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Convocation held for Dow students who graduated 30 years ago

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KARACHI: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on Friday awarded degrees to its students who graduated around 30 years ago from the Dow Medical College, but could not get their degrees at convocation.

Officials said a total of 425 graduates of the 1989 batch had been invited to the convocation of whom 130 came from the country and abroad.

They said the convocation had a “symbolic” significance since the graduates had individually got their degrees then from the University of Karachi with which the DMC was affiliated years before DUHS was established. They said the convocation of that batch could not be held because of restive conditions in the metropolis.

‘We still can associate fond memories with these walls and corridors’

Dr Saeed Quraishy, vice chancellor, DUHS, said at the convocation that the event had provided an opportunity to old colleagues to meet each other, revive old memories of college days as well as see what “our peers have achieved over the years”.

“We still can associate fond memories with these walls and corridors, be it the auditoria, the old anatomy lecture hall and, the old faithful tree and window sill present outside the anatomy lecture hall.

How many of us have sat on that windowsill and waved goodbye to friends or prospective spouses as the point buses got ready to leave for the day,” said the VC.

Officials said families of 89 graduates also attended the convocation as Dr Quraishy conferred shields and degrees upon the graduates.

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