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Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad Campus

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Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) formerly called Islamabad University was established in July 1967. It is located in Islamabad and spread over 1,700 acres of land. It has 4 faculties, 9 institutes, and numerous research centers. With a vision of providing affordable educational opportunity and creating harmony across Pakistan. The mission of this academic institution is to lead in research productivity, development, and academic excellence through equality. Originality, honesty, truthfulness, and collaboration have enlisted as its core values. It has produced highly competent professionals of various filed to find solutions for industrial problems. Well, reputed industrial linkages have been proved as its tradition.

QAU ranks among Pakistan’s largest and top-rated public universities. In 2012, QAU made its spot overall between 510-520 universities globally whereas Physics, Mathematics, and agriculture departments ranked 275th, 275th, and 125th. It is ranked 111th in Asia by the QS World University Rankings and also ranked below 100 in emerging economies, which is a great honour for QAU. In 2013, QAU was ranked in top 120 in Asia, for regional publications. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked QAU between 401-500 worldwide and top 75 in Asia in its 2020 lists.

The campus is divided into four faculties and nine affiliated research institutes. These include the National Institute of Psychology, National Institute of Pakistan Studies, National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, National Institute of Asian Civilization, Area Study Center for Africa, North and South America, Faculty of Biological Sciences , Faculty of Natural Sciences , Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Medicine (affiliated), Center of Excellence for Gender Studies, and the Computer Center.

The institution has set up connections with some selected universities in Europe, South Asia, and the United States. The Quaid-i-Azam University joins forces with other international research institutions including UNESCO, IRSIP, Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion International (Spain), etc. to carry out research activities. Plenty of faculty members of the University works in international universities like Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Heidelberg, etc. earning titles and awards such as International Peace Award from Brussels

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Campus

Quaid-i-Azam University – Admissions, Departments, and Scholarships

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) regularly opens admissions for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs on a regional quota and self-finance basis. An applicant has to apply manually by visiting the admission office of the university. After a thorough assessment of all applications, test results, and interview performance (if taken), the merit list of successful candidates is announced and admission offer letters are issued to them. After that, the candidate deposits his/her dues before the commencement of classes.

Selection Criteria for Undergraduates 
1. 12-years of relevant education or equivalent with at least second division in intermediate
2. A valid score in the QAU admission test (if necessary).
3. Performance in the interview (if called). 

Selection Criteria for Masters 
1. 14-years of relevant education or equivalent.
2. A valid score in the QAU admission test (if necessary).
3. Performance in the interview (if called). 

Selection Criteria for Graduates 
1. 16-years of relevant education or equivalent with 60% marks.
2. NTS GAT (General) with at least a score of 50.
3. Performance in the interview (if called). 

Selection Criteria for Postgraduates 
1. 18-years of relevant education or equivalent with at least 3.0/4.0 CGPA (semester system) or first division (annual system).
2. NTS GAT (Subject) with at least a score of 60.
3. Performance in the interview (if called).

The following departments are functional at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Each department also offers programs (undergraduate, master, graduate, and postgraduate) for national and international students. Programs are also mentioned under their respective department.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Department of Chemistry

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Chemistry to promote the academic options in various fields of chemistry. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Chemistry

Department of Computer Science

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Computer Science to promote the academic options in various fields of computer science. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Computer Science
Information Science and Technology

Department of Earth Sciences

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Earth Sciences to promote the academic options in various fields of earth sciences. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Earth Sciences
Geophysics

Department of Electronics

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Electronics to promote the academic options in various fields of electronics. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Electronics Engineering

Institute of Information Technology

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Institute of Information Technology to promote the academic options in various fields of information technology. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this institute is serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Information Technology

Department of Mathematics

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Mathematics to promote academic options in various fields of mathematics. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Mathematics

Department of Physics

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Physics to promote academic options in various fields of physics. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Physics

Department of Statistics

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Statistics to promote the academic options in various fields of statistics. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Statistics

Faculty of Social Sciences

School of Management Sciences

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Quaid-i-Azam School of Management Sciences to promote the academic options in various fields of management sciences. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this school are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Business Administration ✔ ✔
Public Administration

