ILMA - Legacy of Success
ILMA University, with its unwavering dedication to the nation's educational needs, proudly celebrates 22 years of unparalleled service in the higher education sector. We have left an indelible mark, unlocking countless avenues of opportunity across vital sectors of the economy. Our multidisciplinary faculties in management sciences, computer science, science & technology, and media & design advocate transformative teaching and learning paradigms, shaping future leaders. As an exemplary educational establishment, we embrace emerging global trends to engineer success, constantly evolving to meet the needs of a changing world.
Founded in 2001 as BIZTEK (Institute of Business & Technology) with an international affiliation with a renowned US university it already had an unmatched vision and a multilateral mission to fulfil. Since the inception, it set its benchmarks high with a purpose built state of the art campus to propound and propagate its quality centred educational pedagogies.
The foundation stone was laid by the then Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shaukat Aziz, at the Sindh Governor House. The extension of the existing building was inaugurated by the former Honorable Chairman of HEC, Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rehman.
The Sindh Assembly legislative charter led to its transformation into the Institute of Business & Technology (IBT). Soon afterward, tumultuous transformations occurred with the expansion of spaces in the existing premises. It opened its doors to an influx of students, and exponential growth was witnessed in both infrastructure and student enrollment within a short span of time. In 2004, the academic journal was published, showcasing its solid research base in management sciences, now known as the IBT Journal of Business Studies. In 2005, the first city campus was established, and in 2006, the Executive Development Centre came into being. Another achievement in the same year was the publication of the Journal of Information & Communication Technology (JICT), which continues to this day.
The institute was awarded the highest 6-star ranking by the Charter Inspection & Evaluation Committee (CIEC), Government of Sindh. Since then, it has continued on the path of glory, achieving coveted placements among the top rankings in both Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) and institutional standing.
In 2017, it achieved the monumental status of a university through a revolutionary bill passed by the Provincial Sindh Assembly as the Sindh Act # XIX of 2017. It came to be known as ILMA University. The name ILMA is derived from the Arabic word "Ilm," which means knowledge, reflecting a rich heritage and values. The selection of ILMA's noble name underwent serious deliberation by the university's eminent founding members, who aimed to represent the vast expanse of knowledge that the university would encompass and disseminate through its multidisciplinary departments. They envisioned a university with the capacity for expansion and diversification beyond boundaries.
ILMA University has indeed lived up to its name, becoming a hallmark of success!