Monogram of QAU

The Quaid-i-Azam University (Urdu: جامعہ قائداعظم) is a public, research university in Islamabad Capital Territory of Pakistan. It is located in the Margalla Hills and initially founded as the “University of Islamabad” in July 1967.

The university was renamed to “Quaid-i-Azam University” in 1976 at the time of centenary celebrations of the Founder of PakistanMuhammad Ali Jinnah after his title “Quaid-i-Azam” meaning “Great Leader”. The University is rated as the top public institution of higher education in Pakistan which has qualified team of teachers and researchers. It is ranked as the best university overall Pakistan by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

For QS Top 100 Asian universities QAU was ranked 46th in natural science category for year 2010. The university was overall ranked between 500-600 among the QS world top universities in 2007 and 2009. According to the latest 2012 ranking of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam University is ranked first in the general category. As per rankings of OIC universities, QAU stood first in ranking among Muslim countries universities. More than 80% of the teachers hold doctoral degrees and have overseas experience.

Faculties and Departments

Quaid-i-Azam University consists of four faculties and following departments are associated with these faculties;

  1. Faculty of Natural Sciences
    1. Department of Chemistry
    2. Department of Computer Sciences
    3. Department of Earth Sciences
    4. Department of Electronics
    5. Institute of Information Technology
    6. Department of Mathematics
    7. Department of Physics
    8. Department of Statistics
  2. Faculty of Social Sciences
    1. Quaid-i-Azam School of Management Sciences
    2. Department of Anthropology
    3. Department of Defence and Strategic Studies
    4. School of Economics
    5. Department of History
    6. Department of International Relations
    7. Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations
  3. Faculty of Biological Sciences
    1. Department of Animal Sciences
    2. Department of BioChemistry
    3. Department of Microbiology
    4. Department of Plant Sciences
    5. Department of Bio Technology
    6. National Center for Bioinformatics
  4. Faculty of Medicine (Following Institutes in Islamabad are affiliated with this faculty)
    1. Al-Shifa Eye Trust Hospital Rawalpindi
    2. Armed Forces Medical College, Rawalpindi
    3. Health Services Academy, Islamabad
    4. Quaid e Azam Postgraduate Medical College (QPGMC), PIMS
    5. Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad
    6. FGSH Postgraduate Medical Institute, Islamabad
    7. Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
  5. Tel : +92-051 9064 0000,

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