BAHRIA UNIVERSITY

S.M. ABBAS ZAIDI,
Research Analyst
, PAGE
July 07 - 13, 2008

Bahria University, which is also known as Bahria Institute of Management and Computer Sciences (BIMCS), was started in late eighties by Pakistan Navy.

It started with B.B.A and B.C.S classes in 1995. Today, Bahria University ranking as one of the most prestigious university in the country. It has two main campuses located in Islamabad and Karachi.

Bahria University is a federally chartered institution with President of Pakistan as its Chancellor and Chief of Naval Staff as a Pro Vice Chancellor. Vice Admiral Farooq Rashid is the Rector of the Bahria University.

The university continues to grow with the introduction of the latest technology courses responding to the need of the market. The Bahria University is also engaged in expansion with a view to add new departments and programs in the university. So far the University has introduced MBA program in Pharmaceuticals and Maritime. Management sciences and computer sciences are the major identity of the university. Bahria has different kinds of labs like Control and Robotics Lab, Microprocessor & Interfacing Lab, Electronics Research and Development Lab and Project Development Lab. Bahria University is the first university to introduce Wi Fi system. There are 2000 students studying in Management Sciences Department and almost 400 students in Computer Science Department.

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

COMPUTER SCIENCES

MBA(WEEKEND) for 2 YEARS

BSE for 04 Years.

MBA for 02 Years.

BCE for 04 Years.

BBA for 04 Years.

BE for 04 Years.

MBA for 01 Year

MS for 02 Years


BAHRIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATES KHI CAMPUS.

YEARS

CONVOCATION

GRADUATES

MBA

MCS

BBA

BSE/BCE

Mar-04

1st

Approx 210

130

80

-

-

Apr-05

2nd

Approx 400

120

50

170

80

Aug-06

3rd

Approx 575

230

16

150

175

Mar-08

4th

Approx 750

372

12

230

140

So far the Bahria University (Karachi campus) has given almost 2000 Alumni's and the pass out students of Bahria University are working in the top most organizations in Pakistan at high positions. The organizations include UniLever, P&G, Pepsi Cola, MCB Bank, UBL Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Indus Motors, Coca Cola, HBL Bank, ABN Amro, PSO, Mobilink and many other prestigious organizations in the country and across the country as well.

GRADING PROCEDURES

LETTER

GRADE PERCENTAGE

GRADE POINT

A

87-100

4.00

B+

80-86

3.50

B

72-79

3.00

C+

66-71

2.50

C

60-65

2.00

D

50- 60

1.5

F

Below 50

Fail

ENGINEERING LABORATORIES:

The Bahria University during engineering courses emphasizes on diversity and collaboration which has been a major factor in success and will continue to be their defining characteristic. The Bahria University Engineering Department is more than a center of learning and home to some of the world's most advanced research; it's a diverse community of innovators and inventors.

NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATION LAB

Bahria University has the latest networking & communication lab systems which gives them an edge over other universities. The students learn how communication protocols work, how the light propagates in the optical fiber, how a digital signal works etc. The lab consists of the latest equipment.

RECENT EVENTS:

Recently in Bahria University Pre Budget Seminar was held in B.U and some of the most renowned businessmen, industrialists, economists, professors addressed the pre budget seminar. The names include S.M.Muneer, Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Shahid Hasan, Abdul Haseeb and many other guest speakers spoke on that occasion. Another seminar was conducted by the university about the knowledge of Stock Exchange. Mr. Arif Habib was the guest speaker on that occasion. Similarly a Career fair was held in May in which more than 25 companies conducted tests and later on interviews of the students. Other events such as Maritime seminar, Philip Kotler video conference, seminar on current economic situation of Pakistan, HR work shop, Book fair and many other events were also held during this year.

COMPANIES VISIT IN BAHRIA:

Companies like P&G, UniLever, Telenor, UBL bank, ABN Amro bank, Siemens, Glaxo Smith Klein and Telenor along with other companies have visited Bahria recently for the recruitment process for their respective companies.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS:

Bahria University gives free laptops to needy students. The university gives scholarships to High Achievers, talent scholarship, Need cum Merit scholarships, JICA scholarship. The university also has a student support program and Health Insurance as well.

CONCLUSION:

Bahria University with its continuous innovation has become a well known institution in Pakistan. The university has also signed MOU with University of Nottingham, University of Leicester and AL-Khwarzmi University. Bahria University is the first university to introduce management program in Pharmaceuticals and the first in Pakistan to introduce management program in Maritime.

Right now, the University has got more Management Science students because of the economic growth and more job opportunities in the country. The university also has an Environmental Research centre which is working for clean environment and water. The management sciences of Bahria University provide the highest number of electives for its students in Finance, Marketing, HRM and IT more than any other business school.

With this current innovation and rapid growth we can expect Bahria University to produce quality students in the future. Therefore, we can expect Bahria University to flourish more in the future.

However, it is important for our business schools to maintain a fees structure which is affordable, as our business schools charge high fees.