Muhammad Saleem Raza
An institute naming Institute of Business and Information Technology emerged as a new trend in the business studies environment of Punjab University equipping students with modern tactics of being successful. Strong determination and perseverance has bestowed it with this most modern infrastructure of beautiful building, state of the art computer labs, most up-to-date server machines multimedia and much more. Our commitment seven years down the road has calcified into a tangible reality and our current infrastructure bears a testament to our success. Now our graduates are working as professionals in reputed organizations of various industrial sectors. We even realigned ourselves with the already prevalent concept of IBIT which now reads "Innovative Business, Infinite Traditions". Our faith remains the same as we solemnly pledge that we will provide value addition education standing tall on our three pillars of Tradition, Quality and Innovation.
The IBIT was granted an amount of Rs 34.696 Million, by the Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan. This shows the confidence placed on our abilities. The Institute has used bulk of this grant for updating our facilities and purchasing state of the art equipment for our classrooms and computer labs.
The pooling of the scarce resources, advancement and transfer of technology by leaps and bounds, creating green organizations for preserving the natural environment, developing virtual corporations with no boundaries and ultimately developing the geocentric style of management are not the theoretical concepts any more rather these are inevitable tools to compete and survive in the future. The Institute aims to prepare Pakistani students to tackle the aforementioned challenges of tomorrow. IBIT students with their business expertise, leadership, and team-building skills with optimum mix of computer applications would be an asset for the business community. Pakistan needs better management than anything else. We are understandably proud of our Institute's ability to meet this challenge. But we are at the same time ready to announce that we are strong believers of deeds not words. We will develop the leaders and managers of tomorrow. Information Technology alone is not the answer for growth and development rather a sound management and usage of the tools of Information Technology will be the key to success.
The BBIT (Hons.) and the MBIT programs are now structured patent programs of this Institute. We continue to focus on quality education at the most economical costs. These programs are meticulously designed to be competitive with the international standards. The courses have best possible blend of IT tools and Management as a Science in today's complex world of Business. We are continuously striving to attract the best faculty to nurture, protect and project our programs and our students. We envision that our liaison with the industry has given us the necessary impetus to launch Executive MBIT program. The need to develop quality research scholars has already prompted us to start Ph.D. at the Institute. Exciting things are planned for IBIT and we will all witness a new beginning. We plan to go for International Standard Organization (ISO) Quality System Certification and American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation in the next two years. We look forward to make this dream into a real life time asset with the active participation of our students.
May Allah bless you all