Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan

(Main Gate of Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus, IUB)

Bahawalpur has always been a seat of higher learning. Uch Sharif (a nearby ancient town) had one of the largest universities in the world where scholars from all over the world used to come for studies. As a continuation of this tradition a religious university (Jamia Abbasia) was established at Bahawalpur in 1925, following the academic pursuits of Jamia Al-Azhar, Egypt. The renowned scholars spread the beacon of Islam by teaching Tafseer of Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, and History along with other contemporary subjects.

In view of the changing scenario, Jamia Abbasia was declared as a general University in 1975, and renamed as The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Initially, it started functioning at Abbasia and Khawaja Fareed Campuses with ten departments. In order to construct a modern and self-contained campus, 1250 acres of land was allotted to the University on Hasilpur Road about eight kilometers away from the city centre.

((Vice Chancellor of IUB with Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif)
The sand dunes have been converted into well-built faculties, green lawns, hostels, residential colony, farms and orchards. It is known as Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus. The University started with ten departments but now this number has increased to 40 offering 53 disciplines. While planning to commence new departments and disciplines due consideration is given to market as well as area specific needs. Consequently, apart from conventional disciplines of Religious Affairs, Languages, Social and Basic Sciences; education is being imparted in the areas of Business Administration, Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Computer, Law, Education, Fine Arts, Pharmacy, Life Sciences and Sports Sciences, etc. The University values quality education rather than quantity. Towards achievement of this end a team of highly qualified and committed faculty members have been engaged. Moreover, research is being made corner stone of the educational philosophy.

In order to provide opportunities of higher education to the youth at their door step, two campuses were established at Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalnagar in 2005. Initially, Departments of Management Sciences and Computer Science & Information Technology were established for which response was very encouraging. The number of Departments at Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan Campuses have been increased to seven and six respectively. The university is currently ranked at No. 13 in general category of HEC universities.


Wireless/Wi Fi Internet

Wi-Fi Internet facility is available in all campuses of IUB. Most of computers available in offices only are equipped with wireless LAN Card. Students, researchers, staff and teachers of library can use this facility at any time.

All hostels (Boys/Girls, Faculty Hostels and Executive Hostel) are also have this wireless internet facility 24 hrs a day. It provides 10MB/s speed of wireless internet.

Academic departments
1. University College of Engineering & Technology (UCET)
§  Computer Systems Engineering
§  Electronic Engineering
§  Electrical Engineering
§  Telecommunication Engineering

2. Faculty of Science
§  Department of Computer Sciences
§  Department of Physics
§  Department of Chemistry
§  Department of Mathematics
§  Department of Statistics.
§  Department of Geography.
§  Department of Life Sciences
§  Department of Bio-Chemistry Bio-Technology
§  University College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
§  University College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
§  Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies

3. Faculty of Arts
§  Department of Economics
§  Department of English
§  Department of Library and Information Science
§  Department of Media Studies
§  Department of Political Science & International Relations
§  Department of Saraiki
§  Department of Urdu and Iqbaliat
§  Department of IR

4. Faculty of Islamic Learning
§  Arabic
§  History & Pakistan Studies
§  Islamic Studies
§  Law
§  Persian
§  Modern Progressive Center of Excellence in Islamic Studies

5. Faculty of Commerce & Management Sciences
§  Commerce
§  Computer Science & Information Technology
§  Management Sciences

6. Faculty of Education
§  Applied Psychology
§  Education
§  Educational Training
§  Fine Arts
§  Health & Physical Education (Science Sports)
§  Social Work

7. Faculty of Pharmacy & Alternative Medicine
§  Pharmacy
§  University College of Conventional Medicine

8. Sub Campuses
§  Sub Campus in Government Khawaja Farid College Rahim Yar Khan
§  Sub Campus Bahawalnagar

As the main university campus is away from the city centre, buses and coasters ply to transport the students, teaching and non-teaching staff. The facility is also available at Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalnagar campuses. The university has a transport fleet of 40 buses for students and 04 coasters for teaching staff.

University Hostels
In order to facilitate the students, sufficient hostel accommodation is available in IUB Campuses. Presently, four hostels for boys and six for girls are in use. The accommodation capacity of these hostels is around 5000. All the hostel buildings are equipped with the state of the art facilities.

The following Hostels are in operation for students in Bahawalpur Campuses.:-
Boys Hostels 1) Abu Bakar Hall (Boys Hostel) at Abbasia Campus 2) Umer Hall (Boys Hostel) at Baghdad Campus 3) Ali Hall (Boys Hostel) at Baghdad Campus 4) Iqbal Hall (Boys Hostel) at Government Cooperative Housing Society
Girls Hostels 1) Jinnah Hall (Girls Hostel) at DIG Office Road, behind S.E College 2) Fatima Hall (Girls Hostel) at Baghdad Campus 3) Ayesha Hall (Girls Hostel) at Baghdad Campus 4) Amna Hall (Girls Hostel) at Baghdad Campus 5) Rabia Hall (Girls Hostel) at Abbasia Campus 6) Khatija Hostel (Girls Hostel) at Baghdad Campus (Opening Soon). In addition to above, one Hostel each for Boys & Girls is in operation at Rahim yar Khan and Bahawalnagar Campuses.

The Islamia University offers Luxurious accommodation for its Faculty Members. Currently the Following Hostels are in use:-
1) Executive Hostel Baghdad Campus for Senior Faculty Members 2) Faculty Hostel for Men Baghdad Campus for male Faculty and Administration. 3) Faculty Hostel for Women Baghdad Campus for Female Faculty. 4) Foreign Faculty Hostel Bagdad Campus for Foreign Faculty and Families.

The following facilities are being offered in the Hostels:-
Each Boys Hostel is equipped with:- Mess Hall Laundry Shop Barber Shop Gym Praying area Study Room 24 hrs free Internet access Photocopy Corner Tuck Shop Newspaper Stands Badminton Court Lush Green Lawns

Each Girls Hostel is equipped with:- Mess Hall Beautician Shop Gym Praying area Study Room 24 hrs free Internet access T.V Room Photocopy Corner Tuck Shop Newspaper Stands Badminton Court Lush Green Lawns.

IUB Hostels present a new concept of 'Warden System' where Hostel affairs are managed by a competent and dedicated team of full-time staff, Serving as Facilitators. The system ensures the presence of a Senior Official at each Hostel at all times. The Hostels Administration is headed by the "Chairman Hall Council". The Chief Warden controls all Operations at Boys, Girls & Faculty Hostels at all Campuses. The Chief Warden is assisted by two Wardens (Warden Girls Hostels and Warden Boys Hostels). There are two Assistant Wardens deputed at each of the above mentioned Hostel supported by Assistants, Clerks, Attendants, Mali/Baildars, and Janitors etc.

The above system is to make the Students coming from distant places feel at home and live in a conducive environment for Co-curricular and Extra-curricular activities in addition to his/her studies. The team ensures Facilitation to the Student in addition to keeping strict discipline in all Hostels.

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