Dow University started producing PhDs in Pakistan

Dow University started producing PhDs in Pakistan | PakistanTribeKARACHI – Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has started first PhD Defence Thesis Examination and with this has now started producing PhDs.


Dr. Jahan Ara Ainuddin from Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DUHS was the PhD candidate. Her thesis was approved by subject expert from outside Pakistan and awarded first PhD degree from Dow University. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Nasim Karim, Professor & HOD, Department of Pharmacology, Bahria University Medical & Dental College, with co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zaman Shaikh, Ex‐ Director, NIDE & Professor of Medicine. The panel of external examiners including Prof. Rashid Latif, Hameed Latif Hospital Lahore, Prof. Dr. Abdul Jabbar, Professor of Medicine & Consultant Endocrinologist, Sr. Medical Advisor, Dubai, Prof. Dr. Munawar Alam Ansari, Department of Pharmacology, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro‐Sindh and two internal examiners, Prof. Dr. Salahuddin Afsar, Dean, Faculty of Medical & Allied Sciences, Department of Medicine and Prof. Dr. Ayesha Khan, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Guyenne & Obstetrics.

An Open Defence Session was held today on 21st November 2013 at Dow International Medical College, Ojha Campus. Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice-Chancellor, DUHS explained brief history of successes of university under his leadership. He informed that the Research output at the time of inception of DUHS was 42 and now it has been increased about 4 times approximately to 150. He appraised the efforts of the Research Department and also encourage to the faculty to go ahead and carry on their researches because university is the place where knowledge is created and it also provides the platform for the researchers.

Prof. Junaid Ashraf, Principle, Dow Medical College in his address gave details process of examination and postgraduates activity of the Dow University. He congratulated Dr. Jahan Ara Ainuddin to become first PhD Candidate of Dow University.

Prof. Dr. Nazeer Khan gave brief introduction of Research Activities and PhD program running at DUHS. Later Prof. M. Umar Farooq, Pro-Vice Chancellor, DUHS shared his feelings at this remarkable achievement of the university and also expressed their best wishes to Dr. Jahan Ara Ainuddin, for her PhD defense examination.

Later on, Dr. Jahan Ara Ainuddin started her presentation. After her oral presentation, examination was conducted in front of audience where examiners asked the questions and Dr. Jahan Ara Ainuddin answered them. After the small break of refreshment, one of external examiners Prof. Rashid Latif was requested to announce the result.

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