Hamdard University

Madinat al-Hikmah, Muhammad Bin Qasim Avenue, Karachi, Pakistan

About Hamdard University

Hamdard University is a private research university based in Karachi and Islamabad in Pakistan.

Established in 1991, Hamdard University takes its name from the Hamdard Foundation – the educational charity that founded it. The university is one of the oldest private universities in the country, and is the largest research institution – its campuses span more than 350 acres and include nine research institutes, three teaching hospitals and three affiliated engineering institutes.

Taught subjects at Hamdard University are split across eight core faculties, which include science and engineering, law, humanities and social sciences. The largest variety of graduate courses sit within the faculty of engineering sciences and technology, where a number of specialist research and short courses in coding also take place.

Hamdard’s central library, Bait-ul-Hikmah, is famous as one of the largest libraries in the whole of southern Asia, and boasts more than half a million books and more than 60 different translations of the Qu'ran.

The student population comprises around 4,000 undergraduates, 1,000 postgraduates, and 200 doctoral students. Undergraduates can apply for on-site accommodation at the Karachi Main Campus, where one women’s hostel and four men’s hostels are provided.

The majority of teaching takes place at Hamdard’s main campus on the outskirts of Karachi, but the university provides its own minibuses and cars to transport students between its satellite campuses around the city where needed.

On-site facilities include a variety of shops and book exchange stores, as well as a football field, curated gardens and other green spaces. The main campus is also within reach of Kirthar National Park, a large wildlife reserve popular with tourists.

Transport into Karachi city takes around one hour.

Key statistics

  • 11.5
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 0%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 4,675
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
  • 38 : 62
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Hamdard University

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