SDG 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION
ILMA University has been actively engaging in various collaborations and partnerships with other educational institutions and organizations. These efforts are aimed at promoting academic cooperation, advancing education and research, and fostering internationalization. ILMA University has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with several universities and institutions to explore avenues for collaboration, faculty and student exchange programs, and joint research initiatives.
One notable collaboration involves ILMA University's engagement with the University of Swat, demonstrating a commitment to educational excellence and cooperation. Another significant partnership is with Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey, which includes scholarship programs and joint initiatives for students and faculty. ILMA University has also organized Open House sessions in UAE universities to provide international students with insights into academic programs and opportunities at the university.
Furthermore, ILMA University has been actively involved in promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), which focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. This aligns with ILMA University's mission to provide high-quality education through international collaborations and partnerships, creating a diverse and globally competitive learning environment.
Policy Created: July 11, 2020
Policy Reviewed: September 15, 2022
This policy recognizes ILMA University’s unwavering commitment to promoting lifelong learning and education in the community without discrimination. The university extends its resources to facilitate easy access to education for all and actively contributes to the educational development of society.
Scope of Policy
This Policy applies to all employees of ILMA University.
• ILMA University will organize educational workshops and events, reaching beyond campus boundaries, including local schools and educational institutions.
• The university assumes responsibility for fostering the educational development of society.
• Annual educational events, seminars, and conferences will be hosted, open to the general public without regard to gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, or immigration status.
• Online educational resources will be made accessible to the general public, ensuring inclusivity regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, or immigration status.
• The university is committed to enhancing the accessibility of educational resources for everyone, promoting inclusivity and eliminating discrimination based on gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, or immigration status.
Lifelong Learning: Any formal or informal learning that occurs beyond traditional educational years. It encompasses the continuous development through the acquisition of knowledge and skills throughout an individual's life.
A delegation from ILMA University, led by Mr. Fawwad Mahmood Butt (Director Quality Assurance and Liaison), Major Syed Nasir Subzwari (Controller of Examinations), and Ms. Sajida Qureshi (Deputy Director Quality Assurance and Liaison), had the privilege of meeting with Brig. Rauf Shahzad, Deputy Director General of Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), on January 5, 2022. The purpose of the meeting was to explore avenues of collaboration to promote quality education across all segments of society. During the meeting, Brig. Rauf Shahzad commended ILMA University’s dedicated efforts in providing scholarships to deserving students, acknowledging the university’s commitment to making education accessible and impactful.
Honorable Chancellor of Ilma University, Mr. Noman Abid Lakhani (T.I.), held a productive meeting with Station Commander Brigadier Abid Ali Askari to explore opportunities for collaboration and discuss Ilma University’s vital role in contributing to the Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan. The meeting took place at a mutual rendezvous, reflecting the commitment of both institutions towards fostering meaningful partnerships. During the meeting, Chancellor Noman Abid Lakhani expressed his vision for Ilma University’s active involvement in initiatives aimed at driving positive social and economic change in Pakistan. The discussions revolved around identifying areas of mutual interest where Ilma University’s expertise and resources can be effectively harnessed for the betterment of society.
In a continued effort to bolster academic cooperation and foster mutually beneficial partnerships, a delegation from ILMA University recently visited the University of Wah. The visit marks a significant step forward in the implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier between the two esteemed institutions. The ILMA University delegation, led by Mr. Fawwad Mahmood Butt, Director of Quality Assurance & Liaison, included Dr. Yasmeen Sultana, Dean of the Faculty of Media & Design, Ms. Sajida Qureshi, Deputy Director of Quality Assurance & Liaison, and several faculty members. The delegation was warmly received by the University of Wah, where they were welcomed by Prof. Dr. Jameel un Nabi, Vice Chancellor, Brig. Haroon Abbas Khan SI(M), (Retd), Registrar, Brig. (Retd.) Khalid Ahmed, Director of Quality Assurance & Enhancement, and other esteemed faculty members. During the visit, both parties engaged in fruitful discussions to further explore and solidify the collaborative initiatives outlined in the MoU. The meeting proved to be highly productive, enabling an exchange of ideas, insights, and perspectives on academic development, research, and student-focused endeavors.
