IoBM TURNS TWENTY

Institute of Business Management (IoBM)

The Twenty years of Institutional Excellence

The Administration Block that covers an area of 20,000 sq was completed in 2002 followed by the Computer Science building which was ready in 2002. The latter is a four- storey building that has numerous computer labs, a media lab and classrooms with 200 work stations in total. Right behind the Computer Science building are the two food stalls, namely Syria Inn and Eatables.

Centrally located on the campus of IoBM, the Student Activity Center is the hub for a large variety of student activities. This three store building is where students normally come to relax and wind down with their friends during free sessions. The ground contains a lounge area, a faculty room, and a cafeteria. On the second is a tuck shop, a gym, a lounging area, girl’s common room, a snooker room, and a table tennis room. The place is often utilized for musical shows, student-group collaborations and other such activities. It was rest built in 2003 followed by the Library building in 2005. Currently, construction of the Management Excellence Center is underway. Right next to the Computer Science building are the Library and the Industrial Engineering (IE) buildings.

The Library building, which is one of the factors of the IoBM campus, is able to accommodate 350 students and contains 250,000 books, as well as numerous online and print research journals. The Industrial Engineering building, on the other hand, houses several classrooms that provide a high-class learning experience to the engineering students at IoBM. At the heart of the institute’s campus stands the grand College of Business Management. The building is of four stores, including the basement. It consists of centrally air-conditioned classrooms, as well as starooms. It is also where the popular IoBM auditorium is located. Countless conferences and workshops take place here. The CBM block’s basement is home to the two famous eateries, namely La Farine and Henny’s, where students often go for a quick snack.

Last summer in July, Nabhan Karim, Coordinator Media Studies, tossed in the idea of a music show during one of his regular production classes. Eight months later, reaction to the On Campus music show reached a fever pitch. On everyone’s lips, the show had caused a stir. The On Campus team ate, slept and breathed music during their events. Having composed up to 12 records, the songs were distributed in episodes of 60 minutes duration of live music. Once the idea took shape, Salman Ahmed, the Assistant Producer and Ahmed Nadeem, the Co-Producer, along with a few other crew members clinched a square deal. Thought up by the students of IoBM, the shoot recordings were done at the institute’s very own studio, Verve. The musicians, organised by the Music and Arts Society (MARTS), included Shiza Naseem, Moazz Afridi, Musa Khan, Ibrahim Khalid to name a few. Production was taken care of by the Media Society members namely Haseeb Halai and Ramsha Kohati along with a few others. From 14 hours of practices every Friday to homework to countless rehearsals, they all put in combined to help one another and made it incomparable. Waking up at 6 am and working diligently to see the results of their hard work, the team was all set to reach its Zenith with bells on! They made a band of musicians who easily themselves into unfolding events or adapted to the lifestyle that their work demanded. Initially, they received a positive response for the music they produced but with fans come critics. The most common criticism seen was from the people who implored to compare On Campus to music shows like Coke Studio and Nes-cafe Basement. Receiving a negative response was a risk they were willing to take from the very beginning.

Covering songs that were originally sung by legends, for instance Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s “Mast Nazron Se”, was a risk they took. After making some decent music, the On Campus team is all set to release its Season 2 very soon. So for those of you who are into music watch out for the 2nd season of this musical guild.