The University of Karachi Council for Advanced Studies and Research has awarded 53 Ph.D., 75 MPhil, one medical degree, two M.S. Surgery degrees and one M.S. Course Work degree in various disciplines.
The KU Registrar, Prof. Dr. Abdul Waheed, said that the ASRB, at its meeting held recently under the chairmanship of KU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood Irqai, awarded these degrees.
According to him, 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.
In addition, Muhammad Sikandar and Saima Qadri obtained master’s degrees in pharmacy, Syed Sufyan Ali and Asif Jahanzeb in Quran and Sunnah, Afsheen Illahi in physiology, Saifullah Yaqoob, Riaz Ahmed and Sadaf Issa in agriculture management and agribusiness, 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.
Similarly, Aneela, Maruym Firdous and Madeeha have 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.
During this time, doctoral students also received diplomas. They were included Saira Bano, Rabia Bibi, Ariba Hasan and Saedul Bibi from Marine Biology, Sobia Manzoor and Faiza Agha from Biochemistry, Syed Ghulam Ali Naqvi from Special Education, Muhammad Zohaib, Majid Rashid, Abdul Khaliq, Abdul Wahab, Abdul Malik and Mr. Junaid Ali Khan from Islamic Learning, Nida Syed from Biochemistry, Sumbul and Asma Latif from Psychology, Bushra Iqbal, Waqar Hussain and Rasheed Ahmed from Quran and Sunnah, Fozia Humayun, Marium Rehman, Zainab Khanum and Majid Khan from Chemistry, Afsheen Aqeel from Microbiology, Hafiza Misbah Iqbal from Genetics, Sonya Arshad and Muhammad Nisar from Physiology, Amir ul Haq from Women’s Studies, Mr. Ahad Yar Khan from European Studies.
Similarly, Rooma Badar and Nazish Dildar earned PhDs 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.
In addition, MD degree was awarded to Dr. M. Naeem Pasha at Anesthes while MS degrees in Surgery were awarded to Dr. Naseer Ahmed and Dr. Yousuf Shah and MS Course Work degree was awarded to Safia bano.