Sindh Madressatul Islam University

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Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU)
SMIU Logo.jpg
Motto in English
Enter To Learn Go Forth to Serve
Type Public


University Status Granted in 2012
Chancellor Governor of Sindh
Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammed Ali Shaikh
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Campus 8 acres
Affiliations HEC, chartered By the government of Sindh

Sindh Madressatul Islam University (Urdu: سندھ مدرسۃ الاسلام‎; Sindhi: سنڌ مدرسته الاسلام‎) is a university in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. SMIU is a public university located in the commercial hub of Karachi, near I.I. Chundrigar Road in vicinity of Habib Bank Plaza. It is spread over eight acres of land and has some colonial era buildings. Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) offers four years Bachelor's in Computer Sciences, BBA, BS Environmental Sciences, BS Media Studies and BS Education, and offers Masters Programs in fields such as MBA and MS(CS).

Sindh Madrasa was founded on 1 September 1885 by Hassan Ali Effendi, a Sindhi of Turkish origin who settled in Karachi. It became popular with mainly Muslims of Sindh including Baloch. It is modeled on the British public school system. The founding father of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah studied there.

Sindh Madressatul Islam is one of the oldest modern Muslim educational institutions in South Asia. It was founded on September 1, 1885 in Karachi, by a group of Sindhi Muslim visionaries led by Khan Bahadur Hassan Ali Effendi, the great grandfather of President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari. By 1895, with the efforts of Hassan Ali Effendi, the institution had developed into a high school with three primary branches that taught in Sindhi. The Quran classes were conducted in the prayer halls.

In 2015 SMIU introduced the first short course certificate program "TV Program and News Production". Attendees were working journalists and people from media. All who completed the course gave their group a name "DilPhaink Studio ( ".

Sindh Madressatul Islam was established on the premises of Qafila Serai a former caravan station in Karachi.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah's will, excerpt


  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Education
  • Department OF Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Media Studies

Department of Business Administration[edit]

The department offers the following degree programs:

  • BBA (Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing)
  • BS (Accounting and Finance)
  • MBA (3.5 years) ((Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing),
  • MBA (2-2.5 years) ((Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing),
  • MBA (1.5 years) ((Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing),
  • MS (Management Sciences & Public Administration)
  • MS (Public Administration)
  • Phd (Management Sciences)
  • Phd (Public Administration)

The department offers nationally and internationally recognized programs at graduate and undergraduate levels, which have been designed in consultation with the corporate sector.

The department is located in Karachi's Business District, close to I.I Chundrigar Road, which is known as the Wall Street of Karachi. Most of the multinational and national trading houses, banks, financial institutions as well as Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry are located on walking distance from the department. Living in the 'Business Environment' is one of the advantages that the Business Administration students of SMIU enjoy in addition to opportunities for internships.

Being a public-sector institution, SMIU charges minimum fees. It charges about one-sixth of the fee charged by other comparable institutions for business education programs.

Department of Computer Science[edit]

The department offers the following programs:

  • BS (Computer Science)
  • MS (Computer Science)
  • Phd (Computer Science)

It is equipped with three computer labs: two of them are computing laboratories while the other one is a hardware laboratory with electronic and digital circuit design courses. The computers are connected through a network.

IT/Industrial Hub:SMIU is located in the area where numbers of IT industries, software houses, institutions, media and government organizations' networks are located, enabling students to seek internships, etc., as well as familiarize themselves with IT related environment.

Department of Education[edit]

The department offers the following programs:

  • BS Education- 4 years
  • Associate Degree in Education - 2 years
  • MS Education - 2 years

The department has access to SMIU Model School for practical training of the students of its graduate and undergraduate programs.

Department OF Environmental Sciences[edit]

The department offers the following programs:

  • BS Environmental Sciences
  • MS Environmental Sciences

Department of Media Studies[edit]

The department offers the following programs:

  • BS (Media Studies)
  • BS (Social Sciences)
  • MS (Media Studies)
  • MS (Social Sciences)

The university is located in the area where leading media outlets, both print and electronic, like Daily Dawn, Daily Jang, The News, as well as almost all the major satellite television networks are located.

The department has a television studio and FM Radio station, providing an opportunity for hands-on training on broadcasting equipment.

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