Ziauddin University

Ziauddin University
جامعہ ضیاء الدین
Type Private
Established 1995 (1995)
Chancellor Dr. Asim Hussain
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui
Registrar Muhammad Yousaf
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Green and Grey        
Nickname ZU
Affiliations Dr. Ziauddin Hospitals
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
Pakistan Engineering Council
Pharmacy Council of Pakistan
Pakistan Nursing Council
Website www.zu.edu.pk

The Ziauddin University (Urdu: جامعہ ضیاء الدین, abbreviated as ZU), is a private university located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] The university is named after the educationist, Ziauddin Ahmad.[2]

Founded in 1995 by the Ziauddin Group, who also managed its research and financial funding, it is one of the premium institutions of higher education.[3] With a strong emphasis on medical, health and biomedical engineering, the university offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Due to its health research, it consistently maintained its high-ranking position and currently placed as one of the top institution in "medical category" by the HEC.[4] In addition, its faculty and the university itself has taken initiatives to improve the health care system of Pakistan.[3]

Faculty of Medicine

Ziauddin Group of hospitals includes:

  • Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, North Nazimabad campus a 300 bedded hospital
  • Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Clifton campus a 150 bedded hospital
  • Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Kemari campus a 125 hospital

Other clinical learning sites include:

  • Sobhraj Maternity Home
  • Primary Health Care Centres, Sikanderabad
  • Dr. Ziauddin Cancer Hospital, North Nazimabad
  • Dr. Ziauddin Maternal and Child Health Centre, Gol Market Nazimabad

Programs offered

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • M.Phil
  • M.Phil Leading to Ph.D in Health Sciences
  • Doctor Of Medicine in Clinical Sciences
  • Master Of Surgery in Clinical Sciences
  • Clinical diplomas

College of Dentistry

  • Bachelor Of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • M.Phil Oral Biology
  • M.Phil Oral Pathology

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Pharm.D (5-year program)
  • The duration of M.Phil and Ph.D program is M.Phil: Minimum 2 and maximum 4 years; Ph.D: Minimum 3 and maximum 8 years

College of Nursing

  • Master of Science in Nursing (2 Years)
  • Post RN BSN (2 Years)
  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing ( 4 Years)
  • Diploma in General Nursing (3 years)
  • Diploma in Nurse Midwifery (1 year)

College of Medical Technology

  • BS And Associate Degree Medical Technology
  • Diploma Phlebotomy (10 months)
  • Diploma in Clinical Pathology(DCP) for (MBBS)
  • Diploma in Transfusion Medicine DM (MBBS 2 years)
  • MS/M. Phil /PGD Medical Technology.

Following are the disciplines of Medical Technology program:

  • Clinical Lab Sciences
  • Radiological Imaging
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Cardiac Perfusion
  • Operation Theater Sciences
  • Neuro Sciences

College of Physical Therapy

  • Doctor of Physical therapy
  • Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Accelerated Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • M.S./ M. Phil. in Physical Therapy

College of Speech Language & Hearing Sciences

  • A four year BS in Audiology & Speech Language Therapy (BS ASLT)
  • A one-year Diploma in Childhood Development & Psychopathology (DCDP)

Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology

  • BS Software Engineering
  • BE Biomedical Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering Technology
  • BS Civil Engineering Technology

College of Media Sciences

  • BS in Communication and Media Studies


  1. Google maps inc. "Location and address of the Ziauddin University". Google maps inc. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  2. "Biography of its benefactor: Ziauddin Ahmad". Biography of its benefactor: Ziauddin Ahmad. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  3. 1 2 Ziauddin University Press. "History". Ziauddin University Press. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  4. HEC. "HEC Institutions rankings". Govt. Pakistan. Higher Education Commission. Retrieved 31 December 2013.

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