KARACHI - Dow University Health Sciences (DUHS) has conferred degrees to over 1200 students of different disciplines in its 5th Convocation held at the Ojha Campus of Dow University. 

The degrees were conferred upon the graduates of MBBS, BDS, Nursing and Medical Technology and other postgraduates for the year 2013 and 2014. Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed was the chief guest on the occasion. A large number of dignitaries, academic council members, professors, chairmen, HODs, professors, lecturers, physicians, parents and students attended the convocation.

Dr Sagheer Ahmed, who attended the convocation as pro-chancellor of the University, said that being the member of medical community, he acknowledges the hard work a student during the ears of their education.

“The day of convocation is a thirst quenching occasion for all of them. It is important that all the graduates must realize that the profession they have chosen demands services to humanity, irrespective of creed, color or cast.”

 He congratulated graduates and their parents while lauding efforts of honour holders and reminded all graduates of the responsibility that has been placed on their shoulders as medical practitioners. He also appreciated efforts of Vice Chancellor-DUHS Prof Hameed Khan and his faculty members in the establishment and the developments of the University.

 In his address Prof Masood Hameed Khan, Vice-Chancellor-DUHS recounted progress of University since its inception. He informed that since establishment of the University, it has produced 7382 undergraduates and 1190 postgraduate students in all specialties of medical and allied sciences. He also informed about varous course, diploma program at Dow University. He said that the vision and mission of DUHS is focused on three domains that include academic excellence, human resource development and community healthcare. He congratulated young graduates and their parents for acquiring degree with their continuous hard work. He hoped that these graduates will serve the nation with dedication and acquire success in their future endeavors. Earlier, Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed then distributed gold medals, certificates and shields among the honour holders.

According to details, the best MBBS graduate of DMC, SMC & DIMC 2013 was Saba Fatima, the best BDS graduate of DIKIOHS 2013 was Zainab Ali Raza, the best MBBS graduate of DIMC 2014 was Hera A. Kamdar, the best Pharmacy graduate of 2013 was Syeda Adeeba Zahid. On the other hand, Sobiya was declared the best Nursing graduate of 2014. 

Names of the top three MBBS graduates 2013 of DMC, includes Syeda Sawaira Nasim Naqvi, Aelia Fatima (2nd), Saba Fatima (2nd) and Fareeha A. Khan.

Three graduates of SMC, including Alina Wasim, Sheri Pariha  and Aisha Jamil declared the top three MBBS graduates of 2013.   Top three MBBS graduates for the year 2013 of DIMC were Samir Rehman, M. Hassan Khan and Sania A. Tabassum

Top three MBBS graduates for 2014 of DIMC were Aryan Mehnat, Hera Kamdar and Anam Sameen.

Names of the top three BDS graduates of DIKIOHS for the year 2013 included Anum Sami, Zainab Ali Raza, Jamil Zafar, Syeda Nayyera Shakil (3rd) and Anita (3rd). Top three Pharmacy graduates of DCOP for 2013 were Mahreen Fatima Iqbal, Anaum Asif and Mehwish Tanveer.

However, the top three Nursing graduates of ION for 2014 were Sobiya, Asma and Roma.

Other who spoke on the occasion includes, Prof. M. Umar Farooq, Pro-Vice Chancellor, DUHS, Prof. Junaid Ashraf, Principal, Dow Medical College, Prof. M. Masroor, Principal, Dow International Medical College.