Isra University Hyderabad (Visit Official Website)
Mission of Isra University is to provide our students with education of the highest quality, groom their personality and inculcate in them a sense of responsibility, confidence, commitment and dedication towards their profession, society and the Country.
Isra University is conveniently located on National Highway, 5 km from Hyderabad City Center, and accessible from surrounding areas of Gudu and Jamshoro via Hyderabad bypass, and Latifabad, Mirpurkhas and Badin via channel bypass. The National Highway connects it to the north of the Sindh province. The campus is spread over 10 acres of land.
The Legal Authority
Isra University is an autonomous and privately owned institution legislated by the Isra University Act, 1997 [Sindh Act No. V of 1997] notified in the Sindh Government Gazette (Extra Ordinary) of September 27, 1997.
The Isra University Act assigns the principal executive and academic authority to the Vice Chancellor, and the board of governors who exercise general supervision over the affairs and management of the University. The Deans of faculties as well as several advisory and standing committees that include members from public and private sectors assist the Vice Chancellor in discharge of his duties.
City of Hyderabad
Hyderabad is the second largest city in the province of Sindh, and the fifth largest in Pakistan. It is situated 150 kilometers to the northeast of Karachi on the left bank of the river Indus, which is famous for many ancient civilizations that flourished along its banks.
Hyderabad has a huge cantonment and military outfit. It is a city of about 2 million people who cater for agriculture, industrial, education and healthcare activities of over 20 million people that mainly belong to the rural areas of Sindh.
Hyderabad is linked to all the major cities of Pakistan by road and railroad networks. The nearest air and sea port in Karachi are two hours drive from Hyderabad.
This thriving city has changed its name several times in its long history that can be traced back to two thousand years or more. A ruler of Kalhora dynasty named Hyderabad as his capital and rebuilt the city in 1768. The older part of the city originally within defensive walls of the much famed Hyderabad fort, situated on the rock, houses many of the artifacts that speak of its past glory.
The city offers a rich mix of academic, social, cultural and allied facilities. Besides Karachi, the major institutions of learning in the province of Sindh are located in Hyderabad. The nearby University of Sindh, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Sindh Agriculture University, and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, create an atmosphere that encourages mutual exchange of ideas and collabouration in research between these government owned seats of learning and the privately owned Isra University.
The University campus is located 5 kilometer away from the city center in the backdrop of agricultural land, on the national highway locally known as Hala Road. It is also approachable by the fast moving Hyderabad bypass, which is only 2 kilometers to the north of the campus. Frequent public transport operating along Hala road provides regular access to the campus from city center as well as nearby settlements on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The Imam of Masjid Al-Haram laid the foundation of the campus in 1986, and the construction activity started in 1989. The four most distinctive buildings on the campus are the Academic Block, the 100 bed Isra University Hospital (with additional 350-bed facility that is under construction), Jamia Masjid, and 150 bed Isra University Welfare Hospital along with Masjid and Musafir Khana. These, together with several ancillary buildings and elabourately laid down infrastructure, give this purpose built campus a professional touch of engineering accomplishment and that of architectural beauty and splendor.
The infrastructure incorporates water treatment and distribution installations, waste water collection and solid waste disposal facilities, ground and surface water collection and disposal systems, power, gas, and communication networks, and 11 KV transformer and 210 KVA standby power generation stations. Well laid parking lots, roads, and trees and plantation of a wide variety of foliage and flowers contribute to the landscape.
The academic block is a three story building. It houses the University administration, the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Medical Sciences, and the Faculty of Computer & Management Sciences along with their classrooms, labouratories, lecture halls and library.
Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Science
The Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences is committed to academic excellence in medical education. It caters for the urgent need for community oriented, competent, dedicated and above all caring medical doctors who, through their comprehensive understanding and acquisition of the relevant knowledge and skills, can deal with the health problems of the people.
Faculty of Computer & Management Science
The Faculty of Computer & Management Sciences aims at meeting the growing need for computer scientists and managerial expertise in Pakistan and elsewhere. Its programs of study are designed in cognizance of the fact that changeovers from mainframes and stand-alone computers to networked microcomputers and global internet facilities have taken the world into the new age of Information Communication Technology. Of far greater importance is the reality that these changes and challenges have created enormous opportunities for managerial and computer expertise in the world.
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Dentistry provides education in Dental Surgery at under- and post-graduate levels. The Faculty is housed in purpose-built building and supported by hightech laboratories and clinical equipment. The IDC Hospital is manned and equipped to provide tertiary level dental care.
The computing services include a campus wide backbone on a 100 Mbps link. Various Pentium IV, 1.5 GHz and above based machines are linked with the central server to provide access to Internet and to computer-oriented University community. Seven computer labouratories comprising high speed machines operating under Windows 2000 and Linux Red Hat environment are open to students, teaching staff, and for general computing tasks. In addition to this, the computers in all the labouratories, including the postgraduate research labs, are interconnected with central server. The labouratories are equipped with web cameras for conducting video and audio conferencing and software development.
The university has developed an integrated in-house system for complete automation of its function and procedures, including finance and account, library services, personnel management, student activities, examination system, general and hospital administration.
This elegantly built masjid was the first building to be erected on the campus. The masjid has a capacity of 1000 persons.
The library stocks textbooks, reference works and local as well as international journals to meet the needs of the students and the faculty. Together with on-line Internet facility, it has a growing collection of audio video and multimedia resources that help the students and the faculty to explore available information worldwide.
The canteen offers regular meals and snacks at reasonable prices. It caters for the faculty, students, staff, patients and visitors. Besides this there are several Kiosks located in the arcade that also serves snacks and drinks.
The resource center has state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment including overhead, slide, and multimedia projectors, and CCTV microscopic systems. Hardware and software facilities also exist for preparing videos, interactive CD's and simulation models featuring computer-based training. Resource center also has high-end color scanners, color printers, laser printers, digital cameras, photographic equipment and several reprographic machines.