DistinguishMilestone Achievements 1990-2020
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. Woodrow Wilson
Emergence with Eminence:
June 16, 1990: ILM Project’s planning and paper work started with two members founding team led by Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad and Mr Abid Hussain Khan Sherwani.This project was started in 119 Umer Block, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore.
This is important to mention that both founding members had resigned from their respective depts. Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad resigned from Dawood Hercules where he was in core team of Mr Hussain Dawood that could lead him to DMD-Dawood Group position as MD must be from the Dawood Family. Mr Abid Sherwani has resigned from his Lecturership from Punjab University. He has had that position after passing a competitive exam by leading from 100 plus candidates. This position could lead him to the VC position in future but he has voluntarily resigned to become first founding member of ILM Project.
Opening Seed Money: This project was started with a seed money of Rs300,000/-. This amount was donated by Senator Khurshid Ahmad sb, then Chairman ILM Trust.
ILM (Name of the Project): The word ILM was Khurram Murad sb creation, the founding Board of Governors and Board of Trustees Member.
Tagline: Leading into a better tomorrow tagline was also contributed by Khurram Murad sb.
The highest form of worship is to provide leadership to the world. The future leadership will be in the hands of those who will introduce to the world a system based upon societal happiness, everlasting happiness, societal justice and reduce occurrence of crisis and an endorsement of assets and whatever society has earned periodically.
Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad
December 1990: The first brochure of ILM was conceived and created by Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad and had assistance from by Mr Abid Sherwani. This brochure was designed and printed by the Future Vision Media Agency led by Amir ul Azeem sb:
December 23, 1990: First ILM-BoG meeting held on 12-L Gulberg.
December 23, 1990: The ILM Project was formally made Public by Mian Muhammad Azhar, Governor Punjab at Avari Lahore in a mega graceful ceremony. There was representations from business, industry, corporate sector, educationist and civil society.
January 1991: Launched Short Courses on the pattern of Pakistan Institute of Management Sciences (PIMS). These programs were innovative and relevant for the market.
Advertisements/ Brochures Most creative and state of the Art Brochures with best innovative design and format of the press ads to create a dazzling impact in the contemporary arena.
January 12, 1991: First ever course in ILM was taught by Abid Sherwani sb and course title was “Introduction to the Computers.
March 1991: Punjab Technical Education Board has given approval of IT/ Computer based programs/courses.
March 1991: Six new Professional Diploma Training Programs of 6 months duration were offeredand response was encouraging:
Diploma in Sales and Marketing
Diploma in Finance
Diploma in Export Marketing and Management
Diploma in IT/ Computer Science
Diploma in Travel and Tourism
Diploma in Secretarial Services
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
April 1991: Approval of ILM Training and Diploma Programs by Ministry of Industries, Government of Pakistan.Ch Shujat Hussain, Minister of Industries given approval for the offered diploma programs and for all diploma programs that would be offered in future.
January 22, 1992: First Distinguished Award Ceremony, Alhamra. Chief Guest Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif,PM Pakistan. This event has helped to pace up the credibility and recognition of ILM Programs. This event has got a wide publicity, promotion and coverage in the print and electronic media.
August 1992: Launchingof MBA Professional Program, first ever initiative in Private Sector after LUMS.
Launching,of MBA Executive Program. This was first ever program of its nature in Pakistan. ILM has pioneered this program.
Human thought is unstoppable. Human thought is relentless. Human thought knows no end. Human thought has no beginning and no rest. It marches on and on. It evolves, it transforms, it overlaps, it builds one after another and is led by incessant human urge to be curious. It is driven by human urge to explore, to discover, to trace at the frontier and to lead afresh, to discover and make something new. And it is ultimately the march of invention and innovation which cultivates human thought, that adds value to how we live, adds value to how we work, how we behave, how we conduct ourselves and how societies evolve and progress over a period of time.
Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad
1994: NOC given by the University Grants Commission (UCG) for the establishment of a New University.
April 1995 On the special initiative and invitation of Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad a three members Oxford University – UK Team arrived to conduct a 2-days Training Program in PC Lahore coordination, managed and facilitated by ILM.This was something new in the Arena and this was first ever visit of Oxford University-UK Team in Pakistan. This was a visionary decision taken by Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad.
September 21-23, 1995 First International Business Conference at Alhamra 28 countries participated with 223 international delegates. The President of Pakistan Sardar Farooq Ahmad Leghari and OIC Secretary General were the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively.
The idea was to provide a platform to the Muslim Community to business/trade with each other and by sitting together understand the viability of doing joint ventures in different field. This event was a huge success and set the pace to progress on many fronts.
You should strive to stand for ideologies that you would have to succeed in this world and it also stands for your international outlook because this world is a global society and you cannot succeed if you can find yourself to the limits of your own locale.Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad
June 1995: Collaborationwith Hamdard University-Karachi for all Degree Programs offered by ILM was a great strategic decision. Agreement signed by Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad and Hakim Muhammad Saeed.
Fall 1997 First ILM/Hamdard Convocation – Sardar Farooq Ahmad Leghari, President of Pakistan was the Chief Guest and this event was held in Alhamra Lahore.
November 1997 First two days Leadership Program commenced at PC Lahore with four parallel sessions on important national and international issues. Governor Punjab, Mr Shahid Hamid inaugurated this prestigious event. This was a big event with simultaneously four sessions on important national and international issues were in discussion.
