GRIFFITH COLLEGE DUBLIN, IRELAND KARACHI CAMPUS

By AYESHA SIDDIQ
May 17 - 23, 2004

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

* Bachelors in Business Studies
* Bachelors in Computing Science
* Bachelors in Accounting & Finance

The mission of Griffith College Dublin, Ireland is to provide our students with a centre of learning and excellence where they can develop their own potential on an intellectual, personal, social and career level.

At Griffith College Dublin's Karachi Campus, we have taken steps to ensure that our students will have no doubts about the authenticity of our programmes or the value of the education that they will receive. Before we commenced our journey as a branch campus of Griffith College Dublin, Ireland our institution and programmes received accreditation from the Higher Education and Training Award Council (HETAC), Ministry of Education, Ireland, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and subsequently from the Government of Sindh.

The HETAC qualifications, as the national qualification of a constituent European Union member state, are recognized internationally. These credentials guarantee our students that the degree they receive is marketable in the national and international marketplace.

Originally established in 1974 as a Business and Accounting Training Institution, Griffith College has always been distinguished by the success rate of its pupils and high standard of its study materials. At present, there are approximately 5,000 students pursing a variety of undergraduates and MBA programmes in the college in Ireland. Classes commenced at the Karachi Campus in October 1999. The College has been named Griffith College Dublin, Karachi Campus because we are a branch campus of the college in Ireland.

We are offering a totally European degree, a first in any institution in Pakistan, fully recognized by the Irish Education Authority. This interlink has been developed in the interest of our Pakistani students so that, if they wish they can complete part of their degree in Karachi and the remainder in Ireland, or alternatively complete their entire degree in Karachi. Our curriculum and syllabi are equally consistent with those offered by all the leading institutions globally, hence affording easier transfers and instant adjustments. It is due to these strengths that our students have received unhindered transfers to institutions such as Purdue University, USA; University of Houston, Downtown Campus, USA; University of Toronto, Canada; Dalhousie University, Canada; and others. Our students also receive direct entry into leading graduate programmes worldwide without the need for additional coursework.

SUMMARY OF STRENGTHS

* Course material from Ireland.
* Irish Principal at our Karachi Campus.
* Accreditation by the HETAC (Ministry of Education, Ireland) HEC (Higher Education Commission) and Government of Sindh (Pakistan).
* A distinguished Academic Board.
* Examinations, invigilation and evaluation conducted by Griffith College Dublin, Ireland.
* Transfer option to Dublin Campus available after the completion of the first year.
* Foreign qualified faculty.
* A European degree at 1/5 the cost of studying abroad.
* Credits transferable to U.K., Canada and U.S.A universities.
* Scholarships available for the meritorious students.
* Installments plans are available for meritorious students.

We have recently moved to a new fully furnished, modern campus. Griffith's move to a newly furnished campus demonstrates our on going strong commitment to current and future students of Griffith College Dublin, Karachi Campus.

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Applications are being accepted for the September 2004 term. To apply for admission, students must submit the following:

* Application form and fee
* Educational transcripts
* Personal essay and recommendations

An aptitude test will evaluate the English and basic mathematics capabilities of the student prior to the offer of admission. Admissions decisions will be announced on a rolling basis after the application is complete. Student and parents are encouraged to visit our campus located near PTCL Clifton Customer's Service office or contact the Admissions Office at 5835283/4/5 if they have any questions , or visit the Griffith website i.e. www.gcd.ie

Seamus Fitzpatrick, BA.,DBS., M. Econ.Sc., HDE
Principal