Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology

The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) is a vibrant and leading Pakistani university providing world class education. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, SZABIST maintains its commitment to exceptional undergraduate and graduate instruction. SZABIST has 4 campuses in Pakistan and one campus in Dubai.

The Dubai campus is the only Pakistani institute of higher education based in U.A.E that has been serving the Pakistani community since 2003. SZABIST Dubai is located amongst other international universities in the Dubai International Academic City. The Dubai campus provides high standards of teaching at an affordable fee structure.

The institute 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 granting institution.

(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

“We will give science and technology requirements the highest priority and our attention. To implement any program of scientific and technological development, the country needs to train scientific manpower. In this, the schools, colleges and universities have to play their role. I desire that vast number of people of Pakistan should acquire technological skills. I want first-class science in Pakistan because nothing less is acceptable. And I wish Pakistan to be increasingly self-reliant in all aspects of technology.”

Address at the Inauguration Ceremony of Karachi Nuclear Power Plant, Karachi, Pakistan, November 28, 1972.

(Founding Chancellor SZABIST)

“Technology and Communication have changed our world and are influencing a global culture. The ability to google information from anywhere in the world puts technology into the hands of even the most isolated rural communities in the developing world. The more people learn, the more they want to learn. The more they interact, the less likely they will be to fear the unknown. Just as democracy and educational exchange promote peace, the free flow of modern technology and communication promote peace.”

Founding Chancellor SZABIST

Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho


I welcome you to join one of the best higher education institutions in Pakistan, the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST).

At SZABIST, you will be taught by highly qualified faculty and will have an opportunity of selecting courses from a variety of traditional and emerging programs that have all been approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. SZABIST, living up to its mission of providing opportunity for tertiary education and research to the youth in different areas of Pakistan, has five dedicated campuses: Karachi, Islamabad, Larkana, Hyderabad, and Dubai (UAE).

At SZABIST, you will become part of a community that believes research to be an integral part of its academic excellence and encourages participation in research and extra-curricular activities, allowing you to realize your true intellectual and professional potential. SZABIST also offers numerous scholarships and financial assistance, to make education accessible and affordable for all its students.

Higher education will play a pivotal role in carving out your professional lives ahead. Choosing the right institution is an important step, hence I wish you all the success in your educational journey, and welcome you to the opportunity to “Discover Yourself”.

Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho

Shahnaz Wazir Ali


It gives me immense pleasure to welcome prospective students to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). Over the past many years, SZABIST has made remarkable progress in increasing its market reputation both nationally and internationally. This is evident from the increased enrollment in its five campuse-Karachi, Larkana, Hyderabad, Islamabad, and Dubai (UAE) and the expansion in its academic programs.

SZABIST, guided by the vision of its Founding Chancellor, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, has developed into a leading higher education institution, offering a range of courses from Biosciences and Mechatronic to Law and Media. SZABIST also provides hi-tech scientific and technological assistance to different industries of Pakistan. The Institute, in compliance with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), has developed curricula which not only relate to prevailing market demand but also prepare students with the knowledge and skills for the future needs of Pakistan’s growing economy.

SZABIST maintains a high standard of education. We give priority to highly qualified faculty and professionals who provide a conducive and supportive teaching environment. In addition to a wide spectrum of disciplines as presented in this Prospectus, SZABIST offers exciting opportunities for co-curricular activities. Student societies of SZABIST organize guest speaker sessions, arrange workshops, and build networks with the Alumni and renowned companies for assistance in job placements.

Moreover, SZABIST has one of the highest ranking Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) of Pakistan. Quality assurance measures are rigorously applied at the university. The department of Institutional Research/Quality Enhancement Cell at SZABIST has implemented a number of quality measures that have enhanced the standard of education and research.

For the youth of Pakistan aspiring for a high quality, relevant education, SZABIST offers a premium learning environment. SZABIST is a perfect platform where students discover their talents and strengths, and overcome weaknesses to achieve their educational, professional, and personal aspirations. This prospectus provides you with comprehensive information about our programs. We hope you will become part of the SZABIST community of students and graduates and ultimately the global network of SZABIST alumni.

Shahnaz Wazir Ali

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari
(Director Dubai Campus)


Congratulations on making the right choice for your future by selecting SZABIST to pursue your higher education

At SZABIST we offer the best possible educational experience for our students. Our knowledgeable, highly qualified faculty and dedicated staff work with a keen focus on student success. Our faculty and staff create a sense of community for all students by their personal involvement and zeal. At SZABIST we guide our students to pursue their dreams and ambitions in a supportive enviroment.

SZABIST has somthing unique to offer to all students. The range of choices at SZABIST allows for greater flexibility and accessibilty to better meet the diverse needs of our students. We are constantaly reviewing and updating our programs and technology to ensure our students are fully prepared to embark on a career of their choice. We know the importance of continuous self development in today's world. The Quality Enhancement Cell has recently been awarded the highest category by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

We live in a world that is changing rapidly and this will have significant impact on the role played by educational institutions. In this world of change, one constant factor will be the importance of knowledge and education and will be highly sought after in the world, and more specifically in a developing country like Pakistan. This is a challenge for educational institutions. SZABIST has always strived to work towards promoting the education sector in Pakistan and will continue to do so to face the challenges of today's world by educating and training the youth for a better tomorrow.

I welcome you all to SZABIST Dubai. Come, Discover Yourself

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari
Director (SZABIST Dubai)

Dr.Hummayoun Naeem

Head of Campus:

Prof. Dr. Hummayoun Naeem, an Exeter University (UK) MBA, received his PhD in Management Science from Foundation University, Islamabad. He has also received his Post Doctorate from Turkey. During his PhD, he developed and empirically tested a Quality Management Model for Commercial Branch Banking Operations. The said research got acknowledged and recognized as an independent school of thought in Management Science by The Croatian Economics Research Journal. Apart from this, Dr. Naeem’s research work, published in the journals of international repute, is being cited around the world. He has substantial exposure to industry (Commercial Banking) and academia at undergraduate and postgraduate level that strengthens his international standing as an Applied Business Researcher. He is an author of a book that has been published by Lambert Publishing, Germany. He has presented his research papers at reputed international forums and has received Best Research Paper Awards mainly from USA, Sweden, Thailand and Pakistan. During December 2013, Dr. Naeem received eighth award of his career i.e. UNESCO Best Teacher Award - 2013. He has been nominated for President’s Civil Award in Pakistan during 2014.