Karachi: The inauguration ceremony of New Premises of Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC) was held here on Tuesday.
Chief of the Naval Staff and Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University, Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila NI(M) graced the occasion with his presence as a Chief Guest.
In his welcome address, Principal of BUMDC, Prof. Dr. Syed Tipu Sultan said that a journey of managing high standards of medical and dental college under the umbrella of Bahria University in a dedicated building at the Bahria University Karachi Campus is going with peaceful manner. He said BUMDC is now recognized by all three authorities of the world. He encouraged research culture for students and faculty and they are in the process of establishing more research labs for them.
While speaking to the audience on this momentous occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila NI(M) congratulated all concerned for successful completion of this project and said that Bahria University Medical & Dental College emerging as the centre of excellence in health sciences, at both graduate and post-graduate levels, and across the medical, dental and nursing fields. While still in its infancy stage, the college has been included in the International Medical Education Directory by the Foundation for Advancement in Medical Education Research, and also listed in the Directory of World Health Organization. BUMDC has been also recognized for the United States Medical License Examination (USMLE).
He also threw light on the faculty and parents efforts who are doing their best to teach, train and support them to discharge their obligations towards their noble profession effectively. He said that Medical and Dental education is just one of the fields that Pakistan Navy has ventured into as its obligation towards the community service. He also added that Pakistan Navy`s education services are provided in sync with its presence. Whereas they were previously confined to Karachi and Islamabad, they now extend as far as Gwadar and Ormara.
Rector of Bahria University, Vice Admiral® Shahid Iqbal HI (M) expressed his gratitude to the Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University and Chief of the Naval Staff for his presence in the ceremony. He said that this purpose-built medical and dental college, which will eventually collocate it’s all three sub-components – the College, the Teaching Hospital and the Hostels – is in fact a manifestation of the Bahria University’s commitment to “Excellence in Higher and Professional Education”. This New Campus of BUMDC has been a dream realized and this dream could have not come true without the magnanimous support of Pakistan Navy.
The Rector briefly gave an overview about this mega project which had become a challenge of astounding proportions for Bahria University. He said that there is an unaccomplished need for a state-of-the-art medical college in the public sector, so Bahria University accepted the challenge of helping to fill these voids and established a state-of-the-college by equipping it with most modern facilities including 3B’s latest anatomical training models, state-of-the-art labs, digital library, Wi-Fi connectivity compatible with developed countries and a highly qualified and experienced faculty.
He appreciated the efforts of the Ex-Rectors of Bahria University, university project team, the Consultant and the Contractor who deserved highest appreciation for the completion of this project.
Consultant of this project, Akbar Mahmood Qaizar also shared some views regarding the project completion process and challenges faced by them.
On this occasion, members Board of Governors, faculty members, staff and students were also present.