Punjab University (PU) Hailey College of Banking and Finance (HCBF) has launched its MPhil and PhD programs in Business Management after approval of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan.

In an inaugural ceremony held at the college’s greens, Principal Prof Dr Mubbsher Munawar Khan briefed upon the steps taken to strengthen the research segment in the academic profile of the college. He said that it was his desire that the curriculum matrix of HCBF should include the superior qualifications thus adding to the academic stature of the institution.

He was optimistic that with industrial linkages, the research activities at HCBF would lead not only to creation of knowledge but would also provide industry to align its business strategies to combat threats and challenges. He advised the scholars enrolled in the PhD program to focus their attention to their specific areas of concentration from day one so that they are able to be productive and accomplish their objectives in the given time frame.

He assured all support and facilitation in this regard. The session was also addressed by Prof Dr Muhammad Ehsan Malik, Director General PU Gujranwala Campus Prof Dr Muhammad Naveed, Prof Dr Salman Razavi, Prof Dr Liaquat Ali and Prof Chaudhry Nazir Ahmad. They congratulated Prof Dr Mubbsher Munawar Khan and his team in successfully accomplishing HEC approval to their new academic programs. They advised the scholars to focus on operational aspects so that practical solutions were offered to the ailing economy and business.

They stressed upon the need of continuous and rigorous hard work to be the exemplary research scholar in the academic fraternity. Newly admitted scholars extended their felicitations to their academic institution and the academic team led by Prof Dr Khan for paving the way to accomplish superior qualification thus adding to their intellect, skills and attitude.

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