Fall 1998: 2nd ILM Convocation. Chief Guestwas Mr Rafiq Tarar, thethen President of Pakistan.
2000-2001: Purchasing of Land in Johar Town for UMT Campus.
2001-2004: Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad Appointment as Chairman AMDIP.
2001-2004: Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad become President AMDISA to represent Pakistan as Chairman AMDIP in the international meetings and conferences.
June 2001: Got IMT Charter from the Punjab Government.
November 25, 2003: Dr A Q Khan – Ground Breaking Ceremony of UMT Campus. This was a mega ceremony attended by leading professionals, business icons and academicians under high security.
June 2004: Historic Achievement. Got UMT Charter from the Punjab Government and the journey to excellence commenced.
Fall 2005: This was a big moment for UMT community. First UMT Convocationheld in Alhamra Lahore.
April 2007: The core strategic decision to move all UMT campuses to Johar Town from all rented building located in and around Garden Town. This was a great step that has set the foundation to progress despite the competitive context. This move has eventually led to the resonance of UMT. A purpose built campus over 200 Kanals of land, right in the heart of Lahore.
Summer 2008: Futuristic Vision of Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad. Launching of two mega Projects:
The Knowledge School Network
July 2009: First Formal UMT Admissions Road Shows in Gulf Countries.First event was held in Jeddah.This event was held in Radisson Blu on July 15, 2009, a five star facility. This event was attended by over 140 students/parents. This move has channeled the admissions of Ex-Patriate Pakistani students to UMT. The second road show was held in Pakistan Association Dubai, attended by their executive body, members and others. UMT was represented by Dr Abdul Rashid Kausar the then Pro Rector and Mr Muhammad Taufeeq, the then Head of Information, Marketing and Admissions. This spell continues for the years to come and response was overwhelming.
If you want to lead the world, you will not lead the world by wealth, you will not lead the world by muscles; you will lead the world by being ahead of others, by being more skillful, with better imagination, more knowledge, and more information. If you read just today’s newspaper, then you will feel, it adds to your communication, it adds to your knowledge, it adds to your writing, it adds to your speaking.
Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad
March 2011: First UMT Idea Exchange Conference – Expo Center Lahore.
June 2011: Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad Appointed as Chairman NBEAC –HEC for four years.
February 2012: Launching of UMT Sialkot Campus – A great step forward – strategic decision. First university in private sector in Sialkot.
April 2013: ORIC (Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization) has been established. This was an HEC initiative and UMT was among the pioneering universities to actively operate this office and held international level conferences and other events.
Spring 2014: Establishing of UMT Press to facilitate the printing and publishing of books authored by reputed national and international authors.
November 2014: Triple Hilex Launching Ceremony held in UMT.Abid Sherwani sb become first Country Head for Pakistan.
May 2014: Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad has been placed in the Top 100 Business Leaders of Pakistan. The Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar presented the souvenir to Doctor Sb in a graceful ceremony held in PC Lahore. This event was organized by Manager Today.
February 2014: Launching of Institute of Knowledge and Leadership (IKL) – Dubai.
Summer 2014: UMT got South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) to become 3rduniversity in Pakistan after IBA-Karachi & LUMS and 10th in South Asia to have this accreditation. This was another milestone achievement to get confirmation of our high academic quality and learning environment.
December 2014: UMT conferred first ever honory PhD Degree to Mr Sajjad Karim, MP European Parliament in Governor House Lahore.
June 2015: Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad has been re-appointed as Chair NBEAC for next four years.
2016: UMT Ahdbi Bethak (first of its kind in any university across Pakistan, a forum to get in touch with the literary circles of the country to learn from creative thoughts and to provide a distinguish forum to lead healthy debates on issues of national and international importance.
October 2016: Launching of International Business Conference and Expo – Expo Center Lahore. This mega event has become a tradition now and UMT every year host this mega event.
2016: Pak-Turk Center was established in UMT under the Chairmanship of Gen ® Javed Hasan.
October 2017: Launching of CPEC Center in UMT with Dr Haroon as its Director.
2018: Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad has been invited in Naval War College, Lahore as Keynote Speaker.
2019: UMT ranked among Top 500 Universities in Asia.
2020: UMT has awarded Rs 5 billion’s Scholarships to the deserving and merit students over the years.
2020: UMT has got another landmark achievement by having current enrollment as high as 25000 Current Students.
2020: 60 Plus International Linkages with top class universities across the planet.
2020: 96% Student Satisfaction Ratio.
2020: UMT Scores 100% in online classes (Readiness Dashboard by HEC).
2020: NEWSWEEKS Leading Business Schools of Asia to rank UMT among best business schools of Asia.
2020: President ILM Trust/ UMT Mr Ibrahim Hasan Murad has positioned himself at highest humanitarian pinnacleby deciding to extend all perks and privileges to its employees during Covid-19. The staff has been paid 100% salaries with all their perks and privileges despite financial pressure. This is even more important to document that there was not a single lay off when every other organization was practicing this with salaries cut in their existing staff.
The advancement and progress of nations in the future depends upon universities. Universitiescarry the nations to the future, which means that I have to look to the future. We have to plunge ourselves into our current times. We have to make sense of what has gone before. But we have to then be able to see long, take a long view of the future and do things now in this classroom, standing behind this rostrum, talking besides this board and showing the things on the slides, which will be futuristic, which will help them tomorrow, day after tomorrow. We are future builders and we are the architects of the future.
Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad