USP Alumni Network

Alumni Profiles: 1971-1979

  • 1971

    Usman is originally from Fiji but currently resides in New Zealand. He is one of the first graduates of USP. He graduated with a Diploma in Education in 1971. He later completed a Honours Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Newcastle in UK. He started his career as a teacher and later became a lawyer. read more...

     

    Believing that "success comes with hardwork, dedication and loyalty" Ramesh Narsi is one of USP's first graduates in 1971. He completed his Master's in 1977 from UNSW. Originally from Fiji, Ramesh now retired in Australia does voluntary work for a non-profit organisation Meals on Wheels read more ...

     

    1972
    John, originally from Fiji but currently residing in New Zealand, graduated with a BA from USP in 1972 majoring in Economics and Sociology. He continued his studies at the University of Sussex and graduated with Master of Philosophy in 1977. read more...

     

    Anirudh graduated from USP with a BSc in Chemistry and Biology in 1972. He continued his studies at the University of Auckland and graduated with MSc. He then obtained his PhD from the University of Leicester. Currently he is working at USP as Associate Professor of Physics in the School of Engineering and Physics. read more...

     

     

    After being in the civil service for 33 years, Devendran Kumaran retired to write his life story. An alumnus of USP, Devendran graduated in 1972 and 1977 respectively. An accomplished author, Devendran's first book Mannu's Karma came out in 2010 and he now has 4 books to his credit read more ...

     1973

    Shashikant is originally from Fiji but now residing in New Zealand. He graduated from USP in 1973 with a BA and Graduate Certificate in Education. He later did his post-graduate studies at the University of Hawaii and East-West Centre Grant read more ...

     

    Kolinio Meo is a name synonymous with Education. From Naboutini Saqani, Meo's passion for teaching was the driving force behind him graduating with a Diploma in Education in 1973 and a BEd in 1973 from USP. Now retired, Meo continues to work part time read more ...

  • 1974

    Jeet is originally from Fiji but now residing in New Zealand. He graduated from USP in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science. After graduating he worked for FSC and a ginger processing plant in Fiji. He later moved to New Zealand and worked for Nestle. He is currently working for New Zealand Starch Ltd. read more...

     

    USP Alumnus and Academic, Prof. Naidu was born and educated in Fiji and UK. He was one of the fortunate few to study at USP when it first started and obtained his undergraduate and masters degrees in 1974 and 1980 respectively. Prof. Naidu is the Director of Development Studies at USP's SGDIA read more ...

     

    1976

    Oscar Billings is originally from Labasa Fiji but now resides in Australia. A BSc graduate in 1976, Oscar says 'USP has helped me to be independent and think outside the box'. Oscar is proud that the knowledge gained through his studies at USP prepared him well for his work at BOC, Australia read more ...

     

    1977

    Elizabeth Reade graduated from USP in 1977. USP has been the backbone to my career she says. Elizabeth is the Deputy University Librarian at USP where she has worked for 37 years read more ...

     

    Jagdishwar is originally from Fiji but currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has graduated twice from the University of South Pacific - with Gold Medals on both occasions - for his BA in 1977 and MA in 1988. Subsequently, he completed his PhD from Deakin University (Australia) read more ...

     

    Originally from Ba, Fiji Dr. Surendra Prasad has been fascinated by Science.  Graduating from The University of the South Pacific in 1977, Dr. Prasad credits his humble upbringing as the driving force for his success. Dr. Prasad works at USP's Properties and Facilities Department read more ...

     

     1979

    Prof. Dharmendra Sharma, originally from Fiji but now residing in Australia, graduated from USP with a BSc in Mathematics and Chemistry in 1979 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics and a MSc in 1988. He later completed his PhD in Computer Science at the Australian National University read more ...

     

     

     


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