KARACHI: Senior faculty members of the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) have rejected the recent rankings released by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). They believe that the HEC has ignored or misinterpreted data submitted by the Institute. Crucial data on teaching, research and quality assurance were not incorporated. It is more distressful to note that the IoBM which has always enjoyed a reputation as one of the top tier business schools evidenced by its quality of intake, faculty and placement of graduates, was ranked so low.
IoBM faculty members have demanded that the HEC revisit the data and also implement those shortcomings as mentioned by HEC chairman himself in a column published in this paper recently. Faculty members strongly feel that once the data is carefully scrutinised, the IoBM will be one of the top business schools of Pakistan.
Professor Dr Akhlaq Ahmed
Adviser to president and director
Institute of Business Management
Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2012.
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