Iqra University traces its geneses to January 1998, when it started its operations in Karachi. The Government of Sindh chartered the University; vide Sindh Ordinance VI of 2000. Currently, Iqra University has campuses in all Provincial Capitals of Pakistan and the Federal Capital, Islamabad. The Islamabad Campus received recognition by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), (the then UGC), in March 2001 under document reference No.16-23/ugc/secy/99/60. Recently HEC has awarded category W’, i.e., A’ to Islamabad Campus because of its highly sophisticated infrastructure and state of the art academic/research facilities.
The University is the brainchild of Mr. Hunaid Lakhani, Chancellor of Iqra University, whose aim was to form an institution of higher learning that could provide quality education to students in Pakistan.
Iqra University has approximately five thousand students in its portal studying in disciplines such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Development Studies, International Relations, Fashion Design, Engineering, and Management Sciences.
With the commitment to provide quality education to the youth of Pakistan, Iqra University established a distinctive new campus in the capital city, Islamabad. This purpose-built campus is spread over a lush green area of five acres in the heart of the educational sector, H-9, home to some of the other most prestigious educational institutions in Islamabad.
Graduate, undergraduate and continuing education programs are offered in all disciplines including Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Development Studies, Fashion Design and Textile Design. The programs in these disciplines are conducted under the supervision of a highly qualified, professional and motivated Faculty. The university curricula are not only competitive but also in line with academic practices globally.
Campus facilities include a well-stocked library, state of the art computing facilities, well equipped teaching labs, central air-conditioned classrooms equipped with the latest audio-visual aids, an auditorium, a seminar room, sports facilities and a prayer hall.
Students’ time at Iqra University Islamabad Campus is one of the most exciting, self-fullfiling, and challenging periods in their lives. Individual attention is given to students to develop and enhance their technical and analytical competencies. Students are also encouraged to participate in various extracurricular and academic activities to facilitate their personal and professional development.