The Aga Khan University held its 33rd convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Melinda French Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was the chief guest at the event where 352 students in Pakistan received degrees and diplomas.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery conferred a total of 172 degrees, including one Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences – Nursing, 22 Master of Science in Nursing, 119 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 24 Post-RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 6 Post-RM Bachelor of Science in Midwifery degrees.
The Medical College conferred two Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences, 13 Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 19 Master of Science in Health Policy and Management, three Master of Health Professions Education and 95 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees. Four Diplomas in Dental Hygiene were also awarded.
The Institute for Educational Development conferred 44 degrees this year. The Master of Philosophy in Education to 30 and the Master of Education to 14 students.
Valedictorians Anum Ehsan, MBBS programme, and Scoviah Masudio, Post-RN Bachelor of Science in Midwifery programme, addressed graduands at the global ceremony.
15 students, who completed their Master of Arts (Muslim Culture) programme at University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London, were also awarded their degrees.