International Islamic University, Islamabad


International Islamic University, Islamabad

Infobox_University
name = International Islamic University, Islamabad


established = 1980
chancellor = Asif Ali Zardari
President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Pro-Chancellor = Dr. Muhammad Bin Sa'ad Al-Salim
rector = Dr. Manzoor Ahmad
president = Dr. Anwar Husain Siddiqui
students = 10,000 Approx.
undergrad = 6,500 Approx.
postgrad = 3,500 Approx.
city = Islamabad
country = Pakistan
campus = Old Campus around Faisal Masjid & New Campus, Sector H-10 in Islamabad
colours =
website = [http://www.iiu.edu.pk/ www.iiu.edu.pk]

The International Islamic University, Islamabad (Arabic: الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية إسلام آباد), an international seat of Islamic learning in Pakistan to provide every opportunity for an all round and harmonious development of individuals and society and reconstruction of human thought in all its forms on the foundation of Islam.

The foundation of the International Islamic University, Islamabad was laid on November 11,1980. The desire to produce scholar and practitioners, imbued with Islamic Learning, character and personality, and capable to meet the economic, social, political, technological and intellectual needs of the Muslim Ummah was the raison d'être of this university. The University was reconstituted as International Islamic University, Islamabad with the promulgation of ordinance No.xxx of 1985.

Aims & Objectives of the University

The stated aims and objectives of the International Islamic University are:
* To provide for all- around and harmonious development of individuals and society
* To re-construct human thought in all its forms on the foundations of Islam
* To develop Islamic character and personality among the students, teachers and the supporting staff in the University
* To encourage and promote education, training and research in Islamic Learning, social, natural, applied and communication sciences, and other branches of knowledge
* To take practical steps for ideological , moral, intellectual, economic and technological developments ideas, principles in accordance with the norms of Islam and to take necessary steps for developing practical solutions of contemporary problems.

Location

There are two campuses of University,

Old Campus

The university's Old Campus is located around the popular Faisal Mosque, a symbol of international Islamic brotherhood and unity. It was designed by a famous Turkish architect and was donated to the university by late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The mosque is spread over an area of 189,705 sq.meters and can accommodate about 80 thousand people.

New Campus

The New Campus is located in Sector H-10 of Islamabad. That whole sector is given solely to this university. Construction of the first phase was completed in February 2003 and this has enabled the university to expand its academic programs. A separate Women's Campus has also been established. Central Library construction was completed in 2006, along with the Lincoln corner.

The Government of Pakistan very generously allotted Islamabad, Sector H-10, comprising convert|704|acre|km2 of land, to enable the University to construct and shift to its own new premises and meet its ever increasing needs.

At present two academic blocks and six hostel blocks have been completed and all University faculties are now functioning in new buildings with effect from January, 2002. In addition one academic block and two hostel blocks have also been completed and became functional for the Women Campus of the University.

As envisaged in the Master Plan of the new campus, the University will be completed in phases of which Stage-I of Phase-I has reached culmination while stage-II is nearing completion. When constructed in its entirety, the University will accommodate 30,000 students (20,000 male and 10,000 female) in 22-25 faculties. In addition, there will be 57 hostel blocks for male students and 28 for female and partial accommodation for teaching/research and administrative staff.

The layout of the campus and all the buildings to be constructed there have been designed by renowned architects. Due regard has been paid to landscaping and providing a suitable background to all the structures. The architectural is a judicious blend of the modern and traditional Islamic styles, in keeping with the spirit of the International University.

Apart from the administrative blocks and teaching departments, the buildings of the various institutes and academies and the hostels, there is to be a beautiful central mosque and a unique central library. Provision has been made for a commercial center and shops for the resident staff and the students. Altogether the total campus when complete will be an attractive addition to the existing architectural charms of Islamabad.

