Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Institute of Administrative Sciences

Institute of Administrative Sciences has an outstanding library providing state-of- the-art facilities to meet the academic and research requirements of its students and faculty. The Library offers a variety of resources and services to students. It has a collection of 30,000 general text books, 3,000 reference books and 4,000 books received as souvenirs. This collection of resources is continuously being updated as well as further added on with latest editions and new publications. It provides on-line access to various national and international research journals which includes the Administrative Science Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Organizational Dynamics, The Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Governance, Organization Science, and the British Journal of Management. Moreover, there are more than 25 local as well as foreign magazines and 9 newspapers. The library remains open from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm with an hours break from 4.00pm till 5.00pm. Guidance and reference services are provided to all the students and research scholars. The library is fully computerized in order to provide online search facilities and access to international databases. The Library management also conducts Information Literacy (IL) sessions on an ongoing basis to maximize the use of library resources and services. IL sessions educate the researchers and students about professional writing standards, usage and accessibility of HEC Digital Library. Tutorials are also carried out on thesis and publication referencing soft wares. Moreover, hands on training, in-class sessions are also organized for searching and browsing scholarly literature, how to avoid plagiarism, and reference/citation management.
Syndicate Room
IAS library has a syndicate room to support the academic and scholarly endeavor of its research students. It enables research scholars to interact in groups/syndicate which provides a comfortable environment to conduct research.
Presently, there are 28 hostels; 16 for male students and 12 separate hostels for female students. This facility is only for regular students. Allocation of male students is done on merit basis. Most of the students are accommodated in the hostels at the Quaid-e-Azam Campus. The residential accommodation in each of these hostels comprises of cubicles and three-seat dormitories. The accommodation facilities are a mere five-minute walk from the Institute. Good quality food is available in hostels as well as in surrounding eating facilities located on and off campus. Each hostel is looked after by a warden and a superintendent, who are generally members of the academic faculty. Management of the hostels is coordinated by the Chairman Hall Council, who is a senior faculty member.
Computer Lab
The Institute has two state-of-the-art computer laboratories, which are equipped with ninety branded systems, flat panel LCDs, branded servers, printing, scanning and CD writing facilities along with high speed Wi-Fi internet for all students across the institute. The laboratory is fully furnished with excellent fixtures for convenience of the students. Lecture notes and other resource material is stored on shared network drives and made available to all the students.
The university has a huge fleet of buses that provides transport facility to students, its employees and their children. These buses run on 41 routes within the city and a whole day quarter hourly service between Allama Iqbal Campus and Quaid-e-Azam Campus. To meet the running cost of university buses a nominal amount is charged from different categories of students and employees. A university bus pass is issued to students which allow them to use this facility at a subsidized fare.
Class Rooms, Auditoriums & Examination Halls
Each classroom is equipped with a multimedia projector, a sound system and an air conditioning facility. These are fitted with modern state-of-the-art furniture. Additionally, there are three spacious and comfortable lecture theaters and multipurpose auditoriums to conduct workshops, debates, orientation programs and a wide variety of other activities. There are a number of rooms available to students for group work. Recently two more examination/multipurpose halls have been built to seat students during their assessments and to meet other entry-test requirements of the institute. These spacious and fully air conditioned halls provide a comfortable and supportive environment for students during their final exams. These halls are used for other institutional activities as well.
Work space for start-ups
Working offices are available for alumni and current students to facilitate entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups. Rental terms will be as per institutional policy.
Electronic Notice Boards
Digital Notice Boards are being installed within the institute to communicate with the students in a quick and innovative way. This way of communication ensures that IAS students will receive updated information about all institutional activities.
Relaxation and Meditation Area
The institute houses comfortable and homely common rooms, separate for male and female students. This is where they come and ease themselves especially during or after stressful examination hours or lengthy class schedules. It also has a prayer room for male students, while the females use the common rooms to offer their prayers.
Stationery and Photocopy
Students also have access to photocopy facility within the institute's premises. It also provides composing and printing services. This outlet also offers stationary material for sale to the students which meet their regular and timely stationary needs.
IAS has a full service cafeteria which serves nutritious food at subsidized rates. It has a rich menu ranging from small snacks to meals and fresh juices. It also offers a comfortable dining space.
Business Incubation Centre (BIC)
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan supports the establishment of Business Incubation Centre's (BIC) in public sector universities to provide basic infrastructure and allied facilities for researchers and young entrepreneurs who are interested in developing early-stage business ventures. A business incubator's main goal is to produce successful firms that will leave the program financially viable and freestanding. A similar facility of Business Incubation Center (BIC) has been established at University of the Punjab, housed within the Institute of Business Administration (IBA). This incubation center supports new and startup companies in their initial development stage by providing an array of targeted resources and services. These services are developed and facilitated by the business incubator directly or through its network of contacts. A strategic partnership has been created with Bank Alfalah and Plan 9 – Tech Incubator of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). The linkages and partnerships with the microfinance banks and with Chamber of Commerce & Industries will soon be established. Graduates of the business incubator programme create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, commercialize new technologies, and strengthen local and national economies.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
IAS provides credence to the deserving and qualified students by assisting them financially to live up their dreams for achieving good quality higher education. The institute has launched many scholarships and financial assistance programs based on the need and merit of students. The institute ensures the provision of these services on nondiscriminatory basis. A large number of IAS Alumni members contribute to these scholarships, trust, and funds. These are as given:
• Merit Scholarship • Merit Scholarship
• Needy Scholarship • Student Welfare fund
• HEC Need Based Scholarship • HEC Need Based Scholarship
• PEEF Scholarship • PEEF Scholarship
• Friends Education Fund • Dr. Afzal Endowment Trust
• Regional & District Scholarships  
• Prof. Dr. Masood Aslam Scholarships  

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