Success Stories

Sarchina Kumari STHP - 2010

Sarchina Kumari

In 2010, Sarchina kumari, was one of the top 10 position holders of BISE Hyderabad, to be invited in Sindh Talent Hunt

Program of IBA. As High-flier as she was back in her town, so was she during her Journey at IBA.

God gifted is a very small word to describe an intermediate background holder's efforts for preserving her name on the Dean's list of IBA, amidst top O&A Level students. Where an average student of the class would spend 5 hours of the day on something, Sarchina would spend rather 10 to comprehend just the fundamentals of it. What seemed almost impossible to her in beginning, gradually started becoming her routine and she started defining that trait as a major part of her personality. Sarchina, who once was a struggler, is now well known as a Go-Getter!

Where many people were seeing her graduating from IBA with distinction as a "Happy Ending", Sarchina, on the other hand, was already found busy in making even better beginnings. In short span of time, with no surprises, Sarchina ended up being a significant part of the very renowned company, ICI Pakistan Limited. A degree with distinction from one of renowned institutes of Pakistan, a well-earned job at one of the renowned organizations; Sarchina had that all, which 90% people of interior Sindh would just dream of, at her age.

It seemed like Sarchina's dreams are still finding their ways to come true. One of those dreams is being chased by her today, i.e., her Master's Degree as a Fulbright Scholar in Loyola University Chicago, USA.

Sarchina's words about IBA Talent Hunt Programs, IBA Karachi;

"STHP was just the beginning of my dream; my dream will be completed the day when all other people like me would be hunted from less privileged areas across Pakistan and would be given the opportunity to nurture their talent on this platform of IBA."

Talent Hunt Program team wish Sarchina a very best of luck for chasing her dreams today and the ones to be chased in future.

Mushfiq Ali Khan NTHP - 2015

Mushfiq Ali Khan

My dreams were born very far, among mountains, in one of the remote parts of Pakistan. Dream of getting in one of the prestigious university in Pakistan and a dream to continue higher education regardless of financial deficiencies. Similarly, those dreams were hundreds more but was a sole body to put his hand on my shoulder. That's NTHP.

NTHP is a mother to me. I would never be able to return the love and care which I received from NTHP. It enabled me, a farmer's boy, to come to IBA Karachi to materialize his dreams. As an NTHP scholar, I just have to focus on my studies rather than to mourn about my financial background.

I pay my utmost gratitude to the coordinator and sponsors of this program for their divine support, to me and many more like me.

Muhammad Sheraz Asif NTHP 2015-2016

Muhammad Sheraz Asif

'A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.'

"NTHP" this single word contains a whole dreAmland in it. A dreamland for the people like me, who without any financial support can Never afford a stay in a prestigious institute like iba, even for a single month. during This one month nthp session , I was introduced to the new realities, my priorities were changed. In short that month polished me thoroughly ,and I was able to choose my life path.

Really, coming to iba was just like a dream to me. and Now nthp provided the path to fulfill my dreams and to carve my destiny with my own hands.no tuition fee, Monthly stipend, No hostel dues, free preparatory material , tourS to different organizations and what not. Infact, I am on 200% scholarship.

I personally want to thank Ma'am Zeenat and the whole nthp team For providing me and my other fellows such a great and Priceless Opportunity.

Rabia Basri Komal- BBA 2016 NTHP 2016, IBA

Rabia Basri Komal

My name is Rabia Basri Komal. I am from Mirpurkhas, Sindh. I started my education from Fauji Foundation School, Mirpurkhas. As I belong to a very poor family and a tribe named "Chandio", everyone from my relatives warned my father not to educate daughters. My father was an Airmen in Pakistan Air Force, so he shifted us from Mirpurkhas to Karachi to educate us. I completed my matriculation and intermediate from Fazaia Inter College Malir, Karachi and scored A+ grade in both. My father retired from PAF while I was in Matric though, it became very difficult for me and my siblings to carry on studies.

"Success is not final, Failure is not fatal : It is the courage to continue that counts" Winston Churchill

At that time I wasn't able to think about anything but by the unquestioning support of my father I carried on. The day I received NTHP letter was a turning point of my life. It was just like a miracle. Now I am doing BBA from IBA and life at IBA is just amazing. Now I can see my dream come true only because of ALLAH ALMIGHTY and National Talent Hunt Program and I would like to thank NTHP and the whole NTHP family for their unconditional support and guidance.

Hamza Ahmad Chaudhary NTHP-2016

Hamza Ahmad Chaudhary

If I look back 2 or 3 years in my life, I wouldn't have even thought of being where I stand today. A proud student, of the most premier Institute of the Country, all because of NTHP.

I belong to Faisalabad and would've never thought of coming to Karachi for studying. But God had other plans. I cleared the initial tests and interviews and spent a whole month at IBA where I learnt countless new things and this one month is the reason why I could clear the test. I would give all the credit to the team of National Talent Hunt Program, especially Mam Zeenat Ismail and the generous sponsors, who made this all possible.

