Iqra University

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Iqra University
Iqra University logo.png
Former names
Asian Management Institute (AMI)
Motto We are what we consistently do; excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)
Established 1998 (1998)
Type Private
Chancellor Hunaid Lakhani
Vice-Chancellor Dr. U. A. G. Isani
Registrar Dr. Syed Akif Hasan
Students ~10,000
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Colours Klein, Denim, White            
Nickname IU
Affiliations PEC, HEC

The Iqra University is a private university primarily located in residential area of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] The university has additional campuses in Islamabad and Peshawar as well.

Founded as Asian Management Institute (AMI) in 1998 by a group of Karachi-based industrialists, the university was renamed as "Iqra University" after granted university status in 2002 by HEC. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies programmes in engineering, film studies, management sciences, administration, and related social and natural sciences disciplines.[2]

It is one of the notable private institution of higher learning and currently ranked in among top-ten institution for "business category" by the HEC in 2012.[3] In addition, the university is noted as being the largest employer of doctorate holders as faculty.[4] Also, the university has a largest research publication output than any other higher learning institution of the country.[5][6][7][8][9]

IQRA University Main Campus
Iqra University is located in Karachi
Main Campus
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Location of Iqra University Campuses within Karachi.


Its owner and Chancellor is a Pakistani businessman Mr. Hunaid Lakhani, Vice Chancellor is Dr. U. A. G. Isani, Retired Civil Servant Government of Pakistan and Registrar is Dr. Syed Akif Hasan.



  • Defence Campus - Defence View, adjacent to Expressway, Karachi.
  • Gulshan Campus - Abid Town, Block-2, Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
  • Clifton Campus - Metro Tower, Near Teen Talwar, Main Clifton Road. (This campus has been named as Asian Institute of Fashion Design).
  • North Nazimabad Campus - Block B, North Nazimabad.
  • North Karachi Campus - Sector 7-B/1, North Karachi, Karachi. Tel: (92)21-38797097.


  • Islamabad campus is located at Khayaban-e-Johar, Sector H-9, Islamabad..


IQRA University has been ranked at No. 1 in Business category as per Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) rankings 2012.[10] Latest figures from ISI Thompson shown that IQRA University has published research papers more than the other top business schools of Pakistan.[5][6][7][8][9] In 2011 IQRA University was ranked as the no.1 institute among all private institutions in the province, according to the Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC). [5]

In a meeting held on July 13, 2012, NCEAC-HEC (National Computing Education Accreditation Council of Higher Education Commission) has granted accreditation to the Computer Science Program of IQRA University for the batches graduating in the academic year 2008-12, 2009–13 and 2010-14. NCEAC-HEC also evaluated the quality standard of the said program and placed into the top most ranking (W-Category) Source


  1. ^ "Location and address of Iqra University". Goog maps services, inc. google maps. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Programmes and degrees in Iqra University. "Programmes and degrees in Iqra University". Programmes and degrees in Iqra University. Programmes and degrees in Iqra University. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "HEC Ranking". HEC Ranking. HEC Ranking. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Why choose Iqra". Why choose Iqra. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Aziz, Noman. "Private institutes : Iqra University ranked as top private college – The Express Tribune". Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  6. ^ a b "Jang Group Online". Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  7. ^ a b "Iqra University Ranked Number One While SZABIST & Institute Of Business Management Ranked Number Two". Awami Web. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  8. ^ a b "Private institutes : Iqra University ranked as top private college". Pkarticles. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
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  10. ^ "Jobs in Pakistan, Courses in Pakistan, Study Abroad - Education, Careers, Study Abroad and Visa information". Retrieved 2011-09-12. 

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