Isra University Campuses
Isra University Campuses
The university main campus is situated in the historical city of Hyderabad, with additional campuses in the metropolitan city of Karachi and the capital city of Islamabad.
The Campus is located 5 kilometers away from the city center, in the backdrop of agricultural land, on the national highway locally known as Hala Road. It is approachable by the fast moving Hyderabad by-pass, which is only 2 kilometers to the north of the Campus. Frequent public transport, operating along Hala Road, provides a regular access to the Campus from the city center, as well as nearby settlements on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The Imam of Haram-al-Makki laid the foundation of the Campus in 1986, and the construction activities started in 1989. The four most distinctive buildings on the Campus are the Academic Block, the 200- bed Isra University Hospital, 300-bed Isra University Welfare Hospital and the Jamia Masjid.
These, together with newly built addition to Academic Block on its south side and several ancillary Buildings and elaborately laid down infrastructure spread over an area of 16 acres, give this purpose-built campus a touch of architectural beauty and splendor. The infrastructure incorporates water treatment and distribution installations, waste water collection and solid waste disposal facilities, ground and surface water collection and disposal systems, power, gas, and communication networks, radio based telecommunication link and standby power generation facility. Well laid parking lots, roads, and trees and plantation of a wide variety of foliage and flowers contribute to the landscape.
This comprises of two buildings of three storeys each. Block A, houses the University Administration, the Basic Medical Sciences Division of the Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences, and Isra School of Nursing. Block B, houses the Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology and Faculty of Commerce, Economics & Management Sciences, classrooms, laboratories, lecture halls and the library, as well as offices of the teaching staff. Both blocks are well furnished with airconditioners, including classrooms.
Isra University Hospital (IUH)
This 300-bed unit integrates the most modern facilities at general and subspecialty levels under one roof. It has wellequipped clinics in medicine, surgery, ENT, eye, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, cardiology, and dentistry. These clinics are well supported by diagnostic equipment, pathology laboratory, pharmacy, private, semi-private and general wards, and provides for day-care surgery. There are many services that deserve special mention. For instance, the band ligation facility to control gastric bleeding, removal of gall stones through endoscopy, the eye-care services, among others, cover anterior segment, cornea, refractive, vitreo-retinal, squint, orbit and occuplastic surgeries, and pediatric ophthalmology. Some of the services that are very specialized, such as pacemaker insertion, stress echocardiography, openheart surgery, mitral valve replacement, intrauterine insemination and fetal medicine are also provided in this hospital. Renal dialysis unit with a facility for renal transplant are also available in the Hospital. The Hospital has four operation theaters equipped with state-of-the-art surgical and monitoring facilities. These are supported by a superb recovery room that has life saving monitors and machines, as well as special pain relief services, a separate maternity suite where epidural service for painless delivery is offered under international proptocols.
Isra University Welfare Hospital
The Isra University Welfare Hospital (IUWH) provides quality healthcare to the needy people on non-profit basis in all fields of medicine and surgery. It is a 200-bed facility housed in two blocks that are linked by a central corridor. On one side, the facility has a ramp that links it with an OT on the first and second floors. IUWH is linked by a bridge over the intervening road to IUH at the first floor level. The bridge allows fast movement of patients, trolleys and medical staff between the two hospitals.
A patient pays a very nominal fee in the outpatient department (OPD) for the registration, screening and examination, and 3 days off- the -counter free medication. In the inpatient department (IPD), a patient pays a package price to cover the cost of the consumables for medical or surgical treatment needed by him/her. Deserving poor patients are provided partial financial relief through Zakat fund while very poor ones are provided absolutely free treatment from admission to discharge. The Out Patient Department has six teaching clinics, two independent clinics, radiological diagnostic facility, minor procedures and demonstration rooms. The Hospital houses a free renal dialysis facility. The wards have staff office, nursing station, pantry and store, etc.
Isra Dental College
Isra Dental College (IDC) provides education in Dental Surgery at under- and post-graduate levels. The College is housed in purpose-built building and supported by hightech laboratories and clinical equipment. The IDC Hospital is manned and equipped to provide tertiary level dental care.
This elegantly built Masjid was the first building to be erected on the Campus. The Masjid has a capacity of 1000 worshippers.
The library stocks more than 10,000 textbooks, reference works and local as well as international journals to meet the needs of the students and the faculty. Together with an on-line Internet facility, it has a growing collection of audio, video and multimedia resources that help the students and the faculty to explore information available worldwide. The library facilities are housed in three different buildings. Block A essentially contains books on basic medical sciences, and some other subjects, while the books and periodicals on clinical sciences are housed in the hospital premises. The reading material pertaining to computer and management sciences is housed in Block B of the University. The University also has access to a vast collection of research journals accessible through the digital library program sponsored by the Higher Education Commission.
The canteen offers regular meals and snacks at reasonable prices. It caters for the faculty, students, staff, patients and visitors. Various kiosks in student areas serve snacks and soft drinks.
High speed internet access is provided to the university community through a radio based high speed network (4 Mbps) known as Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN), subsidized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
The computing services include a campus wide backbone that links all the computers with the central server. In addition to separate computer laboratories for post graduate students, several computer laboratories comprising high speed machines are open to students, teaching staff, and for general computing tasks. The laboratories are equipped with web cameras for conducting in-house video and audio conferencing and software development. The University has developed an integrated in-house system for complete automation of its func tions and procedures, including finance and account, inventory, library services, personnel management, student activities, examination system, general and hospital administration.
