History of IBA

The cornerstone of the Institute of Business Administration was laid in the year 1955. Sixty years down the line, the institute remains dedicated to the task of imparting valuable education and work ethics to its students.

The institute has gone through major changes over these six decades in order to embrace a wider set of disciplines in its curricula. These changes have been made in response to the requirements of the society, market and economy. They are also an outcome of associations forged with credible institutions - local and international – and with various stakeholders including prominent personalities who are also IBA alumnus. Infrastructural and technological advancements have been accomplished despite their expected share of challenges. The cumulative impact of these developments is that the IBA today provides a conducive environment to its students, continuously enriching their academic pursuits through entrepreneurial projects, cultural sensitivity, experiential learning and networking. The blend of these sure-footed steps has enabled a more wholesome environment of enlightenment.

The Institute takes pride in honing skills that would not only make our graduates highly valued professionals, but at the same time imbibe ethical values in them, so that they are able to exhibit and demonstrate standards of integrity in the wake of temptations and compulsions. IBA also encourages its students and faculty to develop a global perspective, to apply their knowledge and practices towards finding solutions of local problems.

In this connection, IBA has received accreditation from the South Asia Quality Assurance Systems (SAQS) and gained membership of various international and regional professional bodies, associations and networks. IBA has received accreditation from the National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC), an HEC body. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), has assigned a Mentor to IBA in its process of pursuing the AACSB accreditation.

"Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character" - T. Alan Armstrong