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377 students get degrees at 62nd convocation of CIIT
Islamabad, June 21: The Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) held its 62nd Convocation at the Jinnah Convention Centre here on Thursday.

The students were awarded degrees of BS, MS, MBA and PhD in disciplines of bioinformatics, biosciences, business administration, computer engineering, telecommunication engineering, electronics, mathematics and architecture.

As many as 377 students of the Islamabad Campus secured BS degrees in bioinformatics, biosciences, business administration, computer engineering, electrical (telecommunication and computer engineering), electronics, mathematics and architecture.

The PhD degrees were awarded to 11 students in faculty of sciences, physics, biosciences, management sciences, computer sciences, electrical engineering and mathematics.

On the occasion, the chancellor's, institute and campus medals were also awarded to position-holding students from the CIIT. The graduate and postgraduate students bagged campus medals and institute medals with highest CGPA in their respective degree programmes.

President Mamnoon Hussain, who was the chief guest on the occasion, awarded degrees and medals to successful students.

He addressed the gathering and said that knowledge acquirement and higher education are transforming virtually every aspect of today's world. The IT institutions have been trusted to be the centre-stage of academia. These institutions have the mandate to evolve a knowledge-based socioeconomic culture in the country to help the nation to face the modern challenges of globalisation.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid attended the convocation and addressed the gathering. He appreciated the achievements of CIIT. The institute report was presented by CIIT Rector Dr. S M Junaid Zaidi. He presented the details of CIIT programmes and accomplishments and highlighted the research activaties, national and international collaborations and current and future academic programmes and achievements of CIIT.

HEC Chairman Professor Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Khan also addressed the gathering. He highlighted the importance of higher education and achievements and performance of CIIT.

Ministry of Science and Technology Secretary Kamran Ali Qureshi, Comsats Executive Director and Chairman Board of Governors Dr. Imtnan Ellahi Qureshi also attended the ceremony.

The Chancellor's Gold medallists included Bushra Ghouri, Hira Batool, Madiha Tariq, M. Hammad Maqsood, Innamullah Baig, Wajiha Munir, Syeda Pakeeza Bano Wasti, Osama Amjad, Neelam Zaib, Manahil Javed, Shumaila Irshad, Zainab Malik, Khoula Ahmed, Muhammad Mussadiq Umair and Ahsan Jamil.

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Holy Quran classes start at IIU
Islamabad: Dawah Centre for Women (DCW) of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in collaboration with Female Campus has started Understanding Quran-e-Kareem Classes on daily basis.

These classes have been started on the directives of Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al Draiweesh, said a press release issued here on Friday. Classes are being held at Fatima Block Auditorium of female campus from 8 20 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. which are being attended by the female students employees and teachers of the female campus. A prayer on completion of Quran-e-Kareem would be held on 20th of Ramzan next month. Meanwhile, DCW in collaboration with female campus has also issued a schedule for lectures tilted 'Istiqbal-e-Ramazan' which are being held on June 20, 24 and 25. These lectures will be addressed by Incharge DCW Shagufta Omar and by Faryal Ambreen.

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QAU awards 12 PhD degrees
Islamabad: The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has awarded 12 PhD degrees to research scholars in different disciplines of Natural and Biological Sciences in its 291st monthly meeting of Advance Research and Studies Board (ASRB). QAU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Eatzaz Ahmed presided over the ASRB meeting. After thoroughly examining the reports of foreign research experts from technologically advanced countries, the PhD degrees were awarded to Shafiq Ullah, Barkat-ul-Ain, Mushtaq Ahmad, Ghulam Waris, Nazim Gul, Farukh Jabeen, Muhammad Iqbal and Hidayat Ullah in Chemistry, Atieh Taherain Fard and Muneer Ahmad Qazi in Microbiology and Asia Anjum in Mathematics. The news

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HEC has awarded 7,282 scholarships to students
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has awarded 7,282 overseas scholarships to the students under different programmes from 2002 to May 2014. According to official sources of the HEC, 5,949 scholarships have been awarded to the male students and 1,333 to female students hailing from various educational institutions. A total of 419 overseas scholarships have been awarded during the current financial year. He said that a total of 1,548 students have been sent abroad in the last three years. As many as 179 scholars (156 male and 23 female) have not returned from abroad after completing their respective studies, he said. "Legal action has been initiated for the recovery of expenditure incurred on their education along with the penalty," he added.Daily times

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BU celebrates Environment Day
Islamabad: The Bahria University, Islamabad Campus, celebrated World Environment Day with the collaboration of Shehersaaz organisation, says a press release.

The main objective of the event was to create awareness among the students about the importance of environment and our role in maintaining and supporting it.Bahria University Pro-Rector Rear Admiral Saleem Akhtar, highlighted and appreciated the student's efforts for making this event successful.

Students from different schools and colleges participated in this event including GSIS, Roots International, Beaconhouse, Froebel's and Bahria University hosted this event.On the occasion, students displayed their 3D models, posters, and photographs related to environmental themes such as wildlife. Students also showed documentaries related to different environmental problems and their solutions.

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Graduation ceremony of PAF Finishing School held
Islamabad: Graduation ceremony of the 36th batch of students of PAF Finishing School, Islamabad, was held at the Officers' Mess, Air Headquarters.

Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Ms Saira Afzal Tarar was the chief guest on the occasion. On her arrival, she was received by Begum Shehla Tahir, president of the Pakistan Air Force Women Association and patron-in-chief of the PAF Finishing School, Islamabad.

The chief guest awarded certificates to the graduating students.

While addressing the graduation ceremony, the chief guest said, "You are well aware that in eastern culture a girl is destined to adapt to a new environment after her marriage. Many a time, she has to face an altogether different world. As the members of progressive nation, we have to remain in step with the march of time. However, it is equally essential, more so for our daughters, to develop in themselves a dignified poise reflecting the aspirations of a Pakistan girl."

Earlier, the director of the school, Mrs. Nasreen Aurangzeb, presented a report highlighting the main aspects of the training, which are aimed at transforming young girls into useful members of society.

Later, Begum Shehla Tahir presented the crest of PAF Finishing School to the chief guest.

The PAF Finishing School was established in July 1996 for girls. It offers various courses in communication skills, languages, management, art of self -presentation, domestic science, general culture, cuisine, protocol, art, child care, introduction to psychology and spiritual enrichment.

PAF Finishing School is the first of its kind in Asia, which is a step by Pakistan Air Force towards the promotion of education and literacy in the country. The news

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