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About Program

Sukkur IBA University (SIBAU) Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Incubation (CEL&Inc.) launched a detailed study in 2014 to identify the reasons for the youth unemployment in Sindh particularly in northern part of the Sindh Province. The study focused on primary and secondary data analysis which found that 50% of the youth are unemployed in Sindh province and only 8% are self-employed with a high degree of gender disparity where female inactivity stands at 91.2%. The district wise situation was even worse than compared to Karachi and Hyderabad. Whereas, The district Dadu & Jacobabad were among most backward districts of Sindh due to the low level of literacy rate, quality education, low level of income, unemployment, lack of quality skills, rural backwardness, tribal system and inequality scenario for women. The study further found that these factors substantively triggered the social-economic inequality among the youth and women of the districts. We further found that though youth has completed their basic education and many completed their vocational trainings but are even not compatible to be employed. In our personal visits and group discussions, we found that though youth received basic education and vocational skills even can not be employed due to the quality of education and poor vocational training. It was even surprised to note that those who received vocational training can not start their work due to the lack of quality skills. It was obvious that the youth trained on different vocational skills does not require by the industry due to the emergence and up-gradation in the industry with adoption of technology.

The visionary Vice Chancellor Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui who always focused on community development has entrusted an assignment to the CEL&Inc. for youth development and employment. The team CEL&Inc. initiated planning for the employment of the youth and came up with three suggestions. First, to start modern and industry oriented short skill courses, second develop the youth's basic skills of English, mathematics and computer so that we can fill the gap of their education and make them fit to pass the tests of public and private sector for employment and third to equip youth with entrepreneurial skills at the end of course so that they can start their own micro start-ups in their communities rather to depend and wait for the jobs. The program was also embedded with stipend, free books, accommodation, transportation, tool-kits to start micro start-ups and an free space opportunity for startups. Under this program CEL&Inc. developed multiple proposals for the youth development and engagement and forwarded to the Community Development Program, Government of Sindh, Higher Education Commission (HEC), BBSYDP, NAVTTC, Government of Pakaistan and GiZ. These organizations gave overwhelming response to the model of the Necessity Entrepreneurship Development Program and fund different projects from 2015 to current. These joint initiatives resulted into high impact on unemployed youth of the region. Specifically result was achieved in the three important areas one, selected youth got an exposure and continued their studies into next level second, they were easily employed by the public and private sector with higher salaries third, they started their micro start-ups in their respective areas of expertise in their communities and at our business incubators.


Admissions are now closed and will be announced soon.

Success Stories

Mr. Shehryar Khan - PMYSDP Phase-II

Mr. Shehryar khan belongs to a middle class family, he did his bachelors from government college sukkur. Shehryar got admission at Sukkur IBA University in Computerized Accounting course Under PMYSDP Phase-II 2015. Before training Shehryar was dependent on his family and was unable to find any suitable job for himself. After completion of quality training at Sukkur IBA University he received offer from Tameer Microfinance Bank and he is serving as Assistant Manager. Due to quality and delivered skill set he became a qualified citizen of the country and is rendering his services for the country.


International Awards
Idea/Category Position/Award Event Year
Solar Power Distribution 120 out of 1000 BDS-NUS Singapore - Social Venture Challenge Asia 2016
National Awards
Idea/Category Position/Award Event Year
General Electrician 3rd Position National Skills Competition 2016
Provincial Awards
Idea/Category Position/Award Event Year
Industrial Electrician Provincial Skills Competition 2nd position 2018
Graphic Designing 3rd Position Provincial Skills Competition 2017
Auto CAD 2nd Position Provincial Skills Competition 2017
Computerized Accounting 1 Position Provincial Skills Competition 2016
General Electrician 2nd Position Provincial Skills Competition 2016
AutoCad 2nd Position Provincial Skills Competition 2016
Accounting 1st Position Provincial Skills Competition 2016
Regional Awards
Idea/Category Position/Award Event Year
Computerized Accounting 1st Position Regional Skills Competition 2016
General Electrician 1st and 3rd Position Regional Skills Competition 2016
Accounting Software 1st and 3rd Position Peachtree Accounting Competition 2016
Graphic Designing 3rd Position Zonal Skills Competition 2016
AutoCad 1st 2nd Position Zonal Skills Competition 2016
General Electrician 2nd and 3rd Position Zonal Skills Competition 2016
Accounting 1st, 2nd and 3rd Position Zonal Skills Competition 2016