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ADMISSION POLICY

Admission Department and Admission process is governed by this policy. The manual details following different policies.

a. Admission Policy
b. Transfer Exemption Policy
c. Admission Review Committee Policy
d. Provisional/Conditional Admission Policy

These four policies cover all admission related domains and issues. These issues and instances are what is usually faced by the Admission Team and prospective students. The major change which has come in this policy is Admission Policy with respect to admission of PHD students and also in the light of the recent change by the HEC regarding dissolution of NTS based GAT requirements, various steps an revised admission requirements that are now adopted in this regard.


Transfer Exemption policy is also revisited along with a new policy of Admission Review Committee. The detailed policies are as under.

POLICY
It is the policy of Institute of Business & Technology (IBT) to develop comprehensive admission rules and procedures so that equal consideration could be ensured to the admission seekers.

NON-DISCRIMINATION
IBT does not discriminate in its admissions and financial assistance policies on the basis of factors like race, gender, age, religion or ethnic background etc.

FREQUENCY OF ADMISSIONS
Admissions are held twice in an academic year. Each Semester campaign comprises of multiple sub campaigns ranging between two weeks to three weeks. Each sub campaign has different scholarships on offer with variable discounts to perspective students.

Fall Semester Campaign: held in the month of Feb till July apx.
Spring Semester Campaign: held in the month of August till December apx
Note: Depending on Semester Sequence

This provision is as per current capacity of the Institution with respect to usable area, computers, faculty and staff capability. The current capacity is for 4000 students. The provision is made of 3945 seats in total. The allowed seats for every campaign shall be assessed by the Head of Admission before start of campaign against maximum possible seats. Students are selected for available seats of each program in each campus accordingly.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Specific admission requirements vary from program to program;

Program

Entry Requirement

BBA,BS and B Com

Intermediate with Second Division or A level with maximum 3 C's

MBA

Bachelor degree with 40% marks or 2.5 cgpa or above

EMBA

Bachelor degree with 45% marks with minimum 3 years of job experience

MS

16 years of education with first division or 3.0 CGPA and GAT (General) with minimum 50 score or equivalent Test by the ARC.

PHD

MS/M-Phil or M-BA with minimum 16 year at 3.0 CGPA of education before that along with GAT (subjective) with minimum 60 score or equivalent Test by the ARC.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Admission process involves following stages.
Application through Online Admission Form
The candidates shall apply for any program through filling an application form online through visiting the IBT website www.ibt.edu.pk (attached form). For any help in this regard, the candidates may visit their nearest campus and take their help for on-line application. Incomplete application forms shall be rejected.
Documents required:
Following documents shall be necessarily received along with the application form. 3 Photographs (with White/Blue Background) Photocopy of Last Degree/Transcript Photocopy of Interim Transcript (if result awaited) C.N.I.C., copy of parents and student (Form B in case student CNIC not available) Copy of NTS or ARC Test Certificate whichever is applicable
Foreign Students:
Students with foreign origin shall have to submit additional documents: Photocopy of visa and passport A certificate from the embassy or consulate Letter of validation of qualification by the embassy/consulate concerned to the satisfaction that the qualification of the candidate is equivalent to the locally required one.
SELECTION CRITERIA:
Selection of applicants shall be a three-dimensional/phase process:

Previous Academic Performance

20%

Aptitude Test/ARC Test

40%

Interview/ARC Panel Interview

40%

Previous Academic Performance

This dimension of evaluation shall be objective with a point value derived from evaluation of academic transcripts and records. The maximum number of points an applicant can earn on the Academic profile calculation shall be 20. However, the lowest academic profile score with which an applicant shall be called for aptitude test may vary from semester to semester depending on the number of applicants to be admitted and the qualifications of the applicant pool, and shall be determined annually by the admission committee for that program.

Aptitude Test
The candidates qualified for aptitude test shall be issued admit card for the test. Aptitude test shall be based on different academic and cognitive parameters. Passing aptitude test shall be mandatory for the candidate to be called for third phase – admission interview. The maximum number of points an applicant can earn on the aptitude test shall be 40. However, the lowest score in the aptitude test with which an applicant shall be called for admission interview may vary from semester to semester depending on the number of applicants to be admitted and shall be determined by the Head of Admission for that program. For MS/M-Phil and PhD programs, a specially designed test by the Admission Review Committee is to be undertaken. The test is formulated on the criteria set by NTS in its GAT and is designed by the ARC comprising of Head of Teaching Departments and Deans of Faculties and is headed by the Rector of the Institution or his nominee.

