MUT to cap more female graduands as 2858 are set to graduate

Press release statement

Submitted by: The Department of Marketing & Communications

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12 April 2023

MUT to cap more female graduands as 2858 are set to graduate


Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is set to continue its trajectory of empowering women with quality education as women dominate the number of graduands at this year’s graduation ceremonies.

MUT will cap a total of 2858 graduands during its graduation ceremonies to be held from 17 to 22 April 2023 at MUT’s historic Pixley Seme Hall. Female graduates account for 57,63% of all graduands compared to their male counterparts at just 42,37%.

Commenting on yet another dominant performance by female students, MUT Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Marcus Ramogale said that the statistics painted a picture of a University that takes its role of empowering the youth with education seriously.

“The fact that more women graduate with a University qualification at MUT than their male counterparts is not in any way a small feat. These figures not only resonate with the national gender statistics but also tell a story of redress through education. MUT is playing its role in the fight for gender equality. When more women graduate with a higher education qualification, the world becomes a better place,” said Professor Ramogale.

Women are overwhelmingly ahead of the pack in the Faculty of Management Sciences, and ahead with a narrow margin in the Natural Sciences. The Faculty of Engineering remains the one area where males account for 62.42% of the 737 graduands to be capped in that faculty.

“Engineering is one of those fields where women’s representation is greatly needed to also change the misleading and sexist perception that males do better in Engineering. We are confident that with the kind of support we offer our students and the new Engineering Building, along with its infrastructure, more students will get an opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Professor Ramogale.

Meanwhile, this year’s graduation will be the first where newly installed Chancellor, Sandile Zungu, will get to cap graduates. Zungu was inaugurated as MUT Chancellor last month.


Details of the upcoming graduation ceremonies are as follows:


Faculty of Natural Sciences

Monday, 17 April 2023

All Departments


Faculty of Management Sciences

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Department of Accounting and Law


Faculty of Management Sciences

Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Departments of Public Management and Human Resource Management


Faculty of Management Sciences

Thursday, 20 April 2023

Departments of Marketing and Office Technology


Faculty of Engineering

Friday, 21 April 2023

Departments of Building; Chemical Engineering; and Electrical Engineering


Faculty of Engineering

Saturday, 22 April 2023

Departments of Civil Engineering; Surveying; and Mechanical Engineering


All the ceremonies will start at 09h00 at Pixley kaIsaka Seme Hall at MUT’s Main Campus in Umlazi Township. To arrange interviews or RSVP, contact Bheki Hlophe at by Friday, 14 April 2023.