The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) is a fully Chartered Institute established through a Legislative Act of the Sindh Assembly (Sindh Act No. XI of 1995) and is approved and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, as a degree-awarding institution. At present, SZABIST has campuses in Karachi, Islamabad, Larkana, Hyderabad, and Dubai.
SZABIST Larkana offers six programs in the disciplines of Management Sciences, Computer Science and Social Sciences.
Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has ranked SZABIST as one of the best business schools of Pakistan in their recent Quality-Based Ranking.
The Chartered Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC) in their latest evaluation rated SZABIST as an “Outstanding” institution by awarding it “6 Stars”, the highest ranking; SZABIST has been ranked Six Stars continuously from 2008-2012.
SZABIST Larkana faculty members are highly qualified, competent, and have extensive experience of education, research and the corporate sector.
SZABIST is a member of many prestigious national and international organizations and associations. These include the International Association of Universities (IAU), Paris, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB), Singapore, Federation of the Universities of Islamic World (FUIW), Rabat, Asia Universities Federation (AUF), Seoul, Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN), People’s Republic of China, Management Association of Pakistan (MAP), Karachi, Marketing Association of Pakistan, Karachi, and Human Resource Development Network, Islamabad.
BusinessWeek, the leading international business magazine, has listed SZABIST among the best business schools of the world for six years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 &. 2008).
Asia Inc, a leading Asian Magazine, has ranked SZABIST among the top MBA Schools of South Asia in its Asia’s Best MBA Schools Survey for two consecutive years (2003, 2004). SZABIST is one of the top 15 business schools from South Asia ranked in Asia Inc.
SZABIST is also ranked among the best Science and Technology and MBA schools in Asia by the CNN-Time publication, Asiaweek. SZABIST is also listed in the CNN Executive Education Schools, 2009.
Currently, there are more than 6000 students enrolled in SZABIST, inducted purely on merit. More than 10,000 students have graduated from the 5 SZABIST campuses, to date.
As part of our social responsibility, SZABIST has developed a vigorous financial assistance program. Through this program, financial assistance is diverged into Fee concession, and scholarship
Scholarships are offered through SZABIST resources and those in collaboration with external donor agencies. Below is the list of scholarships presently available at SZABIST Larkana Campus.
All scholarships cover full or partial tuition fee, however, in some cases scholarships also cover books, boarding, transportation, monthly stipend and admission fee
A fair and transparent process is adopted to select the students for these scholarships. The process involves shortlisting of candidates on the basis of objective criteria, followed by a panel interview to assess the candidates’ financial eligibility. In the case of scholarships funded by external donor agencies, the selection process also includes physical verification of student’s information prior to the award of the scholarship.
SZABIST Larkana strongly encourages research activity. It publishes a Journal of Independent Studies and Research (JISR) on Management Sciences and Computing. It hosts two research conferences (one national and one international) on Management Sciences, Computing, Social Sciences and Economics every year.
SZABIST Larkana Campus is equipped with modern state-of-the-art computing facilities with round-the-clock high bandwidth connectivity to the internet. Moreover, Wi-Fi is enabled in Hostels and Campus; which allows the students with Wi-Fi enabled devices to access all network resources through wireless connectivity during their stay at these campuses.
Balancing academic pressures with healthy colors of life, students at SZABIST Larkana are continuously encouraged and are very proactive in a number of extra-curricular activities. Students participate and manage a number of clubs and student societies under the umbrella of SZABIST.
SSC Larkana oversees the functioning of all societies and clubs. Not only this, but also students come together in times of national crises and disasters and are actively involved with raising funds for various causes (for example, flood relief drives).
The Executive Development Center (EDC) at SZABIST Larkana contributes towards developing business, social, and information technology, geared towards becoming the leaders of tomorrow. The department facilitates SZABIST Larkana students and alumni in all their academic and professional ventures to help them climb the ladder of career success.
EDC facilitates graduates in their quest for viable career options. It ensures students have timely access to information on latest jobs and internship opportunities, acting as a liaison between them and the corporate world by inviting the most coveted companies for on-campus recruitment drives, employer-branding sessions, and the annual ‘Career Fair’. EDC publishes the annual ‘Graduate Directory’ in order to enhance students’ networking, and provides coaching enabling them to shine in employee assessments including job interviews.
EDC helps SZABIST Larkana alumni maintain their link with their alma mater, providing a platform to facilitate and streamline interaction amongst SZABIST recent and past graduates by building mutually beneficial networks. The latest initiative in this regard is the launch of an alumni association, the SZABIST Alumni Global Association (SAGA).