Tuesday June 25, 2024

SZABIST University: The premium education provider

By News Desk
June 08, 2024
This image shows a speaker addressing the audience during a panel discussion on the topic of From Poverty to Progress: Navigating Economic Challenges at Szabist in Karachi on November 8, 2023. — Facebook/SZABIST
This image shows a speaker addressing the audience during a panel discussion on the topic of "From Poverty to Progress: Navigating Economic Challenges" at Szabist in Karachi on November 8, 2023. — Facebook/SZABIST

SZABIST University is proud to offer education par excellence in the areas that are crucial for Pakistan's socio-economic development. SZABIST University is a chartered institute of Pakistan established through a Legislative Act of Sindh Assembly (Sindh Act No. XI of 1995), ranked as one of the most reputed universities by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and Chartered Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC).

SZABIST University comprises six campuses located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Islamabad, Dubai (UAE), and Gharo with a current student population of approximately 19,000. Collectively, over 31,000 talented graduates have been proudly awarded degrees by all campuses of SZABIST University. Our alumni are sought by national and multinational organisations and hold key positions in several reputable firms. All programs of SZABIST University are conducted under strict compliance of the relevant regulatory bodies such as NBEAC, NCEAC, NACTE, PEC and KHDA Dubai (UAE).

The university offers undergraduate, graduate and post graduate degrees in 5 different disciplines: Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Computing and Engineering Sciences, Faculty of Media Sciences, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Life Sciences. Additionally, SZABIST University offers LLB program, CertHE (Law), and BABS program as external programs in affiliation with University of London and Coventry University, UK, respectively.

Moreover, SZABIST University has signed MoUs with various reputable and distinguished organisations and institutions such as Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey; University of London, UK; John Hopkins University (Gates Institute), ICRC, Aman Foundation and JS Bank. SZABIST University Karachi Campus is situated in the prime location of Clifton, Block 5.


SZABIST University offers financial assistance to eligible and deserving students in the form of various SZABIST University funded and external donor funded scholarships as under:

SZABIST Need-Based Scholarship

SZABIST Merit-Based Scholarship

SZABIST General Scholarship

SZABIST Sindh Police Shaheed Scholarship

SZABIST Employee's Children Fee Concession

SZABIST Employee Continuing Education

USAID Funded Merit and Need-Based Scholarship

Sindh Education Endowment Fund Scholarship

Balochistan Education Endowment Fund Scholarship

HEC - Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship Program

Sindh HEC Indigenous Scholarship

Chief Minister - SZABIST Merit and Need-Based Scholarship

Mitsubishi Corporation Scholarship

Orange Tree Foundation Scholarship

Various Community based scholarships

Higher education opportunities for the students of Balochistan & FATA

National Endowment Scholarships for Talent (NEST)

SZABIST also offers loan facilities as under:

Ihsan Trust Interest-free loan facility (Qarz-e-Hasna)

The Citizens Foundation financial assistance

Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

ORIC provides comprehensive services for research, innovation and commercialization. It serves as a bridge between multiple faculties of SZABIST University and produces quality research and innovative products for filing patents / trademarks / designs.

ORIC in 2023 - 24

ORIC SZABIST University secured X category (67 marks) in HEC evaluation 2023-24, which is leading towards research intensive university and bidding global research projects and collaboration.

ORIC SZABIST University is continuously strengthening its relationship with the faculty and non-faculty members of SZABIST University inwards, and with government & non-government organizations, industry and other higher educational institutions outwards. During the reference period of 2023-24 ORIC engaged in the mentoring and nurturing activities of Final Year Project students through the Business Lounge initiative and emerged as a winner in the National Idea Bank III Competition 2024, which was held at Aiwan-e-Saddar Islamabad on February 15, 2024.

Business Incubation Centre (BIC) has been established at SZABIST University to provide basic infrastructure and allied facilities for research and for young entrepreneurs who are interested in developing early-stage business ventures. We have launched the 1st Cohort at BIC and organised Bootcamp for awareness. We anticipate the graduates of BIC may create jobs, revitalise neighbourhood, commercialise new technologies and strengthen local and international economies. Instead of creating job seekers, we try to turn new graduates into job providers.

SZABIST Student Career Services (SCS)

Student Career Services at SZABIST University Karachi campus facilitates students in completing their degree requirements, professional development, and job/internship placements.

Throughout academic tenure, the students are encouraged to attend customised trainings, personal development programs, webinars, corporate workshops, mock interviews and presentations by industry experts who share their experiences to help them understand the transition from campus to the corporate world.

Alumni relations

The Alumni Relations Department at SZABIST University Karachi campus plays a central role in fostering and maintaining strong connections between the university and its graduates. Committed to building a lifelong relationship with alumni, the department organises various events, reunions, and networking opportunities to facilitate interactions among former students. A body with a name SZABIST Alumni Global Association (SAGA) is there to build strong bond with alumni.

