November 22, 2016 - 6:00 pm
November 22, 2016 - 9:00 pm
AddressConvention Centre – PAF Museum at Shahrah-e-Faisal View map
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University held its 6th Convocation Ceremony on November 22, 2016. 1200+ students who passed out during (Fall 2014 to Spring 2016) were conferred degrees.
Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, Minister of Education and Literacy.
The distinguished guests and the guest of Honor present in the ceremony were:
- Syeda Shehla Raza – Deputy Speaker, Provincial Assembly of Sindh
- Abdul Haseeb Khan – Senator
- Sohail Afzal – Executive Director, Punjab Group of Colleges
- Muhammad Mansoor Ahmed – President Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
- Aslam Sanjarani – Member Board of Governor
- Ali Mohammad Ansari – Member Board of Governor
- Yaqoon Tabani – Hon. Consul of Turkmenistan & Chairman Tabani Group
Along with prominent industrialists and businessmen, senior citizens, members of the board of governors Mohammad Ali Jinnah University and parents of the students were present on this occasion.
Minister for education and literacy Sindh, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said that it is mistaken to believe universities as places supposed to only provide Human Resources to the industry and government organization. This approach makes the students to pass out as job seekers. These views he expressed while addressing to the 6th Convocation of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi as chief guest held at PAF Convention centre last evening. Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said that essentially, universities are supposed to provide to the students an environment where they can become great contributor towards the society, thus becoming job creators, whichever entrepreneurship the brave student choose. He hoped that many courageous students here must be thinking about starting up a proper business. Sindh education minister expressed his satisfaction that Muhammad Ali Jinnah University has provided the future generation with a valued opportunity to gain professional skills and specialized capabilities. These are the dynamic characteristics, which means that you all need to continuously polish your professional skills and gain further capabilities, he added. Addressing to the convocation Jam Mehtab Hussin expressed this hope that M.A. Jinnah University will continue to serve the people and their land and it will further develop into an incomparable university.
President Prof. Dr. Zubair A. Shaikh in his welcoming address, said that Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU), Karachi, is the higher educational flower in the giant bouquet of Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC); a bouquet which holds Capital University of Science and Technology, University of Central Punjab, PGC Colleges and Allied Schools. MAJU came into existence in 1998 and from the initial years has become a known name in higher education.
He also added that to achieve the pinnacle of the higher studies, MAJU is continuously working on different aspects of the academic excellence. He said that we have till now done everything possible to align ourselves with the recognized standards of the Higher Education Commission. He said we are also conforming to the Pakistan Engineering Council standards and regulations. He emphasized that we are aiming for a full-fledged launch of our Engineering program along with the program of Media Sciences. He told that we are in the phase of transformation of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi.
He said, remember that learning and development do not end anywhere, even when someone becomes an MBA, MS or a Ph.D. Learning is a lifelong process, and the fruits are reaped even after the life we now know. And that higher educational qualification is of zero value if it minuses love for all human beings and love for God’s creations which are below us, like animals, plants and minerals. Being educated must always be synonymous to being a good human being, to be disciplined as well as being tolerant.
Let us all thank Almighty Allah for bestowing upon us the inestimable growth in many directions. I wish and pray for the continuation in the growth of this prominent university.
In the Convocation 2016 ceremony, twenty four (24) Gold Medals were awarded to following students:
MAHIN FATIMA BHERWANI
MS Computer Science
MUHAMMAD FARJAD ARSHAD
MARIA MUHAMMAD HANIF
HAFIZA YUSRA SAEED
SAFA SIRAJ MASTI KHAN
FAWAD AHMED KHAN
MS Management Science
JAMEEL AHMED KHAN
MOHAMMAD WASEEM UR REHMAN
HAFIZ MOHAMMAD USAMA MUSANI
HAFIZ RAZA SAMI
HAFIZ ZAIN SAMI
One Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal for the Convocation 2016 was awarded to the student who has one of the highest CGPA and who has actively participated in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Mr. Asad Ellahi was awarded Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal for the Convocation 2016.
- After the guests were seated, the chief guests arrives and joins the Faculty procession
- Faculty procession enters
- Recitation of Holy Quran followed by National Anthem
- Convocation is declared open
- Address by President Prof. Dr. Zubair Ahmed Shaikh
- Conferment of degrees followed by Oath taking
- Award of Gold Medals
- Speech of Chief Guest followed by vote of thanks by President
- Convocation declared closed
- Academic Procession leaves