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IBA confers 1,184 degrees at its annual convocation

IBA confers 1,184 degrees at its annual convocation

IBA confers 1,184 degrees at its annual convocation

IBA confers 1,184 degrees at its annual convocation

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  • The batch included 776 graduates from six undergraduate programs.
  • 403 graduates from ten postgraduate programs.
  • Swimming champion awarded ‘Excellence in Sports’ award.
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KARACHI:  The Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi held its convocation for the Class of 2023 at the Main Campus. It marked a momentous occasion as 1,184 graduates were conferred degrees in several disciplines.

The graduating batch included 776 graduates from six undergraduate programs, 403 graduates from ten postgraduate programs, and five graduates from three PhD programs.

The Chief Guest of the ceremony was the Caretaker Chief Minister of Sindh and Patron IBA, Justice (Retd.) Maqbool Baqar. Dr. Azra Raza, and Chan Soon-Shiong Prof of Medicine and Clinical Director, Edward P. Evans Foundation MDS Center, Columbia University in New York attended as Guest of Honor.

The Executive Director, of IBA Karachi, Dr. S Akbar Zaidi congratulated the graduating students and said, “I applaud each one of you for reaching this significant milestone in your educational journey as your hard work has come to fruition. Graduation is a time of celebration and reflection and signifies the beginning of a new chapter in your life. I encourage you all to excel in your selected walks of life and continue the legacy of excellence that is the hallmark of IBA.”

“I am delighted to share that almost 40% of our graduates are young women and this year almost half the Ph.D. graduates are females, which is a proud moment for the Institute as IBA takes immense pride in empowering our women in every field”, said Dr. Zaidi.

Dr. Raza congratulated the graduates and said, “You are now entering a world where things are uncertain and unpredictable. But having said that the future is open to possibilities and as young, competent, empowered individuals, you must fight all the challenges for a fabulous future.”

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Justice (Retd) Baqar stated that he was honored to celebrate the graduation day of the country’s future leaders. He emphasized the transformative power of education at IBA, urging graduates to embody patriotism, discipline, and responsible citizenship.

He stated, “Just as your IBA journey exposed you to a diverse academic environment, remember to carry the same spirit of acceptance and respect into your interactions with the world”. Highlighting the responsibility of IBA graduates as future leaders, he encouraged them to contribute responsibly to society and towards Pakistan’s progress by embracing and celebrating diversity as Pakistan is a nation of various cultures, languages, and traditions.

The convocation ceremony featured the position holders in various degree programs who were awarded medals, shields, and certificates of merit.

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