NED University, Karachi
   
 
The NED University of Engineering and Technology is the oldest institution in Pakistan for teaching and training Graduate Engineers.  It was started in 1922 as an Engineering College to provide Civil Engineers for
 
what at that time was the Sindh Division of the Bombay presidency in India.  That College now is the City Campus of this University and is one of the heritage structures of Karachi; it now accommodates the Architecture Department of this University.  When the NED College was first established, it was affiliated to the University of Bombay.  After partition of the sub-continent in 1947, the land on which the College stood, having been taken over by the Provincial Education Department, the College itself was managed by its Board of Governors until it was nationalized in 1972.  Thereafter, the College was shifted to the location now occupied by the Main Campus, developed with World Bank funding and eventually elevated to University status on 1st March 1977.
   
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The Main Campus to which the College was shifted in 1972 is on University Road adjacent to the University of Karachi.  The College was raised to University status in 1977 – starting at that time with three Engineering Disciplines. The University however now offers undergraduate programmes in 19 (nineteen ) disciplines including  Architecture at the City Campus and two disciplines in the Bio-medical Engineering Department located in the LEJ Campus virtually donated to the University in 2004. The University now also offers postgraduate programmes in all its disciplines as well as one in Environmental Engineering which is not included amongst undergraduate Degree programmes – all its Degrees have international recognition.

The University has its own Digital Library and is also its own Internet Service Provider. Under the Development Programme being funded by the Higher Education Commission not only are more new Engineering disciplines being introduced  but the entire infrastructure of  this University is being expanded  and strengthened.

The NED University did not make the mistake of going in from the very beginning exclusively for Research and production of Doctorate Degrees despite pressures from the Higher Education Commission. It concentrated first on production of first class Graduate Engineers who could be absorbed by industries, public utilities and all other concerns employing Engineers. Thereafter it concentrated on offering several Master’s level Postgraduate Degree programmes; the arrangements made included provision for working Graduate Engineers to improve their qualifications by attending Evening Classes. Only after achieving this objective did the NED University concentrate on Doctorate level degrees – even here first priority was given for all Faculty Members at the level of Associate Professors and above acquiring the Doctorate Degrees.
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The University has now four fully formed Faculties Civil Engineering and Architecture, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering along with Information, Sciences and Humanities plus the fifth Faculty of Chemical, Metallurgical and Process Engineering now under formation. Within this framework, undergraduate programmes are offered in nineteen disciplines on regular basis along with one other only in Conversion Course in Marine Engineering for individuals holding Mercantile Marine Chief Engineer’s tickets.
 
 
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At the next stage, Postgraduate Masters’ level programmes are also offered ten (10) in Engineering along with one each in Computer Science and in Architecture and Planning.  These Master level Degree programmes are offered mostly in the evenings because by far the majority of individuals seeking admission to these programmes are employed and can attend classes only in evening.  The University also has its Doctorate Degree programme which at present is restricted only for Faculty Development but would be opened to outside Research Scholars within about two years – in all probably from July 2011.
 
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Faculty Members in this University are encouraged to devote as much time as possible to Research without however in any way affecting their responsibilities for teaching undergraduates which has to be their primary responsibility.  This University now publishes its Half Yearly Research Journal.
 
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The University has also recently begun addressing all its Alumni both in Pakistan and abroad.  The University wants only ‘good will’ from its Alumni; until recently it was not able to establish proper contacts but this deficiency is also now being remedied/rectified.
 
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The University also attaches great importance to Student Facilities including Co-Curricular as well as Sports and Games besides Industrial Liaison.  It encourages all legitimate student activities but does not permit any political religious or ethnic activity within the Campuses.
 
The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
The IBA was established in 1995 as a USAID - Government of Pakistan project, Initially the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, provided the technical support; later the University of Southern California got the contract. Both the contractors helped set up the first modem business school in the sub-continent out of North America. Several prominent American professors were assigned to the IBA. A large number of Pakistani faculty members received advanced degrees from Wharton and USC. Till 1994, the University of Karachi awarded degrees to IBA graduates and then in that year, the Sindh Assembly elevated the Institute's status to that of a degree-awarding institution. Inspite of a rapid increase in the number of business schools in the country, the IBA has maintained its position as the premier institution of higher learning in the field of business administration.

Distinguishing features of the IBA are the induction of students though a systematic and merit-based admission process, training in a demanding academic environment, and on-time completion of study programs. Admission procedures, curricula, methods of instruction and the system of examinations at the IBA give it a unique position among leading educational institutions in Pakistan.

The vision of IBA is to become a world-class business school for leadership and innovation in management and be counted among the top 50 business schools in Asia. For this, the IBA administration upholds and promotes the core values of merit, truth, integrity, creativity, discipline and tolerance amongst its faculty, students and the administrative staff.