Organization

Faculties

The university consists of the following:
* Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences
** Department of Computer Science
** Department of Mathematics
** Department of Environmental Sciences
* Faculty of Engineering and Technology(PEC recognized)
** Department of Electronic Engineering
* Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Civilization
* Faculty of Languages, Literature and Humanities
* Faculty of Management Sciences
** Department of Business Administration
** Department of Technology Management
* Faculty of Shariah and Law
* Faculty of Social Science
** Department of Education
** Politics and International Relations
* Faculty of Islmaic Studies (Usuluddin)
* Social Sciences
* CMC (Center of Media and Communication )

Institutes


* Islamic Research Institute
* International Institute of Islamic Economics
** School of Economics
** Islamic Banking and Finance
** Economics and Finance

Academies


* Dawah Academy
* Shari'ah Academy

Libraries

Central Library

The major source of knowledge of the university is the central library serving as the knowledge backbone for research and development regarding all the streams that are being offered by the university. It is one of the biggest libraries of Asia regarding Islamic learning and rare research materials. The library contains huge collection of books, journals, research projects and international magazines. The number of estimated books in the library is 1.5 million.

Lincoln Corner

Lincoln corner is situated in Central Library. It contains all the material on American History.Lincoln corner is equipped with multimedia projectors, DVD players, broadband Internet, etc.

IIIE Library

International institute of Islamic economics provides all facilities regarding research on Islamic economics. It is a heavily funded library and contains very rare books on Islamic law and Islamic way of running the govt. system. The books and research materials are exceeding the limits of 100,000.

IRI Library

Islamic Research Institute library is the source of knowledge regarding different levels of the Islamic research. This library contains a large amount of books that are exceeding the limits of 100,000.

FMS/FET Library

In terms of science & technology the library contains 25,000 books and 15 periodicals are also subscribed. Ten newspapers are purchased for the benefit of the users. The Library has seating arrangement for 50 users at a time. The library also has 550 research reports/theses. The library provides 12 hour service daily to the students. With the introduction of new programs, the collection will grow very rapidly in the near future.

Dawah Academy Library

Dawah Library has been developed in period of more than two decades from zero level to a level where it is now capable of adequately supporting the research, training and publication programmes of Dawah Academy. More than 22,000 books on different subjects are available here.

Foreign Collaboration

The Islamic University has very close academic collaboration with the following universities:
* Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
* Ummul Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
* Islamic University of Medina, Medina, Saudi Arabia
* Imam Muhammad Bin Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
* King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
* Ningxia University, [http://www.iiu.edu.pk/News/news_May07.html/ Read more] China A number of competent and qualified teachers who specialize in Shariah, Usul al Din wa Da’wah, Arabic Language and other subjects are provided on deputation by these universities.

Awards

International Islamic University holds an honor of being one of the biggest university of Pakistan offering 72 different Bachelors and Masters programs. The Electronics department of the university was recently accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council. The University lists of more than 130 Ph. D Professors.

Facilities

The University has started numerous activities to favour students and staff. The Project of Wireless Internet access to old and new campus has been initiated. The University is also providing laptops to students and staff at economical monthly installments.

Events

* A massive three-day book fair was arranged in the university with the collaboration of different companies. Media teams of AAJ TV, Dawn News, Geo TV, ATV (Pakistan) were there to cover the event. It continued from 22 October to 25 October. More than 85 national and international publishers participated in the exhibition. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Tariq Azeem was the chief guest on the occasion.¹

References

* [http://iiu.edu.pk/downloads/other/ProspectusIIUI.pdf/ Prospectus of IIUI]
* [http://www.iiu.edu.pk/ http://www.iiu.edu.pk]
* [http://iiu.edu.pk/laptop.html/ Laptops @ Installments]
* [http://iiu.edu.pk/hec-dsl.html/ Broadband Facility]
* [http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007%5C10%5C21%5Cstory_21-10-2007_pg11_7/ Dailytimes :IIUI holds a massive Book Fair]
* [http://iiu.edu.pk/degree_programs.html/ 72 different Degree programs]
* [http://www.iiu.edu.pk/News/news_May07.html/ IIUI & Ningxia University Relationship]
* [http://pec.org.pk/schedule_first.asp/ PEC Accreditation to Degree of Electronics Engineering]

External links

* [http://www.iiu.edu.pk/ International Islamic University Official website]
* [http://www.pakstudy.com/index.php/board,68.0.html Pakstudy (International Islamic University, Islamabad Section)]
* [http://www.iiui.110mb.com/ Unofficial Students website]


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