Institute of Business Administration (IBA) is the oldest and most reputed business school of the country. IBA has been the only provider of contemporary business education in the country for almost three decades since its inception in 1966.IBA has developed a reputation by the performances of its students. It’s a dream of many students of get enrolled in IBA. Professor Dr. A. K. M. Saiful Majid, Director, IBA, has given a short interview for daily sun “University Special”. The interview taken by Dipta Banik and Syed Saddam Hussein may help the admission-aspirants.
What do you suggest to the recently passed HSC students for getting enrolled into IBA?
“A student who has completed his/her HSC exam has great potential to show up. I suggest the candidates to focus more on self-study and stop wasting your precious time by wandering around the coaching centers. Discover your latent talent and go through the different books designed for international University admission exams. Students can practice SAT Standard Mathematics, TOEFL/SAT Standard for English Language and Communication and GRE/GMAT Standard for Aptitude and Analytical Ability. Students must be very much disciplined in this short course of time. Anybody can make it possible if they have deep willingness to pursue their graduation in IBA.”
What are the basic requirements for admission in IBA?
“All the requirements will officially be disclosed before the admission circular. A student must have a minimum total GPA of 7.5 in SSC and HSC (including the 4th subject). Students who have passed O level exam with at least 5 subjects (including mathematics) and A Level exam with at least 2 subjects are eligible to apply. Out of 7 subjects in O’ Level and A’ Level, candidates should get minimum 4 B grades and 3 C grades. Again students having their SSC or equivalent exams only in the session of 2011-2014 and HSC or equivalent exams in 2016 are eligible to apply.”
Say something about the question pattern of the admission test of BBA programme in IBA?
“The BBA Admission test is conducted by two modules. Each module has two parts. In the first module, Part 1 is based on MCQ covering Mathematics, English Language and Communication and finally Aptitude and Analytical Ability test with the duration of 90 minutes. Part 2 is all about Written Test for 30 minutes that incorporates thematic writing, translation, sentence correction etc. In the second module of verbal communication assessment, there are two parts as well. Part 1 is all about writing an assessment within 15 minutes. The second part is solely the interview session covering 10-15 minutes. After passing the first module, the students must go to the verbal communication assessment session gracefully.”
Why is IBA unique? (I.e. what does differentiate an IBAites from others?)
“From the educational perspective, IBA designs its curriculum from Indiana University at Bloomington, USA. IBAites are taught in outstanding communicative environment full of modern amenities. All of them are facilitated with a bright environment in IBA. From the professional perspective, IBA graduates are hired by different local, foreign and multinational companies, banks and NGOs. IBAites enjoy comparatively well-esteemed and secured employment while pursuing their career. IBA was established in 1966, thus it has been rendering business education for a long period of time and has a strong alumni network. To remain in the forefront of the business education in this region, IBA has been emphasizing on internationalization of different programmes by collaborating its course curriculum with Indiana University. Simultaneously, it is working on the infrastructural development to ensure the state of the art facilities for our students. It is mentionable that IBAites have shown their excellence in different fields in both local and international platform.