Academic Leadership

Independent Academic Projects

2011- Present   As Director Learn to Learn (L2L) Academy

        2011        Launch of Project Based Learning (PBL) School

2009-2011    As Director Ahsan Memorial

2011        Launch of L2L Club Weekday program as  alternative schooling

2010         Setup of Ahsan Memorial Library

                           Series of Learn to Learn (L2L) Sunday=Funday program for kids and family

                           Organized a series workshops by Society of Iqbal Studies at Ahsan Memorial

2009        Setup of Ahsan Memorial in memory of late parents

Projects at Ziauddin University as Vice Chancellor

  • Project for a complete paperless university environment 
  • Project for revamp of Campus Management System
  • Project for fully automated accreditation and regulatory compliance system
  • Capacity building project in marketing, alumni relations, curricula and program management across colleges and faculties


Projects at IoBM as Rector

  • Successful leadership of the Online Education during Covid19 lockdown, that led to a huge increase in applicants
  • Framework for online readiness to quantitative management of online engagement and its successful implementation
  • Framework for qualitative evaluation of online engagement leading to assurance of learning of all the colleges
  • Start of integration project of CMS with ERP. 
  • Revised application for AACSB 
  • 5 year plan to overcome the reliance on part time faculty.
  • Launch of online Learning Management System
  • Consolidation of Campus Management System and Registration Process

Projects at IoBM as Dean CBM and CES

  • Development of application for AACSB Accreditation
  • Gap Analysis of areas that require quality enhancement; Research, faculty sufficiency, industry engagement, faculty qualifications
  • Consolidation of the PhD Business Management Program
  • Maturity of Capstone Projects and industry recognition of over 300 projects
  • Salvage of Pakistan Business Review

  • Experiential Learning 130+ MBA Capstone Projects for 80+ industry organizations: End Spring 2017                                                       
  • Development of Leadership and Engagement Center
  • First PhD from CBM Research Center
  • Formal Processes defined for CBM Research Center
  • Structural revision of BS Economics and Finance, BS Finance & Accounting, BS Accounting, Management and Law Programs
  • Development of a unification framework for all the MBA Programs
  • Developed a framework for consolidating intellectual contributions, industry engagements, and innovations of all the departments
  • Launch of BS Entrepreneurship Program
  • Project for Managing MBA Final Year Capstone Projects: Experiential Learning 32 Projects for Industry
  • Development of Faculty Evaluation Framework
  • Consolidation of Faculty Engagement Platform
  • HoDs' Ownership of Departmental Faculty Development
  • HoDs' Ownership of Departmental Courses Quality Improvement
  • Consolidation of MRSS; Research Seminar Series
  • Consolidation of PhD Program and Development of PhD Manual for Students
  • Dissemination of College and Departmental Academic and Industry Engagement activities through IoBM website

Projects at PAF-KIET (2001-2012)

Projects As Dean 

  • Design of decentralized academic units with financial and operational independence
  • Design of an innovative industry mentoring framework for professional and personal development of students 
  • Setup of Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering for MS/PhD research degrees and impact factor research.
  • Enabled the launch of BBA Islamic Business and Finance program 
  • Structural changes to enable Project Based Learning (PBL) approach in KIET's programs.
  • Integrated design of QEC and MIS for automatic collection of quality data with existing staff

