SMIU to build two more campuses in three years

VC informs media about varsity's extension

Ppi June 09, 2018
Sindh Madressatul Islam University. PHOTO: SMIU.EDU.PK

KARACHI: Two new campuses of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU), namely Malir Campus and Hawke's Bay Campus, will be made functional in the next three years.

SMIU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said this while giving a briefing to the media on the development plans of the varsity for the next 10 years at an iftar party hosted by the varsity.

The VC informed the media that two more academic blocks would be constructed in the present campus of the varsity and a state-of-the-art building of the SMIU Model School would also be built.

Shaikh said that the architectural structure of all buildings of news campuses as well as of the SMIU Model School would resemble structure of the old historic buildings of SMIU.

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Talking about the Malir Campus located in the Education City, the VC said that it was a nine year project that will be completed in three phases. Around 25,000 students would receive education in the campus, he said, adding that there would be separate hostels for male and female students, residences for faculty and staff members and a sports complex at the campus.

"In the next three years, two blocks of Malir Campus would be constructed, for which the federal government has given Rs1.57 billion," Shaikh said, adding that the area of the campus was 100 acres, for which land had been granted by the Sindh government free-of-charge.

Regarding the Hawke's Bay Campus, Shaikh explained that the Institute of Information Technology and Communication will be set up at the campus where around 5,000 students would receive education. The campus would stretch to 10 acres, the land for which had also been granted by the provincial government free-of-charge, he said.


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