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
Residential
Colours Klein, Denim, White            
Nickname IU
Affiliations PEC, HEC
Website www.iqra.edu.pk

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
Main Campus
Gulshan
Gulshan
AIFD-(Clifton)
AIFD-(Clifton)
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Location of Iqra University Campuses within Karachi.

Management[edit]

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.

Campuses[edit]

Karachi[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

Ranking[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  7. ^ a b "Jang Group Online". Jang.com.pk. 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. 
  10. ^ a b http://www.iqra.edu.pk/iqra-university-ranked-as-top-private-college
  11. ^ "Jobs in Pakistan, Courses in Pakistan, Study Abroad - Education, Careers, Study Abroad and Visa information". Jocation.com. Archived from the original on 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 

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