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University of Karachi


At the time of creation of Pakistan as a sovereign state in 1947, means for higher education and research were negligible. Responding to the impending requirement of higher learning, Pakistan started establishing relevant educational institutions of higher learning and research and thus under went rapid modernization. The University of Karachi was established by an act ofPakistan parliament in September, 1950.

The present campus, to which the University shifted in 1959, is spread over 1279 acres of land, situated 12 Km away from the city center. Altogether over 12,000 regular students are enrolled in the 51 departments functioning under 5 faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Commerce, Islamic Studies, Pharmacy and Science, as well as 17 research institutes and centers. Of Almost 4 percent of the students are foreigners who have come to the University of Karachi from 23 different countries of the world. The faculties of Education, Law and Medicine are located in the city. More than 90 colleges are affiliated to this University, and thereforeUniversity of Karachi is an affiliating, examining and teaching body, and hence caters to the teaching requirement of 10 million population of the city. University also arranges examination, result and degrees of about 150000 students other then studying at the campus.

The University has the best training and teaching staff consisting of more than 600 teachers. Many of the teachers are highly qualified having Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from abroad, and out of them some are of international fame. In addition to this, more than 4000 non teaching staff is available in the University to cater to the administrative and man-power needs. University being located in the port city of Karachi serves as the window of higher education in Pakistan. Up until now 150 Ph.D., 400 M.Phil, degrees have been awarded, and only from the Faculty of Pharmacy more then 400 research papers have been published. The university has acquired a high status in the field of education in Pakistan as well as abroad within a short span of 40 years. Presently it occupies a prominent place especially in the teaching and research in Science, Pharmacy, Business Administration and Medicine.


Faculty of Islamic Studies

Islamic History
Islamic Learning
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Science

Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of commerce


PABX Nos.: 9243131-42
Inquiry No: 9243131 (Ext.:2219)
Fax No.: 92-21-9243161 (P.R.O. Office)
E-Mail Address: Registrar   registrar@ku.edu.pk
Official Website : Universitywww.ku.edu.pk
Campus Wide Network       www.kucwn.edu.pk
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