The Entrepreneurship Learning Centre

Malir University of Science and Technolgy is committed to continually contribute in the development of a vibrant community, where all segments of the society have the greater choices in their lives; are able to engage in productive activities; and, promote socioeconomic enterprise.

In the back drop of this strategic agenda, the University in collaboration with the Corporate Consulting Group has launchedThe Entrepreneurship Learning Centre [TELC].

Goals

  • IN SHA ALLAH the Centre shall focus on mainstreaming the marginalized and disadvantaged youth (men and women) from across the country and particularly in the vicinity of Koohi Goth and the adjoining communities

Outcomes (Impact)

  • Income generating [employment] opportunities for the youth supplemented
  • Living standards [conditions] of youth and their families improved
  • Progressive and inter-dependent community culture promoted

Outputs (Objectives)

  • Youth [men and women] will be mobilized on regular basis, from across the country and particularly from the Koohi Goth and adjoining communities.
  • Youth [men and women] will be trained in entrepreneurial skills along with job skills through a blend of short courses and long term intensive training programs at the University Campus in Koohi Goth
  • Youth will be provided technical advice/assistance to set up their enterprises

Proposed Modules

The program shall consist of multiple modules, namely;

    1- Basic Business Skills Series


    The series is custom designed to prepare ‘Youth” for initiating their new business initiatives and/or better organizing their continuing small enterprises. The curriculum comprises of multiple modules leading to a “Certificate in Entrepreneurship”. The modules are prepared to develop basic business skills in as much depth as the participants require learning at this stage. The modules are as follows:


  • 1.1 Mastering Entrepreneurship
  • 1.2 Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • 1.3 Accounting for Business
  • 1.4 Negotiation Skills
  • 1.5 Selling Skills
  • 1.6 Communication Skills
  • 1.7 Basic Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • 1.8 Writing Business Plan

  • 2- Entrepreneurship Development Program


    It is a one-month long intensive program. It focuses on consolidating entrepreneurial skills of the Youth. In this program, participants who have successfully graduated at the Basic Business Skills Modules or are already in business will be registered.

    At the end of the training program, participants will be able:


  • Learn to translate their vague ideas into viable business propositions
  • Learn to prepare business plans and financial budgets
  • Learn how to organize their business operations for optimal efficiency
  • Learn how to market their products / services
  • Learn how to record transactions and measure business performance
  • Learn how to manage employees in the business
  • Learn how and when to take loans
  • Learn leadership to grow their business

  • The curriculum consists of following subjects:


  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • Business planning
  • Financial budgeting
  • Organization design
  • Marketing and Selling Skills
  • Accounting and Financial Statements
  • Hiring, development and motivating employees
  • Borrowing from outside
  • Leadership skills

  • 3- Advanced Seminar in Entrepreneurship


    The program aims at building advanced skills in managing enterprise from a long term perspective. The program curriculum includes discussions on advanced topics such as Enterprise Strategic Planning; Financial Management; Advanced Operations Management; Marketing Management; Corporate Governance for Small Enterprises.


    4- Job-Skills Training Series


    This training series aims to prepare Youth for securing better jobs opportunities. It covers array of stand-alone job-skill based training courses; such as Office Administration and Secretarial Practices; Computerized Accounting; Procurement and Logistics; MS Office, Computer Networking, Graphic designing, English language, Personal grooming, etc.


Organization Systems and Controls

1- Structure


Governance: The Governance Council hasthe mandate to oversee the programs’ curriculum and implementation to ensure their relevance to the world of work; quality; and institutional integrity and ethics.

Management: Management has this mandate to effectively develop, implement, and market programs so as to sustain optimal activity level through-out the year.


2- Monitoring Indicators


Program monitoring shall be done at two levels, namely; impact and objectives. Impact may not be visible in the short run however it shall be monitored from day one to keep track of the changes. All monitoring data will be achieved for trend analysis and transparency.


Output [Objectives] Indicators Key Performance Indicators
Youth [men and women] will be mobilized on regular basis, from across the country and particularly from the Koohi Goth and adjoining communities Number of youth mobilized. Preferably the percentage of women youth should be 40% minimum.
Youth [men and women] will be trained in feasible trade skills along with entrepreneurial skills through long term intensive training programs at the University Campus in Koohi Goth Number of youth [men and women] having successfully completed the training modules.
Youth will be provided technical advice/assistance to set up their enterprises Number of youth [men and women] having successfully initiated / running the enterprise. (Participants will monitored on this indicator for a period of two to three years from the date of graduating from the program)


3- Quality Assurance


Programs quality [effectiveness and efficiency] will be assured through the following system:


  • Establishment of an academic council to oversee the curriculum contents, program execution and examinations and to advise improvements. The council shall receive and review the feedback from the in program discussions and end of module / end of program written evaluations.
  • Curriculum contents will be based on market data to be gathered from primary and secondary sources
  • ToT programs for the trainers/coach on modern teaching methodology and module contents will be carried out from time to time.
  • In program observations and discussions with the participants on the relevance and utility of the program
  • End of module and end of program written training evaluations
  • Teachers’/Coaches’ evaluations will be incorporated into the end of written training evaluations.

  • 4- Financial Structure


    The Centre is a Not for Profit institution. Initial funding has been put in by Malir University and Corporate Consulting Group (Service Providers) in equal amounts. Efforts are being made to solicit technical assistance for institutional development from the Industry. Program administrative costs are recovered through participants’ fee, sponsored by industry and philanthropists.

