University of Karachi on Wednesday held its 23rd annual convocation and awarded degrees to 3,366 students while 155 of them were given gold medals.
According to information, 3,366 degrees were awarded to students of nine faculties of the year 2011. However, only 771 students were present in the convocation including 182 PhD and 101 MPhil students.
Degrees and gold medals were awarded to students of several departments, who have passed BA (Honrs), BS, MA, MLIS, Pharm D, BCom (Hons), BBA, BPA, MAS, MBA, MCom, MHRM, MSC, MCS, MS, MPhil and PhD.
There were 155 gold medals were awarded to both morning and evening programs. Earlier, gold medals were given to students of only those departments which could arrange sponsors.
KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser said of this occasion that Karachi University is among the top 700 universities of the world and is a significant educational institution in the country. This is because of devotion of teachers and students towards education and research.
The University of Karachi was established in June, 1951. The present campus is established on 1279 acres of land, situated 12 Km away from the city center.
Today University is recognized as a leading center of learning and research in the Subcontinent and in the Third World. A number of scientists and scholars affiliated with the University are working in important positions both within and outside Pakistan and have won gratitude and acclaim.
The University has made the Centre of the Third World Academy of Sciences and got distinction in this regard. Students from several foreign countries are also pursuing for the Masters and Doctorate degrees. A large number of students from Karachi and other parts of the country apply for admission here because of its better academic and research principles.
The University has started evening classes in several departments at BS and Masters Levels and a Directorate of Evening Program was established to control and run Evening Program.