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Established 1995
Type Private
Students Approx 1500, Karachi Campus
Location Karachi, Islamabad, Larkana and Dubai
Campus Urban
Nickname SZABIST
Affiliations Higher Education Commission University of London

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (commonly referred to as SZABIST) is a Pakistani university, with headquarters at Karachi and campuses at Islamabad, Karachi, Larkana and Dubai. The institute offers programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, Media Sciences, Social Sciences, Law and Development Economics.

Established through an Act of Sindh Assembly (Sindh Act No. XI of 1995) and is approved and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as a degree granting institution. SZABIST has campuses in Karachi, Islamabad, Larkana & Dubai. It is a registered member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), Asia University Federation (AUF) and the Association of SAARC Universities (ASU).

The institute also has had its MBA program listed in BusinessWeek and Asia Inc as amongst the best in Asia. SZABIST invites visiting professors, politicians and other professionals for short lectures and this aspect gives the institute a great degree of competition.


Programs offered

The school offers programs in management sciences, computer sciences, media sciences, law, economics and social sciences. Some of the programs offered are external programs offered in collaboration with universities in the UK. Following is a list of offered degrees:

  • Management Sciences
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS) in Management Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management Sciences.
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Sciences, Master of Science (MS) in Computer Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Sciences.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Media Studies, Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Social Sciences and Economics, Master of Science (MS) in Social Sciences & Economics and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Sciences & Economics.
  • External Programs
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology offers external programs in Law (LLB) and Economics & Development (BSc) in collaboration with the University of London. It also offers the BABS program with the University of Wales, UK.


Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology has eminent fulltime and adjunct faculty having degrees from top-tier international universities including Oxford, Cornell, London School of Economics and Columbia. Past and present faculty includes Javaid Laghari and Kaiser Bengali. It also has a Rhodes Scholar as a fulltime faculty member.


Graduates include a Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Scholars, Chevenning Scholars, Commonwealth Scholars and World Bank Scholars. The alumni routinely pursue higher studies with placements in the most reputed foreign universities including Oxford, Cambridge,Columbia, Stanford, Duke, Johns Hopkins and London School of Economics.

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