KARACHI - The Acting Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University, Dr Muhammad Ahmed Qadri, on Tuesday visited the Degree Show 2017 of the graduates of the Department of Visual Studies.

He said on the occasion that the graduates of the KU Visual Studies Department are contributing towards promoting Pakistani culture and attracting many visitors at their annual degree show.

An official of the Department said that as many as 12 Architecture students, 18 Graphic Design,

8 Film students, 22 Textile Design, 6 Fine Art, and 5 Islamic Arts students are displaying their work which is attracting a large number of visitors.

A number of students were awarded distinctions by the external examiners.

Students have explored relevant social and environmental themes and proposed innovative design solutions and shared their reflections on social realities.

A graduate directory has also been published to accompany the show.

Acting Vice Chancellor and Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Qadri and faculty from other departments visited the exhibition and was very impressed with the quality of the work produced.

Parents, professionals, students and faculty from other institutions gave very positive feedback.

“While there are very few professional training centres in the fields of fine arts and designing, there is clearly no lack of talent amongst the youth of Pakistan. Graduates are quickly snapped up by employers and art galleries and contribute to the economy and positive image of Pakistan, nationally and internationally.”

These views were expressed by Durriya Kazi, Chairperson, Visual Studies department, University of Karachi at the Degree Show 2017 of VS department, KU.

“They have represented Pakistan on various international forums and won laurels for their country which is a moment of pride for us. Employment rate of our graduates is more than 90 percent showing the level of performance of our department,” added Kazi.