In a landmark development, Meezan Bank, Pakistan’s first and largest Islamic Bank signed an MOU with University of Central Punjab (UCP)-one of the largest private sector business schools in Central Punjab. Under the MOU, Meezan Bank will support UCP in developing MBA courses and Program in Islamic Banking and Finance. The Bank’s role will be will be to design and develop the teaching methodology, course curriculum and resources, aid UCP in faculty development and research initiatives in Islamic Banking & Finance. On their end, UCP will provide campus facilities besides co-branding and marketing this program at its own platform. MBL and UCP will also collaborate in holding Islamic banking public awareness seminars and workshops for the students, faculty of UCP and public at large to spread understanding about Islamic banking. For this purpose, MBL will provide its support through its experienced and knowledgeable professionals in Islamic and General Banking.
The MOU was signed by Mr. Ahmed Nauman Anees, Dy. Head of Learning and Development of Meezan Bank’s and Dr. Zafar Iqbal Jadoon, Dean, Business School, UCP. The signing ceremony was also attended by Pro-rector of UCP, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zafarullah, Professor Khalil Ahmed Rao, Program Director MBA (Banking & Finance), Ms. Chemaine Majid, Director External Linkages and Mr. Waryyam Iqbal, Associate Director Corporate Connections, University of Central Punjab. The MOU will Insha’Allah serve as a platform for developing future Islamic bankers with specialized skills set and knowledge. This collaboration will also prove to be greatly beneficial for Meezan Bank and UCP alike in terms of spreading Islamic banking knowledge and awareness.
Established in 2002, UCP is recognized by HEC as a degree awarding University, situated at a key location opposite to Shaukat Khanam Hospital with a covered area of approximately 500,000 square feet and facilitating more than 7,500 students directly. UCP is a chartered university of the renowned Punjab Group of Colleges, the largest educational network in Pakistan with approximately 144,000 students nationwide. The key faculties of UCP include Management Studies, Information Technology, Commerce, Law, Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.