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Five Chinese Awarded PhD Degrees in PU 133rd Convocation

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In a historic moment for Punjab University (PU), five Chinese scholars were conferred with PhD degrees during the institution’s 133rd Convocation. The event, held at the prestigious Faisal Auditorium, saw the distribution of 343 PhD degrees, 120 MPhil degrees, 12 Master’s degrees, and 116 BS gold medals among the graduating students.

Presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood, the convocation was attended by Registrar Dr Ahmed Islam, Controller of Examinations Muhammad Rauf Nawaz, Deans of Faculties, professors, and a multitude of students and their families.

Addressing the gathering, PU VC Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood emphasized the critical role of education and research in national development. He underscored the need for nations to prioritize these areas to stay competitive in the global landscape. Dr Mahmood commended the talents of Pakistani youth, noting their remarkable achievements despite resource constraints.

Highlighting PU’s strides in education, Dr Mahmood shared significant milestones achieved in the past year. He mentioned the university’s impressive performance in international rankings, with 19 subjects securing a place in the QS rankings for the first time. Additionally, Punjab University was recognized as the top institution in Pakistan across various subjects by Times Higher Education.

Dr Mahmood also lauded the efforts to enhance governance within PU, citing regular meetings of statutory bodies to ensure adherence to regulations. He announced the launch of 28 undergraduate, 13 MPhil, and 4 new PhD programs aimed at meeting the evolving needs of the market.

Amidst congratulations extended to graduates, parents, and faculty, Dr Mahmood extended special felicitations to the Chinese scholars who completed their PhDs at PU. Tian Xuefeng, Ren Guangxu, Gu Zhong, Cheng Linsheng in History, and Yung Hee Chun in Pakistan Studies were commended for their academic accomplishments.

The convocation witnessed another noteworthy moment as Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) Lahore’s Medical Superintendent Dr Shoaib Aslam was awarded a degree of MS in Health Administration. In total, degrees and medals were conferred upon 1111 candidates, marking a significant milestone in PU’s academic journey. The event underscored PU’s commitment to academic excellence and its dedication to fostering international collaborations in the pursuit of knowledge.

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