Admission Notice - Spring 2015 - IMPERIAL College of Business Studies
Admission open at IMPERIAL College of Business Studies, Recognized by HEC and PEC. University is offering following programs
|Under Graduate Program· BBA
· BS Computer science
· BS Software Engineering
· BS Information Technology
· BS English
· BS Electrical Engineering
· BS Mechanical Engineering
· BS Electronic Engineering
· BS Chemical Engineering
|Graduate Program· MBA
· M.Sc Electrical Engineering
· M.Sc Mechanical Engineering
· M.Sc Electronic Engineering
· M.Sc Chemical Engineering
· M.Sc Civil Engineering
· M.Sc Telecommunication
· M.Sc Elevtronic and electrical system
· M.Sc Nano Technology
· M.Sc Electronics
|Post Graduate Program · MS Computer science
· MS Software Engineering
· MS Information Technology
· M.Phil Management Science
· M.Phil English
ICBS Was established in 1991 by the Pakistan Benevolence & Social Management Trust. The initial development of ICBS was supported by academic collaboration with the ICBS of Hull, Uk. In 2002, ICBS was chartered by the Govt. of Punjab as independent degree awarding institution (ICBS Ordinance, 2013). The Higher Education Commission(HEC) awarded the ICBS with the highest category status “W” which is reserved for those institutions that fulfill all criteria of an International Quality ICBS.The ICBS degrees are recognized by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Engineering Council and by the institutions abroad.
The ICBS serves the national and international community through a broad spectrum of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies, professional training, public service, research, creative activities and outreach programs. It offers highly market oriented academic programs in multiple disciplines including BSc. Engineering, Management Sciences, Computing, Information Technology, Applied Technology, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Commerce, Architecture and Fashion Designing.
The ICBS has one of the most qualified groups of faculty members in each discipline.
> School of Business, Economics and Management Sciences.
> School of Computing and Information Sciences.
> School of Engineering and Technology
> School of Architecture, Art and Design
The primary mission of ICBS is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creativity. The College intends to produce leaders, scholars, scientists and entrepreneurs instilled with professional ethics, great character, and competence and with the vision to face the challenges of the future.
As a leading ICBS in Pakistan, the ICBS strives to provide highest quality education in management science and related disciplines. Excellence in teaching and learning is rooted in research. We seek to graduate individuals instilled with professional competencies, ethics and social responsibility, preparing them effectively for management and leadership roles. The College recognizes service to community as a key element of its mission.
ICBS, chartered by the Government of Punjab as a degree awarding institution, is ISO 9001: 2000 certified. The certification was given after the quality management system of ICBS was assessed and audited by Moodys International, a UK based agency that certifies organizational quality systems for compliance with standards specified by the International Standards Organization (ISO). Moodys is accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) the sole national accreditation body recognized by the British government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organizations that UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators. Moodys is also accredited by the Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC), Government of Pakistan.
ICBS standards for design, delivery and assessment of quality degree programs are compliant with the ISO standards. ICBS is the first business school in Punjab, private or public sector, to earn this international validation which is awarded only to those organizations that meet global standards of quality management systems. On this occasion, the Rector of the ICBS, Dr. Azmat Abbas Syed stated “as important as this milestone may be, our objective remains continuous improvement in the provision of quality teaching and learning experience for the faculty and students in an environment that is supportive, caring, relevant and efficient”. He further added “this landmark is an outcome of concerted efforts of each an every member of faculty and staff and is another affirmation of nearly 15 years of focus on academic quality at ICBS. While we celebrate this achievement, out efforts to create a service orientation and a learning environment consistent with international norms and practices shall continue”.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Collaboration / Affiliation between
Charter, Accredition and Recognition
ICBS is chartered by the Government of Punjab as an independent degree-awarding institution, (Imperial College of Business Studies Ordinance, 2002). The College degrees are recognized by the Higher Education Commission and by institutions abroad.
ICBS is the first business school in Punjab to be certified as having quality management systems through ISO 9001:2000
ICBS is the member of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), Dublin.
Students who have superior academic achievement in a trimester are recognized by being placed on the Honor Rolls:
Library Circulation Policy is available for the Students in the Library.
School provides a well-equipped computer lab for the use of all students. However, an efficient use of this resource requires a time management system, and responsible attitude on the part of the students. It is recommended that students plan their use of facilities well in advance, so that their assignments and term/papers are not delayed due to prior occupancy of terminals by other students.
