Foundation University, Islamabad

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Foundation University Islamabad
Logo Foundation University.png
TypePrivate
Established2002 (2002)
ChancellorLt Gen Ikram - ul - Haq, HI(M) (Retd)
PresidentLt Gen Syed Tariq Nadeem Gilani, HI(M) (Retd)
RectorMaj Gen Changez Dil Khan, HI(M) (Retd)
RegistrarBrig Salawat Khan, SI(M) (Retd)
Location, ,
CampusUrban
ColoursIris, White        
NicknameFUI
AffiliationsHEC, PM&DC
Websitewww.fui.edu.pk

The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), is a private university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It has two campuses; Islamabad & Rawalpindi.

FUI is a private sector university, sponsored by the Fauji Foundation which is the largest welfare organization in the country. FUI was granted its charter by the Federal Government vide Ordinance No. LXXXVIII of 2002.

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business & Technology
  • Faculty of Engineering & IT

Programs Offered at Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus (FURC)[edit]

The University offers following Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees.

Undergraduate programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (honors)
  • Bachelor of Computer Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Media and Communication
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in English

Masters programs

  • MS Management Sciences
  • MS Computer Sciences
  • MS Engineering Management
  • MS English (Linguistics & Literature)
  • MS Media Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA 3.5 years)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA 1.5 years)

M.Phil and Ph.D programs

  • PhD Computer Sciences
  • PhD English
  • PhD Management Sciences
  • PhD Psychology

Foundation University Islamabad Campus (FUIC)[edit]

Foundation University Islamabad Campus
Foundation University Islamabad Campus

The FUIC consists of Foundation University Medical College (FUMC), Foundation University College of Dentistry (FUCD), Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (FUIRS), Foundation University college of Nursing (FUCN), the University Secretariat and Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH) (Teaching Hospital of FUMC).

Foundation University Medical College (FUMC)[edit]

The Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) was established in 2000. The intake of the College is 150 students per year. FUMC is also recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) for FCPS Part II training. The College is housed in a complex of its own, with hostels for boys and girls located within the same premises. The College is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and is a member of International Association of Medical Regulatory Authority (IAMRA). The College has also been included in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS) by WHO, making its students eligible to appear in the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and United Kingdom Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB).[citation needed] Conventional modalities of teaching in the form of lectures, seminars, classroom laboratory teaching has been replaced at FUMC by integrated modular systems like PBL (Problem Based Learning) which is more patient oriented and evidence based. The College is also regularly publishing a multi-disciplinary Journal of Bio-medical Sciences.[citation needed]

Foundation University College of Dentistry (FUCD)[edit]

The student are educated in basic medical and dental sciences in the initial two years and are trained in different clinical specialties in third and final years including Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Operative/Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Orthodontics on simulated models (phantom heads) and as well as live clinical scenarios. FUCD offers the most modern and state of the art clinical facilities available in the country with services ranging from fillings and root canal treatments Dentures to Orthodontics Implants and Major surgeries of the jaws, mouth and face. It houses its own Central Sterilization and Supply Department (CSSD), specially designed for enabling the clinicians to provide quality care with absolutely no compromise on sterilization and cross-infection control. The clinical setting is fully equipped with digital radiography systems including periapical, OPGs and Cephalometric X-rays to CT scans and MRI. Dean of the institution is Professor Dr Muhammad Azhar Sheikh, BDS, M.Sc (Lond), FDS RCS (Eng) FDS RCS (Ire) and FDS Oral Surgery (UK) Where as Dr. Sidra Aamer and Dr. Nadia Amman are serving as Associate Dean (Basic Sciences) and Associate Dean (Clinical Sciences) of FUCD respectively. FUCD has two major Departments which includes Department of BASIC SCIENCES & Department of CLINICAL SCIENCES with their respective sub-departments.

DEPARTMENT OF BASIC SCIENCES

Department of Oral biology and Tooth Morphology:

Oral biology & tooth morphology is a foundation course in dentistry which is taught during the first year. The course consists of four components including Oral Histology, Oral Anatomy, Oral Physiology and ToothMorphology. Oral biology is examined in First Professional BDS exam.

Department of Oral Pathology:

This department is headed by Assistant Professor Dr. Faiza Hassan.

Department of Dental Materials:

Department of Community Dentistry:

DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

Department of Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery: The department was approved for FCPS Oral & maxillofacial surgeries by CPSP in January 2015.

Department of Orthodontics:

Department is recognized for FCPS training and is headed by Associate Professor Dr. Afeef umar zia.

Department of Prosthodontics:

This department is headed by Assistant Professor Dr. Wasiq riaz.

Department of Periodontics:

It is taught during 3rd year and is headed by Senior Registrar Dr. Sadia Musharraf.

Department of Operative dentistry:

This Department is headed by Associate Professor Dr. Nadia Amman.

Department of oral medicine:

This department is headed by Assistant Professor Dr Muhammad Umair.

Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (FUIRS)[edit]

Fauji Foundation School of Nursing was established in 1979. It was running regular diploma courses and has now being upgraded to Foundation University College of Nursing (FUCN). FUCN will be a constituent college of Foundation University. It is under process of recognition by Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) and will be affiliated with Nursing Examination Board Punjab.

Foundation University College of Nursing (FUCN)[edit]

Fauji Foundation School of Nursing was established in 1979. It was running regular diploma courses and has now being upgraded to Foundation University College of Nursing (FUCN). FUCN will be a constituent college of Foundation University. It is under process of recognition by Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) and will be affiliated with Nursing Examination Board Punjab.

Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH)[edit]

The Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi (A Teaching Hospital of FUMC) with the capacity of 750 beds is the flagship of Fauji Foundation Welfare Health Projects with an annual budget of about Rs. 2.4 billion.

Programs offered at Foundation University Islamabad Campus (FUIC)[edit]

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing

Introduction of Internationally Accepted Problem-based Learning Methodology[edit]

FUMC has introduced an internationally accepted Integrated Curriculum from 2009.[citation needed]

FUMC is the fourth institution after Agha Khan University, Shifa Medical College and Army Medical College to introduce this teaching methodology in Pakistan.[citation needed]

Collaborations and Memberships[edit]

The University of Yamanashi Faculty of Medicine (Japan), signed an academic agreement with FUMC for research collaboration, faculty development and student exchange in 2005.[citation needed]

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