PAF-KARACHI INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS & TECHNOLOGY (KIET)

IMPARTING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AT AFFORDABLE PRICE

S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
Research Analyst
, PAGE
July 07 - 13, 2008

PAF-Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology (KIET) is providing quality education at affordable price. KIET academic programs are designed to prepare the students to meet the challenges of the nation and industry. In June 2000, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Pakistan Educational Foundation (PEF) agreed to collaborate for the establishment of a high-quality educational institution at PAF Korangi Creek Base.

The Institute has a strong faculty both permanent and visiting members who hold PhD degree and Master degree from overseas and Pakistan's famous universities. In 2000 the institute received charter from Govt of Sindh and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 1998. The institute comes in X-category in HEC Ranking, which is a good sign for education. Famous Professionals, Business Executives, senior faculty members, Economist and Engineers from reputed Educational institutions local and multinational organizations are members of the KIET advisory board. PAF-KIET divides in the two campuses Korangi Creek & City Campus. In September 2000, the Institute moved to its current location at PAF Korangi Creek with a joint venture of PAF and PEF. The City Campus of PAF-KIET at Shahrah-e-Faisal provides evening programs for the working students. There are over 2800 students at PAF-KIET that include the Bachelors, Masters MS (MPhil) students in various field. Number of students from Middle East and other parts of Pakistan besides Karachi has chosen PAF-KIET for its good education and environment.

PAF KORANGI CREEK CAMPUS - DEGREE PROGRAMS

COMPUTER SCIENCES

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

ENGINEERING

BBA-ERP, BS-CS

BBA - Honors (4 Year)

BE Electronics Specializations

BS-Telecom & Networks

MBA (Regular)

Electronics, Computer Sys

Telecom, Indus Elect, Mechatronic


CITY CAMPUS - DEGREE PROGRAMS

COMPUTER ARTS

COMPUTER SCIENCES

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

ENGINEERING

BCA, BFA

MS, MCS, MBA-MIS

MS (MPhil), MBA (for BBA 4l)

MS-Telecom

BS TV & Film

Master in Telecom & Networking

MBA (Evening), MBA for BBA (3 years), MPhil

GPA SYSTEM

GRADE

MARKS

GRADE

GRADE POINT

85 to 100

A

4.0

78 to 84

B+

3.5

72 to 77

B

3.0

66 to 71

C+

2.5

60 to 65

C

2.0

< 60

FAIL

0

Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated as the sum of the products of degree points and credit hours for each course divided by the total number of credit hours completed at the institute. Students must obtain minimum 'C' Grade to pass a course. The students must obtain at least 2.5 GPA on aggregate in order to graduate and pass the comprehensive examination which depends upon the courses which are mandatory for the Master degree.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LABORATORY

KIET is one of the few Pakistani universities which provide its students with the facility of an English language laboratory. This lab is fully equipped with corpora of various reading texts, listening clips and videos, catering to immediate needs of learners.

ENHANCE STUDENTS PERFORMANCE

DEPARTMENT WISE ALUMNI DISTRIBUTION (1999-2006)

IT

30%

FINANCE

15%

SALES & MARKETING

23%

HR

4%

OTHERS

28%

KIETEANS are often seen busy in the library. Internet facility is available in the library and computer labs. Institute organizes the guest speaker session to enhance the performance of the students to meet the challenges. Many professionals from various companies come in PAF-KIET as guest speaker and brief the students about current situation of the business environment. KIETEANS have a number of opportunities to participate in extra curricular activities including dramatics, debates, seminars, class participation, project poster presentations, exhibitions, festivals and sports. Management issues the "Market Force" research journal which works on research issues, case study, market data and policy forums. This journal provides data about the current position of companies and economy of their students. Students of PAF-KIET have got the jobs in different field like IT, HRM, Banks and Financial Institutions, Sales and Marketing and other departments.

SCHOLARSHIP AND DISCOUNT PROCEDURE

In PAF-KIET, scholarship system is based on total merit. The institute provides scholarship to 7% of the total strength of students on semester to semester basis. Currently more than hundred students are availing academic scholarship provision. The scholarship ranges from 85% to 20% rebate in tuition fee. KIET also discounts in tuition for their students: for high academic achievers up to 85%, siblings of full time students of PAF KIET are paying regular fee 25%, Gov. employees and their children 10%, Army and Navy employees and their children 8% and public corporations & financial institutions employees in the evening programs are paying only 6% in terms of tuition fee.

CONCLUSION

Nowadays, Professional education is necessary for every student. In Pakistan Professional institutes charge a high fee which is very tough to pay for every student. It is also important that every professional institute should have same professional courses and course outline. For Pakistan, in particular education in business management, engineering and IT are simply unavoidable if we are to gain good international standing. There is so much competition between professional institutes. Therefore, PAF- KIET's faculty members should do more to improve the educational level and to compete against their competitors. Recently, in Korangi Creek campus the ATM facility is made available for the faculty members and students.