business plan competition

March 2, 2009 by

Congratulations to IBA, and the 2 teams who were recognized for their plans.

Mend It – provides trained personnel for all home maintenance needs

Novus team – TV in white cabs with social, entertainment and infotainment

Couple of industry seniors are coming for surprise appearance on award day



January 28, 2009 by


courtesy: IBA official website


Finally. we realizing the bigger vision , for a brighter future.

Proud of IBA .


January 16, 2009 by

Liked what they did. they asked one of the leading brand management teachers a very interesting question . very much in tune to the website. beautiful if i must say.

“open quotes*
Where do you see IBA today and what may be done to improve it further?

Let me refer to the ‘Law of Consistency of Brands’ which explains that a brand is not built overnight. It takes years before an image is harnessed into the minds of the target market. IBA, unlike the past, has several competitors; LUMS, CBM and Aga Khan Management Sciences from next year. Accept it or not, HEC rates LUMS slightly ahead of IBA. Aga Khan has an excellent reputation. Once it enters the market, IBA may be viewed at no. 3. In isolation it is a well-integrated brand and ratings are so far only marginally higher for others. The law of consistency is clearly visible. If you talk to the corporate sector, they have a high regard for and an excellent impression of IBA. This credibility has, however, to be maintained. It’s not to be complacent about! Otherwise intense competition would create difficult challenges. And that’s the reason why guards have been changed. The induction of Dr. Ishrat Hussain is the most important step in this direction. He is known to be a very effective leader; a change agent. Lots of hopes are pinned down on him.

What IBA needs now is to look after the very precious brand that has been built over so many years. There should be a Director Marketing looking after this brand. IBA should offer management consultancy to corporate Pakistan for Management Excellence. This would help consolidate IBA’s image in the business segment and provide its faculty the real on-the-job experience to be shared with students later in the class room. It is not merely the ‘induction’ of PhDs that will solve the issues and quality of education. All foreign universities and their PhDs are working with the industry to bring change in the quality of business and life. Visiting faculty therefore contribute a lot in this direction.

Seminars every fortnight on relevant topics may be held, with announcements in newspapers. These may, for instance, be on the implications of the annual country budget, ways of curbing inflation new management techniques in motivating and inspiring employees, sharing leadership, clutter in advertising and how to overcome it, buzz and stealth marketing, Freud’s marketing implications etc. etc. you name it… Announcements in the newspapers are vital, as this would be IBA’s promotion.

An IBA corporate magazine should be doled out to the business industry every quarter. And off course it needs lots of publicity!
*close quotes*

MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks

December 16, 2008 by

CRUNCH GEAR reported:

MIT professor Hal Abelson started today’s final presentation for the school’s “Building Mobile Applications” class by saying, “A course like this couldn’t have existed ten years ago… maybe not even a year ago. Courses like this right now are unique, but in two years they’ll be completely ordinary.”

What’s extraordinary is that on top of a full college course-load at one of the most challenging schools in the country, these groups of students built fully working mobile applications for Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian devices while mentors from the likes of Google, Nokia, Bank of America, and Microsoft oversaw their progress.”



The innovation in courses shown by MIT is something which can be followed. the courses need to be changed according to the trends.

A crude recommendation would be a committee of individuals who can collectively point out trends and possibilities of future courses and dynamic course outlines which can cater to the changinng trends.


A nice seminar could be on how to cater to the current financial crisis in terms of your business.


December 16, 2008 by

V know the blog seems dead. but V assure you that very soon the blog might start living up to expectations.
Circumstances. Time constraints. Projects. Reports. Seminars. Events. Life in Karachi.
Cant really give the readers an excuse for the lack of posts. Hoping it goes the way V planned for it.
but then again. nothing really goes as planned
welcome to the new semester kids.


October 12, 2008 by

Got a call regarding a survey being held for IBA’s MBA program. Was apparently focusing on reptition, market value of degree among other stuff. interesting and commendable step. Got another survey in the mail. Am putting it up in case you didnt get it. i would appreciate if you guys who got the survey could post your answers here. would make the blog a bit active (yes, am still trying to beg for active participation in this blog).  the questionaire is this. i hope i dont offend the person who is doing the survey. 