My message for all of you would be to think big. Nothing is impossible once you are determined. Always remember that tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life. So, step up and make yourself proud.

Atif Shahan – Bscs 2015 IBA NTHP-2014

Atif Shahan

My father is a tailor by profession and my mother is a house wife. Due to some financial reasons and big family I was not able to get admission in a well-known private Institution yet it was my father's desire to educate his children besides of less resources hence I started my academic career from a Government school and studied there till matriculation. I secured 94 % marks in Matriculation . It was a reward of my remarkable result so I got admission in well-known private institution named Punjab group of Colleges on 100% Scholarship and couple of months after the fact I received a letter from (IBA National talent hunt program – NTHP) a fully funded scholarship program.

This was like a life changing platform and golden opportunity for my future. IBA NTHP facilitate us with each and everything during orientation training .Instructors and mentors truly endeavored to teach us, they helped us in each possible way they can. It was a result of my dedication and prayers of my parents, I secured admission in BS-Computer science.

I want to express profound gratitude to Dr-Ishrat, coordinator and whole NTHP team because of which I was able to study in the most prestigious institute of Pakistan.

Lubna Shamsher Khan BS(CS), Fall 2010

Lubna

"I, Lubna Shamsher Khan belong to a very small village Khana Abad situated in Hunza, Northern Areas Pakistan. My father is retired as a school teacher and my mother is a house wife. In Hunza every other parent put emphasis on getting education but my parents always believed in quality education. Despite of limited earning, my father sent me to the best school named Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Hunza. I took 3rd position in HSSC II from the Karakurum International University examination. One day I got an invitation letter from IBA for fully funded scholarship program named National Talent Hunt program, an opportunity for all aspiring students who got the top 10 positions in their respective HSSC board examination. I was one of the luckiest person who got into the program. NTHP program is a 2 months rigorous training program, where students are given chance to prepare themselves for IBA entry test. It is the best platform for the students like me to come to IBA, study for free and survive at IBA till their graduation without the worries of the expenses. NTHP takes care of all the expenses including IBA tuition fee, books, hostel fee besides providing a monthly stipend."

Ahmed Raza, BS(Accounting & Finance), Fall 2013

Ahmed

"Acquiring higher education was always my goal and IBA is an institute where the path to such a goal is illuminated. But finance was a big problem in my way and NTHP served this purpose very well. The preparation classes were conducted by such qualifies teachers that despite of a very short teaching period I was able to clear the admission test with pretty good marks. Thanks IBA for providing me such an opportunity!

Imran Nasir, BS(Eco & Maths), Fall 2013

Imran

"This journey to IBA seemed almost impossible especially in my circumstances but from the very beginning I have believe that "Losers have reasons to loose and winners have reasons to win". A loser uses to see difficulty in every opportunity whereas a winner uses to see opportunity in every difficulty. In general hard work in right direction provided with dedication, persistence, perseverance became the secret of my success, glazed with self-belief and enveloped with prayers of my parents, teachers and my friends.

Asra Saeed, BS(CS), Fall 2013

Asra

"My experience as an IBA's National Talent Hunt Program Student has been phenomenal. I'm really Gratified to Almighty and thank IBA Dean and Director, Dr. Ishrat Husain and the Coordinator for not only giving me the opportunity to prove myself but also making me believe in myself , telling me that nothing is impossible in this world if only we crave to accomplish it . The journey was never easy for any of us but the result was fruitful and now it is because of all the mentors and teachers ,who were always ready to help us in every possible way, that I'm enrolled in IBA for the BS(CS) program successfully .This scholarship program beyond any doubt lead me to my dream.

Muhammad Uzair Adamjee, BS(CS), Fall 2013

M. Uzair

"To me, my success began on that day when I was selected for NTHP. During training, my friend said after my one minute speech in my presentation classes "You were looking very confident". I was very much happy after hearing this. I was not getting good marks in my tests but I didn't lose my hope. I work hard and got admission in IBA. This program gives me a platform to recognize my capabilities. I am thankful to IBA for organizing such a program (NTHP) where every student gets the chance to fulfill their dreams. I am feeling very proud to be a part of this program.

Ahsan Ahmed Moin, BBA(Entrepreneurship), Fall 2013

Ahsan

"NTHP-Truly a savior for me. Studying from a Government college and weak financial status, made me think of changing my dream, but then I applied for IBA via NTHP, which made my dream come true. Summing up the whole experience, it was fantastic. Studying in IBA, the best business school, and on 100% scholarship, truly is possible only because of NTHP and Ihsan Trust. I was also amongst those who received 50% scholarship because of the highest marks in the BBA Aptitude Test, and this was only possible because of the one month training, teaching and stay at IBA via NTHP. Thank you IBA-NTHP."

