Achievements

Madinat al-Hikmah
(City of Education, Science and Culture)
This is by far the largest and the most prestigious project undertaken by any welfare organization in the country. It was a dream of Hakim Mohammed Said, the founder, who proved dreams could become reality, and devoted his whole life to promoting science, education and culture. The city spreads over nearly 500 acres of land at a distance of 27 kilometers from the heart of the metropolis, Karachi and has all modern facilities. In view of the importance of the project, the government has reserved, for 50 years, the adjoining 5,000 acres of its land for Madinat al-Hikmah.
Bait al-Hikmah
Bait al-Hikmah, the library is the first major institution of Madinat al-Hikmah. It is one of the largest and best equipped libraries and research centres in Pakistan, with a collection of books and journals in various disciplines and languages in areas of science and technology, medicine, management sciences, history (especially Indo-Pak history), Islamic studies and Islamic jurisprudence, Arabic, English, Persian and Urdu literature. An auditorium equipped with simultaneous interpretation in five languages and a seating capacity for 350 participants is part of Bait al-Hikmah.
Hamdard Education Society
In 1982, for the furtherance of educational activities, a society under the name of Hamdard Education Society was formed. The aims and objects of the Society are as under:

- To make organized efforts to increase the literacy rate in Pakistan.
- To strive for a constructive and purposeful system of education, and the formulation of a curriculum conforming to Islamic philosophy of education.
- To promote and develop written works and to publish well researched textbooks.
- To institute scholarships, free ships and stipends (total or partial) for deserving students at all levels and in all fields.

Hamdard Public School

Hamdard Public School was established in 1990 at Madinat al-Hikmah, with the aim of providing the best possible education and training facilities to students. Spread over 100 acres of land, it is designed for 5,000 students, to impart education from primary to higher secondary level. The school is affiliated with UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project.Students graduating from the school can continue their studies in the Hamdard Colleges and Hamdard University.
Hamdard Village School
It was the mission of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said that no child of Pakistan should be deprived of education. The new campus of Hamdard Village School was completed and inaugurated in 2003. Hamdard Village School provides opportunities for education to the children of villages adjoining Madinat al-Hikmah. The school is free, including books, uniforms and shoes provided by the Hamdard Foundation Pakistan.
Hamdard College of Science and Hamdard College of Commerce
For the first couple of years, education was imparted to classes 1 to V at Hamdard Public School; then, in a few years, the classes increased to IX and X. For pre-university education, students had to go elsewhere. To remedy the situation, which involved parents in running around and students in starting afresh, it was decided to extend the school and start the Hamdard College of Science and Hamdard College of Commerce. Hence both these colleges have been functioning since 1997.
HAMDARD UNIVERSITY
(Pursuit of Excellence)
Hamdard University is the culmination of the vision of Hakim Mohammed Said, Founder of the University. The primary goal of the University has been to achieve a level of academic excellence, which measures favorably on the scale of international standards. The main campus of Hamdard University is located at Madinat al-Hikmah, comprising 350 acres; the university campus and its allied faculties occupy one section of 178 acres. The academic programmes offered at the Main Campus, Karachi is also offered at Islamabad Campus.
Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry
(HAMDARD UNIVERSITY)
Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry is a part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, established in 1994 at Madinat al-Hikmah. The studies are spread over a period of five years and four professional examinations, leading to the award of M.B.B.S. degree. The college also conducts a 4-year B.D.S. degree programme.
Hamdard Al-Majeed College of Eastern Medicine
(HAMDARD UNIVERSITY)
This has also been established as a part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of Hamdard University at Madinat al-Hikmah. It awards the degree of Bachelor of Eastern Medicine and Surgery (BEMS). It started in 1995, to upgrade the knowledge and education of Eastern Medicine in the country.
Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences (HIMS)
(HAMDARD UNIVERSITY)
Established in 1994 at Madinat al-Hikmah, HIMS has been developed as one of the major institutions of the country. The aim of its establishment was to meet the growing demands of emerging socio-economic patterns and to sustain the preparation of a regular stream of well-trained managerial cadres. Nationally and internationally recognized and accredited, the institute is a constituent institution of Hamdard University. It offers degrees of BBA (Hons.), MBA and Ph.D.
Hamdard Institute of Information Technology (HIIT)
(HAMDARD UNIVERSITY)
Information Technology is transforming societies. It is changing traditional methods and style almost of life itself, causing economic upheavals and altering the balance of power among nations and countries. Hamdard Institute of Information Technology has been planned to prepare a breed of designers of new products, systems and services, which excel in problem solving and can compete successfully in the international marketplace having been trained in skills needed for infrastructure development.
Hamdard School of Law
(HAMDARD UNIVERSITY)
Education and research in the field of law are matters of prime importance in evolving a culture of the rule of law in the country. Realizing the urgent need for a Centre of Excellence for Law, Hamdard University established a full-time School of Law in January 2001, based on the semester system. Hamdard School of Law offers3-year graduate courses in legal studies, leading to the LL.B. degree on a syllabus approved by the Pakistan Bar Council.
Faculty of Pharmacy
(HAMDARD UNIVERSITY)
Over the years, pharmacy education has gained momentum in Pakistan, and a number of institutions are offering programmes leading to degrees of B.Pharm, and M.Pharm. Hamdard University has the distinction of introducing a B.Pharm. MBA integrated course that commenced in 2001. The prime objective of the programme is to prepare pharmacy graduates for the pharmaceutical industry and trade, who can meet the marketing challenges of 21st century.