The administration of IBA tries to ensure that no meritorious student be deprived of studying at IBA due to his/her financial constraints. To this end as many as twenty six scholarships, endowments and student loan schemes amounting around Rupees Twenty Nine million are currently operative at the IBA. IBA thanks the Oxford­ Cambridge Society, Karachi for their contribution in this regard; currently the under mentioned students at IBA are availing Scholarships extended through the courtesy of the Oxford-Cambridge Society, Karachi:
  • Mr. Salman Yousuf, BBA VIII
  • Ms. Hira Ejaz, BBA -IV
  • Ms. Anita Moosa Rajan, BBA-IV
  • Ms. Anum Abrar Ahmed, BBA-IV
  • Mr. Saad ur Rahman , BBA-IV
  • Mr. Salman Abbas Rizvi, BBA-VI
  • Mr. Tauseef Ahmed, BBA- V
In this regard it is also satisfying to note and inform that at least three former recipients of the Oxford-Cambridge Society Scholarship now serve in responsible positions at MNG's such as Procter & Gamble, Pak Media Corn (Pvt.) Ltd. and JS Global (Pvt.) Ltd. ; these are - Ms. Mubashira Khalid, Ms. Nida Azam Modan and Ms. Saira Farooq. IBA and the parents of these students stand indebted to Oxford Cambridge Society for their benevolence


St. Patrick’s Institute of Science & Technology

Pak Rs. 5,000/***-for a 6 month programme 500 hours of instruction, diploma (USD 60. 00**) in Refridgeration&Airconditioning; Auto Mechanic; Auto Electrcian; General Electrician; Electronics (T.V. VCR & Satellite System); Civil Drafting; AutoCAD (2 month course for Rs: 4, 000. 00) and Computer Software&Networking (2 month course for Rs: 7, 000. 00) for women.


YMCA Polytechnic Institute

Pak.Rs. 5,000*** for a 6 month course in: Refridgeration&Airconditioning; Basic Drafting; Advanced Mechanical Drafting; Advanced Civil Drafting; Civil Supervisor; Welding; Turner; Plumbing; Electrician; Electrical Supervisor; Radio Transistor; Auto Mechanic.
 

Information on scholars supported by OCSKET
Oxbridge

Year Name of Scholar Course College University
2001 Ms. Tehniyet Kardar
Lahore
PPE University College Oxford (COMPLETED)
2002 Mr. Sohaib Shamim
Lahore
M.Phys Mansfield College Oxford (COMPLETED)
2003 Ms. Saira Akhtar
Karachi
BA Peterhouse Cambridge (COMPLETED)
2004 Mr. Raheel Ahmed
Karachi
M.Eng Balliol College Oxford (COMPLETED)
2005 Ms. Sahar Mohsin
Islamabad
BA Lincoln College Oxford (COMPLETED)
2006 Muhammad Ali Rehan Rawalpindi MEng Corpus Christi College Oxford
2007 Ms. Marium Khawar Jamali Karachi BA Homerton College Cambridge
2008 Mr. Usman Farooq
Islamabad
Pre-Clinical
Medicine
Trinity Hall Cambridge


(Economics & Management)    

Local Institutions
Year Name of Scholar University
2001 Mr. Muhammad Asif NED
2001 Ms. Fakeha Sehar NED (COMPLETED)
2001 Mr. Aamir Habib IVS (COMPLETED)
2002 Ms. Mubashara Khalid IBA (COMPLETED)
2003 Ms. Ayesha Farooq NED (COMPLETED)
2003 Ms. Farida Bibi NED (COMPLETED)
2003 Mr. Syed Junaid Javaid NED (COMPLETED)
2004 Ms. Moniza Naseem NED (COMPLETED)
2004 Ms. Javeria Zaidi NED (COMPLETED)
2004 Ms. Bushra Tasadduq NED (COMPLETED)
2004 Mr. Umair Bin Waheed NED (COMPLETED)
2004 Ms. Saira Farooq IBA (COMPLETED)
2004 Ms. Nida Azam IBA (COMPLETED)
2005 Mr. Ghous Mohd Asim Akhtar NED (COMPLETED)
2005 Ms. Hura Masroor NED (COMPLETED)
2005 Ms. Anita Abdul Habib NED (COMPLETED)
2005 Ms. Maria Iqbal NED (COMPLETED)
2005 Syed Shaheer Javaid NED (COMPLETED)
2006 Ms. Sahrish Afsar Siddiqui NED (COMPLETED)
2006 Ms. Ambreen Kokab Shah NED (COMPLETED)
2006 Syed Ammar Iqbal Ahmed NED (COMPLETED)
2006 Muhammad Obaid Khalid NED (COMPLETED)
2006 Ms. Mifrah Ahmad NED (COMPLETED)
2006 Mr. Salman Yousuf IBA (COMPLETED)
2006 Mr. Touseef Ahmed IBA (LEFT IN SUMMER)
2007 Muhammad Hassam NED
2007 Ms. Anum Bashir NED
2007 Ms. Faiza Zafar NED
2007 Ms. Ajea Nermeen NED
2007 Ms. Sana Syed NED
2007 Ms. Anum Abrar Ahmed IBA
2007 Mr. Saad Ur Rahman IBA
2008 Mr. Ahmed Ullah NED
2008 Mr. Sheraz Ahmed NED
2008 Sania Rasool Bhutto NED
2008 Syeda Mariam Hussain NED
2008 Muhammad Ali Sajid NED
2008 Syed Salman Abbas Rizvi IBA
2008 Ms. Hira Ejaz IBA
2008 Ms. Anita Moosa Rajan IBA
2009 Sania Siddiqui NED
2009 Abdul Bari NED
2009 Abdul Moiz NED
2009 Radha Mohanlal NED
2009 Fakhra Aftab NED
2009 Sayyada Komal Jafri IBA
2009 Hassan Aslam IBA
2009 Ayesha Suhail IBA
2009 Fatima Jafri IBA