Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan
Karakoram International University is an international level university in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It was established in 2002 with a charter from the Federal Government of Pakistan, to improve access to higher education for the deserved people of Gilgit-Baltistan. There are two faculties – Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The third faculty of Mountain Area Development Studies is still in the planning stage. The Karakoram International University aims to become a leading institution of higher education, contributing towards sustainable development, inducing knowledge economies and pluralistic societies in many mountainous regions of Pakistan and geographically similar landscapes. The institute also aims to promote interactive and student-centered learning in our society.
Karakoram International University- Admissions, Departments & Scholarships
According to the charter of the University, admission is open to persons of either sex, of any race, religion, creed, color, or domicile, who are academically qualified for admission to the courses offered by the University. No such person shall be denied the privileges of the University on the grounds of gender, religion, creed, caste, race, class, color, or domicile.
1. Admission Form/Prospectus is available in the Student Affairs Office. Karakoram International University Gilgit and Skardu Campus on working days (Monday to Friday between 8.00 am to 4.00 pm) on payment of Rs. 1000/- through bank draft/challan.
2. Admission Form/ prospectus can be downloaded from the KIU website (www.kiu.edu.pk). In such cases, the applicant will attach a bank draft of Rs. 1000/- in the name of Treasurer KIU Gilgit-Baltistan.
3. No admission form will be received after the last date.
4. The Candidates will be responsible to keep track of the KIU website for the date of interview for different programs applied for. No separate call letters will be an issue.
Selection Criteria for Application Candidates securing at least 45% score in the last Examination any recognized Board / University (or equivalent foreign qualification) are eligible to apply for uniform admission.
The following are the faculties and departments that are functional at Karakoram International University. Every department offers different Undergraduate & Graduate programs for national and international students. All programs are mentioned under the respective department.
Faculty of Life Sciences
The faculty of Life Sciences at Karakoram International University offers different programs for students. The scheme of study is designed to provide advanced knowledge.
Faculty of Natural Sciences
The faculty of Natural Science at Karakoram International University offers different programs for students with a science background. The scheme of study is designed to provide advanced knowledge.
Faculty of Social Sciences
The faculty of Social Sciences at Karakoram International University offers different programs for students. The scheme of study is designed to provide advanced knowledge.
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
This university doesn’t only focuses on excellence and quality in its broader aspects, careful management, or ethical considerations but also scholarships. Karakorum International University offers need-based and merit-based scholarships to facilitate the students.
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- Total enrollment : 3200
- No. of faculty : 440
- No. of Departments : 16
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