Dr. Hafiz Mohammad Ilyas Institute of Pharmacology and Herbal Sciences
(HAMDARD UNIVERSITY)

Dr. Hafiz Mohammad Ilyas Institute of Pharmacology and Herbal Sciences (HMIIPHS) is named after the Late Managing Director of Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Pakistan, who was responsible for its genesis. The objective of the institute is to carry out research on pharmacology and toxicology of herbal drugs. The standard of the research being carried out at HMIIPHS meets the requirements for the award of M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.

Hamdard Institute of Education and Social Sciences
(HAMDARD UNIVERSITY)
Established in 1994, this institute awards Ph.D., M.Ed. and B.Ed. degrees and Post-graduate diplomas in educational research. It conducts an in-service Teachers Training Programme as well. In addition, it organizes seminars and other academic activities to provide learning opportunities to untrained teachers of government and private schools. The Institute has also introduced a special weekend programme for B.Ed.


Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Hospital for Eastern Medicine

A fifty-bed well-equipped hospital, situated at Madinat al-Hikmah, has been providing 24-hour free community health service to the 38 surrounding villages of Madinat al-Hikmah. Before the establishment of this hospital, the inhabitants of these villages lacked any health care facilities. The sick had to depend on home treatment or had to travel miles to get to a hospital. In Shifa-ul-Mulk Memorial Hospital, medical officers, both male and female, are available 24 hours, along with Para-medical staff. Ambulance service is also available for emergencies and referral cases.
Hamdard University Hospital
In order to supplement the education at the Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry, the University has established a University Teaching Hospital, comprising 250 beds, along the main M. A. Jinnah Road, Karachi. A highly experienced team of doctors including physicians, surgeons, gynecologists and ophthalmologists among others mans the hospital. It has up-to-date equipment, diagnostic facilities, well-equipped laboratories and a dedicated and caring hospital staff. Thus the Hamdard University Hospital contributes in its own way to the basic philosophy of Hamdard: to give relief to the suffering humanity and to help cure diseases. However, other than providing treatment to patients, both routine and serious, the hospital acts as a clinical teaching hospital for MBBS students.
Centre for Horticulture
A beautiful garden at Madinat al-Hikmah spread over 40 acres and flanked by the campus is ideal for the project of cultivating medicinal plants. The Centre for Horticulture, set up in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Germany, has been experimentally growing indigenous and exotic plants under soil-and water-tested conditions. The main objectives of the Centre for Horticulture are:

- Testing the water quality of the existent springs and wells.
- Testing of the discharge and specific yield of water.
- Introduction of cheap and simple water-saving irrigation methods.
- Training of Pakistani villagers and Forest Officers for advising people in rural areas.
- Establishing a school garden at the Hamdard School to teach children how plants grow and have to be tended.
Environmental Studies Centre
Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said had already visualized the importance of pollution free environment for the socio-economic progress of the country in 1970 when he warned the nation against the danger of environmental pollution due to excess percentage of lead in the air, filthy water and traffic noises. He deeply desired to establish an Institute for Environmental Science in Hamdard university to impart education of environmental sciences and to conduct researches on environmental issues. He did some paper work for it. He established Hydro Chemistry Laboratories at Madinat al-Hikmah with the help of his German friend and scientist, Prof. Dr. Juergen Hohnholz. The laboratory has been providing services of water analysis to more than 100 organizations and industrial units. A concrete step was taken towards the fulfilment of his vision on 20th September 2005 when Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishratul Ibad Khan inaugurated the Environmental Studies Centre at Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Governor declared Madinat al-Hikmah – the Green House of Karachi. The Environmental Studies Centre, the first centre of its type, established in a private university in Pakistan, is envisaged as a revolutionary step in tertiary education — that is connecting students to their communities, and ecologies, and equipping them to be caring citizens and more. The Karachi City does not currently have a centre where people of all ages can go to find out about their local environment and their relationship with it. This centre shall support a wide range of valuable activities for the people of all ages and income brackets. The centre would be equipped with a green library and green directory that would allow it to perform the certain functions with regard to different environmental matters and issues e.g. waste management, leaf would techniques, energy conservation, solar water heating, rainwater re-use, and wildlife gardening etc. The centre would support community activities such as walking, cycle riding and social activities.
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