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USTM conferred Honorary
D. Litt to Dr. Abdul Gafoor
University of Science and Technology Meghalaya
bestowed Honorary Doctorate of Literature (HONORIS CAUSA) to Dr
Abdul Gafoor, a renowned pediatrician from the prestigious
Trivandrum Medical College in Kerala, India and medical
practitioner from UAE today at a gala ceremony of 3rd
Convocation 2017. The honor was conferred by Shri Mahbubul Hoque,
Hon’ble Chancellor, USTM and Chairman, ERD Foundation in the
presence of other dignitaries namely Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar,
Hon’ble VC, JNU, Prof. Jayant M Modak, Dy. Director, IISC,
Bangalore,Prof. G.D Sharma, Hon’ble VC, Bilaspur University, Dr.
P G Rao, Hon'ble VC, USTM, Dr. R K Sharma, Pro -VC, USTM, Prof.
Amarjyoti Chaudhry, C V Raman Char Professor, USTM and many
other distinguished guests, intellectuals, academic experts
across North East.
Convocation 2017 heralded another journey for nine hundred five
(905) students who had passed out from USTM obtaining PG, UG and
PH.D degrees. A grand total of 905 students which includes 744
at the PG level, 161 at the UG level and 2 Ph.D scholars had
received degrees. 26 students had received gold medals out of
which 17 at the PG level and 9 at the UG level.
While explaining the purpose of conferring this honor to Dr.
Gafoor, Shri Mahbubul Hoque explained “ Dr. Gafoor is working
immensely for the uplift of the backward rural class people both
in India and UAE through his philanthropic mission. University
of Science and Technology Meghalaya is working relentlessly for
the development of the NE Region by way of empowering the
downtrodden rural people through Education. So this is a token
gesture of our university’s recognition for his commendable
work”. Dr. Gafoor commented “this award will give me more
strength to work for the development of our nation, for the
downtrodden and NE Region specifically which I want to explore
now through USTM”.
Meanwhile, it can be mentioned that Dr. Gafoor after his
post-graduation from the Aligarh Muslim University, worked for
few years with the Ministry of Health, Oman before moving to the
UAE. In 1998, he started a private clinic in Ajman with his wife
Dr Rafeeka. He gradually expanded his practice, Ibin Sina
Medical Centre by adding specialist colleagues in each
department and state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities. Now, the
Ibin Sina group has become the most popular private ambulatory
healthcare provider in Ajman with four medical centres and five
pharmacies. Ibin Sina is also the pioneer in accredited CME
programs within the northern emirates in association with the
Ministry of Health, UAE.
In addition, he leads the Bright India Foundation, a
philanthropic arm working on the educational and healthcare
systems of the underprivileged in the northern region of India.
Dr. Abdul Gafoor has also established the Woodlem Park Schools,
an educational establishment devoted to providing world class
education to children in India and the UAE.