A Total of 382 students were awarded with degrees and diplomas during the 29th Convocation ceremony of the University in Pakistan, held on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The ceremony was presided over by Dr Afaf I. Meleis, a member of University's Board of Trustees. The Chief Minister of Sindh, Pakistan, Mr Murad Ali Shah was the Chief Guest of the ceremony.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery conferred the degree of Master of Science in Nursing to 13, Bachelor of Science in Nursing to 149 and the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery to 14 students.
The Medical College awarded one Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences, 14 Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 14 Master of Science in Health Policy and Management and 6 Master of Health Professions Education degrees and 19 advanced diplomas: 16 in Human Development and 3 in Health Professions Education. At undergraduate level, 94 students were awarded with the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree and 10 with the Diploma in Dental Hygiene.
The Institute for Educational Development conferred 38 degrees in total including one Doctor of Philosophy in Education and 37 Master of Education degrees.
This year 10 students, who had completed their Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures programme at University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London, also received their degrees during this ceremony.
Than it was time to recognize the high achievers. Saneeha Shahid of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme received the Best Graduate Award for achieving the highest aggregate score in the Certifying Examinations throughout the five-year programme leading to the MBBS degree. Aziza Jaffer Ali was the recipient of the Best Graduate Award in the School of Nursing and Midwifery for achieving the highest CGPA among the graduating classes in the BScN and Post-RN BScN Programmes, having a CGPA greater than 3.5 and also selected for the Nursing Practice Award.