Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Sciences successfully enrolled its Twelfths Batch of Doctor Physical Therapy, Fifth batch of Doctor of Occupational Therapy and fourth batch of Bachelors of Health Physical Education and Sport Sciences for the year 2022. The commencement day for the newly enrolled batches was held on the 21st December 2021 at the Abul Hasan Jaffery Auditorium Ziauddin University Clifton campus. The ceremony was graced by the presence of Chancellor, Pro chancellor, Registrar and other dignitaries of Ziauddin University along with the principal ZCRS.
The commencement day started with the recitation of the holy Quran and the audience rose in respect for both the national and Ziauddin University’s anthem, followed by a brief video regarding life at ZCRS. The new batch was officially handed over to the Principal, Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Dr Sumaira Imran Farooqui by the honorable Registrar Engr. Rtd. Capt S. Waqar Hussain. Dr Prof. Sumaira, Principal at ZCRS congratulated and welcomed the new batches on beginning their new expedition with ZCRS and briefed the audience regarding the evolution of ZCRS.
The Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr Abbas Zafar also spoke on the occasion and wished the students luck for their transition from being intermediate students to university students. Moreover, the Chancellor Dr. Irfan Haider also dignified the event by his presence and acknowledged the students regarding the legacy created by Late Dr. Sir Ziauddin Ahmed and he further gave students some exceptional piece of advice to benefit them excel their university life and professional life ahead focusing on the significance of Jamal-e-Fan and Kamal-e-Fan. On this special Occasion, the Pro Chancellor Dr Nida Hussain also addressed to the audience and assured the students regarding the extended support of the university to help them succeed in their fields.
During the ceremony, the representative students of DOT batch III brought miniature gardens planted by them as souvenirs for the honorable guests as a token of appreciation. After the distribution of souvenirs, the Principal of Ziauddin College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Prof. Dr. Sumaira Imran Farooqui introduced the students to the Faculty of the all the four locations of ZCRS i.e. North, Boat Basin, Link Road and Sukkur campus. Secondly, a brief introduction regarding the administrative and non-teaching staff was also given who tirelessly work to ensure that all the activities within the college are smooth.
The post-graduate program coordinator at ZCRS, Dr. Amna Aamir khan also addressed and acknowledged students regarding the opportunities for them to continue further education in the field of physical therapy apart from choosing their career in the clinics. Moreover, the clinical head for Ziauddin group of colleges for Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr. Prof. Abid Mehdi Kazmi shared a few words of wisdom for the students as well. To make the event memorable, group photographs of the students with the faculty and chief guests were taken after which a brief informative session was conducted by the faculty of ZCRS. Mr. Zaki Hasan and Miss. Zulekha Saleem Assistant professors at ZCRS who enlightened the students regarding the examination policy of the college. Moreover, the Informational and Technology department representative Mr. Minhaj also trained the students regarding the student portal and handling of their accounts for academic activities. Lastly, the Office of Students Affairs Ziauddin University briefed students regarding the exciting events incoming their way to make their academic journey more happening and lively. Special giveaways were distributed among the newly admitted students to make their day even more memorable.