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Foundation University Islamabad

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Foundation University Islamabad
دانش گاہِ اساسی اسلام آباد
Other name
Established2002 (2002)
AccreditationHigher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)
ChancellorLt Gen Ikram - ul - Haq, HI(M) (Retd)
PresidentLt Gen Syed Tariq Nadeem Gilani, HI(M) (Retd)
RectorMaj Gen Nasir Dilawar Shah, HI(M) (Retd)
Colours   Iris & white

The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), (دانش گاہِ اساسی اسلام آباد) is a public sector university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It has two campuses; Foundation University School of Health Sciences (FUSH) & Foundation University School of Science and Technology (FUSST).

Recognized university[edit]

Foundation University Islamabad is a recognized university by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.[1][2][3]


FUI is a government university, backed by the government's Fauji Foundation which is the largest welfare organization in Pakistan.[2] FUI was granted its charter by the Federal Government vide Ordinance No. LXXXVIII of 2002.


  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business & Technology
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Programs Offered at Foundation University School of Science and Technology (FUSST)[edit]

The university offers following Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees:

Undergraduate programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering[2]
  • Bachelor of Computer Software Engineering - Program Accredited from NCEAC
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Program Accreditation (NCEAC) Applied For
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (honors)[2]
  • Bachelor of Computer Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Media and Communication[2]
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in English[2]
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality

Masters programs

  • MS Management Sciences
  • MS Information Security
  • MS Computer Sciences[2]
  • MS Engineering Management
  • MS English (Linguistics & Literature)[2]
  • MS Media Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA 3.5 years)[2]
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA 1.5 years)

M.Phil and Ph.D. programs

  • PhD Computer Sciences
  • PhD English
  • PhD Management Sciences[2]
  • PhD Psychology[2]

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 clinical facilities 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). 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.[citation needed]

Foundation University College of Physiotherapy (FUCP)[edit]

Foundation University College of Physiotherapy (FUCP) was established in 2014. It offers a 5-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and follows the semester system. The intake of the department is 50 students per semester, with two semesters in a year. FUCP has a purpose-built campus with lecture halls, amphitheaters, and multidisciplinary laboratories with facilities at par with international standards.[citation needed] It is also the first rehabilitation institute in Pakistan which took an initiative to offer paid house jobs to all graduates at the completion of their 5-year degree program.[citation needed]

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.

Foundation University Sialkot Campus (FUSC)[edit]

FUSC has been established in 2019, with an objective to provide degree programs in the areas of Business, Information and Engineering Technologies, and also to launch technical courses to meet the industrial need for skilled manpower. The campus shall also provide opportunities to the skilled certificate and diploma holder workforce for their vertical mobility and career progression to acquire higher education. FUSC is providing Bachelors's level education in Engineering, IT and Management Sciences.

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 School of Health Sciences (FUSH)[edit]

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


  1. ^ "5th Ranking of Pakistani Higher Education Institutions in 2015 (Foundation University Islamabad is ranked #45 in the General Category in Pakistan)" (PDF). Higher Education Commission of Pakistan website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k University Overview of Foundation University Islamabad uniRank University Ranking (Australia) website, Retrieved 3 July 2022
  3. ^ Kashif Abbasi (3 February 2017). "Foundation University students orientation held". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 3 July 2022.