Isra University is an autonomous and privately owned institution. It is recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, and legislated by the Isra University Act, 1997 [Sindh Act No. V of 1997] passed by the Legislative Assembly of Sindh, and assented by the Governor of Sindh in the Gazette of Sindh (Extra-Ordinary) dated 27th September, 1997.
The Governor of Sindh is the Patron of the University. The Isra University Act provides for a Board of Governors, which exercises general supervision over the affairs and management of the University. The Vice Chancellor, appointed by the Chancellor, is the principal executive and academic authority of the University. The Deans of Faculties as well as several advisory and standing committees that include members from public and private sectors, assist the Vice Chancellor in the discharge of his duties.