The café strives to maintain a certain quality in the provision of food products. Snacks and meals are available all day to facilitate the students as they have to work long hours. The café staff is courteous and they are there to provide refreshments and food to students, staff and faculty.
College provides transport to a lot of students on nominal monthly charge. Public transport is easily available on the canal bank road.
School helps the students to find suitable accommodation in the nearby localities at reasonable rents. Bahria Town and Izmir society provide plenty of hostel facilities at nominal rents to our students. There lots of other societies in the close proximity of the school where rental accommodation can be found and we provide the necessary assistance for that purpose.
No student is allowed to display a notice on the notice board without prior permission.
Student Counseling & Support:
Student Advisory Council: The Student Advisory Council, consisting of faculty and staff members who are involved to provide a framework of support and advice to the student body, as well as help the administration to maintain high quality academic standards of Schools. Confidentiality is maintained in all matters where a student has personal study related difficulties.
Students are advised and encouraged to consult the advisory council to sort out their problems. The Student Advisory Council meetings are also attended by the SAAD administrative staff members including Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Senior Coordinators and Student Affairs Officer.
Quality Assurance Enhancement Cell:
School has also established a Quality Enhancement Cell that assists the administration in maintaining the academic quality of education. It provides help to faculty members so that they can impart good education through their knowledge and experience.
It oversees the hiring of quality teachers, who have the necessary communication and technical skills to teach the students and make them competent for a competitive world. This ensures the imparting and the delivery of high quality education.
Admission Policies And Procedure:
The Academic Policies and Procedures are an essential reading for students so they remain fully informed about the current policies, rules and regulations of the ICBS.
This document serves as a ‘Student & Faculty Handbook’ of academic policies and procedures. The policies also help the students to plan their course load, know the performance indicators and their computations.
The Academic Policies & Procedures along with periodic notices put up on different bulletin boards or e-mail Communication Constitute the primary means of communicating the ICBS administrative and academic policies. It is therefore, important that students read the document carefully and read the bulletin boards and e-mails regularly.
This document will be subject to change/amendments whenever new rules and regulations are approved by the ICBS.
The ICBS offers admission to its various academic programs twice a year.
All applicants seeking admission for the first time will be required to follow standard admission procedure including:
- Filing of properly filled out application form with supporting documents and reference letters.
- Payment of application processing fee.
- Taking Entrance Examination and personal interview.
- Payment of all dues including admission and registration fee when accepted for admission.
- Applicants with a GMAT score of more than 450 may be exempted from taking the Imperial entrance examination.
Applications for admission which are received after the normally scheduled entrance examination date or where applicants have requested an early/individual processing of application, may be required to deposit the partial admission fee at the time of submitting the application form (refundable in full if they are refused admission).
The admission & registration fee is non-refundable in all cases.
ICBS graduates when applying for admission to a new program will be required to follow the standard admission procedure except that such applicants will not be required to pay admission fee again. The requirement of entrance examination and personal interview may be waived in certain cases depending on student’s prior academic performance.
Advanced Placement/Course Waiver:
At the time of admission students who may have done similar course work and have earned grades elsewhere (in other local institutions or abroad) can apply for exemptions. Local Institutes previously attended must be chartered by the Government. Such cases will be examined individually to see the relevance of the courses and the level of grades obtained.
Undergraduates taking admission in Master’s Program:
Undergraduates of the ICBS seeking admission in the Masters need not appear for the admission test. Students with CGPA of 2.5 or above are also not required to appear for the interview. However, students with less than 2.5 CGPA will appear for the interview for their admission to Master’s Program. These students will only pay the program registration fee.
Admission on Provisional Basis:
A student may be admitted on provisional basis to a degree program for one semester, for example where the final result of the previous program/degree is awaited. However, the conditionality of the provisional admission must be cleared before the student can join the classes of the second semester.
- ICBS undergraduate or students who have done work at other institutions locally (chartered) or abroad offered admission and are eligible for exemption are required to fill in prescribed exemption form.
- Exemptions will be given after examining (By Dean/Associate Dean of the concerned school) the relevance of courses and level of grades
- Courses up to “C” grade will be given exemptions
- Minimum course work to be completed at the ICBS is 50% of relevant program
- Relevance of courses and grades is checked before granting approval of exemptions as per rules.
‘A’ Level students seeking admission for the BBA (Hons)/BCS Program are given the following exemptions:
Students seeking admission to the MBA Program, having completed a four year Bachelors Program. Exemption will be given only for those courses with a B Grade and above. No exemption will be given for courses with a C Grade or below.
