KARACHI (PPI) - The ninth convocation of the Bahria University was held on Sunday at Bahria University Karachi campus, to commemorate the academic accomplishments of its students. Students were also honored with gold and silver medals for their outstanding achievements in their academic career. Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University and Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila NI(M) graced the occasion with his presence and conferred degrees on the graduating students of masters and undergraduate programs.In total 821 students were awarded degrees. In the Masters Programs, 240 students of Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Psychology, Earth & Environmental Sciences were awarded degrees. While 581 students of Undergraduate Programs of Business Administration, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Computer & Software Engineering, Earth & Environmental Sciences and Psychology were awarded degrees.The Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University, Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila NI(M) along with the Rector of Bahria University, Vice Admiral Shahid Iqbal HI (M) awarded 21 Gold medals and 14 Silver medals to various students, who achieved top positions in their respective disciplines. Gold medals and Silver medals were awarded to the students from each discipline to acknowledge their outstanding performance. While speaking to the students at the occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila NI(M) congratulated the students and their parents on their splendid success and said that the role of Universities and Institutions have gained significant importance to impart quality education to the students and fostering competencies to make them better and productive citizens. Bahria University is in the forefront of conceiving and implementing initiatives and programs that fulfil the needs thrown by the challenges of globalization with special focus on capacity building, he added.The Pro-Chancellor congratulated Rector Vice Admiral Shahid Iqbal HI (M) and assured fullest cooperation and support for the development of the University.Earlier in his welcome address the Vice Admiral Shahid Iqbal HI (M) expressed his gratitude to the Pro-Chancellor Bahria University and Chief of the Naval Staff for his presence in the convocation. He said the University aspires for the culture of academic excellence and maintains high quality of standards in all spheres of life. He also gave an overview on the progress made by various departments of the Bahria University Karachi Campus.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 25-Feb-2013 here.