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The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (abbreviated as IUB) (Urdu: جامعه اسلامیہ), colloquially known as Islamia University, is located in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.IUB is a public sector university . Bahawalpur has always been a seat of higher learning. Uch Sharif (a nearby ancient town) had one of the largest universities in the world where scholars from all over the world used to come for studies. As a continuation of this tradition a religious University (Jamia Abbasia) was established in Bahawalpur in 1925, following the academic pursuits of Jamia Al-Azhar, Egypt. In view of the changing scenario, Jamia Abbasia was declared as a general University in 1975, and was renamed as The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Initially, it started functioning at Abbasia and Khawaja Fareed Campuses with ten Departments. In order to construct a modern and self-contained campus, 1250 acres of land was allotted to the University on Hasilpur Road about eight kilometers away from the city centre. The sand dunes have been converted into faculties, green lawns, hostels, residential colony, farms and orchards. It is known as Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus. The University was started with ten departments and now this number has increased to 45 offering 74 disciplines. Apart from conventional disciplines of Religious Affairs, Languages, Social and Basic Sciences; education is being imparted in the areas of Business Administration, Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Computer, Law, Education, Fine Arts, Pharmacy, Life Sciences and Sports Sciences. In order to provide opportunities of higher education to the youth at their door step, two campuses were established at Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalnagar in 2005. Initially, Departments of Management Sciences and Computer Science & Information Technology were established for which response was very encouraging. The number of departments at Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan Campuses have been increased to seven and six, respectively. Islamia University has many faculties including Engineering, Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, Science, Arts, Languages, Social Sciences, Business and Information Technology. The university is currently Ranked at No# 08 in General (Large) category of HEC universities ranking of 2013.
Wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet
Wi-Fi Internet facility is available in all campuses of IUB. Most of computers available in offices only are equipped with wireless lan card. Students, researchers, staff and teachers of library can use this facility at any time.
All hostels (Boys/Girls, Faculty Hostels and Executive Hostel) are also have this wireless internet facility 24 hrs a day.It provides 10MB/s speed of wireless internet. University is providing free VPN connections to M.Phil and Ph.D. student with individualized ID and Password. With this VPN connection, students can access HEC funded research journals and librariers from their home or any other internet connection.
IUB has more than 47 departments, 78 Deciplines & 6 Faculties and centers.
1. Faculty of Pharmacy & Alternative Medicine
2. Faculty of Science
- Department of Physics
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Statistics
- Department of Geography
- Department of Life Sciences
- Department of Bio-Chemistry Bio-Technology
- University College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
- 'University College of Engineering & Technology (UCET)'
* Electronics Engineering. * Computer System Engineering. * Electrical Power Engineering. * Telecom Engineering.
- University College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
- Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies
3. Faculty of Arts
- Department of Economics
- Department of English
- Department of Library and Information Science
- Department of Media Studies
- Department of Political Science & International Relations
- Department of Saraiki
- Department of Urdu and Iqbaliat
- Department of IR
4. Faculty of Islamic Learning
- Department of Arabic
- Department of History & Pakistan Studies
- Department of Islamic Studies
- Department of Law
- Department of Persian
- Department of Modern Progressive Center of Excellence in Islamic Studies
5. Faculty of Education
- Department of Applied Psychology
- Department of Education
- Department of Educational Training
- Department of Fine Arts
- Department of Health & Physical Education (Science Sports)
- Department of Social Work
6. Faculty of Management Sciences
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Computer Science & Information Technology
- Department of Management Sciences
- Abbasia Campus (Old Campus)
- Baghdad al Jadeed Campus
- Khawaja Fareed Campus (Railway Road)
- Sub Campus Rahim Yar Khan
- Sub Campus Bahawalnagar
- Sub Campus Ranger
As the main university campus is away from the city centre, buses and coasters ply to transport the students, teaching and non-teaching staff. The facility is also available at Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalnagar campuses. The university has a transport fleet of 40 buses for students and 04 coasters for teaching staff.
In order to facilitate the students, sufficient hostel accommodation is available in IUB Campuses. Presently, three hostels for boys and five for girls are in use. The accommodation capacity of these hostels is around 7000. All the hostel buildings are equipped with facilities.
The following Hostels are in operation for students in Bahawalpur Campuses.:-
Boys Hostels 1) Abu Bakar Hall (Boys Hostel) at Abbasia Campus 2) Umer Hall (Boys Hostel) at Baghdad Campus 3) Ali Hall (Boys Hostel) at Baghdad Campus
Girls Hostels 1) Fatima Hall (Girls Hostel) at Baghdad Campus 2) Ayesha Hall (Girls Hostel) at Baghdad Campus 3) Amna Hall (Girls Hostel) at Baghdad Campus 4) Rabia Hall (Girls Hostel) at Abbasia Campus 5) Khadijah Hostel (Girls Hostel) at Baghdad Campus
In addition to above, one Hostel each for Boys & Girls is in operation at Rahim yar Khan and Bahawalnagar Campuses.
The Islamia University offers Luxurious accommodation for its Faculty Members. Currently the Following Hostels are in use:-
1) Executive Hostel Baghdad Campus for Senior Faculty Members 2) Faculty Hostel for Men Baghdad Campus for male Faculty and Administration. 3) Faculty Hostel for Women Baghdad Campus for Female Faculty. 4) Foreign Faculty Hostel Baghdad Campus for Foreign Faculty and Families.
IUB Hostels present a new concept of 'Warden System' where Hostel affairs are managed by competent and vigilant team of full-time staff, Serving as Facilitators. The system ensures the presence of a Senior Official at each Hostel at all times. The Hostels Administration is headed by the "Chairman Hall Council". The Chief Warden controls all Operations at Boys, Girls & Faculty Hostels at all Campuses. The Chief Warden is assisted by two Wardens (Warden Girls Hostels and Warden Boys Hostels). There are two Assistant Wardens deputed at each of the above mentioned Hostel supported by Assistants, Clerks, Attendants, Mali/Baildars, and Janitors etc.
The above system is to make the Students coming from distant places feel at home and live in a conducive environment for Co-curricular and Extra-curricular activities in addition to his/her studies. The team ensures Facilitation to the Student in addition to keeping strict discipline in all Hostels.