BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)

Faculty / School

School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)


Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Date of Award

Spring 2023

Date of Submission



Dr. Abdul Haque Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences

Project Type

SSLA Culminating Experience

Access Type

Restricted Access


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.



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