SZABIST Student Council (SSC)

Established in 2009, the SSC has been a union of hardworking, ambitious and talented individuals across all programs of SZABIST University. To offer a vibrant and healthy academic environment at SZABIST, the SSC also arranges the Annual Orientation to welcome the new students, beach party, musical concert, mehfil-e-mushaira, qawwali night, graduation week and many more other entertaining events.

National/ international linkages and collaborations

SZABIST is a registered member of the following national and international universities and institutions:

1. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA, UK

The MoU will provide exemption from ACCA papers to Bachelors of Business Administration and BS Accounting & Finance courses.

2. Balochistan Education Endowment Fund Scholarship, Pakistan

Under this MoU, the Government of Balochistan will be providing fully funded scholarship to 5-6 meritorious and financially challenged students of SZABIST who are local domicile certificate holders of Balochistan. The scholarship will be for the complete duration of the degree program.

3. CISCO Networking Academy

SZABIST Karachi campus is an authorised CISCO Network Academy to conduct IT-essentials, CCNA routing & switching, and CCNA security certifications.

4. Coventry University, UK

Through this MoU, SZABIST students enrolled in Bachelors of Arts in Business Studies (BABS) will be conferred Coventry University degree on completing two years of education at SZABIST and one year at Coventry University, UK.

5. Greenstar Social Marketing Limited (GSM), Pakistan

Through this MoU, SZABIST and GSM will work in the field of research pertaining to Family planning and child health.

6. Ihsan Trust, Meezan Bank Pakistan

The MoU with Ihsan Trust is aimed at providing Qarz-e-Hasna (interest-free loan) facility up to 50 % of tuition fee to SZABIST students.

7. Integration Xperts (Private) Limited, Pakistan

Integration Xperts (Private) Limited and SZABIST will do Joint Research and Development on Bio-Sciences Health Tech Solutions such as Mobile Diagnostics, Diabetes Management and Remote Health Monitoring of infants and old age people.

8. Sindh Integrated Emergency and Health Services (SIEHS)

SIEHS and SZABIST University have joined hands to promote research, public awareness, capacity building, and student engagement in the field of emergency and health services.

9. Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan

Mitsubishi Corporation through this MoU would be Awarding scholarships to students enrolled in BSMS and BBA


NOWPDP a Disability Inclusion Initiative and SZABIST University Karachi-BBA have joined hands for supporting initiatives for persons with disabilities in the province of Sindh. Both the parties will facilitate access to opportunities and services for persons with disabilities.

11. OPEN - Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America

SZABIST University and OPEN Karachi Chapter will jointly establish a student chapter to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among Pakistani youth by providing trainings, conducting workshops and seminars.

12. Orange Tree Foundation OTF, Pakistan

SZABIST University collaborated with Orange Tree Foundation for providing scholarships for the students of SZABIST University.

This MoU ensures equitable educational opportunities for all needy yet bright students, aiming to bring them to the same level as their peers, thereby creating a critical mass of talented youth for the development of society.

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13. Sindh Police Shaheed Scholarship

The MoU will enable children of Shaheed police officers of Sindh to study at SZABIST University on scholarship. The MoU will be applicable to the Police employees who embraced Shahadat while performing their duty within the jurisdiction of the Sindh province.

14. Tabba Kidney Institute

SZABIST University and Tabba Kidney Institute will participate in collaborative research and in capacity building activities and both will conduct academic research to get further insight into the areas of Urology. Students of Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) will get the opportunity of certificate-based volunteer work in TKI.

15. The Citizen Foundation (TCF), Pakistan

As part of social responsibility, SZABIST University and TCF have collaborated to facilitate TCF students with admission fee waiver, and scholarship opportunities to study in any of SZABIST University degree programs.

16. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), UK

SZABIST University has signed a MoA with CILT for introducing certification in logistics and transport. To attain this certification, a total of three mandatory courses will have to be completed.

17. University of London, UK

SZABIST is a registered center of University of London for giving tuitions for its LLB program.

18. CIMA

SZABIST University BSAF, BBA, BABS, BSENT, EMBA, and MBA (non-finance electives) students and alumni will be exempt from all 13 courses and will only attempt three case studies. MBA students with finance electives and BS (Accounting & Finance) alumni will be exempt from all 13 courses and operational-level case studies and will only attempt two case studies. BSAF students are exempted from all 13 courses of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification, and are only required to pass three case studies. Whereas, BSAF alumni will be exempted from all 13 courses and operational level case studies and will only attempt two case studies.

19. National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited (NCCPL)

SZABIST University and NCCPL commit to organise awareness sessions, recruit talented students and explore possibilities in relation to the development of Capital Market through Investor Education, Curriculum Development, and Jointly Holding of Conference/ Seminar on Capital Markets.

