Fatima Jinnah Dental College's 17th convocation
Karachi, May 03: The final result of the 17th batch of students of Bachelor of Dentistry and Surgery (BDS) declared by the Karachi University shows 97 percent success rate.
18 Gold medals were awarded to the graduates securing the highest marks in various subjects during their 4-year course plan. As many as 199 distinctions were granted in various subjects to students during their 4-year examinations while 12 shields were awarded to the top position holders in the four professional classes.
The top graduate of the 17th Convocation was Anum Iqbal Malik who secured 7 gold medals and 13 distinctions out of 16 subjects, apart from securing top positions in various annual examinations.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Qaidar appreciated the contribution of Fatima Jinnah Dental College during its 22 years of affiliation to Karachi University.
He appreciated the faculty development programme of the College, which has produced a large number of highly qualified postgraduate faculty with M.Phil and Ph.D degrees from his University besides MCPS, FCPS, MD and MS from national and international institutions. He advised all such colleges to emulate this example.
The facilities being provided by the Karachi University to the faculty carrying out research and post graduation has record of number of research publication of this College.
Prof Dr Issa Arain has a history of being head and principal of dental section and College at LMC Jamshoro for 25 years from 1972 to 1996 and Principal of Fatima Jinnah Dental College for 15 years from 1997 to 2011.
This period of 40 years at the highest post is unmatched till today.
He was also a member of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council for 22 years in various capacities and guided the dental education policy to the level where it was today.
He was given standing ovation by the faculty, administration, graduates and their parents for his contribution to dentistry in Pakistan.
The Principal Prof Tasleem Hosein presented the annual report and mentioned Prof Saqib Rashid has become a Diplomat Implant Dentistry of the International Congress of Implantologists.
He is the second Pakistani dentist to have achieved this honour.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has invited Dr Babur Ashra Head Department of Orthodontics as an examiner. This is indeed a great honour.
Dr Uzman Shahbaz and Dr Fauzia Rajput achieved their FCPS from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan.
Dr Faryal Abdullah achieved her DCPS in Healthcare Systems and Management from the CPSP. She is also a graduate of this College like many others.
The Dean Faculty of Medicine Prof Dr S M Abbas Hussain administered the PMDC Oath to the graduates. Dr S Baqar Askary, Syed Hassan Askary and others also spoke on the occasion. Daily times
KMC engineering college planned
Karachi: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation administrator has said that the KMC is going to set up an engineering college, which will be affiliated with the NED university, within the next three months.
KMC administrator Rauf Akhtar Farooqui expressed these views while inspecting the under-construction building of the college in Korangi where he was given a detailed briefing on the project.
He said it would be the first of its kind of engineering college established by any municipal body in the country.
The NED university had given approval for the affiliation and the new engineering college would prove to be a standard institution like the Karachi Medical and Dental College being run by the KMC, he added.
He said the main thing was affiliation with a standard education institution and the NED university gave a green signal for it.
In the first phase, electronics and information technology classes would be started in this college after which classes in civil and technical subjects would be held by next year and more disciplines would be added gradually.
He said this college would be a gift from the KMC for the people of Landhi, Korangi and other adjoining areas where, admissions would be given purely on merit, he said. Dawn
631 students graduate from PAF-KIET
Karachi: A total of 631 students graduated from the Pakistan Air Force-Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology (PAF-KIET) on Sunday.
The 11th convocation of the PAF-KIET was held in the PAF Museum Convention Centre at the PAF Base Faisal.
The graduates were conferred degrees in the disciplines of management sciences, computer sciences and engineering.
The degrees awarded by the College of Management Sciences included 84 in BBA, 17 in BS-AF, 280 in MBA and 10 in MS-MS.
The College of Computing & Information Sciences awarded 32 degrees in BSCS, 10 in BS-ERP, 27 in MCS and MBA-MIS, 16 in MS-CS and 29 in BCA.
One hundred and twenty four degrees were awarded to BE Electronics students of the College of Engineering.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan was the chief guest of the ceremony, while PAF Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt was the guest of honour.
The governor awarded gold and silver medals to the outstanding students. He emphasised the importance of higher education and the significance of research and development for the progress of the country.
"I assure you that the nation stands behind its armed forces like solid rock in all their endeavours to defend our motherland," he added.
In his welcome address, PAF-KIET President Air Vice Marshal (retd) Tubrez Asif praised the efforts of the students and the faculty. He also emphasised the role of education in the development of Pakistan. The news