    An independent accounting system has been evolved to recording and reporting financial transactions. Periodic audits are conducted by the University itself.



    5- Organization Chart:


    Malir University TELC Organization Chart

    Malir University started basic entrepreneurship skills training program at its koohi goth campus

    Governance Council (Proposed)

    A. Internal Members


  • Chancellor as Council Head
  • Vice Chancellor, Member
  • Registrar, Member
  • Director Finance, Member
  • Director Examinations, Member
  • Project Director as Convener

  • B. External Members (Proposed)


  • Mr. Nazar Mahar, Chief Secretary Govt. of Pakistan (Retd.) / World Bank Coordinator for Sindh Projects.
  • Mr. Masood Aziz, Collector Customs (Retd.) / CEO Masood Aziz and Associates
  • Ms. Tahira Raza, President, The First Women Bank Ltd.
  • Ms. Sadia Fazli, Development Sector Expert / Registrar Institute of Architects Pakistan
  • Mr. Shoaib Arif, CEO, Sindh Microfinance Bank
  • Mr. S. Ali Jauhr Nqavi, GM, Tameer Microfinance Bank

  • Management Team

    1. Sohailuddin Alavi, Project Director


    He brings hands on experience in Management consulting; Training and development; Public Sector Governance Projects; Microfinance Institutions; and, Development sector project development.

    He has worked on public sector governance in Sindh Government; institutional development in the industry; training and training management in banks, MFIs and corporate settings in Pakistan and at the Central Bank of Afghanistan; and, project management in the development sector. He has taught at Karachi University, SZABIST, and Dow Institute of Management Sciences. He has authored books on decision making, ethics, organization management and leadership. He has extensively contributed in the IBP training, examination and consultancy chapters. Review his detailed profile at (https://pk.linkedin.com/pub/alavi-sohailuddin/44/ab4/997).

    2. Muhammad Siddique, Director Admissions, Administration & Examinations Malir University / University Representative


    Mr. Muhammad Siddique had joined Malir University of Science & Technology as Director Administration, Examinations and Admissions in May 2016. Since the university is in its establishing phase therefore all academic & administrative tasks which include HR systems development has been assigned to him. He has been assigned these major tasks keeping in mind of his previous experience of establishing and running the universities/institutes as pioneer team member. Furthermore, he has been assigned to recommend good faculty members who have proven good record in teaching and research assignments. At present, he is singly handling above mentioned tasks including website development and deeply involved in establishing the university library also.

    Mr. Siddique remains associated with Ghazi Foundation College as working partner for more than 2 years and hold the position as Director Degree Programs. The College offers 4 degree program in affiliation with Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology.

    Before joining Ghazi Foundation College he worked with Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) as Director Programs & Logistics of Institute of Health Management (IHM) Karachi from August 2010 to June 2015. He handled and implemented the strategies and operations of the Institutes. He has been the Member Board of Studies, Headed Sub-committees of BoS and Chairman Library Committee of IHM. He has been the member of self-assessment report (SAR) for QEC and NBEAC-HEC. He also served as member of Program Team in the 2nd Deans & Director International Conference organized by NBEAC-HEC 2015. He has the Editor of Book and IHM Quarterly Magazine also. In addition to his own duties, he has developed Master in Health Policy Management program and remains Program Director for almost 2 years also.

    Before joining the DUHS he worked for SZABIST for almost 10 years as Academic & Examination Controller. Along with the academic and administrative responsibilities, he had been actively involved in the establishment of other SZABIST units also. There is list of tasks that he has performed in the institute the day he joined SZABIST. In addition to above responsibilities, he has been the Secretary of SZABIST Employees Cooperative Housing Society Limited rather he was the one who initiated the proposal which later on proved to have a registered society through government prescribed law. He has also been an active member of SZABIST Canteen Committee which helps students and employees in improving the quality of food and services. Mr. Siddique has been awarded a distinguish award i.e., Tamgha-e-Khidmat-III (Military) by the Govt. of Pakistan. The benefit includes the life time pension and other benefits also.

    Prior to joining SZABIST, he was given a chance to work with a team who later on established The Newport University, USA Campus at Karachi. As a pioneer member of the establishing team of an affiliated campus of a Foreign University he was involved in setting up almost all departments which include Students Affairs, Admission Dept, Library and Semester Cell.

    He has almost 27 years proven working experience in academia in senior/middle management positions which included 10 years affiliation with SZABIST and 5 year with DUHS (two well-known academic joints institutes of Pakistan) alone as well. While working with above renowned organizations (institutes) of the country he had established solid interpersonal network across the world

    3. Muhammad Usman Khan, Manager Operations


    Usman is an entrepreneur and trainer in ICT short courses. He brings five years extensive working experience at a number of reputed Computer institutes. He established and owned a computer institute. He also has hands on experience in Network Administration. Usman has first degree in Computer Engineering and second degree in Education. He brings teaching and IT consulting experience in different capacities. He has good communication skills and a team player.

    4. Kanwal Sheikh, Manager Academics


    Kanwal brings diverse hands on experience in literature research; editing and designing training handouts; developing presentations; and documentation. Kanwal has natural flair in creative writing both in English and Urdu. Besides she has trained more than 100 boys and girls on computer graphics and other user friendly software like Coral Draw, Excel, Power point, Word etc. She is a fantastic resource with good articulation skills, analytical skills, and creativity. She has good facility in English writing.

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