Iqra University https://iqra.edu.pk Thu, 09 Sep 2021 06:55:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 Iqra University Launches First Annual HR Symposium https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/09/09/iqra-university-launches-first-annual-hr-symposium/ https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/09/09/iqra-university-launches-first-annual-hr-symposium/#respond Thu, 09 Sep 2021 05:59:47 +0000 https://iqra.edu.pk/?p=7854 Karachi – Iqra University (IU) held its first annual HR Symposium on Tuesday at its main campus in Karachi. The event attracted more than 150 HR professionals. It included speakers and panellists from Unilever, Bank Al-Habib, Siemens, Dolmen Group, K-Electric and Martin Dow Limited. Dr Wasim Qazi, the Vice-Chancellor of Iqra University, kicked off the

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Karachi – Iqra University (IU) held its first annual HR Symposium on Tuesday at its main campus in Karachi. The event attracted more than 150 HR professionals. It included speakers and panellists from Unilever, Bank Al-Habib, Siemens, Dolmen Group, K-Electric and Martin Dow Limited.
Dr Wasim Qazi, the Vice-Chancellor of Iqra University, kicked off the event with an energetic and engaging welcome address. He reminded the audience about some of the reforms Iqra University is bringing to its HR curriculum.

Prof. Dr. Wasim Qazi
President/Vice Chancellor Iqra University

“Here at Iqra University, we realise the hypercompetitive nature of the modern business environment. That is why we have launched this symposium so that HR professionals across industries can interact and network with their peers. It offers a forum for the Pakistani HR industry to discuss best practices and the right organisational tools for continued success”, said Dr Wasim Qazi.
A panel discussion followed on the topic, ‘Synergy – Building strong bridges’. The panellists examined some of the challenges and opportunities that the Pakistani industry has in developing teams in the workforce.


The symposium delivered two inspiring keynotes speeches. Aamina Siddiqi, Talent and Organisation Manager at Unilever, spoke about the role of Change and Stress Management for the modern workforce. Ali Raza Abidi, Head of Training and Management Development Division, Bank Al-Habib Limited, followed. He spoke on how companies can best implement and analyse their training and development effectiveness.




Dr Qazi also introduced a destination training program for HR managers, which Iqra plans to launch next year. The specialised training program, sponsored by Iqra University, will take HR Professionals to universities in North America and Europe for their continued professional development.
“Our destination training program aims to help HR professionals looking to advance their careers or enhance their existing knowledge by providing them access to some of the leading universities in North America and Europe. In conjunction with Iqra, this hybrid training program will bring cutting edge HR practices to Pakistan’s HR professionals. This, in turn, will have a positive impact on their organisations continued success,” said Dr Wasim Qazi.


Read about the event on the following links:
Iqra University holds HR symposium – Dawn News
IU holds first annual HR symposium – Business Recorder


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Iqra University Organises Career Counselling Sessions https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/08/26/iqra-university-organises-career-counselling-sessions/ https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/08/26/iqra-university-organises-career-counselling-sessions/#respond Thu, 26 Aug 2021 06:58:54 +0000 https://iqra.edu.pk/?p=7146 Iqra University organised one-on-one career counselling sessions for its students, where they had the opportunity to interact with industry professionals. These sessions helped students gain valuable advice regarding their career choices. We are thankful to Ms. Faiza Hussain, Head of HR at PMEX, Mr. Zohaib Usmani, Senior Talent Acquisition at Ibex, and Ms. Qurat-ul-Ain, HR

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Iqra University organised one-on-one career counselling sessions for its students, where they had the opportunity to interact with industry professionals.

These sessions helped students gain valuable advice regarding their career choices.

We are thankful to Ms. Faiza Hussain, Head of HR at PMEX, Mr. Zohaib Usmani, Senior Talent Acquisition at Ibex, and Ms. Qurat-ul-Ain, HR Manager at Feroze1888 Mills for taking out time and counselling our students.

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IQRA University Hosts Victory Celebration Event https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/08/17/iqra-university-hosts-victory-celebration-event/ https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/08/17/iqra-university-hosts-victory-celebration-event/#respond Tue, 17 Aug 2021 07:35:31 +0000 https://iqra.edu.pk/?p=6738 Iqra University hosted a victory celebration event for the National Engineers Alliance (NEA) after they secured victory in the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) 2021-24 elections. The event was attended by the newly elected Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council Engr. Najeeb Haroon, elected Vice-Chairman (Sindh) - Engr. Mukhtiar Ali Sheikh, Chairman and Founding Chancellor Iqra University –

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Iqra University hosted a victory celebration event for the National Engineers Alliance (NEA) after they secured victory in the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) 2021-24 elections.

The event was attended by the newly elected Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council Engr. Najeeb Haroon, elected Vice-Chairman (Sindh) – Engr. Mukhtiar Ali Sheikh, Chairman and Founding Chancellor Iqra University – Mr. Hunaid Hussain Lakhani, Vice-Chancellor Iqra University – Dr. Wasim Qazi, Ex-Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council – Engr. Abdul Qadir Shah, Chairman Progressive Engineers Forum Pakistan – Engr. Muhammad Yousuf Kaimkhani and current Vice-Chairman (Sindh) PEC – Engr. Muhammad Shafique, along with other elected council members.

