Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Infrastructure and services

The Information and Communication Technology department provides ICT services to both the campuses – main and city – hostels and staff town, serving a total of around 4,000 users on-and-off campus including a sizeable number of alumni. The principal aim of the ICT department is to bring state-of-the-art technology at IBA, provide essential services and promote automation and meet the end user's requirements of all communication that includes internet, email, distance learning (video conferencing), unified communications (VoIP) etc.

A brief description of the ICT facilities at IBA is as follows:

  • Tier III compliance data center that provides centrally managed services to users;
  • Video conferencing service being utilized at its best for meetings, online workshops/seminars, distance/collaborative learning etc.;
  • Nine general purpose computing labs are fully functional at both campuses, with state-of-the-art PCs and peripherals, five labs have been upgraded with Core i5 and Core i7 based computers;
  • 631 Mbps of internet connectivity for wired and wireless users;
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integrated computer-based system used to manage internal and external resources including tangible assets, financial resources, materials, and human resources;
  • Academic alliances with major technology vendors e.g. Cisco, EMC, IBM etc. along with certified cutting-edge technologies;
  • Learning Management System (LMS) providing all the learning, teaching and collaboration tools;
  • Smart boards in selective classrooms to help in delivery of more interactive and understandable lectures and presentations;
  • Use of PeopleSoft ERP and HRMS for supporting faculty, finance, human resources and general administrative matters;
  • Faculty presentation system which serves as a platform for the evaluation and hiring of new faculty;
  • IBA Job Portal enables students to upload their CVs and apply for various jobs in National and Multinational companies;
  • Student Facilitation System being used by students to submit various types of requests using online forms;
  • Clinic Management System facilitates booking of an online appointment for counselling and other related matters;
  • IBA Events Calendar to view events and happenings at the IBA, Karachi;
  • TA/RA Management System to upload working hours of Teacher Assistants and Research Assistants for tracking record of the workload to facilitate in their payment process;
  • Facility to make Online Payments/Donation to IBA using bank cards;
  • Societies Election System for registration of societies and voting of the preferred candidates;
  • TA Allocation System to apply for TA-ship and get selected through a standard selection procedure;
  • Online Degree/Transcript System to make an online request to issue students their degrees and transcripts;
  • IBA Mobile Application to get instant notifications and alerts about news and various events being held at the Institute;
  • A complete portal to register and manage IBA Alumni along with online election module for the selection of Alumni representative on the Board of Governors.