Isra University Islamabad celebrates Convocation 2017

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353 students awarded with degrees

Islamabad(PR): enlightened the participants about the various aspects everything changes with time, except the change itself. We live in an age of innovation and change, and in such an age, the universities have a special obligation. They must hold fast to the best of the past, and do more for the best of the future, said Prof. Dr. Altalf Ali.G Shiekh, Pro Vice Chancellor, Isra University Islamabad Campus on his welcome address over its 1stConvocation of Isra University held on 14thJanuary 2017 at campus in Islamabad.
The Isra University conferred degrees to around 353 students belonging to Medical Sciences, Electronics Engineering, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Vision Sciences and Medical Lab Technology.
While talking about, brief report on Isra University by Prof. Dr. Ghulamqadir Kazi, Vice Chancellor said that we must get ready for globalization, which is like the river that has burst its banks. He advised that we must learn swimming or else we will be drowned. As a parting message to the students, he said, ‘Work hard to achieve your goals. I want you to become great, as we are optimistic in you. You are the leaders of tomorrow, so get yourself ready to address the challenges of the future.’ He went on and reminded the students their goal as educated citizens, ‘to uphold the image of your country, by letting the world know that we are a peaceful nation.’
Further in his address, he accentuated the importance of education and said that learning is a lifelong process that continues from the cradle to the grave. He urged the students to be competitive and participative in order to extend their knowledge. ‘There can be no development without participation; and there can be no participation without communication, in this age of digital literacy,’ he said.
On this felicitous occasion, Prof. Dr. Ghulamqadir Kazi, said that the main purpose of such events is not only to confer degrees on the students but also to honor those who have performed meritoriously.
In the light of a verse from The Holy Quran he said, ‘Knowledge inculcates in a person sense of responsibility and accountability.’ While expressing his expectations of the graduating batch he said, ‘I hope that the graduating students of this University will demonstrate this purpose of the knowledge and will emerge as torch-bearers of truth and be paragons of virtue.’
In his address, he also shared the tremendous progress shown by Isra University and the various achievements made over the years. In his closing remarks, he congratulated the graduating students and expressed his good wishes for their future endeavors.
At the convocation, out of 353 graduates, 252 received degree for Bachelor in Medical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Vision Sciences, BS MLT and Nursing whereas, 48 post graduate degrees were awarded in different programs of medical and allied medical sciences. In addition, 49 received degree for Bachelor Electrical Engineering & Electronics. Apart from this, four students were also conferred upon a PhD in Allied Sciences& Medical Sciences.
At the end, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Chairman HEC and President PMDC Prof. Dr. Shabbir Ahmed Prof. Dr. Ghulamqadir Kazi awarded Gold and Silver Medals to the outstanding students for securing positions in their relevant Faculties and Departments. This year, Qurat ul Ain, a graduate of MBBS program received a Gold Medal in the Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences whereas, she also received a Silver Medal in the Division of Clinical Sciences, Atiya Imitaz a graduate of MBBS program received a Silver Medal in Division of Basic Sciences and; Iqra Akram, a graduate of DPT program, received a Gold Medal in the Faculty of Doctor of Physical Therapy whereas, she also received Silver medal in the Top position holder. Usba Asghar, a graduate of BS (Nursing) program received a Silver Medal in the Faculty of Medicine &In addition, Mubark Hussaain, a graduate of BS (electronics) received a Gold Medal in the Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology whereas, he also received a Silver Medal in the Department of engineering; Ikram ullah, a graduate of Bs.MLT program received a Silver Medal in the Faculty of Medical Sciences; Ehtisham ul Haq a graduate of BS (Vision Sciences) program received a Silver Medal in the Department of Pakistan institute of Rehabilitation; Malik Umair Basita graduate of BS (Electronics) program received a Silver Medal in the Department of Computer Electrical Engineering.
Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Chairman HEC graced the occasion as chief guest and, Convocation was also attended by President PMDC Prof. Dr. Shabbir Hussain as Guest of honor. The honorable guests also encouraged and urge the students to come up to the expectations of the nation. Votes of thanks by Prof. Dr. Umar ALI Khan PVC Medical Sciences to the dignitaries other faculty members, parents and congratulated student’s by who were presented in large number after that, the Chancellor declared the convocation closed.