ILMA University, a hub of academic excellence and social responsibility, is committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) - Gender Equality. Our dedication to promoting gender equality and empowering women is deeply ingrained in our institutional values.

We are proud to share that ILMA University's 17th Convocation, held on February 9, 2022, was a remarkable event that not only celebrated academic achievements but also highlighted our commitment to gender equity. Over 15 exceptional female graduates were awarded gold medals for their outstanding performance, serving as an inspiring testament to the university's unwavering support for women's education and success.

In this context, ILMA University has established a comprehensive policy on Gender Equity and Inclusive Participation, which addresses women's applications, acceptance/entry, and participation at our institution. This policy outlines our commitment to fostering an environment where women have equal opportunities to access, participate in, and excel in higher education programs.

Our dedication to SDG 5 extends beyond this policy, as we actively work to increase the representation of women in all academic disciplines and administrative roles, eliminate gender barriers, and provide essential support services to address the unique needs of female students. This commitment is not limited to academic life but also encompasses representation in decision-making bodies and leadership roles.

ILMA University recognizes the importance of gender equality in achieving sustainable development and is proud to contribute to this global goal through our actions and policies. Our journey towards SDG 5 is ongoing, and we remain committed to creating an equitable and inclusive learning environment that empowers women and fosters excellence in education.


Policy Statement:

ILMA University is committed to promoting gender equity and ensuring inclusive participation of women at all levels of the university. This policy outlines the framework for addressing women's applications, acceptance/entry, and participation at the university, in alignment with our core values of diversity, equality, and excellence in education.

Policy Objectives:

Promote Gender Equity:
ILMA University aims to create an equitable and inclusive environment where women have equal opportunities to access, participate in, and excel in higher education programs.
Increase Women's Participation:
The university is dedicated to increasing the representation of women in all academic disciplines and administrative roles.
Eliminate Gender Barriers:
ILMA University will actively identify and eliminate barriers that may hinder women's applications, acceptance, and participation.

Key Policy Measures:

Access and Participation Plan:
ILMA University will establish and maintain an Access and Participation Plan dedicated to promoting the inclusion of women in all aspects of university life. This plan will be periodically reviewed and updated.
Recruitment and Admissions: The university will implement proactive measures to attract and encourage female applicants. Admissions procedures will be transparent, gender-neutral, and focused on merit.
Support Services:
ILMA University will provide academic and non-academic support services to address the unique needs of female students, including mentorship programs, counseling, and childcare facilities.
Awareness and Training:
The university will conduct awareness campaigns and training programs for staff and students to foster an environment of respect, inclusivity, and gender sensitivity.
ILMA University will actively work towards achieving a balanced gender representation in decision-making bodies, academic leadership, and administrative roles.
Monitoring and Reporting: The university will regularly monitor and report on gender-based statistics, including application rates, acceptance, and participation, to assess progress and identify areas for improvement.
Review and Evaluation:
ILMA University will periodically review and evaluate the effectiveness of this policy and the associated initiatives to ensure its alignment with the university's commitment to gender equity and inclusivity.
The responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of this policy lies with the Office of Gender Equity and Inclusive Participation, which will collaborate with relevant departments and stakeholders to achieve the policy objectives.
Review and Amendments:
This policy will be reviewed every 2 years to ensure its relevance and effectiveness. Amendments may be made in response to changing needs and circumstances.

Previous Version: ILMA/PM/10-20/HR/X65
New version: ILMA/PM/20-30/HR/XX65
Policy Created: March 12, 2010
Policy Reviewed: March 14, 2022

ILMA University maintains a steadfast commitment to upholding gender equality and is dedicated to adhering to policies that champion the rights and well-being of women in all spheres of life. The university fosters an organizational culture that promotes equality, inclusiveness, and social responsibility. ILMA University's primary objective is to provide a safe and supportive learning and working environment for individuals of all genders. To realize this vision, the university has taken various measures to prevent gender-based discrimination and has implemented flexible, inclusive policies for its students and employees. These measures include awareness campaigns, gender sensitivity training, and fostering a campus environment that respects diversity in all its forms.

