ASSOCIATION OF MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTH ASIA
National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan, an AMDISA Member, organized a Deans and Directors Conference on “Emerging Challenges of Business Schools in Pakistan” on 27th and 28th January, 2014 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan.
This was the first of the series of four strategic level conferences being organized by NBEAC. The conference was very well attended by Deans and Directors of Business Schools in Pakistan. It was inaugurated by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr Mamnoon Hussain and the inaugural function was held at the President’s house in Islamabad. The event was jointly organized by HEC and NBEAC and was attended by Chairman, HEC - Engr. Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani, Executive Director, HEC - Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, NBEAC - Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad and Vice Chairman, NBEAC - Dr Mohd. Nishat.
Chairman, NBEAC - Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, Rector, University of Management and Technology is also Member of AMDISA Executive Board. Vice Chairman, NBEAC - Dr Mohd. Nishat is Associate Dean of Institute of Business Administration, an AMDISA Member. Among other eminent AMDISA Members present at the Conference were: Dr. Muhammad Ehsan Malik who is Director of Institute of Business Administration and Member Executive Board and Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan, former Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore and Past President, AMDISA.
NBEAC invited AMDISA to participate in the Conference and also to deliver a keynote speech on “Internationalization: Linkages, Alliances & Accreditation”. President, Dr Ashok Joshi nominated Mr C Ramakrishna, Executive Director to represent AMDISA and also deliver the keynote address. Accordingly, Mr C Ramakrishna delivered the keynote address which was well received by the participants.
Delegates at the conference evinced keen interest about AMDISA and its activities with a good number evincing interest in AMDISA Membership.
Quality Assurance – AMDISA South Asian Quality Assurance Program
Mr C Ramakrishna was nominated by the President Dr Ashok R Joshi to attend the Deans and Directors Conference on “Emerging Challenges of Business Schools in Pakistan” on 27th and 28th January, 2014 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan organized by National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. Mr C Ramakrishna visited Islamabad from 26th to 28th January, 2014.
On the sidelines of the Conference, a luncheon meeting was organized by Chairman, NBEAC - Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad for selected Deans and Directors of Business Schools in Pakistan on 28th January, 2014. In this luncheon meeting, Mr C Ramakrishna gave a presentation on AMDISA’s Quality Assurance Initiative the, “South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS)”. Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan, Past President of AMDISA and former Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences, who was also present in the luncheon meeting, supplemented Mr C Ramakrishna’s presentation with the process of SAQS. Based on this, a good number of Deans and Directors present at this meeting expressed interest in SAQS and also sought clarifications/details on the process.
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