A delegation from ILMA University recently met with Deputy Inspector General South, Mr. Sharjil Kharal, at the DIG South Office on April 18, 2022, to explore ways to foster higher education opportunities for police officers and their children, with a special focus on the children of Shuhadas (martyrs). The meeting served as a platform for discussing initiatives aimed at advancing education and professional development within the law enforcement community. The ILMA University delegation, comprising Director Quality Assurance & Liaison Mr. Fawwad Mahmood Butt, Deputy Director Quality Assurance & Liaison Ms. Sajida Qureshi, Head of Administration & Security Mr. Raoon Farid, and Director Gulshan Campus Major (Retd.) Syed Faisal Hussain Shah, engaged in fruitful discussions with Deputy Inspector General South, Mr. Sharjil Kharal. The meeting also saw the participation of Insp. Ziaullah, Incharge of Karachi Police Training School (KPTS), and other senior officials of the Sindh Police.
In a significant step towards fostering international partnerships, Honorable Chancellor of Ilma University, Mr. Noman Abid Lakhani (T.I.), engaged in a productive meeting with the Consulate General of France, Mr. Christian Testot. The discussions centered around the pivotal role of Ilma University in contributing to the Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan and identifying areas of mutual interest for collaboration. During the meeting, Chancellor Noman Abid Lakhani shared his vision for Ilma University’s active involvement in initiatives that drive positive societal impact and economic growth within Pakistan. Both parties explored avenues where Ilma University’s expertise and resources can align with the goals of the Consulate General of France.
ILMA University extended a cordial invitation to Dr. Valiuddin, Vice-Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, for a significant discussion on academic and strategic collaboration. The meeting, held with great enthusiasm, aimed to explore new opportunities for mutual growth and strengthen the ties between the two esteemed institutions. The Vice-Chancellor of ILMA University, Prof. Dr. Mansoor uz Zafar Dawood, warmly welcomed Dr. Valiuddin, and the occasion was marked by an exchange of souvenirs to symbolize mutual respect and appreciation for each other’s contributions to academic excellence. As two prestigious universities, ILMA and Sir Syed are poised to create a robust partnership that will pave the way for innovative research, faculty exchange programs, and collaborative initiatives, benefiting students and academics alike. Through this collaboration, both institutions are committed to fostering an environment of excellence and progress in the field of education and beyond.
A momentous occasion took place at ILMA University Main Campus as the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mansoor-uz-Zafar Dawood, and Registrar, Syed Kashif Rafi, extended a warm welcome to the distinguished delegation from UIT-University. The delegation, led by Vice Chancellor Dr. Johar, included Provost Dr. Zohaib Zaidi and HoD Computer Science, Prof. Dr. Rehan Inam. The meeting was centered around strengthening ties and promoting fruitful collaboration between the two prestigious institutions. ILMA University’s commitment to forging productive partnerships and expanding its academic horizons was evident in the meeting. Both institutions eagerly explored avenues for joint initiatives, faculty and student exchange programs, and collaborative research ventures. The exchange of ideas and expertise during the session set the foundation for a promising collaboration that promises to enrich the educational experiences of both ILMA University and UIT-University students, fostering an environment of mutual growth and learning.
ILMA University made its mark again by organizing Life Coaching Session with Syeda Rafia Fasih, certified Life and Mental Coach from USA. The session was organized part of university’s SDG plan under SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing. The session was held on 18th February 2022 at its Main Campus. The event started with a welcome note from honorable Registrar, ILMA University, Syed Kashif Rafi. Syeda Rafia Fasih is also a Blogger, Influencer, critical thinker, goal planner, and a certified Master Practitioner of NPL. Syeda Rafia Fasih highly appreciated the students and the university and said that I am glad that the students of ILMA University are very capable, enthusiastic and able to comprehend the session’s importance. Students thoroughly enjoyed the mesmerizing and interactive session with the Life Coach, Syeda Rafia Fasih.
