Isra University Celebrates the Graduation Ceremony
Everything changes with time, except the change itself. We live in an age of innovation and change, and in such an age, the universities have a special obligation. They must hold fast to the best of the past, and do more for the best of the future, said Prof. Dr. Asadullah Kazi, Chancellor, Isra University while presiding over its 13th Convocation of Isra University held on 30 January 2016 at its main campus in Hyderabad.
The Isra University conferred degrees to around 373 students belonging to Medical Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing, Vision Sciences, Physical Therapy, Management Sciences, Electronics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering and Telecommunications.
While talking about change, Prof. Dr. Asadullah Kazi said that we must get ready for globalization, which is like the river that has burst its banks. He advised that we must learn swimming or else we will be drowned. As a parting message to the students, he said, ‘Work hard to achieve your goals. I want you to become great, as we are optimistic in you. You are the leaders of tomorrow, so get yourself ready to address the challenges of the future.’ He went on and reminded the students their goal as educated citizens, ‘to uphold the image of your country, by letting the world know that we are a peaceful nation.’
Further in his address, he accentuated the importance of education and said that learning is a lifelong process that continues from the cradle to the grave. He urged the students to be competitive and participative in order to extend their knowledge. ‘There can be no development without participation; and there can be no participation without communication, in this age of digital literacy,’ he said.
On this felicitous occasion, Prof. Dr. Ghulamqadir Kazi, Vice Chancellor, Isra University in his address said that the main purpose of such events is not only to confer degrees on the students but also to honor those who have performed meritoriously.
In the light of a verse from The Holy Quran he said, ‘Knowledge inculcates in a person sense of responsibility and accountability.’ While expressing his expectations of the graduating batch he said, ‘I hope that the graduating students of this University will demonstrate this purpose of the knowledge and will emerge as torch-bearers of truth and be paragons of virtue.’
In his address, he also shared the tremendous progress shown by Isra University and the various achievements made over the years. In his closing remarks, he congratulated the graduating students and expressed his good wishes for their future endeavors.
At the convocation, out of 373 graduates, 190 received degree for Bachelor in Medical Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing and Physical Therapy whereas, 25 post graduate degrees were awarded in different programs of medical and allied medical sciences. In addition, 105 received degree for Bachelor and 50 for Master in Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Technology, Software Engineering and Telecommunications. Apart from this, five students was also conferred upon a PhD in Management & Medical Sciences.
At the end, Prof. Dr. Asadullah Kazi awarded Gold and Silver Medals to the outstanding students for securing positions in their relevant Faculties and Departments. This year, Sana Hassan Rajpar, a graduate of MBBS program received a Gold Medal in the Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences whereas, she also received a Silver Medal in the Division of Basic Sciences and Division of Clinical Scinces; Salwa Shoukat Ali Memon, a graduate of BDS program, received a Gold Medal in the Faculty of Dentistry & Allied Sciences whereas, she also received Silver medal in the Division of Basic dental sciences and Clinical Dental Sciences; Afshan Abdul Aziz, a graduate of BS (Nursing) program received a Silver Medal in the Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences, and Zohra Valliani, a graduate of DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) received a Silver Medal in the Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences. In addition, Aamir Khan Sahtio, a graduate of BS (Computer Science) received a Gold Medal in the Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology whereas, he also received a Silver Medal in the Department of Computer Science; Iqra Aslam Memon, a graduate of BBA program received a Gold Medal in the Faculty of Commerce, Economics & Management Sciences whereas, she also received a Silver Medal in the Department of Management Sciences; Kianat Soomro a graduate of BS (Telecommunication) program received a Silver Medal in the Department of Computer Science; Farheen Abdul Karim a graduate of BS (Software Engineering) program received a Silver Medal in the Department of Computer Science; Faraz Ahmed Khan a graduate of BS (Electronics) program received a Silver Medal in the Department of Computer Science, Amir Ahmed and Shoaib Raza Gopang a graduate of BE (EE) program received a Silver Medal in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
At the convocation besides the dignitaries other faculty members, parents and a large number of students were present who were invited for lunch after the Chancellor declared the convocation closed.