SZABIST

S.M.ABBAS ZAIDI,
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Nov 09 - 15, 2009

The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) is a fully chartered institute under Sindh Act No. XI of 1995 and is approved and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, as a degree granting institution.

SZABIST has campuses in Karachi, Islamabad, Larkana, and Dubai (UAE).

SZABIST today is identified as a major institution comprising of four campuses including one foreign campus and three diploma centers, three intermediate colleges and one research center. Over 3000 degrees have been awarded by SZABIST to date.

PROGRAMS

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
BBA PhD
MBA MPhil
Social Sciences & Economics Media Sciences
BS in social science & economics BS, MS (media sciences)
COMPUTER SCIENCES
BS, MS (Computer Science) MBI
PhD MISNA
Source: SZABIST

INTERNATIONAL LINKS & RECOGNITIONS

SZABIST is a registered member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), Paris; Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London; Federation of the Universities of Islamic World (FUIW) Rabat; Asia University Federation (AUF), Seoul; and the Association of SAARC Universities (ASU).

Business Week, the leading international business magazine, has listed SZABIST among the best business schools of the world for five years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006). SZABIST is one of the top 20 business schools from Asia recognized by Business Week. Only two business schools from Pakistan are listed in Business Week.

Asia Inc, a leading Asian Magazine, has ranked SZABIST among the top MBA schools of South Asia in its Asia's Best MBA Schools Survey for two consecutive years (2003, 2004). SZABIST is one of the top 15 business schools from South Asia ranked in Asia Inc. SZABIST is also ranked among the best Science and Technology and MBA schools in Asia by the CNN-Time publication Asia week. SZABIST is also listed in the CNN Executive Education Schools.

FEE STRUCTURE OF SZABIST

S#N DESCRIPTION PAK RUPEES US $
1 BBA 63,900 1,440
2 BS Computers, Social Sciences 63,900 1,440
3 BS Media Sciences 93,960 1,980
4 MBA (DAY) 85,500/71,250 1,980/1,650
5 MBA (EVE) 71,250/57000 1,650/1,320
6 MS 57,000 1,320
7 PhD 57,000 1,320

AGREEMENTS WITH FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES

SZABIST has signed Articulation Agreements with the University of Wales, UK and the University of Northampton, UK. SZABIST has also signed MoUs with the State University of New York, USA; University of London, UK; Philippines Women University; and the Asian Academy of Film & Television, India.

LAB FACILITIES

Research laboratory within the file server control room is equipped with high end Pentium-IV 512MB RAM workstations, video cameras and video capture cards, color scanner, infrared bar code reader, speech recognition system and a variety of software tools. This laboratory is capable of producing high quality graphics.

LIBRARY

The SZABIST library contains a rich collection of books on information technology and management sciences. The library is equipped with a multimedia/internet station to help students explore information available on CDs and the internet.

The library subscribes to a number of magazines & journals to update students' knowledge on the current developments taking place nationally and internationally. The library subscribes to the IEEE/ACM Digital on-line library through which students can access on-line computer journals and magazines. The library is also linked to 12,500 full text online academic journals through the HEC digital library access.

ROLE OF PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES

Development of private higher education comes in the wake of the failure of the state to discharge its duties in health, education, economy, energy, communications and other sectors. It is now realized that the state is unresponsive to public needs. In higher education, the failure of the public sector in providing facilities and its inability to fund the growing demand has opened a big market for the private sector higher learning institutions.

From 1990's, the government is pursuing liberal policies towards private higher education. The Aga Khan University was the first private sector university to be established in 1983, followed by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 1985. Since then, private sector universities are expanding their impacts on the society and the economy.

Foreign universities have entered in to Pakistani education spectrum through their franchising operations. Having found a big education market, many foreign universities are holding educational fairs regularly in Pakistan. This phenomenon has led to the creation of a number of universities which either claim to be self-degree awarding, or are sub-campuses of foreign universities or agents of both accredited and unaccredited foreign universities.

SZABIST has the unparalleled honor of being the only Pakistani institute to have been recognized internationally by Business Week, Asia week, Asia Inc. and CNN. SZABIST graduates are well placed and currently employed in a number of leading multinational corporations including IBM, CresSoft, UniSys, Revlon, and Artal, and in the Middle East, Far East, and the USA as well as in the top local companies in Pakistan..