  • Launch of innovative Social Advocacy Projects for helping scores of poor families.  Over 200 poor families were given financial support for enabling their micro-business through funding generated by the students.                  
  • Enabled and guided the launch of entrepreneurial business ventures by business students. Over two dozen commercial ventures launched and currently sustained by students through the efforts of the entrepreneurial development center.
  • Enabled and designed KIET’s collaboration for the innovative BBA-ERP program. The first ever 4-year bachelor program focusing on the development of  ERP, MRP, SCM and CRM consultants.
  • Enabled and designed KIET’s collaboration with ERDC for MBA in Education Leadership
  • Enabled and designed KIET’s collaboration with Guidance Institute for PGD in Islamic Finance
  • Start of MBA  in Islamic Finance
  • Establishment of “Technology Innovation Center” for commercializing Engineering and CS research and devleopment projects. The center actively collaborates with the industry and the students to make their final year projects and their MS/PhD research relevant to the industry.
  • Establishment of “Center for Entrepreneurship” with the objective of changing the goal of higher education from getting good jobs to creation of new ideas and new jobs. 
  • Launch of BS (Accounting and Finance) program.
  • Development of a research publication oriented MS program enabling over 60 papers in  international and natiational journals/conferences by faculty/students of CS and Engineering. 
  • Personally published over 12 papers in conferences and journals with MS students.
  • Developed a cultural shift strategy through a projects driven approach to pedagogy
  • Instituted culture of Semester Projects Exhibition for CoE and CoCIS for qualitative course evaluation
  • Instituted culture of Final Projects Exhibition for evaluating quality of graduating students
  • Instrumental in PEC accreditation for the BE program in Electronics Engineering
  • Launched Technology Forces: KIET’s Journal of Sciences and Engineering
  •  Successful launch of Bachelor of Computer Arts program; first innovative arts program in Karachi
  •  Introduced BE specializations in Industrial Electronics and Computer Engineering
  •  Launched BBA (MIS).
  • Launched MS Telecommunication Engineering Program
  • Developed an innovative Bachelor of Business Economics program 
  • Launched College of Engineering with BE programs in Electronics and Telecom Engineering
  • Transformed CS and management science departments of KIET into colleges; CoMS, CoCIS
  • Launched BBA (Accounting) Program.
  • Developed degree programs: MBA (Accounting & Finance) and MBA (MIS)
  • Instituted Comprehensive Test as a compulsory requirement for the award of degree
  • Introduced a research oriented MS/MPhil programs in CS and management
  • Introduced  4-year bachelor programs; BS(CS) and BBA (4 yr)
  • Instrumental in the launch of city campus for PAF-KIET
  • Redesign of BBA(H), MBA, BCS (H) and MCS programs
  • Managed the transition from 2-year programs to 3 year programs.
  • Managed the transition from 3 term/year to 2 major semester per year structure


Projects as Vice President of PAF-KIET

·     Integrated design of processes for automatic collection of quality data for reporting to all regulators.

·         Decentralization and delegations of functions and authorities to campuses and colleges

·         Development of a collaborative model for launching innovative programs at KIET

·         Development of MIS department as a profit center

·         Design of strategic initiatives and new product launch decisions

·         Coordination for statutory meetings of the Academic Council and BASR

·         Establishment of Corporate Relations Department and specification of its roles and responsibilities

·         Design of business processes, procedures and policies for Registration;

o    Enrollment and registration policies

o    Record keeping of primary material for transcript production

o    Unique number management of degree paper

o    Degree issuance, exemptions, transfer of programs

o    Scheduling system

o    Examination system

o    Other areas of registration

·         Reengineering of academic monitoring, management, control, evaluation systems

·         Institution of Academic Advisory Boards and Curriculum Development committees

·         Design and leadership of the MIS department. MIS system of KIET is probably one of the most comprehensive and detailed academic and registration monitoring system in any university.

o    Fully automation of the processes from admission of a student to alumni management

o    Design of syllabus management for individual students and different programs.

o    Design of student attendance monitoring system

o    Design of scheduling system.

o    Design of Semester Registration system.

o    Design of future requirements and upgrades as the institute progressed.

Projects as Deputy Director (CCS) at IBA Karachi (1995-2000)

 2000  Consultancy for Ministry of Science and Technology and EPB on E-Commerce 

  • Launch of first non-business program (BCS) at IBA
  • Strategic collaboration with CBR for short-term training programs

Launch of BBA (MIS)
 1997Redesign of MBA (MIS) Program 

1996Collaboration with LUMS for a corporate training program