Orientation for Spring Semester 2024 held at IoBM

The Institute of Business Management (IoBM) organized the Orientation Session for the Spring Semester 2024 on Saturday, January 13, 2024. Under the inspirational leadership and guidance of Ms. Sabina Mohsin, Executive Director, IoBM, this event was executed by the Admissions Department with Mr. Imdad Mugheri (Manager Admissions) and his team collaborating with various departments, including Academics, General Administration, Finance, IT, Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Security.

Present at the Orientation were IoBM’s President, Mr. Talib S. Karim; Executive Director, Ms. Sabina Mohsin; Acting Rector, Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro; Deans, HoDs, and Management Staff. The Master of Ceremonies was Ms. Juveria Baig, Head of Placement and International Cooperation. Anas Abdul Razzak, an MBA student, recited verses from the Holy Quran, followed by Ms. Juveria, who presented their translation.

During his speech, President IoBM, Mr. Talib S. Karim, extended a warm welcome to the students and expressed optimism that IoBM would instill in them the necessary skills for success. He emphasized that classroom attendance is just a fraction of the university experience, thereby encouraging students to network with other students and actively engage in student society’s events and activities. Mr. President discussed the shift from the traditional note-taking process to utilizing digital media and technology for assistance. In this regard, he underlined the significance of the Learning Management System (LMS) that facilitates student-faculty engagement for assignments, coursework updates and assessments. When highlighting financial assistance at IoBM, President IoBM accentuated the Institute’s commitment to ensuring that any student facing financial challenges will receive assistance to continue their education. Moreover, he stressed the importance of Capstone Projects, where senior students, under their faculty's mentorship, collaborate with the corporate sector to identify and solve real-world problems. President IoBM was hopeful that these projects would be developed into case studies to benefit students, academicians, researchers, and scholars.

Earlier, in his Welcome Address, Acting Rector, Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro, offered detailed insights into various aspects of IoBM’s campus life. He shared key policy points that the new students should follow during their stay at IoBM. Dr. Soomro’s detailed presentation included points about Campus Life (continuous assessment system, academic counseling, attendance, code of conduct, student societies, social media policies), Semester System and Credit Hours (Catalog, Academic Calendar, CPGA), and information about Departments (Academics, Transport, Finance, IT, Security, Scholarships, Internship, and Placement).

IoBM alumna, Rameen Danish, currently a Management Trainee at Mindshare (a subsidiary of GroupM), while sharing her experience at IoBM said that the journey for new students at this Institute would be exciting as the academic and co-curricular activities will shape them into well-rounded individuals and potential leaders. She highlighted IoBM’s ability to mold character and instill leadership qualities for the future. Rameen added that students will experience moments of stress and jubilation that are a part and parcel of the academic experience. She asked students to enjoy their life at IoBM because the journey will spark innovation and foster self-discovery. Rameen encouraged students to embrace the unique chapter of their academic years, actively participate in student activities, and explore the limitless opportunities IoBM offers.