riphah international university

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An Overview of Riphah International University

Riphah International University, a private institute chartered in 2002 by the Federal Government of Pakistan, provides advanced professional education and training with an emphasis on Islamic life and living skills. Riphah International University gives young minds the opportunity to hone their skills, harness their potential, and, through their professional and moral training, become productive citizens of Pakistan.
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Fiza Bibi Ameen is a final-semester BS Physics student and gold medal qualifier at Riphah International University, Islamabad. She also contributed a prize-winning submission to the HEC inter-university essay writing competition for the year 2022. She fancies theoretical research in her subject and prospects of advancement in personal, professional, and economic life, particularly for the less developed parts of Pakistan.

RIU Equips Youth with Quality Education and Islamic Ethical Principles

In 2002, the federal government of Pakistan chartered the private Riphah International University. It was supported by the Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT), a nonprofit organization. After its establishment, it quickly became one of the top five private-sector institutions to qualify for Higher Education Commission Research Grants. It envisions to instill Islamic moral and ethical principles among professional-education students.

With about 140 degree programs, 25,000 registered students, and 18,000 graduates, Riphah provides knowledge and abilities in a wide range of areas. In Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the university has five campuses. I-14 being the main campus, hosts the faculties of engineering and applied sciences, computing, and social sciences. In addition to these campuses, Riphah also has campuses at Lahore Industrial Estate, Raiwind Road, and Satiana Road in Faisalabad.

Mission and Values of Riphah International University

Mission

Riphah University intends to establish educational institutions focusing on inculcating Islamic ethical values. 

The Values

In keeping with its mission, Riphah University upholds the principle values of Islam such as responsibility, cooperation, consultation, harmony, compassion, pursuit of excellence, and Akhirah-focused decisions.

Accreditation and Recognition

Riphah International University is accredited and recognized by the Federal Government of Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. It is also affiliated with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), and Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC).

In addition, it is also recognized by the Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACU), the Vice Chancellors’ Committee of Pakistan (VCCP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other national and international authorities.

To expand the spectrum of research facilities, the university collaborated with national and international institutes such as the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA), 2004, Kastamonu University in Turkey, the Academy of Medical Sciences and Technology in Khartoum in Sudan, and International Islamic University in Malaysia, etcetera. 

Outstanding Contemporary Education with Islamic Orientation

The goal of Riphah University is to educate its students not only academically but also morally and spiritually. It aims to give direction to young minds that are based on Islamic ethics to help students build their characters. Through its Life and Living Program, which is a compulsory part of all courses, the goal of equipping young minds with the right tools is coming to realization. These courses offer a comprehensive approach to living a spiritually and physically healthy, balanced, and meaningful life.

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Riphah University’s Campuses

The University has five campuses in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Its main campus is located in Islamabad, I-14. Faculties of Dental Sciences and Rehabilitation Sciences (male) are in the City Campus-I in Sector G-7 of Islamabad. City Campus-II is located in Sector F-5, Islamabad, and is home to the faculties of public policy, systems engineering, and NCUK-Riphah. Al-Mizan Campus is located on Rawalpindi’s main Peshawar Road which houses the Islamic International Medical College (IIMC) and the faculties of media and management sciences.  

Riphah International University

Riphah WISH Campus, a campus exclusively for female students, is located in H-8, Islamabad, and is home to faculties of rehabilitation sciences, social sciences and humanities, and computing.

In Lahore, the university has the Industrial Estate Campus and Raiwind Road Campuses. It also has a Faisalabad Campus at Satiana Road, Faisalabad.

Faculties at RIU

Each faculty department at Riphah International University offers undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate courses and diplomas to assist students in fulfilling their desire for higher education.

  1. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
  2. Faculty of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences (DRAHS)
  3. Faculty of Management Sciences
  4. Faculty of Computing
  5. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  6. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  7. Riphah Institute of Media Sciences
  8. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Undergraduate Programs/Courses Offered by Riphah International University in 2023

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Medical Sciences 

  • MBBS (Islamabad Campus, Fall Semester)

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Dental Sciences 

  • BDS (Islamabad Campus, Fall Semester)

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Media Sciences 

  • BS media science (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • BS mass communication (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • BS film production (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • BS game design and production (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • BS design (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Management Science 

  • BBA after 14 years of education (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 
  • BBA after 12 years of education (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 
  • BS – Project and Supply Chain Management (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 
  • BS Accounting & Finance (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 
  • BS in Hospitality & Tourism Management (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Computing 