Course Exemption Fee
A 20% (of the normal course fee) will be applicable for each course exempted.It is waived for ICBS graduates.
Course Registration on Announced Dates
Students are required to register on the announced dates each semester for the course work they want to undertake. New students, joining the program for the first time, will be required to register during ICBS Orientation Session, usually held at the beginning of the semester. All continuing students will be required to register during the Advance Registration period as per dates given in the ICBS’s Academic Calendar. Course registration is the process of enrolling and paying tuition fee for the courses and other dues each semester.
The course registration form is available from the main office during the registration week. The registration form will already have the courses entered on it. If the student needs advising/assistance in course registration then he/she must see the Director / Dean (Student Affairs)/Registrar during the Advance Registration Week. The student is expected to read the “Important Academic Regulations” given at the back of the original course registration form before signing. The course registration form is taken by the student to the accounts department for fee payment. Registration is completed on payment of the tuition fee (and registration fee, if required).
All the currently enrolled students are required to register in advance for the following trimester. Advance registration dates are announced in the academic calendar. However, these dates are usually displayed by the ICBS administration on the college notice boards for the attention of the students.
Independent Study Course:
An advanced undergraduate or graduate student who has a special interest in a specific academic area and would like to explore and study the topic in greater depth may be permitted to register in the Independent Study Course (ISC) under the supervision of a faculty member.
In this course the student performance evaluation may be based on:
Quizzes: six or less
Mid-term exam or two monthly exams
Home assignments: five or less
Term report: if required
Other assignments: if considered appropriate
In case a course instructor wants to design his/her own parameters to evaluate the student performance different from the above, he/she may do so after getting the approval of the Director/Dean/ICBS Academic Committee/Designated School official.
In all cases the course instructor will be required to draft the program of instructions, including student evaluation program by showing score distribution for the information and approval of the Dean (or designated official) before it is handed over to the students. The prescribed form must be completed before course registration.
The course instructor will be required to deposit all the material at the end of the course with the Academic Affairs Officer.
The Independent study course may be equivalent to one to six credit hours of regular work, depending upon the rigor of the course. The credit hours will be decided by the School Academic Committee in consultation with the course instructor.
Based on the academic performance, students are advised to take an appropriate course load. Registration in more than the normal course load may be permitted by the Dean/Associate Dean if he or she is satisfied that this will not adversely affect the student’s academic progress
Normal Course Load:
Undergraduate Programs : Five Courses (18 credit hours)
Graduate Programs: Four courses (16 credit hours)
Normal course load for Executive MBA is two courses (8 credit hours).
It is essential that students come prepared to get the most out of a class lecture and case discussions. Concepts covered in the class are easier to comprehend if a student has completed assignments before coming to the class. Undivided commitment, attention and efforts are key to better study and learning.
Students must plan to maintain regular attendance in each course. Although, the attendance policy is determined at the discretion of individual course instructors,students must understand that regular attendance is essential for learning and maintaining good academic performance.
Class attendance is NOT class participation. It is essential that a student come prepared to get the most out of a class lecture and case discussion. Material is generally not easily comprehensible if a student has not completed assignments prior to class session.
Expected Study Habits:
The coursework is based on continuous teacher-student interaction, class discussions and student participation. The course instructors make assignments of reading materials prior to their discussion/lecture in the class. It is essential for a student to go through the reading material prior to the class in order to interact effectively with the instructor and fellow students. Students must not only prepare assigned topics from the required textbooks, recommended books, and supplementary material, but where necessary, will also search for relevant material elsewhere.
Expected Study Time:
It is difficult to be precise about the minimum number of hours of study per course on weekly basis that are necessary for a sound preparation of the course. The exact duration will vary in individual cases. However, experience suggests that typically, a student must devote at least seven hours of individual study per course on weekly basis.
Awareness of ICBS Policies:
It is the student’s responsibility to keep informed about the College policies and the deadlines for various activities. READING THE EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS will keep student up to date on deadlines for various activities such as add/drop, withdraws, registration, tuition fee payments, clearance from library and computer lab, etc.
Both students and instructors are expected to be in the class on time. Students should be in the class before the arrival of instructor. The instructor may take roll call at the beginning of the class. Late comers may be marked as absent.
ICBS admits students assuming mature conduct on the part of students. Regularity in class attendance, proper behavior in and out of the class rooms towards instructors, colleagues and staff of the ICBS are expected norms.