The participants highlighted the crucial role engineers play in the development of a society. They also called for greater involvement of engineers in the national developmental initiatives.

Mr. Hunaid Lakhani said that it was only through technological advancement, could Pakistan enter the league of developed nations.

Souvenirs and ajraks were presented to the guests towards the end of the event.

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Iqra University Targets Online Learners https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/08/14/iqra-university-targets-online-learners/ https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/08/14/iqra-university-targets-online-learners/#respond Sat, 14 Aug 2021 06:55:45 +0000 https://iqra.edu.pk/?p=6727 Iqra University launched five new online courses accessible to everyone with an internet connection. The courses were uploaded on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day. “This is in line with our university’s philosophy of making education inclusive and accessible to everyone,” said Mr Hunaid Lakhani, the founding chancellor of Iqra University. “Our online courses are

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Iqra University launched five new online courses accessible to everyone with an internet connection.

The courses were uploaded on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day.

“This is in line with our university’s philosophy of making education inclusive and accessible to everyone,” said Mr Hunaid Lakhani, the founding chancellor of Iqra University. “Our online courses are a reflection of that.”

The new courses include photography, storyboarding, art direction, copywriting, and advertising. They have been made available on Udemy, and have been carefully selected and designed to address the growing market demand.

Udemy is a leading online platform that hosts courses from around the world. It currently has more than 155 thousand courses in its catalogue, with around 40 million registered learners.

Open online courses have gained popularity in recent years owing to their flexible learning formats. These courses mostly carry video lectures and encourage self-paced learning.

The university also offers online continuing education programs for professionals and individuals seeking to advance their careers. They cover different topics relating to media, information technology, banking, and project management.

“Our online courses are aimed at facilitating professionals either looking to advance their careers or switch to a different profession altogether. They are also useful for people wanting to resume their higher studies, including housewives, full-time workers, and business owners,” said Mr Hunaid Lakhani.

McKinsey Global Institute, a leading business and economics research institute, estimates around 375 workers will upgrade skills for their work by 2030.

For more information, please visit https://ce.iqra.edu.pk. You can also keep in touch with Iqra University the https://twitter.com/iqrauniversity and https://www.facebook.com/IUMainCampus

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Iqra University To Create 25,000 Jobs in The Next 10 Years https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/06/19/iqra-university-to-create-25000-jobs-in-the-next-10-years/ https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/06/19/iqra-university-to-create-25000-jobs-in-the-next-10-years/#respond Sat, 19 Jun 2021 08:17:26 +0000 https://zen-kapitsa.13-67-90-144.plesk.page/?p=4142 Iqra University plans to create 25,000 jobs and 2,500 startups in the next 10 years. The university has a fund of half a million dollars in venture capital to assist its student entrepreneurs and young start-ups in growing their businesses. This announcement was made at a virtual online launch of Iqra University’s Business Incubation

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Iqra University plans to create 25,000 jobs and 2,500 startups in the next 10 years.

The university has a fund of half a million dollars in venture capital to assist its student entrepreneurs and young start-ups in growing their businesses.

This announcement was made at a virtual online launch of Iqra University’s Business Incubation Centre held on Saturday.

The inauguration saw panel discussions about the challenges young entrepreneurship face including copyrights, seed financing and the importance of venture capital investors for pioneers.

“Our Business Incubation Centre’s vision is to change the lives of people. By supporting young businesses through their early and fragile stages of growth, we believe that our fund, as well as our technical expertise and physical facilities, will create a domino effect on the incubation and startup space,” said Dr Wasim Qazi, the vice-chancellor of Iqra University.

Panellists at the launch event included Zouhair Khaliq, member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on IT and Telecom; Jehan Ara, founder and CEO Katalyst Lab; Asim Sheryar, CEO Ignite, Misbah Naqvi, co-founder Invest 2 Innovate; Omer Ghani, head of commercialization and startups HEC; Omer Abedin, director National Incubation Centre; and Zeeshan Hasib Baig, CEO Careem

“The Incubation Centre is going to be working at the very intersection of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Pakistan has a creative and entrepreneurial youth that needs to flourish. We plan to be there for just that, by helping our youth improve their skills, increase their access to finance and markets, and foster their sustainable growth.” said Dr Wasim Qazi.

According to a 2019 global entrepreneurship survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan, 55% of people from Pakistan agreed that there were good opportunities for starting a business in their area.

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Bank Al Habib Visits Iqra University for recruitment https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/02/26/bank-al-habib-visited-to-iqra-university-for-recruitment/ https://iqra.edu.pk/2021/02/26/bank-al-habib-visited-to-iqra-university-for-recruitment/#respond Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:01:00 +0000 https://iqra.edu.pk/?p=1647 Bank Al Habib visits Iqra University as part of their recruitment drive.

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Bank Al Habib visits Iqra University as part of their recruitment drive.

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