The Institute of Business Management (IoBM) held its 22nd convocation on Saturday, December 07, 2019. Shazad Dada, CEO Standard Chartered Bank was the keynote speaker. The ceremony conferred degrees to over 1100 graduates in business management and other disciplines. This is IoBM’s largest graduating batch since the institute’s inception in 1996. Mr. Dada said it is heartening to see that 12 female students received gold medals out of the 14 recipients. He emphasized the need for men and women to work for the progress of Pakistan. He discussed four important things: to have a sense of purpose, accept the benefits of failure, remain positive and show kindness and compassion. He said that as a nation we have to create bright future for the young generation. Mr. Dada advised students to work for the less-privileged and help them uplift their lives.
Addressing the gathering, Bashir Janmohammed, Chancellor IoBM congratulated the parents for their efforts who provided the best education to their children. He advised graduates to focus on honest living and give something back to society. Talking at the occasion Talib S. Karim, President IoBM said the institute has adopted Moodle, an open-source learning system. It will enable IoBM to gradually replace traditional teaching methodologies with technology-aided virtual learning, now seen as being the preferred alternative for teaching and learning, in top-tier higher educational institutions, around the world. He mentioned IoBM’s Outreach Program that provides financial assistance to deserving students from all over the country irrespective of any discrimination. While talking about the IoBM Endowment Fund, he said that the institute has been consistently providing financial assistance to nearly 25% of its students every year, either on the basis of merit or need. This year’s valedictorian, Fatima Zia-ur-Rehman, student of BS (Honors) Media Studies, delivered an inspiring speech. She was hopeful that the graduates will earn accolades home and abroad. IoBM’s graduating class of 2019 included 14 gold medalists and 45 recipients of merit certificates. Among the graduates were 309 BBA, 116 MBA (Regular), 7 Ph.D., 17 MPhil and 7 MSc candidates. IoBM’s Sabina Mohsin, ED; Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder, Rector; Prof. Dr. Amanat Ali Jalbani, Dean CBM; Board of Governors, Deans, management, HoDs, faculty, staff and parents attended the 22nd Convocation of IoBM and appreciated the well-organized event.