Department of Anthropology

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Anthropology to promote the academic options in various fields of anthropology. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Anthropology

Department of Defense and Strategic Studies 

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Defense & Strategic Studies to promote the academic options in various fields of defense and strategic studies. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Defense and Strategic Studies

School of Economics

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the School of Economics to promote the academic options in various fields of economics. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this school are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Economics

Department of History

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of History to promote academic options in various fields of history. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/MPhilPhD
History ✔ ✔ ✔

School of Politics and International Relations

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the School of Politics & International Relations to promote the academic options in various fields of politics and international relations. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this school are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
International Relations
Political Sciences

Area Study Center

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Area Study Center to promote the academic options in various fields of area study. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this center are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Area Study

Center of Excellence for Gender Studies

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established a Center of Excellence for Gender Studies to promote the academic options in various fields of gender studies. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this center are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Gender Studies

 National Institute of Pakistan Studies

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the National Institute of Pakistan Studies to promote the academic options in various fields of Pakistan studies. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this institute are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Pakistan Studies

 National Institute of Psychology

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the National Institute of Psychology to promote academic options in various fields of psychology. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this institute are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Psychology

 Taxila Institute of Asian Civilization

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Taxila Institute of Asian Civilization to promote the academic options in various fields of Asian civilization. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this institute are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Asian Civilization

 Department of Linguistics

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Linguistics to promote the academic options in various fields of linguistics. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

School of Law

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the School of Law to promote the academic options in various fields of law. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this school are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Law

Department of Sociology

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Sociology to promote the academic options in various fields of sociology. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Sociology

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Department of Zoology

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Zoology ✔

Department of Biochemistry

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Biochemistry to promote the academic options in various fields of biochemistry. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Biochemistry

Department of Environmental Sciences

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Environmental Sciences to promote the academic options in various fields of environmental sciences. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Environmental Sciences

Department of Microbiology

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Microbiology to promote the academic options in various fields of microbiology. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Microbiology

Department of Plant Sciences

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Plant Sciences to promote the academic options in various fields of plant sciences. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Plant Sciences

National Center of Bioinformatics

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the National Center of Bioinformatics to promote the academic options in various fields of Bioinformatics. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this center are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Bioinformatics

Department of Pharmacy

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established the Department of Pharmacy to promote the academic options in various fields of pharmacy. It offers professional degree programs to facilitate applicants. The adequate combination of theoretical and practical knowledge provides the standard base of education to the students and young professionals. Alumni of this department are serving in the fields.

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilPhD
Pharmacy✔(5 Years)

Every educational institution aims to invest in the professional and academic growth of students. There are always some bright students, who want to excel but the limited financial resource is the only stone in their path. In this regard, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, is assisted by numerous scholarships, internal and external funding, financial aids, and awards. It also appreciates and entertains the queries of talented but financially incapable students to promote learning and educational options.
The office of Students’ Financial Assistance (OSFA) is responsible for the award and handling of these scholarships.
1. USAID Merit-Based Scholarship
2. QAU Financial Assistance
3. USAID Need-Based Scholarship
4. British Council Scholarship
5. Prime Minister’s National ICT Scholarship
6. Prime Minister Fee Reimbursement Scheme
7. Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF)
8. Balochistan Education Endowment Fund (BEEF)
9. Higher Education Department Endowment Scholarship

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The Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, is a leading institution in the field of research having numerous research publications having a high impact factor in HEC recognized journals. Besides this, the university has a lot of research cultures and recent research trends in the fields of natural science, health care, and social sciences. QAU also has updated research labs and centers. Students from QAU and other institutes carry out their research projects from these labs.

Seminars and Workshops at Quaid-i-Azam University make individuals grow mentally and knowledge-wise too. The students get to know about diverse aspects of different fields. They expand their knowledge, skills, and build confidence in them. Some of them are: → A three days workshop on “Teaching and Research Skills” was organized by the Department of Pharmacy at QAU, Islamabad.→A seminar on “Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges” was hosted by the Department of Sociology QAU, Islamabad.

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