Misbehavior towards faculty members and staff may result in immediate separation from the program.Damage to ICBS property may result in appropriate penalty and/or in serious situations separation from the program.
Students are required to behave in a decent and, socially acceptable manner towards their teachers, college administration and fellow students. It is recommended that all students use English as the medium of communication on the campus, in general, and during class sessions in particular. This advice is motivated by the fact that English is the medium of education for the program and the realization that regular use of a language helps remove deficiencies and inhibitions among users and improve their command of the language.
Meeting the Deadlines:
Students are provided an “Academic Calendar” for the program which indicates “Important Dates to Remember”, e.g. the “Registration Week”, “last date of Add/Drop”, last day to withdraw from a course with a “W”, and “Mid-term/Final Exam” etc. Other dates and deadlines e.g., last date for submission of term-papers. Dates for assignment presentations for particular courses are given in the course outline or handouts or will be provided separately by the course instructor. It is in students’ own interest that these dates are strictly observed and deadlines met. No relaxation is provided after due dates.
Class Room Mannerisms:
Students are expected to conduct themselves as professionals in class and observe a disciplined atmosphere. Class attendance is taken regularly and may constitute a part of the final course grade. Late arrival in the class distracts the instructor and other students. Class participation by students is expected and strongly encouraged. However, to maintain class discipline and effectiveness, it is recommended that a student asks question and enter in a discussion by asking permission from the instructor. During discussions among fellow students a polite and dignified behavior must be maintained.
The students are required to be reasonably well dressed when coming to the ICBS. The dresses should conform to the academic environment and should be decent in appearance.
- Smoking is not allowed at the ICBS campus except in the designated smoking areas.
- Any student found smoking will be penalized
- Disciplinary action may be taken against the habitual ‘no smoking’ offender.
- Mobile phones must be switched off when attending the classes, library, and computer lab and ICBS offices.
- If the mobile phone is not switched off and it rings while attending classes, library, computer lab and ICBS offices penalty will be imposed which will be collected with the fee.
- Restricted use of mobile phones may be allowed at the places like canteen, student lounge and car park area.
Students should not leave the class until the lecture is over. Leaving the classroom (for any reason) while the lecture is in progress is not permitted.
Tuition Fee Procedure
Dues are to be paid on the dates specified at the time of admission or registration.
Late Payment of Tuition Fee:
Registration is not complete until the tuition fee and other dues are paid in full. After the last due date of fee payment, a late fee per day is charged until the entire tuition fee is received.
REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES.
Fee Payment by Installments:
Students have the option to pay semester fee either in lump sum or in three equal monthly installments.
Fee Adjustment Policy:
The college reserves the right to increase the fee in response to the inflationary economic environment. Fee increase may be on annual basis. Such fee increase will apply to all students currently enrolled.
If a course(s) is offered by the ICBS, dropped for one reason or other and, no other course(s) can be offered in its place, tuition fee can be refunded or carried forward for adjustment against the following semester’s fee.
If a student withdraws from a course during the first week of classes, then the tuition fee will be carried forward for adjustment against the following semester’s fee.
No Cash Refund is given:
Full tuition fee is also refundable in cases where a student had registered in advance for a semester and decides to withdraw from the program prior to the commencement of the classes. In such cases the student must give a written notice of withdrawal from the program before the start of the classes
- Except for cases mentioned above, in all other circumstances the tuition and registration fees are non-refundable
Financial Aid Award Review
- Financial assistance is granted to students on competitive merit as well as need basis. The ICBS makes all efforts to ensure that merited students are not denied opportunity to join the program purely due to financial considerations. Liberal financial aid package is available to academically outstanding students. Typically, the financial aid is given in the form of tuition fee waivers that result in reduction in program fee.
- Financial Aid/Scholarship awards are made after careful consideration of a candidate’s academic performance. The individual’s involvement in various co- and extra-curricular activities, leadership potential demonstrated through initiative seeking, and ability to make a positive contribution to the overall campus environment are also major decision factors in making financial awards.
- The financial aid committee reviews all such applications and the decisions are made for the grant of financial assistance.(Fee Waiver on Kinship Basis)
- Tuition fee waiver of 25% will be given to the second member of the same family (Brother or Sister).
- The fee waiver is given only for the period in which both students are concurrently registered at the ICBS.
- The fee waiver will be discontinued if one of the students’ graduates drops out or leaves the program for any reason.
