SUNGAI PETANI:The Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) degree offered by the AIMST University has received recognition from the World Health Organisation (WHO), university chancellor Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said here.
He said WHO had monitored the degree programme for three years before giving it recognition letter that AIMST University.
Samy Vellu said the recognition would also enable the university’s MBBS graduates to pursue higher level studies overseas.
“This university will also conduct more research to create new opportunities and improve its level of education,” he said.
Earlier, Samy Vellu had presented scrolls to 346 students who had completed their degrees in medicine, dentistry, biotechnology, pharmacy, engineering, information technology, business and marketing and finance and management at the third convocation at the university in Semeling recently.
Suvintheran Thangavelu was adjuged the overall top student in the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) degree, collecting the University Gold Medal, Best Medical Student and MBBS with Honours Award.
Malawaba Liyanage Dinushi Dias also received the Best Medical Student award while K. Vishalini and Ong Ee Chau received the MBBS with Honours award.
Among the 135 who graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery include Gayathri Letchumanan, the daughter of The Star’s chief reporter A. Letchumanan.
This is also the first time that 37 students were graduating with the Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the university.
The others who received their scrolls include 82 graduates with Bachelor of Biotechnology, 44 with Bachelor of Pharmacy, 11 with Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 10 with Bachelor of Information Technology, 11 with Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing, nine with Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management and five with Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems while two others completed their Masters of Science in Biotechnology.
Another 24 graduates completed their diploma courses in pharmacy and physiotheraphy.
Earlier, former AIMST University chairman Tan Sri Dr K. Ampikaipakan was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate by the university.
Narjit Kaur was adjudged the best dental student while the other outstanding students were S. Lalithambikai (Faculty of Allied Health Professions), D. Gaithry Doris (Faculty of Business and Management), Ahmad Faiz Mohamad Ansar (Faculty of Engineering and Computer Technology), R. Vijitha (Faculty of Pharmacy) and Afshan Srikumar (Faculty of Applied Sciences).