The Islamia University of Bahawalpur has, for more than three decades, been dedicated to its mission to cherish scholars who will contribute to society by advancing knowledge and imparting Islamic ideology to its new generation of students. Faculty, students and supporting staff take pride in contributing to the Islamia University’s enhanced reputation as Pakistan flagship, research-led university, known for the excellence of teaching, research, and its service to local, national and international communities.
Society is changing rapidly having a profound impact on the role of universities. The 21st century is an era of innovations. This trend, coupled with the social changes no doubt, have a major effect on the learning process. In a world where change is the norm, however, one thing is certain, knowledge will be a key resource and will be highly sought within Pakistan and around the globe. Our challenge is to help to generate the intellectual property to create new jobs, to educate and train people to work in fields where they will be valued both for their specialized knowledge, and for their ability to research, converse and solve problems.
Key to meeting above challenges is the need to build on the alliances and collaborative partnerships with business, industry, government, and other research institutions. These networks, together with the support of alumni and associates in Pakistan and overseas, are critically important if Pakistan is to realize the full benefits of its investment in the higher education. Hence it is equally significant for The Islamia University to keep close to its wider communities of interest within Pakistan and internationally. In this way we ensure the ongoing relevance of our academic programs and the continued excellence of our teaching, learning and research.
In keeping with this philosophy, The Islamia University is committed for ensuring that its teachers and taught are well informed of its goals and activities. In The Islamia University Website Profile you will find information on the University's teaching and research strengths, its diverse networks and its vibrant campuses, which offers learning and life. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur is very fortunate to have excellent staff, students and research facilities. However all of us must know that our real challenge for the future is to establish ourselves firmly among the world's leading universities. I am proud that every stake holder of this university realizes it, and is working effectively to support IUB in its endeavors.
I am highly delighted to welcome all students, to The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, a premium university of Southern Punjab. I would like to welcome all the students coming from different parts of Pakistan to Bahawalpur. The IUB Family is extremely proud of its splendid reputation of teaching and research. The unique atmosphere of serenity and peace on all the campuses will make your time at Bahawalpur a special and highly memorable experience.
Your years at Islamia University are imperative. While you are at IUB, we strongly encourage you to strike a healthy balance between your academic activities, enjoyment of the rich sporting and cultural opportunities that the University, Bahawalpur and Cholistan region offers. My goal is to educate our students to be a whole person. I recognize that both academic and cultural environments are equally important, therefore I want to give you the opportunity to spread your wings within a secure and thrilling environment of Bahawalpur region. Our 25,000+ student body exemplifies how an IUB degree is preparing them to achieve their visions and make an impact in the future. So that at the end of your studies you will leave IUB with not only a world-class qualification, but will also leave friends that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Best of luck to all, I am positive that your time at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur will be pleasing and productive.
Professor Dr. Rao Muhammad Afzal Khan