Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

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Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
The school's current logo
Type Private
Established 1989
Dean Shehnaz Ismail
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture is a not-for-profit degree awarding institution[1] in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The university was established in 1989, thereby empowering it to award its own degrees and was the fourth private institution of higher learning in Pakistan to be given a university status. As of 2008, IVS was the third highest ranking art and design university in Pakistan.[2]

The degrees offered include a 5-year degree program in Architecture and 4 year degree programs in Interior Design, Textile and Communication Design, and Fine Arts. The core degree courses are supported throughout the curriculum with liberal arts courses as well.[3]

It was founded by Arshad Abdulla, Haamid N. Jaffer, Imran Mir, Inayat Ismail, Nighat Mir, Noorjehan Bilgrami, Shahid Abdulla, Shahid Sajjad, Shehnaz Ismail, and Syed Akeel Bilgrami.[4]


  • Foundation Studies
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Communication Design
  • Textile Design
  • Fine Art
  • Liberal Arts
  • Postgraduate


The I.V.S. Alumni Association was established in November 2001 and is supported by the school.[5]

  • Sarwat Gilani - Actress and model, studied from this school.
  • Some scenes of Zindagi Gulzar Hai a Hum TV serial, were shot in this school.
  • Adeela Suleman - Internationally acclaimed sculptor with exhibitions that are scattered across the globe; studied from this institution and now heads the fine arts department.
  • Jovita Veronica Alvares - winner of the Imran Mir Art Prize in 2017

The association periodically publishes a newsletter, organizes social events and keeps a close liaison with the school. The alumni office is located on the campus.[6]


The popular Pakistani Hum TV Television serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai was filmed at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.

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  1. ^ HEC (Higher Education Commission, Pakistan) Recognized Universities and Degree Awarding Institutions "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  2. ^ - Ranking of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Recognized Universities in Pakistan Archived 2015-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.
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