IMSciences has developed centers of excellence that are dedicated to developing academic fields and functional responsibilities in high growth areas with little current academic provision. To meet these needs, the centers are engaged in providing vital training services, certifications, and research input to government sector, bilateral, and multilateral agencies.
Human Resource Development Center
The HRDC is one of the premier and most accomplished centers of the Institute. It was established in 2003 in line with the Institute’s strategic imperative to enhance and strengthen its overall scope not only in terms of academic programs but also through subject/discipline specific centers. Besides conducting applied and need-based research to generate knowledge, the center also assists the Institute to improve and enrich its own organizational structure as well as that of other public and private sector organizations by providing intensive human resource training and capacity building program.
HRDC operates on the entrepreneurial philosophy of self-reliance and self-sustenance: all projects and day to-day operations are dependent on the resources generated by the HRDC network. In this way, the HRDC makes tangible contributions to its parent organization besides adding to the overall value.
In 2009-10, the center conducted Capacity Building, Research & Development, and Technical Assistance projects with:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Planning & Development Department,
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
British Council Peshawar
Health Sector Reform Unit, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Education Sector Reform Unit, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
FATA Capacity Building Project
Asian Development Bank
In 2009-10, about 4672 government functionaries, corporate managers, potential female leaders and local government representatives, CSO staff, Ulema, and Community leaders were the direct beneficiaries of the training programmes conducted by the HRDC. More..
Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF)
The Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (CEIF) is collaboratively established by the Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, State Bank of Pakistan, and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to spur financial inclusion in Pakistan.
The strategy of the CEIF is designed on threefold orientations namely academia, research, and industry efforts to boost-up Islamic finance and financial inclusion through it. The CEIF provides a long-term and sustained platform through which the educationalists, researchers, and practitioners alike take benefit to holistically advance the Islamic Finance and hence the financial inclusion of society.
The CEIF is established through a highly competitive process started in January 2015. The Federal Finance Minister Pakistan, the Governor State Bank of Pakistan, and the Chairman Higher Education Commission have jointly invited the VCs of Universities in Pakistan to submit proposals for the establishment of the centers. After multiple stages, competitive evaluations and presentations IMScineces is awarded the Financial innovation challenge fund to establish the CEIF, alongside LUMS and IBA, the two other leading business schools in the country. Since, then CEIF IMSciences became the country’s largest Islamic finance education provider, offering PhD, MBA, and PGD in Islamic finance. CEIF has also produced cutting-edge research and industry impact in collaboration with the world leading resource centers such as Durham Center for Islamic Finance, IRTI, Islamic Development Bank, Brunel University UK, and All Islamic Banks in the Country”
Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR)
The Center for Public Policy Research at the Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences) serves as an independent Peshawar-based think tank on public policy and related issues, producing key pieces of policy-oriented research and providing capacity building of public sector professionals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Based on its impartial and nonpartisan approach, the CPPR has been arranging seminars, symposiums, debates, panel discussions, workshops, lectures and talks on various aspects of social, political and economic policies in Pakistan, in general, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa /FATA, in particular.
Research and Development Division
The Institute has a Research and Development Division, devoted to the academic and empirical research in the fields of business, industry, public enterprises and other related areas. Besides harnessing students’ zest for research and analysis, such an initiative provides opportunity to the Center to play its vital role in national development by identifying problems and suggesting solutions which are practicable, viable and feasible. The Division helps facilitate, coordinate and cooperate in research projects and programs undertaken by sister research Institutions anywhere at home and abroad.
Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC)
“EDC is working for the betterment and social welfare of the students. We are trying to make something good and tangible for the future of Pakistan that is the youth of Pakistan.”
With the dynamic environment in the business market the corporate sector is taking steps to keep pace with the changing trends. Entrepreneurship & innovation go side by side for the economic growth & social transformation of a country. Its importance should be realized by the Govt. policy makers, corporate sector, researchers & academia of Pakistan in order to combat the challenges of globalization. It means that progress made at the local level should be brought at par with those of global progresses otherwise we would lag behind in the field of economic development & its effects on the economy would be drastic. Already our economy is in recession. Therefore, it is high time that we start giving it a serious thought.
Entrepreneurship Development Center
was inaugurated in 2003 with the objective to bridge the gap between academia and industry. EDC has been working for the promotion of Entrepreneurship in the region by adapting different methods. It will try its level best to enhance productivity by bringing creativity & innovation by introducing small and medium size enterprises.
The Lincoln Corner Peshawar, inaugurated on December 4, 2014, is located in the central library of the Institute of Management Sciences in Hayatabad, Peshawar. It was established through a partnership between the Public Affairs section of the US Consulate General in Peshawar and IMSciences and is one of 18 such centers established in Pakistan.
The Lincoln Corner Peshawar houses a wide variety of learning resources, including more than 300 books, documentary DVDs, and magazines, as well as online access to over 80,000 books, journals, and other learning resources through the eLibrary – USA digital library. Additionally, a new addition to the center is the Creators’ Studio, which provides students with state-of-the-art facilities, including powerful computers and high-tech recording resources, to practice creativity and innovation.
The Center is open to IMSciences students, teachers, scholars, and their visitors from morning till afternoon. It provides up-to-date information on American people, history, society,geography, government, and popular culture. The Lincoln Corner Peshawar is an excellentresource for those seeking to expand their knowledge and deepen their understanding ofvarious subjects.
Business Incubation Center
The Business Incubation Center (BIC), IMSciences is established with the assistance of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan in order to promote entrepreneurship in the region. For this cause, the HEC developed necessary infrastructure in IMSciences where aspiring entrepreneurs would be groomed to advance their business ventures. The rudimentary purpose of BIC is to promote business ventures that are not only self-subsistent but also carry financial prospective.
The incubated startups are exposed to a number of services and resources beneficial for their business development. Any successful business incubatee would prove to be an asset for the society. It would help create new technologies, more jobs, and develop a much needed entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.
Center for Water Informatics and Climate Resilience (CWC)
Center for Water Informatics and Climate Resilience (CWC) is responsible to provide national leadership with all relevant federal and provincial government, private sector and academia with a view to address water and climate change policies and strategies, and develop their capacities in an institutionalized and sustainable manner.