1395 graduating of the Hamdard University received their degrees, in recipient were 817, absensia 578, including 13 Ph.D and 56 M.Phil at the 21st Convocation of Hamdard University, held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the main campus of the university, Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi, presided over by Mrs. Sadia Rashid, Chancellor, Hamdard University.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Sadia Rashid congratulated the graduating students and told them that their success is the fruit of struggles and sacrifices of their parents as well as their teachers. Once you start your career, your and your work would contribute to the national pool of skilled manpower, would sustain you economically and socially in your life and would also contribute to the national wealth, she added. ‘ I am sure the graduates present in this convocation will prove to be good ambassadors of the mission of Shaheed Mohammed’ she said.
Highlighting the history of Hamdard briefly, she said that Hamdard was founded in 1906 in Delhi, India by Hakim Abdul Majeed, who died in young age of 30 when his elder son Hakim Abdul Hameed was 8 years of age and his younger son, Hakim Mohammed Said was 2 years only. Shaheed Hakim Mohammed said founded Hamdard in Karachi in 1948 in very modest way, but by the pwer of his personal dynamics and hard labour he made Hamdard a big enterprise and institution of national repute. Using pwer of education and training you have been given here in Hamdard University you would be able to offer best service to nation and humanity, she concluded.
In his welcome address Prof. Dr. Hakim Abdul Hannan, Vice Chancellor, Hamdard University said that the University in pursuit of excellence, as per vision of Hakim Said was imparting education in seven faculties of Medical and Health Sciences, Eastern Medicine, Engineering, Management Sciences, Pharmacy, Education and Law.
According to declaration of Higher Education Commission, the University has got ‘X’ category, taking 75 percent number, he said
Apart from degrees 26 Hamdard University Gold Medals, 8 Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said Gold Medals and 7 Gold Medals from Institute of Engineering were also given to Students who throughout stood in first position and being best student.
Chief Guest and Consulate General of Japan H.E. Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Chancellor Mrs. Sadia Rashid and Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Hakim Abdul Hannan gave away the degrees and Gold Medals to the graduating students. Foreign diplomats, distinguished guests, educationists teachers, parents and students in a large number attended the convocation.