University of Engineering & Technology’s Institute of Business and Management (IB&M) students face ‘mismanagement
LAHORE: A NUMBER of students of business management at the University of Engineering & Technology’s Institute of Business and Management (IB&M) have been suffering because of, what they term, mismanagement on part of the institute’s administration.
The students said the UET-IB&M management has failed to come up with an acceptable and practical timetable for those enrolled in MBA Evening/Executive programmes. The students are in trouble owing to the clash of subjects surfaced in the Spring 2013 timetable, announced by the institute recently.
There is a clash and overlapping of subjects in timetable on Saturdays. There are three subjects being offered on the same day, same timing, namely Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management and Organizational Behaviour,” said one of the students who wished to remain anonymous. The student went on to say, “I can’t take all these subjects at a time in this semester. I have left with only these three subjects to complete my MBA degree which has taken me already over two years. So if the timetable stays that way, then I will have to drop one or two subjects due to the time clash and to register these in next semesters which will take another year to complete.”
Almost similar stories were shared by some other students and claimed the IB&M management had not addressed their concern despite complaints.
Another student spoke about the issues related to results and said official announcement of results was delayed more than a year. He, however, added that the IB&M management had promptly shared grades with the students. Initially, grades were told to students but official announcement and declaration were delayed too much that we cannot get the official detailed marks certificate (DMC) till now, he added.
Talking to The News, UET-IB&M founding director Prof Dr Ali Sajid agreed to the concerns of the students but said the institute was always ready to review its timetable in the best interest of the students. “This is an ongoing process and sorted out with consultation of the students,” he claimed. “Even yesterday, a delegation of students met me and left satisfied,” Prof Ali said while adding that he was always there to help students out. He gave an assurance that the issue would also be sorted out soon saying, though; availability of the best teachers was another issue for the institute. According to him, IB&M has the best visiting faculty and best efforts were being made to ensure quality education there.
About the results, Prof Ali said the delay was an issue in the past but the same had been successfully handled as the teachers were supposed to hand over results to the institute within a week.
We are trying our best to bring it further down vis-à-vis time duration to facilitate the students,” the IB&M director said and added that as per the university policy, result of the each subject could not be notified separately.
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