8th convocation of IIUI

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 2,300 graduates of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), were conferred degrees on its 8th convocation on Thursday at Jinnah Convention Centre. Federal Minister for Education Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali was the chief guest on the occasion. IIUI Rector Prof Fatheh Muhammad Malik, President Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, Vice President Parveen Qadir Agha, all deans, directors, administrative officers, employees and a large number of students were also present on the occasion. The minister stressed upon the need for revival of ‘Ijtihad’ to cater modern day requirements and said it was need of the hour not only for the Muslim world but also the whole world. Ali acknowledged the role of ‘Madaris’ but suggested some structural measures to make them more useful for the humanity at large. The minister congratulated the university for its achievements during last 25 years of its existence. The rector spoke on goals and ideas of the university. He said that IIUI was a rapidly expanding institution in all branches of knowledge with a growing focus on engineering, science and technology and social sciences after establishing excellence in the traditional fields of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Shariah and Islamic Economics. The president presented a detailed report about the university on one year, since last convocation. He said that the university during last 25 years had produced over 1,7000 students out of which 46 obtained PhDs. Last year the university produced 2,389 students with four PhDs and 36 gold medalists.Daily times