**Scope of Policy**
This policy against discrimination towards women applies to all females, including prospective students, alumni, academics, administrators, students, visitors, researchers, and all other members of the ILMA University community. It also extends to cover all university-affiliated events, both on and off-campus, to ensure that a commitment to gender equality is upheld throughout all university activities.

**Policy Statement**
1. ILMA University is wholeheartedly committed to eradicating all forms of gender discrimination and bias against women. We recognize that diversity is a source of strength and innovation, and we value the unique perspectives and contributions that women bring to our academic community.
2. The following principles underpin the non-discrimination policy against women:
• All university facilities and services are accessible to all relevant staff and students, irrespective of their gender. This includes, but is not limited to, access to classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and recreational areas.
• University promotional activities are designed to encourage and support women's participation in all fields, including those in which they have been historically underrepresented. We actively seek to create role models and mentors for female students, inspiring them to pursue their passions and aspirations without limitations.
• Admission criteria for all programs and other application-related processes at the university must be administered without any form of discrimination against women. Admissions committees will assess applications based on merit, recognizing the importance of diversity in our academic community.
• The procedure for reporting incidents of prejudice or discrimination against women is consistent with the guidelines outlined in the university's anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy. We encourage anyone who experiences or witnesses such incidents to come forward, and we commit to a fair and confidential investigation process.
• Rules and regulations addressing discrimination against women will be prominently displayed on university campuses and communicated through digital means, such as email and the official website. We also provide information on support services and resources available to address issues related to discrimination.
• A Selection Board, consisting of impartial and knowledgeable individuals, will investigate all allegations of discrimination against women, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Discrimination: refers to the mistreatment of an individual or group based on preconceived beliefs, resulting in the unjust treatment of such individuals. Discrimination can take various forms, including but not limited to, verbal, physical, or psychological abuse, as well as systemic biases that hinder equal access to opportunities.

Ilma University is a steadfast advocate of Gender Equality, and through its Global Educational Consultants Society (GEC), it actively strives to create a level playing field in education, transcending cultural, gender, and religious barriers. The mission of GEC is to empower women with equal opportunities, mirroring the university's dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. By adhering to this universal principle, Ilma University plays a pivotal role in nurturing a more equitable and harmonious society worldwide.

Ilma University remains committed to inspiring and supporting women in their pursuit of higher education, recognizing their vital role in driving economic and social progress. The university hosts a myriad of on-campus and off-campus events that feature accomplished female speakers and mentors. These influential figures share insights on critical topics, including female representation in business, entrepreneurship, and fields where women's participation is traditionally limited. These events are designed to enlighten and motivate female students, unveiling the vast potential and opportunities across diverse fields.

Furthermore, Ilma University's admission department, student affairs department, and faculty members are equipped with specialized training to encourage and mentor female students in academic areas where their participation has been historically limited. These dedicated individuals are not only trained but also deeply motivated to dispel any misconceptions or uncertainties that may hinder women from pursuing their educational and career aspirations. Through mentorship and guidance, the university aims to bolster the number of female graduates and ensure that they are well-prepared to make significant contributions in a variety of fields.

Ilma University is committed to creating a more inclusive educational landscape where gender is not a barrier, but rather a source of strength and diversity. With these concerted efforts, we are taking substantial steps to ensure that women are empowered to reach their full potential, making a lasting impact on our society and the world at large.

Policy Statement:

ILMA University is committed to creating an inclusive, respectful, and supportive academic environment that upholds the rights and dignity of all individuals, including transgender people. This Transgender Non-Discrimination Policy is designed to promote equality, prevent discrimination, and provide guidance on the treatment of transgender individuals within our institution.


This policy applies to all members of the ILMA University community, including students, faculty, staff, visitors, contractors, and anyone engaging with the university in any capacity.

Non-Discrimination Principle:

ILMA University prohibits discrimination, harassment, and exclusion of transgender individuals on the basis of their gender identity or expression. Transgender individuals will be treated with dignity, respect, and fairness, and their rights to privacy and self-identification will be upheld.

Gender Identity and Expression:

ILMA University recognizes that an individual's gender identity and expression may not necessarily align with their assigned sex at birth. We acknowledge that gender identity is a deeply personal aspect of an individual, and we respect each person's right to define and express their own gender.

