IBA gets new Director

Dr. Ishrat Hussain, former governor of the State Bank of Pakistan has been appointed the new director of IBA by the Governor of Sindh, Ishrat-ul-Ibad. He will be replacing Mr. Danishmand. The institute that claims itself to be the leading business schools in this part of the world, has also been approved to be upgraded to the status of a university after which the Dr. Ishrat would be its Vice-Chancellor.

18 Comments so far

  1. FORMER STUDENT OF IBA (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

    Hi Sidrat what do u people say abour Mirza Sardar Hussain(Head of Management department in IBA) , i think this guy is a gem of IBA , any one who once meets this guy will definately appreciate his knowledge and attitude , people like him should have been given chance to lead business schools.

  2. Critic iba (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

    i think Mirza Sardar is a really nice teacher, but i believe his service would be better utilized as the head of management.

    i think the courses need to be reevaluated and cross departmentalized and he can help if he is more closer to the students.

    we already have a dearth of good teachers.

  3. SILVER (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 8:44 pm


  4. Syed Johny (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

    Great News !!

    I want this institute to rise to the stature of LUMS !

    Lets hope it does ! :)

  5. Balma (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

    Did you mean to say go down to the standard of LUMS, or whatever that disease-like name that is.

  6. Critic IBA (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 12:17 am

    i dont mean to be rude but i think LUMS is a good institute and IBA needs to raise its standard. the rivalry should not be between LUMS, IBA, CBM or SZABIST. We keep forgetting the fact that we are competing with the whole world out there. We end up consuming ourselves in trying to tell whose lower or whose better. We really need to hold on to each other, and provide each other support to climb up. The competition outside is really tough, and i doubt if you have any idea.

    The fight lies outside this country , not inside.

  7. Balma (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 12:27 am

    Hey, I don’t even consider CBM and Diabetes or SZABIST or RAPIST or whatever even schools worth talking, but otherwise you are right lady.

  8. Rabayl (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

    Mirza Sardar couldn’t teach if his life depended on it. I know that because I’ve had the misfortune of dealing with him 2 courses. He’s still stuck in 1972.

  9. FORMER STUDENT OF IBA (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 2:03 pm

    what r u trying to say , seriously i did not understand , can u further clarify your point , "stuck in 1972" and "could’nt teach if his life depended on it" , please make your point clear.

  10. ZZZ (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 12:37 am

    I agree with Balma on that point… I too was among those who were "blessed" with his knowledge in a course i took with him.

    If reading from 20 year old books and memorizing the table of contents is what you consider the qualities of a good teacher then yes he is the best.

    Personally, i hated every class i took with him. There was nothing between the students and the teacher besides what was written in the book. There were no relevant examples, no discussions or case studies in the local context presented. I used to think of him as the last surviving nazi as any objections to the book were severely punished.

    I hate badmouthing people but this guy needs a reality check. IBA mostly has good teachers but this is a bad egg.

  11. ZZZ (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 12:42 am

    Correction: It was Rabayl’s comment i agreed with not Balma’s

  12. Balma (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 1:12 am

    ZZZ sahiba, dil kay behlaanay ko khyaal achhaa thaa Balma….but, oh…

  13. Anathema (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 10:36 pm

    mirza was a khota. among teh ot who believed books are life and no additional knowldge was imparted by him. saeed ghani and nishat: they’re professors.

  14. Nauman (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:32 am

    Is the recent "construction work" in city campus a result of the welcoming gesture to our new chief?

  15. meyyum (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

    Maybe now some music will be allowed inside the City Campus! Danishmand was such a tightass!

  16. Critic IBA (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

    the construction work at all campuses is for renovation. They want to expand the facilities before inducting more students in the next batch.

    yea, to some point i would agree to what you say. But as a person, he is one of those few people who would really listen and try to solve your problem. And he is making efforts towards collecting case studies for Pakistan. The students will be making it. Lets hope we can make our education better.


  17. critic IBA (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

    Have some respect for educational institutions. CBM and SZABIST are young. IBA’s been around for so long, given time all institutions will evolve.

  18. Junaid (unregistered) on February 28th, 2008 @ 6:20 pm

    I hear the matter to give The IBA the status of a university is, again, being reconsidered?!! (It was in the newspaper).

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