An Interview Dr. Nasir Afghan
Tell us about your childhood and early life.
Your initial field in Karachi University was Geology. How and why
did you switch over to teaching ?
completing my Geology degree from Karachi University, I got a job in
Singapore. Although I earned a lot of money there but I was not
enjoying my work. Therefore I went to Netherlands, Holland where I
spent all my money to complete my MBA. Then I realized that I have
an interest in management an teaching. At that stage I felt that
teaching is the right job for me. Then I decided to do a PhD.
How did you join IBA ?
studies when I came back to Pakistan in 1999, I was interested to
join IBA but unfortunately I was not successful. I joined LUMS.
This means its about ten years time that you are in teaching.
about a decade now.
What is your opinion about Dr. Ishrat’s vision about IBA, as he
wants to see IBA in top ten universities in Asia ?
number one at one time but then there was a lot competition and IBA
lost its number one position. It is now a challenge for IBA to
restore the same position again. This is the centre point of Dr.
What should be the reforms in education system in our country ?
talk with reference to IBA that we should improve our MBA program
and make improvements in our exam system. We should provide
leadership skills and knowledge to our students. Our students should
have self-confidence and problem solving skills.
Being a Program Director MBA, what are your responsibilities ?
improve our MBA program for both faculty and students, to design
up-to-date curriculum so that people choose MBA as first choice.
Ms. Ambreen: What changes did you find between the students at your time (when you were a student) and today.
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