Graduation day: SU awards degrees to 675 students

Around 19 doctors of philosophy (PhD), 5 masters of philosophy (MPhil) scholars also received their academic degrees.


Our Correspondent December 21, 2013
Nearly 19 gold and 78 silver medals were given to the outstanding graduates. PHOTO: FILE

HYDERABAD:


The Sindh University, Jamshoro awarded masters and bachelors degrees to 675 graduates at the Convocation 2012 on Saturday.


Around 19 doctors of philosophy (PhD) and five masters of philosophy (MPhil) scholars also received their academic degrees.

Nearly 19 gold and 78 silver medals were given to the outstanding graduates. “This university is the alma mater of a large number of people who have made their mark in their respective fields,” observed Sindh Education Minister Nisar Khuhro, while speaking as the chief guest. The highest number of graduates belonged to the university’s faculty of natural sciences -254 undergraduates and 43 postgraduates.

However, the quality of education, especially research and laboratory based, was not appreciated by many as pointed out by a PhD scholar. “The lab lacks instruments required for the research,” alleged Dr Muhammad Qasim Sipio, who received his PhD degree at the convocation. “I wish that our labs are provided advanced research instruments to help the students in experimental research works.”

A criminology graduate was, however, confident that the lessons learnt over the course of his MPhil research will bolster his professional work. “I have learnt a range of things which our police force usually lacks when it comes to professional policing,” said Dr Inspector Tehzibul Hassan, who was awarded MPhil degree in criminology. Hassan, who belongs to Gilgit, hoped that his research skills in criminal investigation, intelligence analysis and overall security measures will help his fellow policemen too.

Shazma Nandwani, who received one silver and three gold medals, believes that the quality of education in her department is good for the students who want to learn.

According to SU vice-chancellor Dr Nazir A Mughal, more than 25,000 students are currently enrolled at the varsity, adding that enrollment is likely to increase by leaps and bounds with the addition of eight new campuses - in Badin, Dadu, Malir, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Bhit Shah, Larkana and Sukkur districts.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 22nd, 2013.

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