Lahore : Two-day Convocation of Lahore College for Women University(LCWU) started here on Tuesday. Provincial minister higher education Raja Yasir Humayun was the chief guest. The event was attended by vice-chancellor University of Engineering and Technology, senior faculty and prominent alumni. Total 4619 students from different disciplines including BS ,B.Ed, BFA, B.Com, BBA, BPA, BE, Pharm D, MA, MSc, MS/ M.Phil and Ph.D received their degrees, rolls of honour and gold medals.
Raja Yasir Humayun congratulated the students who had obtained medals and degrees. He said that their success was the result of their hard work for which credit also goes to their teachers and parents. He praised the academic standards of LCWU.
The young generation is a precious asset and the hope for our bright future. Pakistani women are playing an important role in medical, engineering, education, health and other sectors of national development and the nation is proud of its daughters. he added.
Dr Tahira Aziz Mughal told that the university in the convocation also conferred awards on ex-vice chancellors and alumni who have made a significant contribution to the national development. Prof Dr Sabiha Mansoor and Dr Farhat Saleemi were among those who received such awards.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor informed Raja Yasir Humayun that the Lahore College for Women University is pursuing its path to be amongst the top ranking universities globally through its Vision 2020 and a landmark five-year Strategic Plan.
The vice chancellor also pointed out that LCWU has reserved seats for the students belonging to other provinces and AJK. Here, underprivileged students are receiving specified and need-based scholarships at LCWU without discrimination. We are making higher education accessible to students from all walks of life, she said. LCWU is a leading teaching and Research University and a hub of academic excellence, producing highly-skilled, professionally empowered and well-groomed women to make a positive difference in the socio-economic development of Pakistan, she said.
The main focus of LCWU is the strengthening of its academic departments and resources. Currently, the University is offering 4-year BS programs in 47 departments, 5-year Degree program in 2 Departments (Pharm-D and BS Architecture programs); 2-year MS / MPhil programs in 27 Departments; and Ph.Ds in 17 Departments. Convocation will be continued till today (Wednesday).