  • BS Software Engineering (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 
  • BS Computer Science (for Male Only) (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 
  • BS Computer Arts (Females only) (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Engineering 

  • BSc Electrical Engineering (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall Semester)
  • BSc Biomedical Engineering (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall Semester)

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Basic Sciences

  • BS Mathematics after 12 years and after 14 years of education (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • BS Physics after 12 years and after 14 years of education (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, spring and fall)

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Social Sciences

  • BS Islamic Studies (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • BS English Linguistics & Literature after 12 years and 14 years of education (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • BS Applied Psychology (for Females Only) (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, spring and fall)

Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences  

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm -D) (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, fall)

Riphah NCUK (Northern Consortium UK)

The NCUK is an association of prestigious universities dedicated to ensuring foreign students’ admission to universities around the globe and providing them with assistance. Under Riphah’s NCUK, the following programs are offered:

  • International Foundation year- Engineering (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • International Foundation year- Business (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)  
  • International Foundation year- Accounting &   Finance (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)                   
  • International Year One- Engineering (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)       
  • International Year One- Business (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • International Year One- Accounting & Finance (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)           
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Undergraduate Programs/Courses in the Faculty of Public Policy

  • BS Public Policy (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)                      
  • BS Public Administration (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)        
  • BS Political Sciences  (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)  
  • BS International Relations (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Graduate & Diploma Programs/Courses Offered by Riphah International University in 2023

Graduate & Diploma Programs in the Faculty of Computing           

  • Postgraduate Diplomas in Computer Science (Islamabad Campus, Fall Semester)  

Graduate & Diploma Programs in the Faculty of Medical Sciences   

  • MSc Pain Medicine (Islamabad Campus, Fall Semester)       
  • Diploma in Anesthesia (Islamabad Campus, Fall Semester)    

Graduate & Diploma Programs in the Faculty of Management Sciences       

  • MBA (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)           
  • Professional Graduate Diplomas in Management Sciences (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Graduate & Diploma Programs in the Faculty of Basic Sciences        

  • CHPE  (Islamabad Campus, Spring Semester)            
  • DHQPS (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • Lifestyle Medicine (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • PGD in Professional Ethics and Teaching   Methodology (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Graduate & Diploma Programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences     

  • Advances Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • TOP-UP in Clinical Psychology (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • M.Phil. English (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Graduate & Diploma Programs in the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences           

  • Livestock Assistant Diploma  (Lahore Campus, Fall Semester)

Postgraduate Programs Offered by Riphah International University in 2023

Postgraduate Programs in Medical Sciences          

  • Masters in Health Profession Education (MHPE) (Islamabad Campus, Fall Semester)
  • M. Phil. (Basic Medical Sciences) (Islamabad Campus, Fall Semester)

Postgraduate Programs in Dental Sciences           

  • M. Phil/MDS (Basic Dental Sciences) (Islamabad Campus, Fall Semester)  

Postgraduate Programs in Management Sciences            

  • MS Management Sciences (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Project Management (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Engineering Management (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Healthcare Management  (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 
  • MS Accounting & Finance (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Postgraduate Programs in Media Sciences           

  • MS Media Studies (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Postgraduate Programs in Computing      

  • MS Software Engineering (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Computer Science (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)        

Postgraduate Programs in Engineering    

  • MS Electrical Engineering (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Biomedical Engineering (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)      

Postgraduate Programs in Riphah Institute of System Engineering    

  • MS Data Sciences (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Information Security (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Postgraduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences          

  • MS Speech-Language Pathology Therapy (SLPT) (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Cardio Pulmonary Physical Therapy (CPPT) (Islamabad and LAHORE Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (NMPT) (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Sports Physical Therapy (SPT) (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS WHPT (Women Health Physical Therapy) (Islamabad and LAHORE Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Postgraduate Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • M. Phil. Pharmacology (Pharmacy) (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall Semester) 
  • M. Phil. Pharmaceutics (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall Semester)
  • M. Phil. Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Islamabad and Lahore Campus, Fall Semester)
  • M.Phil. Pharmacognosy (Islamabad Campus, Fall Semester) 

Postgraduate Programs in Basic Sciences             

  • M. Phil. Mathematics (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)
  • M. Phil. Physics (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester) 
  • M. Phil. Statistics (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)           

Postgraduate Programs in Public Policy   

  • M. Phil. in Public Policy (Islamabad Campus, Fall/Spring Semester)

Postgraduate Programs in Social Sciences          

  • M.Phil. Islamic Studies (Fall/Spring Semester)
  • MS Clinical Psychology (Fall/Spring Semester)

Admission Procedure

The contacts for admission offices on various campuses, along with AI Chatbot site-search assistance, are available at Riphah’s admissions desk.

