Department of Management Sciences, Isra University, Hyderabad
Dec 20 - 26, 1999
'We believe in quality education'
Business Schools in General
Business education is really a career professional. Globally, it has
great importance. Business professionals with sound knowledge and expertise get high
respect and salary packages within the country as well as outside the world.
The number of business schools offering BBA & MBA programs in the
country are mushrooming but less attention is given on quality education. Many substandard
Business schools in Pakistan are running with inadequate facilities and are only
commercial in intent. However, there is some business schools in public as well as private
sector, which appear to be role models for others.
Quality education is directly linked with the type of education and
expertise available. The criteria for evaluation of business schools consists of quality
of teaching, a permanent and qualified faculty, regular updating of the curricula and a
quality of research for the faculty and working atmosphere, etc.
Isra University Hyderbad:
Isra University is a well reputed, autonomous and privately owned
institution legislated by the Isra University Act, 1997 [Sindh Act No. V of 1997]. Isra
University is the first private University of Hyderabad. The University and its affiliated
hospital are located 5 kilometers away from Hyderabad City center in the backdrop of
agricultural land, on the National Highway locally known as Hala Road. Extra land has also
been acquired for further expansion of the academic disciplines such as engineering, pure
and social sciences.
Department of Management Sciences:
The faculty of Management Sciences aims to meet the growing need for
managerial expertise in Pakistan. As the world prepares to enter the next century, the
fields of Management Sciences have received tremendous attractions from all walks of life.
The Management Science department of Isra University has a very brief
history of about two years only. It believes in quality rather than quantity. In Isra
University, the challenge for the Department of Management Sciences is to adapt foreign
textbooks to the Pakistani Business Environment. The academic quality is comparable to any
foreign University. Modern courses like MIS, TQM, and System Dynamics have been
introduced. To cultivate ethical behaviour Humanities is taught. Permanent faculty is used
because of the professionalism it offers. The MBA program provides specialization in
Finance, MIS, Marketing and Management. Isra University plans to start M.Phil. and Ph.D.
Programs in near future. With the emphasis on information technology a new degree program
of Masters of Information Technology, has been introduced, which amalgamates Business
Administration with Computer Sciences.
Isra University started its program by offering admissions in faculty
of Computer and Management Sciences in June 98 in BBA, BCS, MBA, MCS, MIS and MITM
programs. The department is launching its M.Phil leading to Ph.D. for the faculty as well
as for others in very near future (most probably w.e.f Jan 2000).
The faculty consists of foreign and Pakistan qualified teachers with
Ph.D. and Masters degrees from U.K, U.S.A, Germany, IBA, ICMA's, mostly the permanent
faculty and only few a visitors/adjunct faculty members. The Curriculum is kept updated in
an effort to impart the best quality of education. The internships are designed to expose
the students to real life situations. The students have to submit research papers on the
basis of small projects to get the degree. Teachers attend seminars and short courses
The teaching methodology is comprised of quizzes, presentations,
assignments, term papers, case studies, multimedia presentations and fieldwork. Students
are actively involved through holding of seminars, guest speaker sessions and other
extracurricular activities. The University follows an academic calendar that is adhered to
strictly. With a student teacher ratio of 5 to 1, the students are able to get personal
attention of the teacher. Every student is assigned an advisor from the faculty, to advise
him on various academic activities.
Admissions start in September for the fall semester and February for
the spring semester. Admissions are given strictly on merit. The students have to go
through a written entrance test and an interview. Through this, the university ascertains
whether the students will be able to withstand the rigour of study. The University also
awards scholarships on need-cum-merit basis.
The environment is clean. The buildings are purpose built. Laboratories
are equipped with state of the art equipment (audio video facilities). The classrooms are
airconditioned. There are two computer laboratories equipped with most modern Pentium
machines. The University has an enormous inventory of textbooks and reference material.
Computer labs are equipped with Internet connection on the network. All the students and
faculty members have free access to the Internet, thereof enhancing their capacity for
The University provides hostel facilities to its outstation girl
students at the moment. The university maintains a strict disciplinary code that helps
students to lead a decent and successful life.
Dr. Asadullah Kazi
Dr. Asadullah Kazi is an Engineering Geologist by profession. He
obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Soil Mechanics) from the Imperial College of Science and
Technology, University of London, in 1965 and 1968 respectively.
Dr. Kazi is the Vice Chancellor of Isra University, Hyderabad,
Pakistan. He has previously held senior technical, teaching and administrative positions
at University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore; Mehran University of Engincering and
Technology, Jamshoro; Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo; Asian Institute of
Technology, Bangkok (formerly SEATO Graduate School), United Nations Educational,
Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO); King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah; and
Saudi Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
He is associated with many professional organizations, including
American Society of Civil Engineers, Southeast Asian Society for Geotechnical Engineering,
International Society for Rock Mechanics, International Society for Soil Mechanics and
Foundation Engineering, and Association of Geoscientists for International development.
Dr. Kazi is the author of more than 50 scientific papers and numerous
technical reports dealing with applications of geology to civil engineering practice. His
research interests and field experience have provided hint a broad background in the
applied aspects of site investigation as related to water retaining structures, buildings,
roads, bridges and tunnels. In addition, he is experienced in ground water studies,
aspects of environmental pollution, environmental impact assessment of civil and mining
engineering works; engineering geological mapping; site selection for human settlements,
nuclear power plants, and sanitary landfills; terrain evaluation for civil engineering
purposes; prediction and zoning of floods; engineering assessments and mitigation of
earthquakes and other man-made and georgical hazards.
Dr. Kazi is listed in, Marquis ( 1996-1997 edition of, "Who is Who
in Science and Engineering".
Prof. Dr. Amanat Ali Jalbani
Dept. of Management Sciences,
Faculty of Computer & Management
Isra University, Hyderabad.
Dr. Amanat Ali Jalbani was formerly Professor and Chairman Department
of Commerce at S. A. Latif University, Khairpur. He was actively involved there in
teaching and various other academic as well as administrative activities.
Based on his established reputation as an Academician, Researcher, he
was hired to establish and lead a faculty involved in imparting cutting edge education in
the domain of Management Sciences (Business Studies) at Isra University, Hyderabad.
Currently he is involved in teaching at the Isra University, teaching
postgraduates classes of MBA and running MBA executive programme there. He is also looking
after as a Chairman of the Management Science Department
He is also an adjunct teaching Faculty & a Committee Member/Major
Advisor for MS/MBA & Ph.D. programme in Management Science at SZABIST, Karachi.
He is supervising the M.Phil leading to Ph.D. Candidates/Scholars of
Sindh as well as Latif University. He is also guiding & looking after the regular and
executive students of M.B.A in their Internship and Term Paper Programme.