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Growing number of business schools

  Over the years there has been a mushroom growth of business schools in Pakistan. A number of universities have established Business Administration Departments. Since this growth has taken place in a rather short span of time, availability of faculty became very difficult. Business schools are now competing directly with trade and industry in hiring the faculty. Now business schools offer attractive salaries, particularly to the visiting faculty members. However, …

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Bearing of university brand names on the job market

  Universities in Pakistan are governed by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) who is responsible for education policy, quality assurance, and degree recognition, development of new institutions and uplift of existing institutions in Pakistan. Pakistan produces about 445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduates per year. HEC recognises 132 institutions of which 73 are public universities and 59 are private universities. There are 127 universities in total …

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No end of frustration among youth

  There is widespread frustration among Pakistani youth primarily due to majority of young people are facing chronic unemployment and underemployment amid lack of basic facilities in school, colleges and universities. According to the data of United Development Program, 32 percent of Pakistani youth is illiterate, about 10 percent unemployed and merely less than 6 percent have acquired technical skills, moreover, 71 percent of youth does not receive career counseling …

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LUMS trying maximum to give quality education

  The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is ranked number one top business universities in Pakistan. LUMS offers research studies in business management and information technology and also offers scientific research in humanities, philosophy, management engineering, arts, social and natural sciences. LUMS is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the UK. At LUMS, executive education is given through the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) by the …

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Education sector plays a pivotal role in nation building

  Yet the education has miserably failed to produce the quality Leadership essentially needed for nation building Interview with Mr Wasif Rizvi – President & CEO, Habib University Profile As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Habib University Foundation, Wasif Rizvi is leading conceptualization, design and management of Habib University. Under his leadership, Habib University has initiated several youth development projects from the Foundation’s platform. Before joining the Habib University Foundation, …

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