Karachi:The 6th Convocation of Bahria University Medical and Dental College was held to commemorate the academic accomplishments of its Medical and Dental students. Students were also honored with Medals and Merit Certificates for their outstanding achievements in their academic career at the Convocation.
Minister of State for Health Dr. Zafar Mirza graced the occasion as chief guest and conferred degrees upon 141 graduates of Medical, Dental and Nursing. Dr. Mirza who is also the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services extended felicitations to the graduates on their success.
He said: ‘I am glad that Bahria University Medical and Dental College had already reached a prestigious level of maturity with special focus on grooming and capacity building of the faculty and students. He advised the graduates to be men and women of sterling character, have a positive attitude towards life, and sacrifice personal gains for the national interests.
Mirza appreciated the contributions of Bahria University and Pakistan Navy in imparting requisite education and said that Medical Sciences were going through a phase of rapid evolution with the advancements taking place in the fields of biological sciences and allied technologies.
Medical and Dental institutions, their faculty and students, therefore, must work together to continuously upgrade the curricula, skills-sets, pedagogical approaches and transform their environment to be more learner-friendly and research-oriented. It is only then we can reach the pinnacle of success.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Vice Admiral (R) Muhammad Shafiq HI (M), Rector Bahria University said that I am delighted to extend my gratitude to the medical and dental graduates on their commitment, hard work and dedication in achieving successfully this milestone.
Bahria University envisions inculcating students with quality education and is taking all measures to ensure the standards at par with reputed medical universities of the country and abroad. He added that we are committed to our journey of academic excellence and will continue to strive for progress in the fields of medical, dental, physical therapy, Lab technologies and nursing in terms of education and research.
Rector Bahria University said that it is my pride to highlight here that we follow and implement rules and regulations in true letter and spirit. This is depicted by all our programs, which are fully endorsed by regulatory authorities whether it is Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) or Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).
The ceremony was attended by senior officials of the education sector, Naval Officers and parents of the graduating doctors. Students participated in ceremony with full enthusiasm and expressed special interest. They congratulated each other and appreciated the efforts of their teachers and seniors. They also lauded the performance of their institution where apart from curricular they are provided best opportunities of personality grooming, well-being and extra-curricular activities.