The Karachi School of Business & Leadership (KSBL) celebrated its Third Commencement Ceremony of MBA & EMBA Classes of 2016 on November 17, 2016 at its campus. At this auspicious occasion, Mr. Hussain Dawood was present as the Chief Guest and Dr. Ishrat Hussain as the Keynote Speaker.
KSBL, which has been chartered by the Government of Sindh, and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), awarded the students with Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA. The ceremony commenced with the entrance of the academic procession at the convocation enclosure.
The management honored the outstanding students with awards and medals over their exceptional academic performances. In the graduating MBA Class of 2016, Ali Salman secured first position and received Hussain Dawood Gold Medal, Muhammad Anas Dawoodi secured second position and received Abdul Razzak Tabba Silver Medal while, Ranjeet Kumar stood third and received KSBL Bronze Medal. In the graduating EMBA Class of 2016, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal first position and received Hussain Dawood Gold Medal, Muhammad Shahid Aslam secured second position and received Abdul Razzak Tabba Silver Medal while, Atif Anwar stood third and received KSBL Bronze Medal.
“The KSBL success and achievement would not have been possible had some visionary individuals not seen the KSBL dream. The KSBL founders, sponsors and board members! You are known for your huge contributions to the industrial and economic base of the nation. Let me make a bold assertion here, the project that will become your true legacy and the greatest contribution to the nation is the one right here in front of us.”
During his speech, Chief Guest, Mr. Hussain Dawood – Chairman of the Board of Governors of KSBL & Board of Directors Karachi Education Initiative (KEI) said, “You had the privilege of being mentored and taught by the greatest faculty of this country, so now it’s your responsibility to go out in this challenging world and make your mark. Now, it’s your time to change the world and the fate of our nation.”
Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Ex- Governor, State Bank of Pakistan was the Keynote speaker for this ceremony. Mr. Muneer Kamal, CEO Karachi Education Initiative introduced the keynote speaker to audience. While addressing graduates, parents and various corporate guests, Dr. Hussain said, “Today we are divided and disunited, cynical and unsure and highly undisciplined. It is my earnest hope that you, the younger generation of Pakistan would take upon this task of bringing about unity, mutual respect and trust in each other and lead an orderly and disciplined life. This should not simply be a ritualistic slogan but a determined substantive practice in action.” Adding further he said, “At KSBL, you have been exposed to knowledge that is comparable with the other leading countries of learning but it is not knowledge along that will hold you in good stead. As the future leaders, it is your attitude and practices that would determine your success.”
The parents were overjoyed to see their progenies hard work coming to fruition. “It still feels unreal that my son has graduated from a school like KSBL. I thank KSBL and its need-based financial assistance policy that helped him complete his degree with such ease. We wish this institution all the very best,” said a parent of a graduating student.
The convocation celebrations ended with a memorable group photograph of the graduating classes after which the faculty, the parents, the students and guests intermingled over hi-tea.