Access to Facilities and Services:

Transgender individuals have the right to access all university facilities and services that align with their gender identity. This includes, but is not limited to, restrooms, changing facilities, housing, and academic programs. The university will provide gender-neutral facilities where possible to accommodate the needs and preferences of all students and staff.

Names and Pronouns:

ILMA University is committed to using the names and pronouns that individuals specify. Students and employees have the right to be addressed by their preferred name and pronouns. The university will update records and documents accordingly to reflect these preferences.

Privacy and Confidentiality:

The privacy and confidentiality of transgender individuals will be respected and protected. Any information related to an individual's gender identity or transgender status will be treated with the utmost discretion, and disclosure will occur only with the individual's informed consent.

Complaints and Reporting:

ILMA University encourages anyone who believes they have experienced discrimination or harassment based on their gender identity to report such incidents. Complaints will be handled in a prompt, confidential, and supportive manner.

Training and Awareness:

The university will provide training and awareness programs for faculty, staff, and students to promote understanding, respect, and sensitivity towards transgender individuals and issues.

Review and Amendment:

This Transgender Non-Discrimination Policy will be reviewed regularly to ensure its alignment with evolving legal standards and social awareness. Amendments may be made as necessary.

ILMA University is dedicated to creating an environment where transgender individuals are valued, supported, and free from discrimination. This policy underscores our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and respect for all members of our academic community.

Policy Statement

ILMA University is committed to supporting women's participation in academia by providing comprehensive maternity and paternity policies. These policies are designed to create a supportive and inclusive environment that allows employees and students to balance their academic and family responsibilities effectively.

Maternity Policy

Maternity Leave

ILMA University offers a generous maternity leave policy to female employees and students. Expectant mothers are entitled to take a specified duration of paid maternity leave to ensure their well-being during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

Flexible Scheduling

Expectant mothers have the option to request flexible work or academic schedules to accommodate their changing needs during pregnancy and early motherhood. The university will make reasonable efforts to accommodate such requests.

Breastfeeding Facilities

ILMA University provides private and comfortable spaces for breastfeeding or expressing milk. These facilities are available to both employees and students to ensure a supportive environment for nursing mothers.

Family Support Services

The university offers access to resources and support services to help expectant mothers navigate the challenges of work or academics and parenthood. These services may include counseling, lactation support, and parenting workshops.

Paternity Policy

Paternity Leave

ILMA University acknowledges the importance of active fatherhood and provides paternity leave for male employees and students. Fathers are entitled to a specified duration of paid paternity leave to bond with their newborn child and support their partner during the postpartum period.

Flexible Scheduling

New fathers have the option to request flexible work or academic schedules to actively participate in childcare and family responsibilities. The university will make reasonable efforts to accommodate such requests.

Parenting Workshops

ILMA University encourages fathers to participate in parenting workshops and support programs to enhance their parenting skills and support their partner and child effectively.

Awareness and Training

ILMA University conducts awareness and training programs to educate employees and students about their maternity and paternity rights and responsibilities. These programs aim to create a supportive and inclusive culture that values family and work-life balance.


The university is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all maternity and paternity-related matters and will not discriminate against employees or students based on their family choices.

Review and Amendment

This Maternity and Paternity Policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure its alignment with evolving legal standards and societal needs. Amendments may be made as necessary to provide the best support for women's participation in academia.

ILMA University is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive community where women can thrive academically while also balancing their family responsibilities. This policy underscores our commitment to supporting women's participation and advancing gender equality in academia.

Purpose and Commitment

At ILMA University, we are firmly committed to maintaining a work and academic environment where all individuals, regardless of their role, are treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is to cultivate a culture of inclusivity that promotes equal employment and educational opportunities while vigorously prohibiting any form of unlawful discrimination or harassment.

Reporting Discriminatory Behavior

ILMA University encourages the prompt reporting of any suspected cases of discrimination or harassment, without regard to the identity or position of the alleged perpetrator. Students, faculty, and staff who believe they have been subjected to such behavior are encouraged to voice their concerns to their immediate supervisor, the Human Resources Department, or the Student Affairs Department.

