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.
“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.
“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.”
SHAHEED MOHTARMA BENAZIR BHUTTO
Founding Chancellor SZABIST
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
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
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)
Head of Campus:
Dr M N Brohi has completed his Ph.D. Research Courses from Northeast University of Technology, Shenyang, China and earned a PhD in Information Technology from Pakistan. He has completed his M.Sc. (Computer Sciences), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
He has been associated with the teaching profession for the last thirty years. Besides regular class teaching at different universities, his experience is extended to research, paper publication and text-book writing as well. His books on Computer Science for 11th and 12th standards have been included in the Federal Board of Education in Pakistan.
In 1986-87, he was the one of the founder faculty members of Computer Science Department in the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. He has been a member of several University Academic Boards in Pakistan. During 1997, he was the chairman of the provincial review committee appointed by the Bureau of Curriculum & Extension Wing, Jamshoro, Pakistan. In 1995, he was appointed by the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad as one of the members in the National Review Committee.
In the years 1997-98, He was given another responsibility as a member of curriculum revision committee for computer science to review and convert the B.Sc. (Computer Science) and M.Sc. (Computer Science) three years degree program into B.CS and M.CS programs under the authority of UGC/HEC, Islamabad, Pakistan.
In 2001 he joined the Preston University Ajman, UAE as Head of Information Technology, Department of IT. In April 2010 he was given the additional responsibility of being the Link Tutor, University of Bedfordshire UK campus at Ajman, UAE. He developed the course information and unit information for the B.Sc. (Hons) Information Technology for the University of Bedfordshire, UK program.
In December 2012 he joined SZABIST Dubai as a Head of Campus. Since the last 3 years he has been contributing toward the academic growth of the only off shore Pakistani university in Dubai.
Manager Operations & Examination Controller:
Master in Education from British University in Dubai (2016)
Master in Public Administration from University of Sindh
Mr. Irfan Ali Larik has been associated with SZABIST Dubai since 2008. He is currently the Operations Manager and Program Manager Evening Management Science Programs at SZABIST Dubai.
Program Manager ( BS & MS Computer Scienece):
Tariq Rahim Soomro, Professor of Computer Science at SZABIST Dubai Campus UAE and Program Manager Computer Science Department, has earned his Ph.D. in Computer Application from Zhejiang University, China in 1999. He has been associated with Educational Institutions for the last several years and have taught a variety of courses. Besides teaching and research, he has been involved in planning and developing new programs, developing curricula, monitoring courses’ progress, students’ evaluation, students’ enrolment and registration process, students’ personal and career counseling, supervising students’ basic and applied research projects, etc. As an administrator he has rich experience and worked as Dean, HoD, Coordinator, and Head of Faculty in reputed educational institutions. His Research focus on GIS, IDNS, DNS, Distance Education, E-Commerce, Multimedia, Web, UNICODE, WAP, P2P, Bioinformatics, ITIL, Cloud Computing, Green Computing, Quality of Software, Telemedicine, Networking, VoIP, Databases, Programming and Higher Education. He has published in these areas with over 50 peer-reviewed papers.
Program Manager (BBA Morning):
Ms Nabila Arif graduated from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi, in 1989. She has a PGCe from University of Nottingham in 2014.
She has a rich teaching experience of 25 years in Pakistan, UAE and Canada.
She began her academic career with IBA Karachi and worked there for ten years as an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance. In 1999 because of family commitments she moved to Dubai. Here she was appointed as Head of the Department of Business at Dubai Gems Private School.
She later moved to Canada in 2003 where she was employed with the two renowned community colleges. She worked for Seneca College from 2004-2005 and then Humber college from 2005-2008.
In 2009 she moved back to the UAE where she has since been associated with SZABIST Dubai as the Program Manager for its Management Sciences ( BBA) Program.
Program Manager (BS Media Science):
Program Manager (Weekend Program):
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.