Honors and Medals



Gold Medal Rules


BBA/BS Overall Medals

1.2 Dr. Nishat proposed that top three students qualifying following criteria would be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively:

(a) All credit courses shall be counted.
(b) The student who has the highest CGPA (Cumulative Grade Points Average), without any failure, shall be eligible, provided the CGPA is not less than 3.5.
(c) In case of a tie where the CGPA is the same, the student with the higher average percentage shall be eligible for the award of Medal.
(d) A student with ‘C+’ or lower grades in any subject shall not be eligible.
(e) No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit. For example, if only one student qualifies according to the above mentioned criteria, he/she will be awarded with gold medal and there will be no silver or bronze medal.

MBA Morning, Overall Medals

1.3 Top three students qualifying following criteria would be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively:

(a) Medal shall be awarded on the basis of CGPA obtained in MBA 2nd, 3rd and 4th semesters courses only, with the provision that the MBA (direct) student should not have any C in 18 courses and MBA through BBA student should not have any C in 18 courses of MBA.
(b) In case of a tie where the CGPA is the same, the student with the higher average percentage shall be eligible for the award of Gold Medal.
(c) No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit. For example, if only one student qualifies according to the above mentioned criteria, he/she will be awarded with gold medal and there will be no silver or bronze medal.

BBA / MBA Marketing, Finance and MIS (Specialization) Gold Medal

(a) A student must have a minimum of 2 electives.
(b) He/she must have an ‘A’ in both subjects.
(c) If a student has more than 2 electives in the field of specialization, the best 2 shall be counted, provided that the student has no ‘C+’ in the field of specialization, and has no failure in MBA 3rd and 4th semesters.
(d) If more than one student has the same grades, then the student with the higher cumulative percentage in the 2 electives shall be eligible.
(e) Each student shall declare his/her field of specialization in writing at the beginning of MBA 4th semester.
(f) No non-credit course taken by a student in the 3rd and/or 4th semester shall be convertible to a credit course for the purpose of determining merit.

The Best Final Year Project in CS/MIS

1.4 A gold medal shall be awarded to the best Computer Science /MIS Final Year Project. The results will be based on a project exhibition where industry experts (e.g. from P@SHA, Microsoft and our Industry Partners) will come and rate each project. (Students of BS(CS) program will be eligible for this prize.)

Marketing Research Gold Medal

1.5 Student with exceptional performance in Marketing Research course would be awarded a Gold Medal subject to the following criteria approved by Executive Committee in its 19th meeting:
(a) Student who secures the highest marks in the Advance Marketing Research will be entitled to Marketing Gold provided he / she has a minimum CGPA of 3, has not received a minimum “C+” grade in any course and has obtained a minimum “A-“ in Marketing 400, and Marketing Practices in Pakistan (519).
(b) If a student who has highest grade / marks in Advanced Marketing Research but does not meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above, will not be eligible for Gold Medal.

Leadership Gold Medal (Sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis)
1.6 Student who has demonstrated exceptional performance in the course of Leadership in Organization in MBA will be awarded this gold medal.

(a) Student with highest marks (Minimum 3.5 GPA) in the course will be eligible.
(b) He/she must be a leading member of any society or CR of the class for the year or have arranged a seminar or workshop.
(c) In addition to the marks in the course, student must not have obtained “C+” in any course.
(d) In case of the tie in GPA, award will be given on the basis of percentage marks.
(e) No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

High Achiever’s Gold Medal
1.7 Student(s) who have won prizes on national or international level in extra-curricular competitions / activities would be awarded special gold medal as an acknowledgment of their individual extra / co-curricular skills.


Honors and Medals for EMBA Program

1. Based on standard IBA criteria applicable to the honors and medals, three top performers from the recipients of degrees , may be awarded :
a. Gold Medal for the first position holder of the recipients of the EMBA degree.
b. Two trophies/Shields for the second and third position holders

2. Following standard IBA criteria shall be applicable:
a) The participant should fall within the top 5% of his/her group and subject to having a minimum CGPA of 3.5
b) The participants have no C- or lower grades in any of the courses of this program.
c) The participant must not have been subjected to any disciplinary action within the institute during the program.
d) The participant must be deemed by the Dean & Director’s Committee (Associate Deans and Director) to be worthy of honor.
e) The participant’s ranking will be calculated on CGPA basis


Source: Minutes of the Urgent Meeting of The Academic Board of IBA, held November 23, 2009
Minutes of The 58th Meeting of The Academic Board of IBA, held August 11, 2012, Item 5.56