Complaint Handling Procedure

Individuals who believe they have experienced or witnessed behavior contrary to this policy should promptly contact their immediate supervisor, the Human Resources Department, or the Student Affairs Department to address their concerns.

ILMA University places significant emphasis on the importance of early reporting and involvement in resolving actual or perceived instances of harassment or discrimination. Swift and constructive action is most effective in preventing any damage to relationships.

Investigation Process

Allegations of harassment or discrimination will be thoroughly investigated. This may involve individual interviews with the parties involved and any potential witnesses or individuals with relevant information. Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the investigation to the extent necessary for a proper inquiry and corrective action.

Protection Against Retaliation

ILMA University strictly prohibits retaliation against individuals who report harassment, discrimination, or assist in the investigation of such claims. Acts of retaliation will be addressed immediately and will result in disciplinary action as deemed appropriate.

Consequences for Misconduct

Any misconduct that amounts to harassment or discrimination will be addressed by ILMA University. Responsive actions may include training, referral to counseling, or disciplinary measures such as warnings, reprimands, interim suspension without pay, cessation of promotions or pay raises, or termination if necessary.


In the event that a party to a complaint disagrees with the decision, they have the option to appeal to the senior management of the University, including the Registrar or Vice Chancellor.

False Allegations

False and malicious allegations of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, as opposed to good faith complaints even if incorrect, may be subject to disciplinary action.

ILMA University remains committed to upholding these principles, fostering a safe and inclusive environment, and ensuring that all members of our community are treated with respect and dignity.

Events and Projects

Faizan Steel and AlKaram Towel Industries proudly announce a groundbreaking initiative in alignment with Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) - Gender Equality. We are thrilled to introduce a 100% scholarship program specifically designed to empower women at ILMA University, supporting their educational journey and career aspirations. This visionary program reflects our unwavering commitment to fostering equality and enabling women to unlock their full potential. Faizan Steel and AlKaram Towels understand the transformative power of education in breaking down gender barriers and propelling women into leadership roles within their communities. Our aim is to eliminate financial barriers that often impede educational pursuits, allowing women to focus on their studies and personal growth without constraints. By providing this scholarship, we hope to inspire more women to pursue higher education and become catalysts for positive change in society. A representative from Faizan Steel and AlKaram Towels stated, “Empowering women is pivotal for the progress of our communities and our nation. We take immense pride in launching this scholarship program, enabling women to reach their full potential.” ILMA University, in partnership with Faizan Steel and AlKaram Towels, envisions this initiative as a catalyst for other organizations to invest in girls’ education, contributing to the creation of a more equitable and inclusive society. Together, we are resolute in our commitment to providing unwavering support to women on their journey to higher education and professional success.

The Ilma University Women's Leadership and Mentor Program connects female-selected students with professional role models who may provide significant insight and inspiration.

This program was a 3 months program during which Mentors and mentees meet once a week in whichever format is convenient for them. Meetings can take place in person, over the phone, or by videoconference. The aim of this activity is for the student to gain confidence and establish a resource.

The following are examples of student learning outcomes:

• Learn how to establish and maintain a productive professional relationship.
• Make personal, professional, and leadership development objectives.
• Find out how to provide and receive feedback.
• Boost one's self-esteem and leadership potentia

ILMA University's Main Campus came alive with energy and enthusiasm on Saturday, September 24, 2022, as it hosted an inspiring Alumni Meet. Dr. Wazir Ali, Head of the Department of Computer Science, set the tone with a warm and welcoming address, setting the stage for a remarkable event that celebrated the university's accomplished alumni and their pivotal role in advancing Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) while actively supporting and promoting its female alumnae. This gathering was more than just a reunion; it was a purposeful initiative to foster a lasting and meaningful connection between ILMA University and its esteemed alumni. Recognizing the importance of SDG 5, which focuses on gender equality and empowering women, ILMA University proudly showcased the achievements and contributions of its female alumni, serving as a beacon of inspiration and advocacy for gender equity.

