PECHS Education Foundation — a non-profit
organization — was founded in 1964 with the aim to provide at an
affordable cost quality education at all levels, especially in the
fields of science and technology and business management.
The Foundation embarked upon an ambitious project of
raising a business school with the name and title of the Institute of
Management and Computer Sciences (IMCS), in 1999. The Institute is
located in Block VI of the PECHS on Imam Ahmad Road.
The first phase of construction that included seven
classrooms, library, two computer laboratories, seminar room,
administrative offices, with a total covered area of 13,000 square feet,
was completed in November 1999. This capacity can adequately cater for
the needs of over 200 students at a time.
Regular classes in basic computer science started at
the Institute in June 2000, while BCS and BBA Degree programs, in
affiliation with the University of Karachi, started in February 2001 and
January 2002 respectively.
The Institute has since been affiliated to the
University of Karachi for the award of BCS and BBA Degrees. Accordingly,
it conducts courses designed by the University, and the University staff
closely monitors the classroom instructions and the laboratory work of
the students. Highly qualified faculty is selected to teach at the
Institute in consultation with and under the supervision of the
University in order to maintain academic standards at par with those of
the University and of other affiliated institutions of repute.
Lately, the IMCS has rejuvenated its activities. The
team is reorganized, laboratories are refurbished, library is being
replenished, fee structure has been reviewed and revised downward, and
sport activities are being reoriented under the dynamic leadership of
its Dean and Director Professor S. Sabir A. Jaffery. With Professor
Jaffery heading the team of dedicated faculty, the Institute is heading
fast towards its goal.
The Foundation plans to upgrade the IMCS to the
status of a full-fledged university by the year 2005. An open space
measuring approximately 160,000 sq. ft. is available within the campus
in which IMCS is situated. To meet the requirements of a multi-faculty
degree awarding organization, the Foundation plans to construct on this
piece of land a covered area of about 10,000 sq, ft. each year up to
MOTTO OF IMCS
The IMCS stands committed to
the motto that may be transliterated as under:
To provide world class education and training in
Management and Computer Sciences, commensurate with the challenges of
time, and to achieve excellence through innovative strategies with due
emphasis on ethical and moral values.
The Institute is housed in a spacious building
constructed on a plot sized 20,000 square yards with a covered area of
13,000 sq. ft. The building is surrounded by a vast open space to
provide ample opportunities for sports and other extra curricular
activities of the students. A resume of some of the facilities offered
by the Institute is given in the following paragraphs.
are seven classrooms, each with a capacity to accommodate 40 students.
The class size is kept small in order to facilitate personal attention
to each student. All the classrooms are air- conditioned, and are fully
furnished and equipped with the latest teaching aids.
The computer laboratories of the Institute are equipped with the latest
Pentium Personal Computers. All these machines are linked up in Local
Area Network. Latest versions of all the essential software have been
acquired in their branded shape for meeting the training requirements of
students. IMCS plans to establish a Software House within its own
premises to start real life projects very soon. Internet and E-mail
facilities are available to all the students against nominal payment.
Library: The library of the Institute is well stocked
with the essential text and reference books and professional journals
and periodicals. More books are being inducted in the library to meet
the emerging needs of faculty and students.
SPORTS AND ALLIED FACILITIES:
Institute has its own playgrounds for cricket and volleyball. A ground
for basketball is also in the making. There is a students' cafeteria
within the premises of the Institute, and a photocopying corner is being
established inside the cafeteria. There is also a computer club that
promotes the development of quality software, and arranges software
competitions on local and national levels. Further, a literary and
social activities club has been established to arrange debates,
declamations, quiz competitions, seminars, and to undertake social
activities, such as, organizing of social evenings, get-togethers, and
excursion trips for the students.
TRANSPORT AND PICK & DROP SERVICE:
Efforts are under way to make public transport available at the doorstep
of the Institute by getting an existing bus route diverted / extended.
Simultaneously, negotiations are being made with private transporters to
provide pick and drop facility to and from certain localities, which, of
course, shall be subject to adequate number of users. In the meantime,
arrangements have been made for a shuttle service to operate between the
turning point on Shahra-e Faisal and the Institute, and back, at
FACULTY AND SUPPORT STAFF:
The IMCS has been provided with dedicated and competent faculty. The
faculty members are specialists in different fields of knowledge. They
are committed to consul and guide the students through classroom
sessions, projects supervision, tutorials, and personal contact on
individual basis. The support staff of the Institute is student-friendly
and most willingly provides all sorts of support services as may be
required to enhance the educational standards.
At IMCS individual and collective development of students is ensured
through proper plans, policies, and procedures to be implemented by a
high-powered Students' Affairs Committee. The process begins with the
evaluation of the applicants for admission and continues till
graduation. The Admission Committee prepares a profile of each
acceptable candidate in terms of age, education, and extra-curricular
achievements, strengths, weaknesses, family background, hobbies,
inter-personal skills; and potential for growth. These informations are
correlated with the academic performance of students and their behavior
on and off the campus.
Students facing adjustment problems are provided with
necessary counseling, while those with extra ordinary talents are
particularly looked after to ensure proper utilization of their traits
for their own good and for the betterment of the society as a whole.
Moreover, they are encouraged and guided to organize themselves into
societies / clubs / committees etc. to develop team spirit, and to
assume key positions in these organizations to supplement and complement
their leadership qualities.