BNU’s Twelfth Convocation
Posted On December 26, 2017
Zain Abbas | Public Relations Analyst | BNU
Lahore: The Twelfth Convocation of Beaconhouse National University (BNU) was held on December 23, 2017 in which a total of 384 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
Also present at the ceremony were the 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, faculty, dignitaries, guests and parents of the graduating students.
A total of 291 undergraduate degrees, 91 graduate and two doctoral degrees were conferred. These included 89 from Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD), 43 from Razia Hassan School of Architecture (SA), 35 from Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), 93 from the School of Media & Mass Communication (SMC), 60 from the School of Computer and IT (SCIT), 38 from the Institute of Psychology (IP) and 26 from the School of Education (SE).
Twenty gold medals were awarded this year of which 15 recipients were girls. The Arfa Karim Gold Medal was awarded to Zunaira Arif of BS (Hons) Software Engineering programme while the Nasim Hijazi Gold Medal was awarded to Muhammad Firas Shams of BA (Hons) Journalism programme.
In recognition of the services of Prof Salima Hashmi, the founding Dean of the School of Visual Arts and Design at BNU, the Chairperson Mrs Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri conferred the title of Professor Emeritus on Professor Hashmi for her contribution to Art and Design Education and to the University.