ILMA University is proud to extend its heartfelt congratulations to its esteemed Dean of the Faculty of Media and Design on the publication of her fourth book, titled “FM RADIO: A TOOL OF COMMUNITY AWARENESS (A CASE STUDY OF QUETTA CITY).” This significant literary achievement marks yet another milestone in her illustrious career. The book, a comprehensive exploration of the role of FM radio in promoting community awareness, sheds light on its profound impact on society, with a particular focus on Quetta City. It delves into the unique ways in which FM radio serves as a vital tool for disseminating information, fostering dialogue, and strengthening community bonds.

ILMA University, renowned for its commitment to holistic education, hosted a dynamic and engaging session focused on investments. Students and faculty members enthusiastically participated in the session, which provided a platform for thought-provoking discussions and interactive activities. The session, led by ILMA University’s distinguished representatives Prof. Dr. Imtiaz Subhani, Dean of Faculty of Management Sciences, and Mr. Sardar Haziq, Events Coordinator, proved to be a hub of intellectual exchange. Attendees actively raised pertinent questions, delving into various aspects of investments and financial decision-making.

ILMA University was privileged to welcome Ms. Nusrat Zehra Rizvi as a distinguished guest speaker in its Introduction to Media and Social Sciences class. The session, centered around the vital topic of “Gender in Media,” provided students with an eye-opening opportunity to explore the complexities and significance of gender equity in media narratives. Ms. Nusrat Zehra Rizvi, an accomplished figure in the field of gender studies and media, engaged students in a thought-provoking discussion on the fundamental concept of gender equity. She emphasized that gender equity is the ongoing process of ensuring fairness and justice for both women and men in the distribution of resources, opportunities, and benefits.

ILMA University had the honor of being invited by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to witness the thrilling International T20 Women’s series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The matches took place at the iconic Southend Club, where both teams displayed exceptional talent and sportsmanship. The series, consisting of three exhilarating matches, witnessed a remarkable performance by both teams. The Green Shirts displayed remarkable teamwork and determination, securing a triumphant victory with a score of 3-0. The series was a testament to the dedication and hard work of the players, capturing the hearts of cricket enthusiasts. ILMA University students and faculty actively participated in the event, adding to the enthusiasm and energy of the crowd. The university’s presence was highly appreciated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), highlighting ILMA University’s commitment to promoting sports and fostering a spirit of sportsmanship among its community.

ILMA University proudly hosted its 17th Convocation on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at its main campus, a grand event that marked a significant milestone in the academic journey of its graduates. The convocation was graced by esteemed guests, including Chancellor Mr. Noman Abid Lakhani (T.I.), Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mansoor uz Zafar Dawood, and various distinguished figures from the academic and corporate world. The convocation, a cherished tradition at ILMA University, was a celebration of academic excellence and the hard work and dedication of its graduates. It was a momentous occasion that brought together over 500 candidates from diverse faculties, including Management Sciences, Computer Sciences, Science & Technology, and Media & Design. One of the most notable highlights of this convocation was the recognition of outstanding female graduates. ILMA University proudly awarded more than 15 gold medals to exceptional women who had demonstrated remarkable academic achievement and dedication to their fields of study. These gold medal recipients not only excelled in their academic pursuits but also served as an inspiration for future generations of female leaders.

ILMA University has taken a significant step in supporting its female faculty and staff, particularly new mothers, by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Essa Laboratory to provide healthcare benefits. This partnership aims to ensure the well-being of recent mothers as they balance their work and family responsibilities. In addition to these healthcare benefits, ILMA University is dedicated to offering comprehensive childcare facilities, recognizing the challenges that working mothers often face. The university understands that female faculty members returning from maternity leave require special consideration and support. To address this, ILMA University has introduced a progressive policy that allows new mothers to bring their newborn babies to work and attend to them in a university daycare facility. This initiative is a testament to the university's commitment to providing an inclusive and supportive work environment. Furthermore, ILMA University goes a step further by offering free monthly check-ups for the babies of its female faculty members. This added service ensures that both mother and child receive the necessary care and support as they transition into their academic and professional roles. ILMA University's initiatives for working mothers underscore the institution's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community where women can excel academically and professionally without sacrificing their family well-being. These measures represent a significant stride toward gender equality and women's participation in academia.