Karachi: February 16 is the 7th Charter awarding day of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU). Seven years ago on this day, this historic institution was elevated to the level of university.
The charter of the university was assented by the Governor of Sindh after getting passed the act of the university from the provincial Assembly of Sindh on 22nd December 2011.
During the last seven years Sindh Madressatul Islam University has emerged as one of the best public sector universities of the country. Besides establishing its city campus, it has received one hundred acres of land in the Education City in Malir and ten acers of land in Hawks bay from the Government of Sindh free of cost, where new campuses will be constructed.
SMIU has also got vacated its precious plot from land grabbers, which was located in its premises. Construction work of a new academic block on this plot is in progress. Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, who is the founder vice chancellor of this great higher educational institution, is focusing on its quality education, grooming of SMIUs’ students as future leaders and also expending it on other parts of Karachi.
At present, there are five academic departments in the university, which include Department of Business Administration, Department of Computer Science, Department of Media and Communication Studies, Department of Environmental Science and Department of Education. SMIU awards degrees of BS and MS in above mentioned disciplines and also PhD in Computer Science.****