Celebrating 16 Years of Excellence
The Ilma University - Formerly IBT was set up in 2001 as a private sector institution by the Global Educational Consultants Society (GEC) to promote higher education for Pakistan`s socio-economic development. Later, it became a degree awarding institute through the Act of Assembly, Government of Sindh in 2004 and through the approval granted by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HECP). Since then Ilma University has been providing under-graduate and graduate programs in the faculties of Management Science, Computer Science & Information Technology. Today, with more than 16-years history of serving the academic and business communities, Ilma University has reached at a stage where it has more than 2000 alumni serving the multinational companies, local private sector organizations, Government sector departments, NGOs and leading their own business ventures as successful entrepreneurs. In the intervening period, Ilma University built its academic, managerial and infrastructural capacity manifold and achieved unprecedented success. Lately, it further diversified its offerings by introducing PhD degree programs. Besides, recognizing its growing academic and managerial capacity, it further introduced Associate Degree programs equivalent to BA/BSc (Pass) degree where the holder of the degree is recognized as a simple graduate. .
Its quality assurance mechanism has been ranked at the highest level by the Government of Sindh and the HECP both. The former has been pleased to assign Ilma University, the highest 6 star ranking and the later has placed it in the prestigious `W` category. On the accreditation front, Ilma University has distinguished itself with the few higher education institutions across the country who have got their management science and computer science programs accredited by the respective accreditation agencies. Ilma University is Not for Profit Organization and is proud of its unique heritage of serving the deserving students. It has made available scholarships under various heads which are being availed by almost 80% of our students with an up to 100% relief on Tuition Fee. Despite its financial constraints, it has been expanding its infrastructure to cater to the needs of the ever increasing size of the students, thereby providing them the state of the art infrastructural and technological facilities. As a token of encouragement, the then Provincial Minister of Education of Sindh Dr. HameedaKhoro was pleased to inaugurate the east wing of the building inducted to expand the Institute building in 2005 followed by inaugration of its west wing of the building by His Excellency, Mr. Shaukat Aziz, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2006.
Ilma University has not only expanded its main campus building but also established three Satellite Campuses/Delivery Centres at the prime locations of the city in order to cater to the higher education needs of the students closer to their doorsteps.
On 17th May 2017, IBT charter was upgraded into the charter of a University by the Sindh Assembly through Ilma University Act of 2016 passed as ACT XIX of 2017