Federal Urdu University
The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (Urdu: ﻭﻔﺎﻘﻰ ﺍﺮﺪﻭ ﻳﻭﻧﻳﻭﺮﺴﭩﻰ) is a coeducational public university with its main campus located in Gulshan Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It has two satellite campuses; Abdul Haq Campus at Baba-e-Urdu Road, Karachi and Islamabad Campus near Zero Point, Islamabad. Approximately 13,500 students are pursuing degrees primarily in technical fields, such as electrical engineering, computer science, Urdu, management science and economics.
Motto Inspiring Achievement
Established 13 November 2002
Chancellor Asif Ali Zardari (President of Pakistan)
Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Qaiser
Academic staff 450
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Campus Gulshan Campus – University Road, Karachi; Abdul Haq Campus – Baba-e-Urdu Road, Karachi; Islamabad Campus – Near Zero Point, Islamabad
Affiliations Pakistan Engineering Council, PEC
The Federal Urdu University was established on 13 November 2002 by presidential order, and is the first university in Pakistan to teach primarily in the Urdu language. It was established by merging the Federal Urdu Arts College and the Federal Urdu Science College, both in Karachi. President Pervez Musharraf was the university’s first chancellor. Currently President Asif Ali Zardari and Professor Muhammad Qaiser are the chancellor and vice-chancellor of the university respectively.
Campuses and departments
The Federal Urdu University comprises three campuses and a number of departments:
- Abdul Haq Campus at Baba-e-Urdu Road, Karachi (previously known as Federal Urdu Arts College)
- Gulshan Campus at University Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi (previously known as Federal Urdu Science College)
- Islamabad Campus, Sector G-7/1, near Zero point, Islamabad (established in 2003)
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