Is Zarrar Zubair the new face of TIP?!
This semester we came face to face with TIP new president, Mr Zarrar Zubair? Was it shocking?! Yes, to many it was. But they are few who knew that it was long time coming.
Mr Zarrar Zubair is a renowned name in the educational community of Karachi. Most highlighted were the years he spent in Pakistan Institute of management-PIM where he taught and trained 170000+ managers from all over Pakistan. Also under his belt are strategies he made for US companies to increase their turnover. With duties as a president he hasn’t let go of his obligation as a teacher in strategic management and still teaches at a known university along with TIP.
He is all of the above and more; Honest, Down to earth, and the only president I have ever seen who eats in the cafeteria with students.
In his addressing speech he candidly pointed out that had he seen the financial sheets of TIP he might not have taken the job. Saying that the board of directors are tired of spoon feeding TIP and want it to be self-sufficient. His frank attitude was shown further when he said that when heard of TIP he thought that his informer was talking about Telecommunication Industries of Pakistan at Haripur giving limelight to the fact that TIP though is vastly popular in industries it doesn’t top the list of potential students.
He is simply here to turn tables. He has signed a one year contract on which he remarked that if it can’t happen in a year if won’t ever happen.
One thing noted in this guy is that he won’t give you a sugar coated pill; he will just lay it out to you, it’s on you to take it either positively or negatively. Is TIP in trouble?! Yes it is. We all know it but was there anyone before who told you?! No- not to me at least.
I commended him on one article before where he stood and observed and he still does that. He is taking inventory of what is there, what can be there and what is to be there.
He wants TIP to market itself. He wants to market the fact that every TIP alumni is working in some industry and every Texpert gets a stable job as soon as he graces the market. He is entranced by the fact that A-levels students don’t even know that there are fields of Textile and fashion and mostly have their own degrees.
Can you imagine life having only two options-medical and business?! Thank God for TIP. Man, I am outright grateful for it!!
Eavesdropping on his conversation with students during lunch I got to know that TIP will introduce MBA programs till next spring and I already know some of those who are recruiting. Along with it he has asked students and alumni for help- PLEASE DO HELP. He said that it’s the student who makes an institute and that the alumni should advertise their university. He has planned a poster making event in which the students will make or give ideas of posters to spread the word of TIP.
The fact is that this man is broad-minded. He is open to ideas and won’t blink and pass out on you. He revels in student feedback and knows that TIP has vast potential so much so that it can put a tough competition in the market. What he hasn’t a clue of is why isn’t is done yet. Why is TIP still a black area in the student notebook? Why a campus as beautiful as TIP only holds 300 students?!
Am I the only one who thinks that change is coming?! I don’t think so. I think whoever meets this guy know that something is about to happen. He has a plan and I do really hope that he executes it because TIP is at the stage where something needs to be done and soon. It can’t be dallied along, I can say for sure that I am not the only one who wants to see TIP at its full potential.
So whoever reads this article; Help, please do. TIP needs all hands it can get to put it on the pedestal where it once was. That it’s once again filled with students who are relentless who are inqilaabi who are true TIP-ians.