To say that the sprawling main campus of the IBA was impressive would be a wee bit modest. As we entered the precincts of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Karachi, we were left awestruck by the impressive visual impact of the academic and administrative blocks.
Our first stop was the Administrative Block, housing, among other things, the office of the dean/director, IBA. It could have easily compared with the most advanced academic infrastructure in the Western world. The sprawling, well-manicured lawns, the building block, complete with facilities for extra-curricular activities, like the 500-seat amphitheatre, the ultra-modern gymnasium, the lush green cricket field, the basketball and tennis courts and other facilities looked more a part of a sports facility than an institution synonymous with the fascinating, but academic, world of entrepreneurship and business administration.