Achievements : IBA certified by South Asian System

Published: August 26, 2011

The Institute of Business Administration’s was awarded the coveted certification by the South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS).


The Institute of Business Administration has joined a group of seven other top business schools in South Asia, six from India and LUMS from Pakistan when it was awarded the coveted certification by the South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS).

SAQS has its headquarters in Hyderabad, India. Its main function is to rigorously evaluate business schools in the region against the quality parameters of the European Quality Assurance System. IBA’s dean and director, Dr Ishrat Husain, said that this is just beginning of a long journey upon which they have embarked. The next hurdles they hope to overcome are European and American accreditation.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th,  2011.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • vaqas
    Aug 26, 2011 - 10:31AM

    IBA Forever!!!!!


  • Saud Tufail
    Aug 26, 2011 - 11:58AM

    InshAllah start of a great journey! Ive sat through various SAARC meetings at IBA for the regional accreditation protocols and I can proudly say that IBA met most of the guidelines without any much hurdles and thus we stand a very good chance of being ranked among the top 100 business schools of the world. The only thing stopping us is a world-class campus which within the next 3 years would be up and running. So in short its the BEST time to be associated with IBA now :)


  • Sahr H.
    Aug 26, 2011 - 12:26PM

    IBA you have made us so proud. Keep it up!


  • Jazib
    Aug 26, 2011 - 12:50PM

    Finally some good to hear from Karachi. Nice Job!


  • Aug 26, 2011 - 7:20PM

    finally the dean doing something unlike danishmund!


  • Aug 27, 2011 - 3:51AM

    IBA rock and will always rock in future to i m honored to be a part of this institution and hope the best for my future….


  • Manoj Kumar
    Aug 27, 2011 - 12:31PM

    its nice to see Pakistani institutes get foreign accreditation. Being a SZABISTIAN I would wish to see SZABIST getting more and more American and European accreditation.


  • Feisal
    Aug 27, 2011 - 2:51PM

    Please keep me updated – I am keen to note how many perceive this as an academic achievement!


  • Badrudin Palanpurwala
    Aug 27, 2011 - 7:23PM

    An excellent milestone achieved by IBA and I must congratulate the present Dean and the Faculty in achieving this accredition. Very rightly said by Dr. Ishrat Husain that the next milestone is to get American and European accreditions for which I know we have all the capabilities and resources. Our IBA graduates are equally competent and skilled in the job markets and have excelled in many areas.Recommend

  • junaid tayyab
    Aug 27, 2011 - 11:25PM

    @Feisal. Not an “academic” achievement though, but a block towards it! keep it up IBA


  • Tanveer
    Aug 28, 2011 - 3:23PM

    Proud t b an IBIAN………….


  • Ong Bang
    Aug 28, 2011 - 11:09PM

    LUMS was already on the list !


  • Acha Bacha
    Aug 29, 2011 - 6:30PM

    @Ong Bang: who cares !


  • SAS
    Sep 1, 2011 - 9:06PM

    It’s good to hear this news… Love u IBA :)


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