BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Dr. Abdul Haque Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences
SSLA Culminating Experience
This study aims to understand the transformative experiences of rural girls who study in the urban academic environment at IBA Karachi. This study aims to capture the nuances of young women's personal and academic social change. Education in rural settings, particularly for girls, often faces social, cultural, and economic constraints, making the shift to a renowned institution like IBA Karachi both a challenge and an opportunity. The study highlights how these girls, while initially struggling with rigorous academic demands and cultural diversity, eventually adapted, thrived, and carved out their identities. Familial recognition, deeply embedded in community and family ties, was a significant metric, reflecting these girls' tangible growth and subtle shifts. The findings underscore the interplay between rural and urban identities, aspirations, and the broader impacts on personal growth and community dynamics. This research contributes to the literature on educational transitions, cultural navigation, and identity formation, providing insights for educators, policymakers, and community leaders.
Gohar, Z. (2023). How Urbanization impacts the self-transformation of Rural Girls: a case of IBA Karachi (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/251
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