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BNU’s Eleventh Convocation News Story

Zaeem Yaqoob Khan | Director, Student Affairs and External Relations | BNU

Lahore: The eleventh convocation of Beaconhouse National University (BNU) was held on December 20, 2016 in which a total of 412 graduates were awarded degrees. The ceremony was presided over by Board of Governors Chairperson Mrs Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri along with Vice Chancellor Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Beaconhouse Chief Executive Kasim Mahmud Kasuri and other members of the board.

As many as 129 received graduate degrees and the remaining 283 received undergraduate degrees. These include 81 from Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD), 51 from Razia Hassan School of Architecture (SA), 40 from Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), 93 from School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC), 70 from School of Computer and IT (SCIT), 40 from the Institute of Psychology (IP) and 37 from School of Education (SE).

Twenty gold medals were awarded to graduates with outstanding scholastic achievements. The Nasim Hijazi Gold Medal was awarded to Muhammad Hamza Naseer of MS Public Relations and Advertising programme while the Arfa Karim Gold Medal was awarded to Syed Haider Mehdi Zaidi of BSc (Hons) Software Engineering.

The valedictorian speaker this year was Naureen Zaman, graduating student from the School of Education with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.0 in the MPhil programme in Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL).

Deans of BNU Schools including Prof Dr Gulzar Haider, Prof Dr Tariq Rahman, Prof Rashid Rana, Prof Dr Khaver Zia, Prof Dr Ruhi Khalid and Prof Dr Taimur-ul-Hassan presented the graduates to the Chancellor. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries, guests, faculty and parents of the graduating students.

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