The multi-purpose sports complex provides facility for cricket, football, tennis, basketball, table tennis, badminton and athletics. The newly constructed ground is also equipped with modern floodlights to facilitate night tournaments.
The Karachi Campus is strategically located at 5 kms from Malir No. 15, Main Shahrah-e-Faisal. The beautiful and lush green campus houses the Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital, AL-TIBRI Medical College, Isra School of Optometry and Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology.
AL-TIBRI MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
The AL-TIBRI Medical College is committed to academic excellence in medical education. It caters for the urgent need for community oriented, competent, dedicated and above all caring medical doctors, dentists, vision scientists and nurses who through their comprehensive understanding and acquisition of relevant Skills can deal with the health problems of the people.
The purpose-built college building has been designed in accordance with the specifications of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC), and comprises lecture halls, demonstration rooms, laboratories, museums, library, auditorium and staff offices. It is equipped with modern and state of the art teaching aids and laboratory equipment to impart quality education in a clean and serene environment. AL-TIBRI Medical College has its own teaching hospital, which has all the essential clinical departments including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Radiology, Clinical Laboratory and Operation Theatres. All clinical departments are furnished with modern equipment to provide high quality medical care. The faculty members in both basic medical sciences and clinical sciences are highly qualified and experienced professionals, as per the guidelines of PM&DC.
The programs offered by AL-TIBRI Medical College are approved and recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council.
Isra School of Optometry The Isra School of Optometry offers training and education in the field of vision sciences. It greatly contributes in producing human resources required at mid-level ophthalmic personnel both nationally and internationally. The building has been donated by Sight Savers International (SSI) by virtue of the charitable services offered by the Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital in the field of eye care.
ISRA POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY (IPIO)
The IPIO is a constituent body of Isra University and located in the suburbs of the mega city of Karachi. It started as a small eye unit in the name of Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital (IEH) in 1990 at a Community Centre of the same suburb and has grown to be a Tertiary Hospital that boasts a 70-bed indoor facility with 28 consultation rooms and 5 Operation Theatres.
IPIO was recognized in 1998 by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for residency training leading to postgraduate fellowship and membership in the discipline of Ophthalmology. On the other hand IPIO launched Ophthalmic Paramedics training program in 1994 which is recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC). To this date (June 2009), the Institute has trained about 288 Ophthalmic Paramedics, 20 FRCS, 30 FCPS, 6 Refractionists, 40 Cataract Surgeons and 12 MCPS professionals.
IPIO runs a full time training program in ophthalmology that includes lectures, case presentations, vet labs, workshops, internal assessments, and on job training. This centre has well developed subspecialty units that include Vitreo-Retina, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cornea, Glaucoma, Cataract and Low-Vision Aids. IPIO has also approached CPSP for recognition of Second Fellowship in Vitreo-Retina. The Isra College of Optometry offers a 4-year bachelor's degree program in optometry to develop mid-level ophthalmic work force to serve at primary level hospitals and at higher levels, both nationally and internationally.
The Islamabad Campus is strategically located just behind Farash town, Phase II, Islamabad. With an area of 150,000 square feet, the campus houses the Al Nafees Medical College and Hospital, Isra School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isra Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. The city campus is located at plot No.3, WR Plaza, I- 10 Markaz, Islamabad.
AL NAFEES MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
Al Nafees Medical College & Hospital is a newly built state of the art medical institute at the scenic zone of the capital city of Islamabad. Renowned subject specialists and faculty members as well as purpose built facilities and buildings give it a clear edge over other medical institutes. Qualified faculty with modern and state of the art teaching aids and laboratory equipment help impart quality education in a clean and serene environment. The laboratories and museums are well equipped, where the tutorial room, lecture halls and auditorium meet the educational needs and also have the capacity of hosting seminars and conferences. The operative skill labs are also a distinguishing feature of this institute. The college has a well established library consisting of three separate portions for lending books, reference material and periodicals. The Digital library is also well furnished and offers a large collection of e-books and ejournals to meet the scholarly needs of teachers and students. An operative animal house within the premises and other available research facilities reflects the academic environment and the vision of the institute in contributing towards learning and research. The college enjoys the facility of Al Nafees Medical College Hospital, an allied teaching hospital having all the clinical departments including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Urology, Neurosurgery, Radiology, Clinical Laboratory, and Operation theatres. The hospital unit supervised by highly qualified and experienced professionals integrates the most modern facilities at general and subspecialty levels under one roof. All the clinical departments are furnished with modern equipment and are capable of providing high quality medical care. The programs at Al Nafees Medical College are subject to the approval and recognition of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council.
School of Rehabilitation Sciences (ISRS)
The vision of School of Rehabilitation Science (ISRS) at ISRA University is to prepare outstanding rehabilitation practitioners to become leaders in their respective fields as educators and scholars who are capable of completing and communicating unique independent research & practice that contributes to the advancement of their profession. To demonstrate the behaviors of the scholarly clinician by developing and utilizing the process of critical thinking and inquiry. To influence the development human health care regulations and policies those are consistent with the needs of the patient and of society.
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS)
The School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS) aims to breed a generation of young and dynamic scientists that can plug into the frontiers of Research at the global level. They can look into the unorthodox, unconventional and untrodden fields of research to shape the futuristics of the globe. To achieve such ambitious goals, SEAS aims to foster an extremely congenial and conducive environment to develop the natural faculties of the young budding scholars. SEAS is determined to provide all possible facilities in terms of equipment and faculty so that students feel motivated and stimulated during their learning phase.