Ziauddin University

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Ziauddin University
جامعہ ضیاء الدین
Type Private
Established 1995 (1995)
Chancellor Dr. Asim Hussain
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui
Registrar Muhammad Yousaf
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Green and Grey        
Nickname ZU
Affiliations HEC
Website www.zu.edu.pk

The Ziauddin University (Urdu: جامعہ ضیاء الدین‎, abbreviated as ZU), is a private research university located in Clifton in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] The university is honored and named after the renowned educationist, Ziauddin Ahmad.[2]

Founded in 1995 by the Ziauddin Group who also managed its research and financial funding, it is one of the premium institutions of higher education.[3] With a strong emphasis on medical, health, and biomedical engineering, the university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes. Due to its health research, it consistently maintained its high-ranking position and currently placed as one of the top institution in "medical category" by the HEC.[4] In addition, its faculty and the university itself has taken initiatives to improve the health care system of Pakistan.[3]

The university's official mission seek to commit to have a futuristic approach in imparting knowledge, skills and service rendered with the highest sense of moral uprightness and social responsibility to the nation, region and the world at large.[5]

Faculty of Medicine[edit]

Ziauddin Group of hospitals includes:

  • Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, North Nazimabad campus a 300 bedded hospital
  • Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Clifton campus a 150 bedded hospital
  • Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Kemari campus a 125 hospital

Other clinical learning sites include:

  • Sobhraj Maternity Home
  • Primary Health Care Centres, Sikanderabad
  • Dr. Ziauddin Cancer Hospital, North Nazimabad
  • Dr. Ziauddin Maternal and Child Health Centre, Gol Market Nazimabad

Programmes offered[edit]

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • M.Phil
  • M.Phil Leading to Ph.D in Health Sciences
  • Doctor Of Medicine in Clinical Sciences
  • Master Of Surgery in Clinical Sciences
  • Clinical diplomas

College of Dentistry[edit]

  • Bachelor Of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • M.Phil Oral Biology
  • M.Phil Oral Pathology

Faculty of Pharmacy[edit]

  • 5-year programme approved by Pharmacy Council of Pakistan
  • The duration of M.Phil and Ph.D programme is M.Phil: Minimum 2 and maximum 4 years; Ph.D: Minimum 3 and maximum 8 years

College of Nursing[edit]

  • Master of Science in Nursing (2 Years)
  • Post RN BSN (2 Years)
  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing ( 4 Years)
  • Diploma in General Nursing (3 years)
  • Diploma in Nurse Midwifery (1 year)

College of Medical Technology[edit]

  • BS And Associate Degree Medical Technology
  • Diploma Phlebotomy (10 months)
  • Diploma in Clinical Pathology(DCP) for (MBBS)
  • Diploma in Transfusion Medicine DM (MBBS 2 years)
  • MS/M. Phil /PGD Medical Technology.

Following are the disciplines of Medical Technology programme:

  • Clinical Lab Sciences
  • Radiological Imaging
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Cardiac Perfusion
  • Operation Theater Sciences
  • Neuro Sciences

College of Physical Therapy[edit]

  • Doctor of Physical therapy
  • Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • M.S./ M. Phil. in Physical Therapy

College of Speech Language & Hearing Sciences[edit]

  • A four year BS in Audiology & Speech Language Therapy (BS ASLT)
  • A one-year Diploma in Childhood Development & Psychopathology (DCDP)

Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology[edit]

  • BS Software Engineering
  • BE Biomedical Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering Technology
  • BS Civil Engineering Technology

College of Media Sciences[edit]

  • BS in Communication and Media Studies


  1. ^ Google maps inc. "Location and address of the Ziauddin University". Google maps inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Biography of its benefactor: Ziauddin Ahmad". Biography of its benefactor: Ziauddin Ahmad. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Ziauddin University Press. "History". Ziauddin University Press. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ HEC. "HEC Institutions rankings". Govt. Pakistan. Higher Education Commission. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mission of ZU". Mission of ZU. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

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