not blessed with the environment as these people got in their lives. So praising only one university which has produced only 800 elite graduates in a country of almost 180 million people and having around 140 educational institutions is i think really an injustice to other thousands of graduates being given degrees at a same time. These kind of news headlines boost these people to become more of a celebrities in front of employers.This is a problem with this country that we have divided ourself in classes and with this bogus system how can we even imagine an economic development having opportunities of biased nature. I am not against this institution neither faced any personal hurdles because of them, just a normal Pakistani who want this system to be on track.

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