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Wednesday October 27, 2021

IBA Karachi launches Master’s of Science in Development Studies

June 04, 2021

The Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi on Thursday announced the launch of a Master's of Science in Development Studies programme commencing in Fall 2021

The programme will be spread over four semesters with a total of 30 credit hours. The programme is designed by the School of Economics and Social Sciences, and jointly offered by the Department of Economics and Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts. It is a multi and interdisciplinary programme that explores critical topics of development theory and practices, introducing development as a process of evolution of societies.

The programme will provide a high-quality rigorous training that is essential in understanding the methods, policy and practices of development, offering a solid multidisciplinary social science formation in theory, quantitative methods and applications employed in various fields of societal development.

School of Economics and Social Sciences Dean Dr Asma Hyder said, “We hope this programme will engage the students in exploring critical topics of development theory and practice in order to link historical perspectives with recent advancements in development. Our focus is to train and empower the students to serve as agents of change in local communities in the long-run.”

Commenting on the efficacy of the programme, Executive Director IBA Dr S. Akbar Zaidi said, “The quality of faculty, highly developed infrastructure and various departments provide an excellent platform to fulfill the objectives of this programme. Development Studies is a policy debate that takes into account the specificity of societies in terms of history, ecology, culture, technology and politics. Its lays the foundation for understanding how these differences can and often should translate into varied strategies of societal development and methods.”

KU, SBPM ink MoU

The National Incubation for Creative Entrepreneurship (NICE), University of Karachi, and State Bank of Pakistan Museum (SBPM) inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote entrepreneurship and provide support to young artists for showcasing their work at the SBPM.

The MoU was aimed at establishing a digital art gallery, sharing expertise and knowledge related to creative art and exhibitions. Under this MoU, the NICE and SBPM would also arrange seminars, exhibitions, and talks for young and forthcoming artists, and the two had agreed to provide assistance in getting membership of national and international organisations about art galleries and improve the access to cultural experiences.