Riphah International University, Islamabad is a private University, chartered by the Federal Government of Pakistan in 2002. The University was established with a view to producing professionals with Islamic moral and ethical values. It is sponsored by a not-for-profit trust; namely Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT), created in 1995. The first project of the IIMCT was the Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi, established in 1996 by its Founding Managing Trustee; Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali Khan, TI(M), TBt (Late).
Currently, the University has 7 faculties and various academic departments and an overseas project, namely, RAK College of Dental Sciences, UAE. The University is also working on the establishment of its campus in Mauritius.
The University has following campuses in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, and Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE.
Riphah International University plans to build a 600-beds hospital and a new state-of-the-art campus at Gulberg Greens Islamabad. The project will be completed in two years.
The Honourable President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the Patron of the University. Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali Khan (Late) was the founding Chancellor. Presently, Mr. Hassan Muhammad Khan is the Chancellor of the University and Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad, an eminent scholar of international repute and educationist of distinction, is the founding Vice Chancellor of the University. The Board of Governors and the Academic Council are the highest policy-making bodies of the University. The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University.
Riphah International University, Islamabad was included in “W” Category Universities by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in 2005 and soon was included in the top five universities in the private sector who qualify to receive research grants from the Government of Pakistan through the HEC. Recently, Riphah is ranked at the second position among all the private national universities of the general category. Further, the Quality Enhancement Cell of the University got the first position in the private sector “W” Category Universities of the Country according to the scorecard formulated by the HEC. Riphah is the first university of the Country that has been certified under ISO 9001:2008 Standard announced by the UK based Lloyd’s Register, which is one of the top five global independent risk management and safety assurance organizations.
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