Organization of Social Events
Student body can use the facilities for social events as long as these functions are consistent with the objectives of the ICBS. In organizing a special event, student representatives should adhere to the following procedure:
Purpose of the social event must be specified. The student representative should make a list of equipment and services of the ICBS that are required. If food is to be served, arrangement for food catering must be made.
Give details of how the function will be funded. If any funding is expected from the ICBS, a request with a specific budget must be submitted to the Dean of school for approval. No amount is expended on behalf of the ICBS, without an approval.
The function and its activities must be approved by the Dean of respective school before making any formal arrangements.
It is the organizing body’s responsibility to make sure that the ICBS rules and regulations are observed before, during and after the function. The premises must be left safe and clean after the event.
The students should get advice and coordinate the event with Coordinator Student Affairs of the respective School.
- For each student who has enrolled at the ICBS for at least one semester, the Office of Student Records maintains a transcript. The semester grades are incorporated on the transcript within three weeks of the grade distribution date of the previous trimester.
- Transcript is released only if the student is in good standing.
- Transcript is not released if the student is in financial default or has been admitted on provisional basis
A student can request for an official copy of his/her transcript by submitting the transcript Request Form to the College Secretary.
“Postage will be charged if the transcript is to be mailed”.
The course taken in place of MRP has to appear as a part of transcript. However, a footnote can be added to show that this particular course shown in the transcript was taken in lieu of MRP.
Make Up Exams
Make- up examinations are allowed only in extra-ordinary circumstances, which may cover the following situations and circumstances.
Accidents/serious sickness:In all such cases the student must produce evidence of hospitalization of at least 12 hours or so.Normally cases of temperature and flue are not treated as a sufficient justification to hold make-up exams.
Death in the Family:
Only very near relatives, such as father, mother, brother, and sister may include this provision. However, in all such cases, the head of the family has to make a written report to this effect.
In cases where the make-up final exam is allowed by the ICBS Administration, the student will be permitted to take the make-up exam with the consultation of the faculty as soon as possible.
Fee for the make-up exams:
Fee will be charged for make-up exams.
Mid-term exams (Make-up):
The students who are unable to appear in the mid-term exam can be allowed to have make-up exam later on during the same semester or can be given a comprehensive exam at the time of final exam. The decision in such cases is left at the discretion of the course instructor. However, in all such cases the students must make an application to the ICBS Administration explaining the reasons for his inability to appear in the scheduled mid-term exam. It is after the clearance from the ICBS Administration that a student will be allowed to sit in the make-up exam.
Material To Be Covered:
Make up exam must be different from the regular exam. Make-up exams are more comprehensive, as deterrence, than the regular exam.
Student must contact the instructor as soon as he/she returns to the campus and make arrangements for taking the make-up exam.
Students who have superior academic achievement in a trimester are recognized by being placed on the Honor Rolls:
President’s Honor Roll:
This is for students who have earned a GPA of at least 4.00 in a semester with a minimum enrollment in nine (9) credit hours.
This is for students who have a GPA of at least 3.75 in a single semester with a minimum enrollment in twelve (12) credit hours.
Dean’s Honor Roll:
For placement on the Dean’s Honor Roll a student must have earned a GPA of at least 3.75 with a minimum enrollment in nine (9) credit hours in a single semester.
A student must have a GPA of at least 3.30 with an enrollment in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours.
Schools and Departments of Imperial College of Business Studies
- SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, ART AND DESIGN SAAD sets its pace with contemporary accompanying with antiquity concepts of architecture, art and design possessing state-of-the-art studios and halls.
- SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, ECO. AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCESSBEMS leads its students for being the leaders to command and control business world. SBEMS has been producing successful business leaders for more than 20 years to so far.
- SCHOOL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCESSCIS nurtures our students in modern era education that inculcates them to be the best and explore within themselves in the field of IT & Computer Sciences.
- SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGYSET offers various programs in the fields engineering that usher the students to make innovation pragmatically and create new ideas sophisticatedly.
- DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND LITERATURE The Department of English Language and Literature at Imperial College of Business Studies Lahore is a beautiful blend of experienced and young permanent faculty, well supported by experienced visiting and Adjunct faculty.
- DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION Dept. of Mass Communication caters for our students all what a Department of Mass Communication is supposed to be providing. ICBS currently offers in Mass Com BS (Hons) 4 Years, M.A(2 Years), M.S/M.Phil and Ph.D.
- DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICSMathematics is involved in all practices of life and that’s mathematics is used approximately all degree programs ICBS offers, different courses of mathematics are taught in engineering, computer sciences and Business programs.
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