Colleges Associated with Riphah

Riphah Nursing College (RNC), Islamic International Dental College (IIDC), and Islamic International Medical College (IIMC) are affiliated with Riphah International University.

Transportation Services at Riphah

Riphah offers students transportation opportunities while taking into account their needs as students traveling from a distance. Students from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Taxila, and Wah, among other places, have access to transportation services.

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Hostel Facility at Riphah

There are two separate hostels with guides available, one for boys and one for girls.

Library Services at Riphah

Researchers, teachers, and students at Riphah are served by five libraries and two Learning Resource Centers (LRCs). In addition to the physical library, Riphah University’s electronic library offers quick assistance to students so they can assess the books, journals, and other academic materials available.

Scholarships at Riphah

Talented and needy students are provided with scholarships and financial assistance at Riphah International University. Schemes such as the Talent Scholarship, Mumtaz Scholarship, Musabiqat Scholarship, etcetera aim to assist students in acquiring education despite financial instability and recognize their potential. Merit scholarships even give a 100 percent tuition fee waiver when eligibility criteria are met.

Co-curricular activities at Riphah

Riphah offers a wide array of co-curricular activities to foster students’ interests outside of academics as well. Orientation week at Riphah University, for example, attempts to create meaningful social interactions and inform students about security, academic resources, the student support system, and extracurricular activities at the campus.

Sports Week aims to develop and enhance student’s athletic potential while also improving their physical condition and skill set. Student’s Day helps this institute celebrate outstanding students, and welcome and recognize their efforts. Gaming and food booths are organized and awards are also provided to the organizers. Webinar on international scholarships to give students information on the application procedure, qualifying requirements, scholarships, and decision-making also promote student’s interest in higher education in renowned institutes.

Speech contests, writing contests, final year project displays, 3-D printing seminars, personality development seminars, industrial tours, mental health awareness seminars, and relaxation trips are all designed to help students make the most of their youthful years and educational experience at Riphah.

Realization of the Social Welfare Mission

Riphah’s social welfare mission attempts to contribute to social welfare. It aims to meet the obligations of IIMCT which is a private sector initiative to contribute towards the betterment of Pakistan.

Another remarkable social contribution is the Child Development Center which is the only facility in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to offer an organized learning curriculum, allowing self-paced learning to each special child. The center’s advisory board comprises eminent medical national and worldwide competent professionals from physicians to therapists to speech pathologists. For more information about social work by RIU at the Child Development Center, check this link.

List of Campuses with Contact Addresses

Campuses in Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Al-Mizan Campus Rawalpindi

(Islamabad City Campus-l)

Masood Ahmed Minhas

Email: [email protected]

Contact: 03225757396

UAN: +92-51-111-510-510 (226, 227)

Ph: +92-51-8108796

Address:7th Avenue, Sector G-7/4, Islamabad.

I-14 Main Campus Islamabad

(Islamabad City Campus-II)

Miss Farheen Usman

Email: [email protected]

Contact: 03215549040

UAN: +92-51-111-RIPHAH (74-74-24) (226, 227)

Ph: +92-51-8446000-7 (226, 227)

Address: Evacuee Trust Complex Near Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.

Potohar Westridge Campus

(Rawalpindi)

Miss Saima Hussain

Email: [email protected]

Contact#: 03207864999

Ph: +92-51-4922161-5

Address: Westridge Campus: Potohar Plaza, main Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi

Gulberg Green Campus

(Islamabad)

Miss Saima Hussain

Email: [email protected]

Contact#: 03207864999

Ph: +92-51-5912890

Address: Gulberg Green Islamabad

Campuses at Lahore

Riphah  Gulberg III Campus

 (Riphah QIE Campus)

Ph: 0300 0720843-8,0300 0720826,0309 3330153  

UAN: 042-111-(RIPHAH) 747-424,0300 0720826

Email: [email protected]       

Address: 25 Raza Saeed Rd, Bhabra Block M Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab 25-M Block, Lahore, 54660, Pakistan          

Address: 28-M, Quaid-e Azam, Industrial Estate Kot Lakhpat, Lahore

Riphah Raiwind Campus             

Ph: 0300 0720873, 0300 0720844, 0326 8039484      

Email: [email protected]       

Address: Raiwand Road, 13 km from Lahore


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