Beaconhouse National University is Pakistan’s first not-for-profit Liberal Arts University, founded in 2003 to provide tertiary education in the arts, design, architecture, media, humanities and social sciences, business and information technology. BNU was awarded the degree awarding charter by the Government of Punjab in 2005.
Vice Chancellor BNU Professor Shahid Hafiz Kardar presided over the ceremony while members of the board of governors were also present on the occasion. A total of 429 graduates were awarded degrees of which 295 were conferred Bachelor’s and 134 Masters’ degrees.
These include 90 from Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), 57 from Razia Hassan School of Architecture (SA), 22 from Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), 103 from the School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC), 95 from the School of Computer and IT (SCIT), 33 from the Institute of Psychology (IP) and 29 from the School of Education (SE).
At the 12th Convocation of BNU, a total of 17 gold medals were awarded of which 13 recipients were girls. The Arfa Karim gold medal was awarded to Asim Irshad Ali Shah of the BS (Hons) in Software Engineering program.