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December 27, 2019

KU to award over 2,000 degrees at 30th convocation


December 27, 2019

The Karachi University has awarded 7,184 degrees to graduates enrolled in morning and evening shifts in various disciplines this year and over 2,000 of them will receive degrees at the 30th convocation.

The Convocation will be held on December 28 at Karachi University’s Valika Cricket Ground. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, who is also the chancellor of the public sector universities in the province, will preside over the ceremony.

While addressing a press briefing at the KU Vice Chancellor Secretariat, Acting VC KU Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi mentioned that 208 students would receive gold medals at the 30th convocation. He mentioned that the KU had awarded 3,166 degrees in the faculty of Science, 1,865 degrees in the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 718 degrees in the faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences, 284 degrees in the faculty of Education, 268 degrees in Islamic Learning, 216 degrees in the faculty of Pharmacy, 80 degrees in the faculty of Law and 21 degrees in the faculty of Engineering.

In addition to graduation degrees, 292 MPhil, 255 PhD and 15 MS, one MD and one DSc degrees would also be awarded in various disciplines.

Iraqi said that a medical camp would be established and standby ambulances would be available at the campus during the convocation. He said the KU Transport Department had arranged different parking spaces to facilitate the visitors while private transport operator Airlift and the varsity’s transport department would run their vehicles to facilitate students and other visitors.

Replying to a question, he said that names of the gold medalist would be embossed on the medals, and informed that the size of the gold medal had also been increased.

Moreover, the vice chancellor also shared that during his recent visit to China; the Sichuan Normal University had offered annual scholarships to 20 students of the KU.

Modern investigation

The University of Karachi will offer special courses to law enforcers to improve their ability against cybercrimes and inculcate modern investigation skills in them.

According to a press statement, a four-member delegation of the Saeedabad Police Training Centre called on KU acting vice chancellor Professor Dr Khald Iraqi and other varsity officials.

During their meeting at the KU, they agreed to start short courses and diploma programmes in the first stage.

However, Dr Iraqi said, a degree programme could also be offered to personnel of the law enforcement agencies in the future.

The KU teachers would teach forensic IT, DNA, serology and other courses, the statement said.

The university teachers would also be a part of the assessment team which would include senior police officials who have studied forensic DNA and other related subjects, the statement added.

The police delegation maintained that the supervision of KU teachers would help the police department in successfully investigating the cases and in conducting qualitative and quantitative research according to the modern pattern.

The faculty of several university departments, including the Dr A Q Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and Centre for Digital Forensic Science and Technology, would provide assistance to the Sindh police in this regard, the statement said.