Foundation University Islamabad

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Foundation University Islamabad
دانش گاہِ اساسی اسلام آباد
Established2002 (2002)
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)
RegistrarDr. Amir Gulzar
Location, ,
ColoursIris, White
AffiliationsHEC, PMDC
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The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), (دانش گاہِ اساسی اسلام آباد) is a private university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It has three campuses; Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Sialkot.

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.


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

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 Software Engineering - Program Accredited from NCEAC
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Program Accreditation (NCEAC) Applied For
  • 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
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality

Masters programs

  • MS Management Sciences
  • MS Information Security
  • 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). 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.

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

Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (FUIRS) [edll source] Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences 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. FUIRS has a purpose-built campus with spacious lecture halls, amphitheaters, and multidisciplinary laboratories with facilities at par with international standards. 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.

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 quality and most relevant 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 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]