Life on Campus
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 kilometres 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 kilometres to the north of the Campus. Frequent public transport, operating along Hala Road, provides a regular access to the Campus from the city centre, 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 splendour. 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 air conditioners, including classrooms.
Isra University Hospital (IUH)
This 300-bed unit integrates the most modern facilities at general and sub speciality levels under one roof. It has well equipped 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, open-heart 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 theatres 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 protocols.
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 High tech 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.