The Spring graduation ceremonies at DUT will kick off tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 03 September 2014) where a total of 981 students will graduate from the University’s six faculties.
A total of 436 students will graduate from the University’s Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, 246 students will graduate from the Management Sciences Faculty, 193 students will graduate from the Accounting and Informatics Faculty, 62 students will graduate from the Applied Sciences Faulty, 31 students will graduate from the Health Sciences Faculty and 13 students will graduate from the Arts and Design Faculty.
A total of 432 female and 549 male students will graduate from the institution. Seven students with disabilities will graduate from the University.
By the end of tomorrow’s graduation ceremonies, 6474 students will have graduated from the University in 2014. This is compared to 5977 students who graduated at the University in 2013.
A total of 641 students will receive their National Diplomas, 279 students will receive their Bachelor of Technology (Btech) qualifications, 49 students will receive their Master of Technology (MTech) qualifications, 07 students will receive their Doctor of Technology (Dtech) qualifications, 02 students will receive their Bachelor of Education (BEd) degrees and 03 students will receive their Bachelor of Technology degrees (four year).
In terms of race, 725 African students will graduate, 18 Coloured students will graduate, 197 Indian students will graduate, 37 White students will graduate and 04 students whose race is “unknown” will graduate.
Two honorary doctorates will be conferred to two deserving individuals. Empowerment luminary Don Mkhwanazi will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree in Management Sciences for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa, his prominent role in local and international entrepreneurship as well as his significant commitment to youth and social development. Acclaimed film producer, Anant Singh, will receive a Honorary Doctor of Technology degree in Arts and Design in recognition of his tremendous work in using film in the opposition of apartheid.
DUT Deputy Registrar, Dr Thiru Pillay congratulated Singh and Mkhwanazi, saying the University is honored that they accepted the awards. “We look forward to their continued involvement in the work of the DUT,” he said.
– Sinegugu Ndlovu