he Quality Assurance and Liaison Department of ILMA University comprising of Mr. Fawwad Mahmood Butt, Director and Ms. Sajida Qureshi, Deputy Director participated in Progress Review Meeting and Training of QECs organized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) on February 3-5, 2022 at NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi. The program focused on Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness and included various focused group activities for redefining the frame work for improved Quality at institutional level within the ambit of research and innovation. Around 20+ universities/institutions from public and private sectors were welcomed by Vice Chancellor NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi followed by rigorous training under the able leadership of Mr. Nasir Shah, Managing Director-QAA of HEC
MS-PhD Program Review visit 2021-22 of ILMA University was conducted on 25 June, 2022 at its main campus. The External Review Panel comprised of Wing Comd. Syeda Jamila, Director QEC, Air War College Institute, Dr. Saima Baig, Director QEC, Sindh Madressatul Islam University. While internal reviewers included Prof. Dr. M. Imtiaz Subhani, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences & Ms.Sajida Qureshi, Deputy Director Quality Assurance & Liaison. The Review Panel performed various activities, scrutinized the documentation and their findings were discussed with the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mansoor uz Zafar Dawood in presence of Director Quality Assurance & Liaison Mr. Fawwad Mahmood Butt, Registrar Syed Kashif Rafi at the end of the visit.
A momentous occasion unfolded at ILMA University-Main Campus as the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mansoor uz Zafar Dawood, and Registrar, Syed Kashif Rafi, extended a warm welcome to Rector Huma Baqai from the esteemed Millennium Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (MiTE). The meeting was marked by a shared vision of promoting collaboration and fostering innovative opportunities between the two institutions. As leaders in their respective fields, ILMA University and MiTE recognized the potential for mutual growth and development through collaboration. The focus of the meeting was to explore avenues for joint initiatives, faculty and student exchange programs, and innovative research ventures. By combining their expertise and resources, both institutions aim to empower their students and faculty, preparing them to thrive in a dynamic and competitive global landscape.
ILMA University took a significant step towards fostering international education by organizing Open House sessions in UAE universities. These sessions provided a valuable platform for international students to explore their academic prospects and plan their future with expert guidance and support. With a commitment to global education and cross-cultural exchange, ILMA University’s Open House sessions offered a comprehensive overview of the diverse academic programs, scholarships, and resources available to international students. Through these informative sessions, aspiring students gained insights into the wide array of opportunities available at ILMA University, empowering them to make informed decisions about their educational journey. The initiative marked a significant milestone in ILMA University’s efforts to promote academic excellence and embrace diversity on a global scale. By engaging with students from various backgrounds and nationalities, the university continues to establish itself as a beacon of knowledge and innovation, nurturing a future generation of global leaders.
ILMA University, driven by its mission to provide students with the highest quality education through international partnerships and opportunities, marked a historic moment as it signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with two prestigious UAE institutions – Skyline University College Sharjah and The British University in Dubai. These MoUs pave the way for exciting opportunities, including student and faculty exchanges, research collaborations, startup collaborations and funding, alliances for worldwide educational startups, and the chance for students to study in the UAE. Through these transformative partnerships, ILMA University continues to embrace global horizons and nurture a diverse learning environment, empowering students with an education that transcends borders and fosters international excellence.
Under the esteemed patronage of Chancellor Mr. Noman Abid Lakhani (T.I.), ILMA University, in collaboration with Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey, orchestrated a momentous event - the 1st Global Universities Colloquium 2022. Held in Izmir, Turkey, on October 19, 2022, the Colloquium centered around the theme of “Internationalization of Quality Higher Education in Digitech World,” attracting participation from renowned international experts. The event also featured an interactive workshop on “Virtual Classrooms Challenges & Opportunities,” led by Sajida Qureshi, Deputy Director of Quality Assurance & Liaison at ILMA University. The Colloquium witnessed a large number of participants, including students, faculty members, university leaders, and researchers, engaging in stimulating discussions and forging meaningful connections. The profound appreciation received from participants across the globe further solidified the Colloquium’s impact and success. The occasion culminated with a heartfelt vote of