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)
Type Private
Established 1998 (1998)
Chancellor Mrs. Erum Asad
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Waseem Qazi
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 Defence residential area of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] The university has additional campuses in other parts of the city as well as in other cities, Islamabad and Peshawar.

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] Recently, Iqra University inaugurated it's North Campus named as Iqra University North Campus [3]

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.[4] In addition, the university is noted as being the largest employer of doctorate holders as faculty.[5] Also, the university has a largest research publication output than any other higher learning institution of the country.[6][7][8][9][10]

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 an American businessman Hunain Lakhani, Vice Chancellor is U.A.N, 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,opp to Muhammad Shah Graveyard, Karachi. Tel: (92)21-38797097.
  • Johar Campus - block 19, pearl residency Karachi. Tel: (92)21-38797056.


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


Iqra University was 'ranked at No. 10 in Business category as per Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) rankings 2012.[11] Latest figures from ISI Thompson shown that IQRA University has published more research papers than the other top business schools of Pakistan.[6][7][8][9][10] In 2011, Iqra University was ranked as the no.1 institute among all private institutions. [6]

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 Now according to Hec 2015 ranking, Iqra university is in the first position in Pakistan in the Business category.


  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. ^ Ur Rehman Khan, Fahad (12 October 2015). "Iqra University North Campus, Another milestone". Scene On Hai. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "HEC Ranking". HEC Ranking. HEC Ranking. Archived from the original on 25 May 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Why choose Iqra". Why choose Iqra. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Aziz, Noman. "Private institutes : Iqra University ranked as top private college – The Express Tribune". Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  7. ^ a b "Jang Group Online". Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  8. ^ a b "Iqra University Ranked Number One While SZABIST & Institute Of Business Management Ranked Number Two". Awami Web. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  9. ^ a b "Private institutes : Iqra University ranked as top private college". Pkarticles. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
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  11. ^ "Jobs in Pakistan, Courses in Pakistan, Study Abroad - Education, Careers, Study Abroad and Visa information". Archived from the original on 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 

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