Admission Interviews
All candidates declared successful in the aptitude test shall be called for single meeting admission interview before the selection committee. The selection interview shall also involve an evaluation of the non-academic attributes and characteristics of the candidates including, but not limited to, family background motivation, maturity, personal qualities, and leadership etc. Each interview team member shall score the applicant independently, and none of the members shall have access to the applicant's phase one and two scores. An interviewed applicant may earn a maximum of 40 points. All PhD students need to undergo an Interview panel comprising of at least two ARC members.

ADMISSION APPROVAL
A point value for each dimension/phase thus derived shall be summed to determine the final score for admission decision. The list of selected candidates is sent to Rector for approval.

Display of Merit List
Merit List containing the names of successful candidates shall be displayed at a given date on the notice board. The same list shall also placed on the Institute’s website at the same time. Generally, no queries shall be treated on phone regarding the inclusion or exclusion of name.

Waiting List
Besides merit list, a short waiting list shall also be placed. Candidates falling in this list, however, shall not consider themselves selected unless their names are included in the merit list. Offers shall continue to be sent to candidates on the waiting list, if needed, until the program is full.
TRANSFER /EXEMPTION OF CREDIT

For transfer of credit hours in the same program following conditions shall be required to be met:
  • The university/DAI from where the credits are being transferred is HEC recognized.
  • Those courses for which the credit hours are to be transferred shall also match IBT curriculum in content.
  • The result of the course for which the credits are to be transferred should not be less than with C grade
  • Transfer shall be awarded for a maximum of 50% of the total credit hours of the program.
  • Transfer shall not be awarded on Thesis, Electives and other Research based courses except PhD where exemption can be awarded on entire course work subject to NOC from transferring Institution.
  • Ph.D. students seeking transfer must undergo the comprehensive examination conducted by the Institution.
  • Dissertation is not subject to transfer credit.
  • The student aspiring for such transfer shall need to submit the transcript for the evaluation of the courses.
  • Exemption can be granted on parallel degree in different field or lower degree in the same field coupled with relevant industry experience. Exemption in any case cannot exceed 50% credit hours of the program out of the total program credits.

  • Program Duration
    Students seeking admission in IBT program must fulfill the IBT program duration policy. The standard policy for each program is given below

    Program

    Minimum

    Minimum

    All 2 year Bachelors or Associate Degree Program

    2 Years

    2 Years + 2 Year

    All 4 year Bachelors Program

    4 Years

    4 Years + 4 Years

    All 3 year Master’s Program

    3.5 Years

    3.5 Years + 4 Year

    All 2 Year Master’s Program

    2.5 Years

    2.5 Years + 3 Years

    All 1 Year Masters/MS Program

    1.5 Years

    1.5 Years + 2 Year

    All PHD Programs/p>

    3 Years

    3 Years + 4 Years

    For all transfer students, an extra year can be granted after seeking approval from the ARC in all programs.
    Admission department shall process the case with all such information. However, final approval shall be given by the ARC in case of any dispute or exemption.
    PROVISIONAL/CONDITIONAL ADMISSION POLICY
    Provisional admission can be given to applicants who are waiting for their results for their pre-requisite degree/certificate. However, they shall have to provide their qualification within one year after which the admission shall stand rescinded.

    Likewise, any applicant whose final mark in a prerequisite course falls below the interim mark may have their offer of admission rescinded.

    Such students shall be required to sign a standard undertaking after which they can be granted admission at the Institution.

    Further, the admission of the student shall remain provisional till all the documents mentioned on page 5 are submitted to the institute and no transcript/degree shall be issued to the student till his admission remains in provisional category.

    If the student fails to produce the required documentation as undertaken under the provisional admission policy, the admission of the student shall stand cancelled.
    Cancellation of Admission

    Admission of any student will be cancelled and fee paid shall not be refunded on the following grounds:
  • if false documents have been submitted
  • if required educational qualifications are not fulfilled
  • if the minimum criteria is not fulfilled
  • if incorrect or wrong information is given
  • if the pre-requisite qualification is from an unrecognized board/university