DHA Suffa University

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DHA Suffa University
DHA Suffa University Logo.jpg
Motto in English
With Enlightened Vista for Top Quality
Type Private
Established 2002 (2002)[1]
Chancellor Naveed Mukhtar[2]
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain[3]
Dean Prof. Dr. Johar K. Farooqi
Registrar Syed Mateen Haider[4]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students ~800[1]
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Campus Residential
Colours Maroon, white, orange            
Nickname DSU
Affiliations HEC, PEC
Website www.dsu.edu.pk/index.php/en/

The DHA Suffa University, or DSU, is a private research university located in the midst of DHA neighborhood of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[5]

The university was established in 2002 and started operations in 2012. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes in engineering, humanities, arts, computer science, business, management, and other academic disciplines.[6] Major financial funding and endowment are managed by the DHA urban development corporation who also built the university.[6]


DHA Suffa University was granted its charter by the government of Sindh in 2002. The university derives its name Suffa from the rectangular platform called Suffah in Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, where companions of Prophet Muhammad used to gather to seek knowledge. The construction of the present campus on 5 acres of land in DHA Phase VII (Ext) was started in 2004 and completed in 2007. The capacity of the campus is 3000 students.[7]

DSU was recognized as a private sector degree awarding institution by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in the year 2012. In its very first participation in the annual ranking process of HEC for the year 2014, DSU achieved the impressive ranking of 31 out of 169 public and private sector universities of Pakistan.

The BE (Mechanical) and BE (Electrical) programs of DSU have been approved by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). The BS (Computer Sciences) program conforms to the standards of National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC). The BBA and MBA programs conform to the standards of National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC).

The university has been inspected and evaluated by the Government of Sindh’s Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC) twice in the last four years. On both the occasions, the CIEC was pleased to see the rapid growth of the university and the high standards of education being maintained.

The university also has various student and research exchange agreements with other universities in Europe and Asia,[8][9][10]


  1. ^ a b c d Et. Al. "History". DHA Suffa University Press. DHA Suffa University Press. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chancellor of the University". Chancellor of the University. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Message By The Vice Chancellor". Message By The Vice Chancellor. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Board of Governors of DHA Suffa University". Board of Governors of DHA Suffa University. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Address of the DSU". Address of the DSU. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Introduction and history". Introduction and history. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Official Website-DHA Suffa University. Retrieved 4 September 2013
  8. ^ [1], DSU Signs MOU with Technical University of Applied Sciences, Wildau, Germany
  9. ^ [2], DSU enters into a wide-ranging academic collaboration with Bilkent University
  10. ^ [3], DSU Students to Start Internship at AIMST University, Malaysia

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Coordinates: 24°48′53″N 67°04′47″E / 24.8147°N 67.0796°E / 24.8147; 67.0796