20. Pathfinder

SZABIST University and Pathfinder aim to collaborate, develop and launch innovation startups, learning hubs on ideas such as Reproductive health, Family Planning, Climate Change and its impact on women. Students of Life Sciences and Social Sciences will be working to provide solutions for the above-stated issues.

21. Health Services Academy

The potential areas of collaboration between both parties are; Internships and practicum for the MSPH students, Joint/Mutual Research programs, collaboration for funded projects, conferences, seminars, certificate and diploma programs, On-the-job research training programs, and faculty development program.

22. Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF)

SZABIST University BABS Program will help the AMTF to conduct Blood Drives annually, for which all the resources will be arranged by AMTF. The Blood collected through Blood Drive will be used for the treatment of Thalassemia patients.

23. Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN)

Through this MoU SZABIST University and IHHN will make joint efforts to promote initiatives that aim to foster a sense of social responsibility among the students.

24. The Hunar Foundation (THF)

An understanding is developed with The Hunar Foundation (THF) to be a CSR partner for the BS Entrepreneurship Program. SZABIST University BS Entrepreneurship Program students will facilitate THF in raising funds through fund-raising activities. THF may assign capstone projects to SZABIST University Faculty of Management Science students in the areas of marketing, policy matters, research, and any other area. THF will participate in Job Fairs and Recruitment Drives of SZABIST.

25. GETZ Pharma & BIDE

GETZ Pharma, BIDE, and SZABIST University joined hands to foster a culture of collaboration to improve healthcare indicators in Pakistan. It will allow experienced physicians, researchers, and students at BIDE and SZABIST University in scientific research to generate valuable insights into the areas of NDCs, particularly diabetes. The three patrons will also engage in activities centered on the capacity building of healthcare providers.


FPCCI will effectively and professionally support SZABIST University in its efforts to establish academic and research systems for addressing the challenges of national industry in terms of existing, emerging and future technologies.

27. Social, Entrepreneurship, and Equity Development (SEED) Ventures

Seed Ventures and SZABIST University will collaborate to conduct an entrepreneurship program aimed at fostering entrepreneurial skills and innovation.

28. Provincial Emergency Operation Centre Sindh, (PEOC)

SZABIST University and PEOC have partnered on a novel initiative to combat Polio in Karachi.

Prominent annual events

Career Fair

Every year SZABIST University invites prominent national and multinational employers to participate at the SZABIST University Career Fair. The Career Fair provides an excellent opportunity for participating companies to connect with fresh, energetic talent and position themselves as preferred employers.

SZABIST International Conference (SIC)

SZABIST International Conference on "Interdisciplinary Research in Management, Education, and Social Sciences" is a great opportunity for students, faculty and researchers to present their research work at this prestigious international forum. This conference invites foreign researchers to engage with the local researchers.

Global Conference on Research in Education & Social Sciences (GCORESS)

The Global Conference on Research in Education & Social Sciences (GCORESS) is organised by the Departments of Social Sciences and Education with the vision of enlightening the attendees on 'Social Sciences, Education and Culture in the Era of Globalization'. The event sees a number of panel discussions on various prevalent topics. Some of the renowned names from Education and Social Science sector embrace the event with their presence.

ZAB Media Festival

Zab Media Festival (ZMF) is an annual celebration of nationwide talent and prowess in media. Organised and hosted by the graduating batch of Media Sciences, the festival aids in connecting student portfolio and media exposure on a larger platform. It allows the students to widen their horizons in the fields of journalism, advertising and film under professional guidance of media experts from the industry and beyond.


ZAB Engineering Festival (ZAB-E-FEST) is an inter-university annual event organised by Faculty of Computing and Engineering Sciences. Students from national and international universities are invited to showcase their Final Year Projects and compete in computing and engineering modules.

Life Scicon

Department of Life Sciences organises an annual conference on Multi-Disciplinary Approaches of Life Sciences. The students of Biosciences get an opportunity to engage and learn from the best researches, practitioners of the biosciences and public health field.

Corporate Finesse Workshop

The office of Student Career Services organises a three-day Industry Specialised Corporate Finesse Workshop for the final year students. Industry experts are invited to guide the students for the skills required to enter and thrive in the corporate world.


SZABIST Law Department and Law Society, under the leadership of its prestigious faculty, provides its students with opportunities to develop and polish their legal research and advocacy skills. Mooting is the oral presentation of a legal issue or problem against an opposing counsel and before a judge. It is perhaps the closest experience that a student can have whilst at university to appearing in court. The event includes awards ceremony followed by a networking session attended by some of the most prominent members of the legal fraternity.

Alumni Reunion

The office of Alumni Relations organises an interactive Alumni Reunion annually bringing together alumni from all over the world to reconnect with their alma mater. The reunion is an excellent opportunity to reconnect, network, and learn about the achievements and accomplishments of fellow alumni.