“ Improvements at IBA “

Please help our study by filling in this short questionnaire.

1. Do you think IBA has a room for improvement?

    a) Yes
    b) No

2. If yes, what area(s) requires improvement?

Scale : (Extremely Poor = 5, Excellent =1) 

    a)  Performance in Relation to the Objectives of the University
1     2     3     4     5
    b)  Organizational Structure
1     2     3     4     5
    c)  Accountability
1     2     3     4     5
    d) Facilities (Library, Cafeteria, Sports,  Recreational Activities )
1     2     3     4     5
    e)   Managerial Responsibility (Budgeting, Scheduling)
1     2     3     4     5
    f)    Student Participation in the Governance of the University
1     2     3     4     5
    g)   Course taught quality and  understandability
1     2     3     4     5
    h)  Instructor ability to teach and create students’ interest in subject
1     2     3     4     5
    g) Other (Please Specify) : ________________________________

3.  Do you think IBA infrastructure needs to revamped?

    a) Yes
    b) No

4. If yes, which area requires renovation?

    a)  Auditorium
1     2     3     4     5
    b)  Class Rooms
1     2     3     4     5
    c)   Library
1     2     3     4     5
    d)   Computer Rooms
1     2     3     4     5
    e)   Academic Staff Rooms
1     2     3     4     5
    f)    Administration Block
1     2     3     4     5
    f)    Library
1     2     3     4     5
    g)  Praying Area
1     2     3     4     5
    h) Other : (Please Specify) ________________________________

5. Which is your most basic concern about IBA that needs to be addressed and improved? 

6. How in your view the said concern can be addressed?  

7. Additional comments (on teacher, instruction setting, examination…) 
 would like ppl to comment more on Questoin 5 and 6

they capture the essence of this blog.


September 28, 2008 by

BITS managed an iftar at BBQ (though the entry of outsiders for strictly prohibitted, which included alumni). ESF and BASC did theirs at Arena. Commendable efforts in terms that they managed to do it quickly. A definite respite from the usual Rodale and IBA centric events. The student councillors also visited the events. though the tantrum at ESF by S.M. Saeed was childish and unwarranted. As student councillors they need to realize that the student body gets a certain level of indenpendence so that they learn to be responsible. So if the councilors are present it should be to look not to fix problems. and word of advice to the wise. if you want a steak for free, dont throw a tantrum. it doesnt look reflect good on IBA. we are looking for long term relationships with places like Arena and BBQ tonite so we dont and i repeat we dont want to throw tantrums there. They will accomodate us, because we are a lot of people and they need business too. so let it be a mutually beneficial relationship. not of the angry guests.


September 21, 2008 by

this just occured.  who ever becomes the photography society manager, i ll hand them my flickr account. they can update picture on it. the critics will be honored.


Chopaal Being Used by BITS

September 14, 2008 by

Bits is using Chopaal! Great initiative. It’ll keep everyone in the loop. your challenge should be to get everyone to register for it asap. so from the poster being put up i would suggest the student council should go to every class just like they did in electioning and have everyone have themseleves register for Chopaal.

and on part of LUMS, *standing ovation* an awesome job guys

Link to the Chopaal :

The list of Societies

September 14, 2008 by

List of Societies, as listed in a message on facebook.

  1. Social
  2. Community Welfare Service
  3. Alumni
  4. Seminar
  5. Indoor Sports
  6. Outdoor Sports
  7. Canteen
  8. Library
  9. Girls Secretary
  10. Publication
  11. Urdu Literature
  12. English Literature
  13. Iqra
  14. Public Speaking
  15. Arts
  16. Music
  17. Adventure
  18. Press and Media
  19. InfoSys
  20. Scientific
  21. Photography
  22. Horticulture

students are supposed to submit proposals

  1. objective
  2. vision
  3. annual planner
  4. budget required for each activity alongwith sponsorship
  5. define their job responsibility as the manager and of their society
  6. develop a prototype of their society’s webpage.

Runners up become asst. managers and proposals for new societies is welcomed till ninth september.