New disciplines have been added to broaden the outlook of graduates
Oct 25 - 31, 1999
Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed, is a Professor of Business Administration
and the present Director of IBA, University of Sindh, Jamshoro and the founder Director of
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Sukkur. He is hailing from a remote area of
small village Ubrio Shah Taulka Moro District Naushehro Feroze. He had primary education
in the same village, and Matriculation from the Government High School New Jatoi and
earned his B.Com (1st Class) from Sindh, College of Commerce, Hyderabad. He has M.Com.
(First class 2nd position) & L.L.B (First Class First Position) Degree from the
University of Sindh and MBA & Ph.d. in Business Administration from the foreign
Universities of Leeds - England, and Cardiff Business School University of Wales,
United Kingdom, respectively . Earlier, Dr. Shah has served as a Director and Professor
Institute of Business Studies (IBS) University of Sindh. Jamshoro, between the year 1993
and 1996. Dr. Shah, started his career as Lecturer in Commerce Department, University of
Sindh Jamshoro from November 5th 1977. Dr. Shah also has held a number of important
position in MCB and RMCP. Keeping in view his marvellous and splendid services as well as
having extensive academic research record, the services of Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed were
requisitioned by the Commissioner Sukkur Division & Chairman Board of Governors IBA
Sukkur, Mr. Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha through Honourable Governor of Sindh, and he was
appointed as Director (Chief Executive) and Chairman Academic Board at IBA Sukkur. The
services of Dr. Shah also are being utilized in other prestigious Institutions at top
ranking level, like Chairman, National Review Committee in Business Administration, UGC,
Ministry of Education Government of Pakistan Islamabad. He is member of Doctoral
Committee, Affiliation Committee and Academic Board of IBA Karachi. The previous services
rendered by Dr. Shah as senator, Syndicate member and member Finance and Planning
Committee University of Sindh, were so remarkable and qualitative that he was decorated
with Gold Medal by the University of Sindh. His field of research and teaching include
Management, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Business Policy, Business
Law, Marketing and Economics. He has published a large number of research articles in the
journals of national and international repute, including book reviews. Dr. Shah is author
of a Book " Banking for Inter Commerce" prescribed for all Boards working in
Pakistan and abroad. Dr. Shah has remained Ph.D and M.Phil. Guide, both in the fields of
commerce and Business Administration at University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
Following are the excerpts from the interview.
PAGE: How do you rate your institution while making a
comparison with similar institutions operating in the country?
Dr. Shah: Well, we rate our Institute amongst top few
business schools operating in the country.
Q. What new discipline /courses have been added to broaden the outlook
A. We have introduced new computer oriented courses in order to meet
the requirements of the job market. In addition, we have added one new field of
specialization i.e. Management Information System (MIS) as demanded by the job market.
In this regard, we are also planning to add new courses to meet the
challenges of the 21st Century. This process of revision of courses will be completed in a
very short period of time so that it may be introduced in the year 2000.
Q. How far the existing curriculum of business schools satisfies the
need of students in improving their overall education ?
A. Existing curriculum of various business schools appears to be
satisfying the needs of the students but there is always room for improvement. Our
curriculum is at par with the leading business schools of the country.
Q. What types of Seminars/lectures are organized to improve the overall
knowledge of students about Pakistan economy?
A. Seminars/ lectures on both micro and macro level issues are arranged
regularly. These topics include budget, inflation, unemployment, poverty, privatization
and other related areas such as marketing, financial management, TQM, and electronic
commerce. For these seminars, we invite both national and foreign scholars to present
their papers and conducting the lectures. Besides, our faculty and students are also
encouraged to participate and contribute their papers in the seminars. Debates, workshops,
group discussions are common feature of our academic life of our Institute with an insight
to develop the communication skills of our students and thereby building their confidence.
Q. How successful has been the strategy to admit students in BBA after
A. Since last few years, we have also introduced the system of aptitude
test/pre-entry test and we have been successful to take students on merit.
Q. Has your institution been successful in arranging linkages with
A. We are in process in establishing the linkages with some foreign