Sindh Madressatul Islam University is a chartered University, duly recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. It is one of the oldest institutions in South Asia. The Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, studied at this institution for about four and a half years from 1887-92.
Its campus is located in the commercial hub of Karachi, near I.I. Chundrigar Road (old McLeod Road) in vicinity of Habib Bank Plaza and MCB Tower. It is spread over more than eight acres of land and comprises some of the most beautiful colonial era buildings designed by architect James Strachan in 1880s. The Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah studied at this institution for about four and a half year from 1887-92.
The SMI University has started with five departments, each offering graduate and undergraduate program. The departments are Media Studies, Computer Sciences, Business Administration, Environmental Sciences and Education.
The University is privileged to have highly qualified and devoted faculty with PhD, M.Phil and Masters from the best national and international universities. In fact it has the largest number of PhD faculty members amongst the newly established universities in Pakistan.
It has spacious classrooms equipped with air conditioners, multimedia projectors, designed furniture etc.
SMIU has also the distinction of establishing state of the art television studio and FM Radio studio to serve as its broadcasting laboratories. Both the studios offer hands-on training to the students as well as working journalists.
The Information Technology laboratories of the University are equipped with latest computers, laptops, scanners, printers, multimedia projectors and other technical equipment. The labs are managed by highly qualified technical staff. It provides free internet service through Wi-Fi. All University computers are provided with super high-speed link for accessing research journals, research repositories on internet, electronic libraries and e-mail. SMIU is continuously improving its facilities with cutting edge technology.
The University Library has more than fifteen thousand books, some of which are rare ones. The library subscribes to about three dozen national and international research journals in addition to Higher Education Commission (HEC) sponsored digital access to most reputed international journals. It is looked after by a team of qualified librarians and technical staff.
The University has Jinnah Museum also, which contains the relics associated with the founder of the institution, Khan Bahadur Hassanally Effendi, as well as educational records of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and other alumni. It has recently established an archives section also, where important record is being preserved.
The University has a fully air-conditioned and state-of-the-art auditorium named after one of its illustrious old students Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto. It is used for holding extensive lectures and other functions of the institutions. Co-curricular programs like debates, declamation contests, quiz competitions, drama and variety of functions are organized on regular basis.
There is a cafeteria also that provides quality food and beverages items at reasonable cost to students, faculty and staff members ensuring their health and safety.
The students and faculty is encouraged to carry on visits to the places relating to their professional interests as well as go for recreational visits in form of groups under supervision of University professors.
In addition to these facilities at its main campus, the University is also in the process of building its additional campus in the newly launched Education City, in the vicinity of Karachi, where 100 acres of land have been allotted to SMIU.
In accordance with its historic creed "Enter to learn, Go forth to serve" Sindh Madressatul Islam University strives to transform society by inculcating objective thinking, coupled with respect for moral values, amongst the succeeding generations by means of exceptional quality in education.
The mission of Sindh Madressatul Islam University is to create excellent environment for education, research and learning in order to produce leaders in various walks of life. The university seeks to establish linkages and relationships with the best international seats of learning in order to advance the cause of education as well as foster goodwill and harmony amongst communities around the world through interaction with students, faculty, alumni and other segments of society.