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Goal 8
Decent Work & Economic Growth

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone.

Committed to the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goal, Iqra University is making its mark by embedding SDGs within our governance, teaching, community initiatives, research and partnerships. Following programmes and events are led by IU Faculty, Staff and Students in the area of Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

Placement Opportunities
IU Graduates Hired
Companies Onboarded for Job Fair & Recruitment Drives
Market Leaders engaged for Coaching & Mentorship
On-Campus Placement Opportunities

Office of Placement & Corporate Liaison

A dedicated resource for the student’s career development & industry readiness in order to aid in achieving their desired career ambitions. Despite the hypercompetitive environment in the job market, students one-on-one counselling were conducted – not only in-house by the team of Placements and Corporate Liaison but also by corporate professionals. With this initiative, we have benefitted 900+ graduates and current students in getting decent work opportunities with the average salary range of PKR 30,000 to 70,000 PKR.

Iqra University Annual Job & Startup Expo

Along with the career guidance, the key role of Department of Placements and Corporate Liaison, is to organise Annual Startup and Job Fair, following the framework of Industry – Academia Linkage Programme, since 2013, the event has become a flagship initiative of the University that garnered the attention of 1000s of students and 400+ companies across Pakistan. The 2021 Startup & Job Fair was scheduled virtually because of the pandemic and strict health regulations by the government of Pakistan.

Job Readiness & Mentoring Scheme

The emergence of the 4th Industrial Revolution and COVID-19, the world of work has seen some exponential CHANGE, which has posed new challenges and opportunities for the future. Hence its important for the graduates to be trained & ready for working in the New Normal, keeping this in mind we have initiated a dedicated Job Readiness Training and 1:1 or Group Mentoring Scheme with Industrial Veterans and Market Leaders for students to adapt challenges and shape their own future.

Entrepreneurship for Decent Work & Economic Growth

Along with the recruitment drives and mentoring, we have a strong focus on building a fraternity of Young Entrepreneurs in Pakistan who work towards the Country’s income generation and economic stability. Our dedicated Entrepreneurship stream of study offers Bachelors, Masters, Research and Associate Degrees, upon completion of which students are offered free office space, participation in numerous startup competitions and initial funding to develop their own startups. So far Iqra University has incubated & graduated 80+ MVPs and Startup.

25000 Jobs & 2500 Startup by 2030

The Centre for Teaching Excellence and Learning Innovation at Iqra University is a strategic centre focused on academic quality assurance, university policy making, and faculty professional development. We diligently pursue excellence, inclusion, relevance, innovation, and impact as the cornerstones of our initiatives across the university.

Candid Conversations

These heart-to-heart conversations about struggles, success, inclusion and friendships. “Candid Conversations” is a video series that explores the authentic experiences university students are having, such as Finding Part-Time Jobs & Internships, Time Management, Coping with Stress, Healthy Eating and others.

Recruitment Drives

Aaj TV Recruitment Drive

Representatives of Aaj TV visited Iqra University to recruit our fresh graduates. December 10th, 2021

Landtrack Recruitment Drive

Representatives of Landtrack Company, an industrial real estate agency in Karachi, visited IQRA University to conduct interviews of IU fresh graduates for various job positions. [...] Recruitment Drive

Representatives of visited Iqra University to recruit our fresh graduates. November 18th, 2021

HR Practices

Indonesian Consul General, Dr. June Kuncoro Hadiningrat visited Iqra University to discuss HR Practices October 15th, 2021 Recruitment Drive

Representatives of visited Iqra University to recruit our fresh graduates. September 17th, 2021

Ebryx Recruitment Drive

Representatives of Ebryx visited Iqra University to recruit our graduating students. March 9th, 2021

Gatron Recruitment Drive

Representatives of Gatron Industries visited Iqra University to recruit our graduates. March 3rd, 2021

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