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Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

About Us

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) formerly called as 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.

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

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Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) regularly opens admissions for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs on regional quota and self-finance basis. An applicant has to apply manually through 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, candidate deposits his/her dues before the commencement of classes. Selection Criteria for Undergraduates → 12 years of relevant education or equivalent with at least second division in intermediate → A valid score in QAU admission test (if necessary) → Performance in the interview (if called) Selection Criteria for Masters → 14 years of relevant education or equivalent → A valid score in QAU admission test (if necessary) → Performance in the interview (if called) Selection Criteria for Graduates → 16 years of relevant education or equivalent with 60% marks → NTS GAT (General) with at least a score of 50 → Performance in the interview (if called) Selection Criteria for Postgraduates → 18 years of relevant education or equivalent with at least 3.0/4.0 CGPA (semester system) or first division (annual system) → NTS GAT (Subject) with at least a score of 60 → Performance in the interview (if called)

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 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

he Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established 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 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 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 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 are serving in the fields

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

Department of Mathematics

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) established Department of Mathematics to promote the 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 Department of Physics to promote the 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 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 Quaid–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 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 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 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 Department of History to promote the 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 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 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 National Institute of Psychology to promote the 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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–Azam University, Islamabad, is assisted by numerous scholarships, internal and external funding, financial aids and awards. Office of Students’ Financial Assistance (OSFA) is responsible for the award and handling of these scholarships. It also appreciates and entertains the queries of talented but financially incapable students to promote learning and educational options. 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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Research & Development
Seminar & Workshops

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 journal. Besides this, the university has a lot research cultures and recent research trend in the fields of natural science, health care, and social sciences. QAU also has updated research labs and centers.

Workshops and seminars at Quaid-i-Azam University makes 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 Department of Sociology QAU,Islamabad.

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