The Aga Khan University held its 31st Convocation ceremony in Pakistan on Saturday, December 1, 2018. With 441 students receiving degrees and diplomas, this was the University’s largest Convocation ceremony, to date. Ms Roshaneh Zafar, Managing Director of Kashf Foundation, was the Chief Guest of the ceremony.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery conferred a total of 228 degrees, including 14 Master of Science in Nursing, 203 Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 11 Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degrees.
The Medical College conferred four Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences, nine Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 25 Master of Science in Health Policy and Management, 10 Master of Health Professions Education and 105 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees. An Advanced Diploma in Health Professions Education was awarded to one student and six Diplomas in Dental Hygiene were awarded.
The Institute for Educational Development conferred 44 degrees this year. A Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree was awarded to one student, the Master of Philosophy in Education to 16 and the Master of Education degree to 27 students.
Nine 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.
After conferring the degrees and diplomas, the University recognised “best graduates” from the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Medical College. Dr Basim Ali, a graduate of the MBBS programme, was the recipient of the Best Graduate Award for achieving the highest aggregate score in the Certifying Examinations throughout the five-year programme in the Medical College. In the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ms Anmol Minaz was the recipient of the Best Graduate Award for achieving the highest CGPA among the graduating classes in the BScN and Post-RN BScN programmes. Ms Minaz was also the recipient of the Nursing Practice Award.