KARACHI (Staff Report) – The convocation 2015 of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) was held at its main campus here, said a press release on Sunday.
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It said that a total of 591 students were conferred degrees for the successful completion of various undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.
An audience of approximately 1,000 included parents, members of faculty, eminent personalities from academia, corporate and public sectors; Dean and Director IBA Karachi, Dr. Ishrat Husain, attended.
Federal Minister of Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal addressing the audience on this occasion said that `I feel privileged to be here today, at this memorable convocation, which coincides with the
60 year celebrations of this prestigious institution.
It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate the faculty of IBA for enabling these students to be who they are today, the proud parents of the graduating students for all the sacrifices they’ve made during the journey that culminates today’.
He also praised the state of the art IBA campus and stated that the milestones that this great university has achieved are far and many.
Dr. Ishrat welcomed the guests and profusely thanked Ahsan Iqbal, parents, donors and stakeholders for gracing the event with their presence.
He said said that the ultimate test of any institution lies in successfully achieving job placements for its graduating students. ‘By the grace of Allah SWT we have maintained our consistently impressive record this year also, as 217 graduates or 85% of our BBAs, 94% of BS Computer Science class i.e. 48 of them and 76% of MBA graduating class i.e. 60 students have accepted job offers by November 2015.
Concluding his speech, Dr. Ishrat said that the message to the graduates is clear; they should not be afraid of challenges and be prepared to take the good with the bad. IBA prepares its students well for the vicissitudes of practical life.
Chief guest Ahsan Iqbal, along with Dr.Ishrat distributed medals, awards and shields to the high achievers to celebrate dedication in their respective disciplines.
The Institute also gave prizes to nineteen best performers amongst its dedicated staff that are the part and parcel of IBA. This year the Best Teacher Award was awarded to Dr. Sajjad Haider, Associate Professor, Faculty of Computer Science.
The Best Researcher Award was presented to Dr. Wali Ullah, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics & Finance. While the title of the Best Student Society of the Year went to dramatics Society – Patron: Dr. Framji Minwalla.