a. What’s IBA Sindh Foundation
In collaboration with the Community
Development Program – CDP, Planning & Development Department,
Government of Sindh, IBA Karachi is launching the Sindh Foundation
Program for the talented and deserving students, residing in the
Sindh region. All expenses for the Sindh Foundation Program will be
mutually borne by IBA Karachi and Sindh Government.
b. What does it aim to achieve?
The objective of the six-month long
Sindh Foundation Program is to indent the meritorious-cum-needy
students from the less privileged districts of Sindh, and to provide
them for confidently fulfilling the entrance requirements of IBA or
any other institution, for the undergraduate programs.
c. What features and facilities are
i. Tutorial session was also
arranged in which senior IBA students were selected as a
‘Mentor’ to help students in their assignments and other class
ii. Material will be provided free
iii. Free accommodation during the
stay at IBA. Girls will be provided separate accommodation under
the direct supervision of lady warden
iv. Stipend Rs. 3000/- per month
will be paid to the deserving candidates
v. Distinguish lectures from the
vi. Visits to the corporate
organizations during the IBA Sindh Foundation Program
vii. Mock Exams
viii. Mandatory reading and
d. What key features to keep in
i. The program will be based on
ii. A training of 6 months prior
to the IBA entrance examination for BBA/BS, so the program will
start in December and finish by the end of May.
iii. The inducted trainees will be
provided full lodging and boarding free of cost, free tuition,
plus a small stipend to cover other personal expenses.
iv. The core courses included
English Grammar & Composition, Mathematics, Introduction to
Computer Applications, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles
of Accounting, Presentation & Communication Skills. The program
also emphasizes on personal development and interviewing
v. Upon completion of the Program,
the trainees will have to appear for the IBA aptitude test to
enroll into BBA / BS degree programs.
vi. Those selected for admission,
will have to apply for scholarships via regular scholarship
schemes. The Scholarship Committee will then decide the need
vii. The pedagogical tools will
not be limited to lectures only but extend to individual
presentations, class participation, written assignments or
report preparation, mock exams, group discussions and problem
solving. To provide broader exposure to the trainees, visits to
selected corporate sector entities/ sports/ debates would form a
part of the program.
viii. The IBA Sindh Foundation
Program will be conducted by selected IBA faculty members and
other trainers from outside who have demonstrated proven ability
in their respective fields.
ix. The inducted trainees will be
attached with a Faculty Advisor who will be counseling, coaching
and mentoring the trainee in professional, personal and all
other matters during the entire duration of the program and for
those selected to IBA for the four year period of their studies.
e. What features and facilities are being provided?
i. The class size will consist of
nearly 30 students
ii. All trainees will be expected
to live together at the IBA run and managed premises
iii. Pick and drop facility will
be provided to the students for the hostel
iv. Female students will be
provided separate accommodation in STHP Girls Hostel under the
direct supervision of a designated lady staff member.
v. Extracurricular activities such
as sport, cultural event, debating contests would also be