One of the strengths of the IoBM program is the incorporation of information technology as a key component of the curriculum. The academic programs offered by the Institute require students to obtain hands-on experience on computers and develop a high level of expertise in this field. The College of Computer Science and Information Systems building includes a number of computer laboratories with around three hundred workstations.
The IoBM library, an ideal setting for learning and research, serves as a repository for the rich array of both traditional and electronic information services. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including a large number of books, journals, periodicals, reference material, audio-visual material, government documents and reports catering to the scholarly needs of students, faculty and researchers. Its pleasant and conducive-to-learning environment accommodates 350 students and 48,851 books. All library books are searchable using OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) and the newly developed software Library Information and Management System (LIMS), available at the front desk. Students are provided with internet workstations and rooms for group study. Of the many recent initiatives by IoBM are its access to a large number of e-resources through the HEC Digital library, and online journals through JSTOR e-database.
Sports play an important role in the development of one’s personality. IoBM’s cricket, football. table tennis, badminton and netball teams have performed well in various tournaments and have brought laurels to the Institute. A billiard room, table tennis, carom and chess room along with fully equipped separate gymnasium for male and female are also available for students and faculty. Outdoor Basketball, Netball, Futsal and Volleyball courts have been recently constructed and are now ready for use. A fully air-conditioned Squash Court has also been constructed.
The Student Activity Center has a self-serving dining hall which offers hot and cold meals at subsidized rates throughout the day. Various other food outlets are also available around campus where students can get a variety of fast food as well as tea and parathas.
The IoBM Media Department has a state-of-the-art production studio equipped with 4K broadcast equipment. Media students have access to industry-standard equipment that they can check out for their projects which include lighting equipment, sound, cameras and other production equipment. There is also a sound room, grading room and editing facilities and labs that are equipped with the last software for production and animation.