VC UoP Confers 250 Degrees & 21 Gold Medals to Graduates of 2017 Session

Peshawar: The University of Peshawar’s vice chancellor Prof.Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan has asked students to go further ahead from the traditional course work and degree based education to attain soft skills and critical thinking for meeting emerging economies and complex world of todays’. He was speaking during the annual convocation 2019 for the academic session 2017 after discharging the conferment of 250 degrees and 21 gold medals to the graduates of University of Peshawar.

University of Peshawar is a unique gift of towering figures of Pakistan movement including father of the nation Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who envisioned the skill based and emerging economy based education some seventy years ago  for University of Peshawar and to be a role model for south asia, central asia and middle east  educational system. He mentioned that Allama Iqbal as far as 1928 moved the resolution for the establishment of a university at Peshawar at Punjab assembly, while the first Prime Minister Liaqat Ali Khan laid the foundation stone of the University of Peshawar that is the second most oldest in the country and oldest in the province.

He shared with the audience that under safe and smart university project 1200 points are providing internet at the campus for the first time. The BS and masters admissions are carried out through online system and has received 20, 000 applications in the both. He apprised students that in two months’ time the student’s teacher’s record will go online through campus management software, which will be a bench mark for other public sector universities. He felt happy that first ever fund raising activity has raised the five million rupees for deserving students scholarships from alumni platform that is very heartening to see. He called upon graduates after joining active service must also serve through networking and alumni activities for the cause of university sustainability, since they are now ambassadors of this very mother institution.

A documentary was showcased to pin down the efforts under the current vice chancellor vision to promote the national narrative of Baluchistan and North Waziristan mainstreaming, clean and green movement, co-curricular activities, research activities, MoUs, national excellence awards and ranking pursuits.

During the convocation, 250 degrees were awarded to the masters,  PhD  and to the M.Phil candidates. The gold medalists students are Sumbal Naz (Mathematics), Komal Gul(Chemistry), Sana Khattak(Geography), Myra Khan(Disaster management) , Rabia Qasim(Economics), Zahida Noreen(Urdu), Fatima(Botany), Tabbassum Mushtaq (Political science), Madeeha Gul(Computer science), Rabia Bibi(Gender Studies), Umair Tayyab (Islamiat), Saddam Hussain(Arachaeology), Muhammad Kashif Malik(Journalism), Talal Rehman(Philosophy), Saad Hassam(Social work), Jehangir Zeb Khan(Business administration), Hanif Rahim(Public Administration), Hanif Muhammad (Pakistan Studies), Bilal(Sciology), Laila Sumbal(Environmental sciences) , Hira Sajid(Phramacy).