IBA awards 2067 degrees in convocation

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The Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi held its biggest convocation for the Class of 2021 and 2022 at the Main Campus to award degrees to   2067 graduates. The graduating batch included 988 graduates from the Class of 2021 and 1079 graduates from the Class of 2022; and 1496 undergraduate students from six programs, 564 postgraduate students from nine programs and seven PhD scholars from three programs.

Minister for Universities and Boards Department, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development, Government of Sindh, Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahoo; represented Chief Guest, Chief Minister of Sindh and Patron IBA, Syed Murad Ali Shah. President, Aga Khan University, Dr. Sulaiman Shahabuddin graced the ceremony as the Guest of Honor.

The Executive Director, IBA Karachi, Dr. S Akbar Zaidi congratulated the graduating students and said, “It makes me immensely happy to share that almost 40% of our graduates are young women and this number is steadily growing, which leads me to give a special mention to our first female PhD scholar in Mathematics, Dr. Nazish Kanwal. IBA is honored to nurture such skilled individuals and we take pride in empowering our women in every field.”

IBA’s transformation from a business school to a multi-disciplinary institution, Dr. Zaidi added that “We are more than just a business school, we have expanded our disciplines and sent out graduates who have mastered diverse disciplines and today I extend my heartiest congratulations to the first cohort of MS Data Science and MS Management for excelling in their academic journeys and I expect the same excellence from them in their career trajectory.”

Dr. Zaidi added that IBA has established three autonomous schools with independent Deans.