Riphah International University

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Riphah International University, Islamabad
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Established2002 (2002)
ChancellorMr. Hassan Muhammad Khan
Vice-ChancellorDr. Anis Ahmad
RectorDr. Ghulam Abbas Miana
ColorsBlue, White
AffiliationsPEC, HEC, Washington Accord

Riphah International University (Riphah) (رفاہ انٹرنیشنل یونیورسٹی) is a private university in Pakistan, chartered by the Federal Government of Pakistan in 2002. The university was established with the aim of producing professionals with Islamic moral and ethical values. It is sponsored by a not-for-profit trust, the Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT). The first project of the IIMCT was the Islamic International Medical College in Rawalpindi, established in 1996 by its founding Managing Trustee, Zulfiqar Ali Khan. The university has fourteen constituent units and an overseas project, the RAK College of Dental Sciences, in the United Arab Emirates. The university is also working towards the establishment of a campus in Mauritius.


The President of Pakistan is the Patron of the University. Zulfiqar Ali Khan was the Founding Chancellor and Hassan Muhammad Khan is the Pro Chancellor of the University. Educationist Anis Ahmad is the Founding Vice Chancellor of the University. The Board of Governors and the Academic Council are the highest policy-making bodies of the University. The Vice Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University.


The 14 constituent campuses of the university include:

  • Main Campus, Sector I-14, Islamabad
  • City Campus - I, G-7/4, 7th Avenue, Islamabad
  • City Campus - II, Evacuee Trust Complex, Islamabad
  • WISH Campus, H-8, Islamabad
  • Al-Mizan Campus, Rawalpindi
  • Lahore City Campus, Township, Lahore
  • Riphah International University Lahore, Raiwind Road
  • Riphah International University Faisalabad
  • RAK College of Dental Sciences, Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE


The university consists of several colleges with undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programmes:

  • Islamic International Dental College
  • Islamic International Engineering College
  • Islamic International Medical College[1]
  • Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences[2]
  • Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Riphah Institute of Media Sciences
  • Faculty of Computing
  • Riphah Center of Islamic Business
  • Riphah Institute of Informatics
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering
  • Faculty of Basic Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Riphah Institute of Public Policy
  • Riphah College of Veterinary Sciences

University ranking and quality certification[edit]

Riphah International University, Islamabad was included in "W Category" universities by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in 2005 and was later included in the top five universities in the private sector, qualifying to receive research grants from the Government of Pakistan through the HEC. Subsequently, Riphah ranked in the sixth position among private and public sector national universities of medium size with a quality score of 9.70 on the basis of quality assurance and research output criteria set by the HEC. Further, the Quality Enhancement Cell of the University was given first position among the private sector "W Category" universities of Pakistan according to the score card formulated by the HEC. Riphah was the first university in Pakistan to be certified under ISO 9001:2008 Standard by the UK based Lloyd's Register, one of the top five global independent risk management and safety assurance organizations.

Riphah College of Science and Technology's Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

Quality Enhancement Cell[edit]

The Quality Enhancement Cell was established at Riphah International University in October 2009 by the HEC,[3] with a mandate to monitor the quality of education. It has since been declared one of the best Quality Enhancement Cells in Pakistan by the HEC.


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