BANEPA, Nov 22: A total of 1,377 medical science students of Kathmandu University (KU) graduated this year. The convocation ceremony was held on Tuesday.
A total of 198 post-graduate students, 946 MBBS graduates, 18 of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 202 students of BSc Nursing, 12 of Bachelor of Physiotherapy and one from Bachelor of Nursing attended the convocation ceremony organized at the Basic Science Complex, Chaukot of KU, according to the university.
Among them, 723 were females while 654 were males. Out of them, 100 students were from India and Sri Lanka.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is also the chancellor of KU, handed over Vice Chancellor Gold Medal to Dr Pranita Rajbhandari for obtaining the highest marks in MBBS.
She secured 82.81 percent to top the course from among students of eight medical colleges under the KU. She is a student of Lumbini College of Medical Sciences. A student from the same college had also secured gold medal last year.
Dr Ram Kanta Makaju, vice chancellor of KU, said that the concept of 'Campus to Community' should be delivered to the community for health and education of people.
Dr Barne Gloverse, president of the University of Western Sydney, Australia, said that they celebrated silver jubilee last year and the KU marked it this year. “Medical education has achieved a lot in a short span,” he said.
Addressing the fresh graduates, PM Dahal said that the success of life is not only for the individuals but also for the interest of the people and the nation. “KU has proved it with quality education in its history of two decades,” he added.