The Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of Karachi has awarded 53 doctorate, 75 MPhil, an MD degree, two MS Surgery and one M. S. Course Work degrees in various disciplines.

The KU Registrar Professor Dr Abdul Waheed said that the ASRB in its recently held meeting under the chairmanship of the KUs Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Irqai awarded these degrees.

According to him, the MPhil degrees were awarded to Asif Ali, Basit Ali, and Sabeeka Batool in Botany, Anam Zehra and Ammara Khalid in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Mir Alam, Zubair Ahmed, Syed Muhammad Ali, Hareem Fatima and Anum in Applied Economics, M. Waqar Khan and Syed Kamran Naqvi in Space and Planetary Astrophysics, Nida Nadeem and Samra Rahmat in Applied Physics, Qismat Ullah in Usooluddin, Seher Iftikhar and Binesh Siddiqui in Chemistry, Shaikh Abdullah in Geography, Ghulam Mustafa and Muhammad Sajid in Islamic Learning, Aoun Ali, Kanwal Akhlaque, Inam Ur Rehman and Tehmina Muzaffar in Clinical Psychology.

Also, Muhammad Sikandar and Saima Qadri received MPhil degree in Pharmaceutics, Syed Sufyan Ali and Asif Jahanzeb in Quran & Sunnah, Afsheen Illahi in Physiology, Saifullah Yaqoob, Riaz Ahmed and Sadaf Issa in Agriculture and Agribusiness Management, Husena Aamra, Raheela Khanam, Syeda Mehak Fatima Jaffery, Tehreem, Sher Jan, Muhammad Tariq, Sonia, Kiran Ali and Muzna in Chemistry from HEJ-KU, Sumaira Asif in Geology, Saqib Ahmed in History, Hira Ahmed and Saira Faraz Shah in Pharmacognosy, Yasir Ali in International Relations, Maha Sarwar in Business Administration, Misbah in Biochemistry, Muhammad and Mustafa in Arabic.

Likewise Aneela, Maruym Firdous and Madeeha completed MPhil level research in Psychology, Dr Sana Soomro in Physiology, Sana Faiz in Food Science and Technology, Fauqia Yameen, Syed Muhammad Usman, Mahwish Mubeen and Bushra Adeer Zubari in Urdu, Danish Idris in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Dr Amatul Sughra in Anatomy, Dr Shazia Bhutto in Clinical Pathology, Safia Qazi, Muhammad Sajjad Ali and Muhammad Munir in Islamic Studies with Computer Technology from SZIC-KU, Iqra Mukhtar in Pharmacology, Atia Elahi in Mathematics, Muhammad Noman Hameed in Physics, Noman Tariq in Commerce, Areesha Ahmad in Microbiology, Muhammad Hassam in Molecular Medicine, and Shabeeb Hasan in Computer Science.

Meanwhile, PhD scholars also received degrees. They were included Saira Bano, Rabia Bibi, Ariba Hasan and Saedul Bibi of the Marine Biology, Sobia Manzoor and Faiza Agha of the Biochemistry, Syed Ghulam Ali Naqvi of the Special Education, Muhammad Zohaib, Majid Rashid, Abdul Khaliq, Abdul Wahab, Abdul Malik and M. Junaid Ali Khan of the Islamic Learning, Nida Syed of the Biochemistry, Sumbul and Asma Latif of the Psychology, Bushra Iqbal, Waqar Hussain and Rasheed Ahmed of the Quran & Sunnah, Fozia Humayun, Marium Rehman, Zainab Khanum and Majid Khan of the Chemistry, Afsheen Aqeel of the Microbiology, Hafiza Misbah Iqbal of the Genetics, Sonya Arshad and Muhammad Nisar of the Physiology, Amir ul Haq of the Womens Studies, M. Ahad Yar Khan of the European Studies.

Likewise, Rooma Badar and Nazish Dildar earned PhD degrees in Chemistry, Hafiza Tuseef Sayyar and Rukesh Maharjan in Pharmacology, Hamad Ali and Midhat Batool Zaidi in Molecular Medicine, Adeel Tahir in Physics, M. Naveed Iqbal, Hameed Ullah Zulqarnain and Reena Starsis in Urdu, Tanzila Arshad in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Sonam Khatri and Hafiza Samreen Khan in Nematology, Samreen Bari and Amir Ahmed Farooqui in International Relations, Abdul Sattar in Zoology, Sadia Baqar in Mass Communication, Tehseen Quds in Pharmacognosy, Dr Ghulam Mustafa Khan in Physiology, Saeed Ahmed in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Nesheman Huma and Madiha Kanwal in Biotechnology.

Furthermore, the MD degree was awarded to Dr M. Naeem Pasha in Anesthes while Masters of Surgery degrees were awarded to Dr Naseer Ahmed and Dr Yousuf Shah and M. S. Course Work degree was awarded to Safia Bano.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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