KARACHI: The Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of Karachi in its recent meeting held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, has awarded as many as 80 MPhil, 31 PhD, and M.S degrees in various disciplines.
According to the KU Registrar Professor Dr Abdul Waheed, 11 students received their MPhil degrees in Islamic Learning from the Department of Islamic Studies. They include Yawar Abbas, Jaweia Ishrat, Saboor Fatima, Faran Anwer, M. Abbas, Zakir Hussain, Sikandar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khawaja Ahmed, Ali Asghar and M. Affan Ul Haq. A student named Muhammad Junaid Saleem completed his MPhil degree in Usool-ud-din while Noman Ali Khan, M. Faizan Khan, Rafi Ullah and Rafee Uddin were awarded MPhil degrees in Quran and Sunnah.
Similarly, three students namely Anbreen, Sidra Jamil Khan and Marium Younus Paracha bagged MPhil after completing research work at the Pharmacology Department while a student named Tuba Sahar completed MPhil in Pharmaceutics.
Muniba Rehman and Shazia Ismail bagged MPhil Degree from Psychology Department, Naleem Israr and Javeria Asif from Physics Department, Madiha Ansari and Maria Ghanghro from Microbiology, M. Ammad and Mehwish Kalam from Biotechnology, Abu Bakar Iqbal, Aamir Khan, Aasia Shaheen and Marvi Buksh from Chemistry, Dinar Badaruddin, Sumera Chisti, M. Haris Bhati and Amna from Islamic History, Ushra Batool Hashmi, Muneer Hussain, Sajid Ali, Rumaisa Abdul Rahim and Venus from Marine Biology, Nourina Nasim from Chemistry, Sunila Kanwal and Amna Naseer from Environmental Studies, Anam Kanza Bhatty and Saira Niazi from Clinical Psychology, Sobia Tahir and Ayesha Umer from Biochemistry.
Syeda Rubab Fatima, Shereen and Saima Siddique completed their MPhil level researches in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, M. Babur Khan Suri received an MPhil degree from English department, and Syed Murtaza Abbas from Botany
The rest of the students who completed their MPhil degree include Hera Shabbir, Farzana Zaidi, Hafiz Atta ur Rehman, Muhammad Haider and Ajaz Ahmad of Urdu Department, Ali Javed of Zoology Department, Sumbul Khatoon, Muhammad Ali, Tarique Aziz, Saad Bin Shahab and Noor Hassan of the Mathematics Department, Nilam Bano and Zia Ud Din of the Applied Economics Department and Rida Ayesha of Food Science and Technology Department.
As per the list provided by the KU, PhD degrees were awarded to Uzma, Abdul Waheed, M. Talha Hussain and M. Shoaib Attari in Islamic Learning, M. Askari in Mass Communication, Afshan Mahboob Khan and Mufazala Shamim in Physiology, Saba Javaid in Physics, Sadaf Hafeez in Clinical Psychology, Sehrish, Sidrah Shahzad, Asia Afzal and Sahar Rafiq in Biochemistry, Imran Hussain in Usool-ud-din, Kifayat Ullah Shah and Maqsood Ur Rehman in in Quran and Sunnah.
Faiza Zafar and Kanwal Zahid bagged doctorate degrees in Chemistry, Ayaz Ahmed Khan in International Relations, Syeda Mohsina Abidi in Psychology, Rabiya Nasir in Marine Sciences, M. Jamil in Mathematics, Naveed Shakil and Faizan Ahmed in Islamic History, Syed Asif Jahanzeb Kazmi in Pharmacology, Ashfaq Ahmed in Nematology, Sadar Aslam in Marine Biology, Saman Hussain in Commerce, Syed Kashan Ali Shah in Public Administration, Kiran Nayyar ul Haque in Political Science and Shah Zaman in Criminology.
Furthermore, the KU Registrar Professor Dr Abdul Waheed mentioned that an MS (Master of Surgery) degree was awarded to Dr Sumera Mehmood in Gynecology and Obstetrics, while three MS Course Work with 30 credit hours degrees were awarded to Tariq Rehmat in Public Administration, Usama Haider and Humair Ahmed in Geography.