S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
Research Analyst, PAGE
Oct 31 - Nov 6, 2011
KASBIT stands out as a provider of high quality of education because of achievement of its students, faculty and staff.
The institute offers courses in all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity under the dynamic leadership of its director/vice chancellor Syed Ali Abbas Abidi.
The institute aims to provide its students with a rich and research-based academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.
The data of research carried out by its research house, headed by Prof. Dr. Zameer Jafri, is accessible to business houses, policymakers and researchers.
KASBIT is known for its highly qualified faculty. The graduates of this institute have become leaders in the leading local and foreign organizations.
KASBIT private limited, which is the parent body of KASBIT, was established in September 1999 through registration with securities & exchange commission of Pakistan. It is the first private sector institute of higher education which is registered as a corporate body.
Since its inception, the institute has achieved many a milestones advocating standard, excellence and quality recognition. It is the first institute which has earned ISO-9001 certification in January 2002 in recognition of its high quality control system. By virtue of this, the institute became the first ISO-9001 certified degree awarding institute in the private sector. The management of the institute is highly conscious of attaining high standard and recognition amongst its peers through performance based achievements. It has established a number of academic clubs to enhance the spectrum of its mission. The research club is responsible for:
1. Preparing the students for application of their class room knowledge to case studies.
2. Preparing the students for research techniques and innovation.
3. Organizing workshops, seminars and occasional presentations of researchers, policymakers and corporate leaders and academics in the disciplines of business, economics, finance, accounting, marketing, management, law and Islamic banking.
4. Keeping a close association with financial market research institutions and corporate houses.
5. Organizing study tours of corporate houses, trade associations, commodity and stock exchanges.
Moreover, KASBIT research house is a powerful driver of transferring latest knowledge to the students. The institute is recognized by HEC as one of the top universities of Pakistan and is chartered by the government of Sindh. It is also a member of the association of advance collegiate schools of business (AACSB).
KASBIT organizes advisor-student conferences at least once a semester. However, the students are responsible for adhering to institute policies and procedures. Students are assigned academic advisor/counselor and the names of the advisors/counselors are announced by the departments concerned.
KASBIT's undergraduate program includes BBA 4 year's program. However, the graduates would be required to complete a major area of specialization in finance, marketing management, MIS, banking, hotel management and HRM.
Postgraduate programs include MBA 2 year's program which helps students in preparing for a variety of careers in the field of marketing, HR, finance and others in both public and private sectors.
KASBIT also offers a two year master program which requires completion of seventy two credit hours of course work including six credit hours final project. The program consists of four semesters. For those students who obtained their BBA degree, the MBA program is of a shorter duration. Number of courses is exempted and the required course load of a two year MBA program is reduced from seventy two credit hours to a thirty credit hours program, course load to be completed in two regular semesters followed with dissertation of six credit hours in the field of choice.
The one-year full-time taught Master's (MS/MPhil - 2 Years) programs require 30 credit hours including 24 credit hours of coursework. Scholars receive an education both in management aspects and in essential areas of business administration such as technology policy, company formation, finance and management, global economics and sustainable development.
The PhD (3 Years research-oriented degree program) produces scholars and independent researchers. All doctoral scholars in the KASBIT are expected to learn how to analyze and synthesize the research literature in a chosen field; how to plan and initiate original research; and how to translate research findings into implications for educational practice. This program is unique offering an integrated curriculum. KASBIT's leading-edge research programs enable their students to solve the country's problems for the benefits of businesses and the community.
Education is central to the development strategy of an economy. It plays a vital role in human capital formation. Educated human capital wields strong and consistent positive effects on economic growth and productivity of a country. Equalization of education levels reduces the regional disparities. The state of education sector in Pakistan is not very much encouraging due to poverty and dismal economic situation in the country. No doubt, the faculty of KASBIT discovers and applies new knowledge through teaching, learning, research and creative activity for developing human capital.