Nauman Bashi, BBA, Fall 2013

Nauman

"The truth that I belonged to an unprivileged area of Pakistan, Gilgit, was making my dream to study at IBA impossible, until I found about NTHP. NTHP with its promise to help talented people from backward areas was explicitly "what the doctor had prescribed"! The free accommodation provided at IBA hostel, free food, Rs. 3000 stipend per month, free testing material, classes by the IBA faculty and a chance to spend 30 days at IBA and interact with IBAians removes the illusion from your mind that you belong to a financially poor background and you are inferior to others. Had there not been the National Talent Hunt Program, I would never ever have been able to qualify for BBA and Bs. Economics and Mathematics at IBA."

Rija Arsalan Adhami, BS(Accounting & Finance), Fall 2013

Rija

"I am one of the students who dreamt about being a part of the most prestigious institute i.e. The IBA. Fortunately, I got this bright opportunity in the form of IBA's NTHP in 2013, which provided excellent academic knowledge along with 100% scholarship. Since, I belong to a family, for which the fee expense of IBA is unbearable. Therefore, NTHP proved to be an amazing helping hand. The brilliant faculty of NTHP proved to be a phenomenal guidance in evaluating my within potential and remarkably groomed my personality. Finally, I got my way in IBA as a BS(Accounting & Finance) student by burning the candles at both end. For this achievement of mine, I am grateful to the Dean and Director Dr. Ishrat Husain, the pioneer of NTHP. In a nutshell IBA's NTHP proved to be the key to the lock of my dream coming true!"

Mir Yahya Ismail Memon, BBA, Batch 2007

yahya

"NTHP program provides a uniquely amazing opportunity to all IBA-aspirants to fulfill their dreams irrespective of their background. Pre-admission classes on campus, accommodation at hostels, and field trips over the course of program provide a true picture of a typical life at IBA. NTHP provided me with a privilege to study at the most dynamic and exciting business school of Pakistan. It opened doors to a completely new and challenging world for me. During these four years, I have been tested, challenged and pushed to limits. Rest all said, this institution instilled self-confidence, patience and encouraged me to be myself.

I have cleared the highly sophisticated Energy Risk Professional Exam conducted by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA) in 2012. Along with this, I am also CFA level –II student. Recently I was selected by the World Energy Council (WEC) to participate in the upcoming FUTURE ENERGY LEADERS' PROGRAMME program to be held in Daegu, Korea (Rep. of) from October 13-17, 2013. I am working with the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) since January 2012."

Akash Ahmed Soomro, BBA, Batch 2004

Akash

"Getting selected in the NTHP developed the required focus, passion and ambition in me to be successful at the global stage. I have been able to maintain the same focus till this day, and it has helped me achieve many successes in my professional career. The NTHP provides you access to the best faculty and the best students in Pakistan. This network helps you in many ways during your professional life. The faculty remains an important source of information about recent developments in the academic fields, whereas the network of IBA students provides you exposure and knowledge of a variety of industries."

Hira Jawaid, BBA, Batch 2005

Hira

"My experience at IBA has fostered my love and dedication for the quest of knowledge and has provided me the necessary tools to pursue my goals of knowledge and excellence. In order to further polish my abilities and enhance my capabilities, once again, I would thank and congratulate IBA for initiating a wonderful program like National Talent Hunt. It should be continued for all times to come, as it provides a life-turning opportunity for many students like me. Having benefited from this program, I feel truly indebted to NTHP, for which I would gladly provide any needed cooperation for its promotion and enhancement."

Noorulain Arif, BS(CS), Batch 2005

Noorulain

"NTHP has been a very pleasant experience for me. It gave me a platform where I could prove myself and further enhance my skills and knowledge. I value the learning experience and respect all my teachers for their guidance and support. I feel extremely proud that I am part of the National Talent Hunt Program. I consider myself lucky and honored to be associated with such a great program that shaped my whole career."

Sameen Fatima, BS(CS), Batch 2005

Sameen

"The Program is designed to train the students from all over Pakistan. It helped me a lot to learn how to work in a team, compete positively and more importantly, manage time and stress. The impact was remarkable as I was able to get into IBA where I not only got nurtured academically but morally and professionally too. It gave me chance to be part of the best institute in Pakistan. And I feel very proud to be part of it."

Jahanzaib Riaz, BBA, Batch 2007

Jahanzaib

"Education from a government college combined with lack of financial resources, seemed to be insurmountable barriers when I thought of applying to IBA. The problem of financial resources was resolved when IBA sought applications for the National Talent Hunt Program. Still, the challenge for me was my strongly-held belief in my incompetence to survive at IBA. I had drawn all the comparisons between me and a typical IBA student, and found myself inferior in terms of communication skills, academic knowledge and confidence. The only asset I had was determination."

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