University of Veterinary Science (Yezin) held its 32nd graduation ceremony yesterday at the niversity in Zeyathiri Township. At the graduation, 93 students received Bachelor of Animal Science-BASc, 11 were awarded Masters of Veterinary Science-MVSc and 218 received Bachelor of Veterinary Science-BVSc. Ph.D. degrees were also conferred on two students by the University at the graduation ceremony. Speaking at the ceremony, Rector of the university Prof. Dr. Mar Mar Win urged the graduates to take part in nation-building activities while carrying out their careers, as the role of veterinarians is involved today in not only health and diseases of animals, but also in the prevention of animal-to-human diseases, the safety of food from the livestock sector, and promoting the socio-economy of the rural population through the breeding of livestock. On behalf of the nation, the rector said that graduation day brings pride to the country, as it comes together with the new veterinarians for the livestock breeding sector of the country. Afterwards, Dr. Khin Zaw, Permanent Secretary of the Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, presented prizes to outstanding graduates. During the morning session, PhD, MVSc and BVSc were conferred on the graduates by Rector Dr. Mar Mar Win. In the afternoon, BASc, which is the first ever degree offered by the university, was conferred on 93 graduates by Prof. Dr. Mar Mar Win.
The university launched a four-year Bachelor of Animal Science-BASc program during the 2014-2015 academic year. The university also offers a six-year Bachelor of Veterinary Science-BVSc program. The University of Veterinary Science (Yezin) was founded in 1957. In the past 61 years it awarded 93 graduates with BASc degrees, 5,446 with BVSc degrees, 220 with DipLIS, 449 with DipLPA, 21 with MPhil, nine with MVM degrees, 279 with MVSc degrees and 19 with PhD degrees.