IQRA University

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IQRA University is a private higher education university in Pakistan with main campus located at Karachi, Sindh and campuses at Islamabad, Karachi and Quetta, (Formerly up to 2010 its campus was also located at Peshawar). It was established in 1998 by the businessman Hunaid H. Lakhani. Initially known as "Asian Management Institute", the institution was renamed later on as the "IQRA university" on the request of the governor of Sindh.
 
It is chartered by the Government of Sindh vide Sindh Government Ordinance No. VI of 2000 and is recognized by HEC (Higher Education Commission). It has collaborations with foreign universities. It offers a range of graduate and postgraduate courses as well as PhD programmes in Management Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Education, Media Sciences, and Fashion Designing.
IQRA University has the highest number of faculty members with Ph.D. in Pakistan.[1] All engineering programs offered are Pakistan Engineering Council approved

Management

Its owner and Chancellor is a Pakistani businessman Mr. Hunaid Vice Chancellor is Dr. U. A. G. Isani, Retired Civil Servant Government of Pakistan.

Campuses

Karachi

  • Main campus - Defence View, adjacent to Expressway, Karachi.
  • Gulshan Campus - Abid Town, Block-2, Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
  • Clifton Campus - Metro Tower, Near Teen Talwar, Main Clifton Road. (This campus has been named as Asian Institute of Fashion Design).
  • North Nazimabad Campus - Block B, North Nazimabad.

Islamabad

  • Islamabad campus is located at Khayaban-e-Johar, Sector H-9, Islamabad..

Ranking

IQRA University has been ranked at No. 3 in Business category as per Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) rankings 2012.[3] Latest figures from ISI Thompson shown that IQRA University has published research papers more than the other top business schools of Pakistan.[1][4][5][6][7] In 2011 IQRA University was ranked as the no.1 institute among all private institutions in the province, according to the Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC). [1].[2]
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