Bahria University

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Bahria University
جامعہ بحریہ
Latin: Universidad Naval
Motto in English
Discovering Knowledge
Type Public
Established 2000 (2000)
Chancellor President of Pakistan
Rector Vice Admiral Tanveer Faiz
Students 10100+[1]
Undergraduates 8000+
Postgraduates 2000+
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Campus Urban area
Colours Navy, white        
Nickname 'BU', 'BUIC', 'BUKC', 'BULC', 'BUMDC','IPP','NCMPR'
Affiliations HEC, PEC, ACU, NCEAC, PMDC
Mascot Anchor

Bahria University (Urdu: جامعہ بحریہ‎) or BU, is a public research university primarily located in Islamabad, Pakistan.[2] The university maintains campuses in Karachi and Lahore.

Established by the Pakistan Navy in 2000, its status is granted as Semi-Government. It offers programmes in undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies.[3] Its research is directed towards the development of engineering, philosophy, natural, social, and medical sciences. Bahria is a comprehensive university having multidisciplinary programs that includes Health Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Computer Sciences, Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Psychology and Maritime Studies. The university is one of the top institution of higher learning in the country and secured 23rd in among country's top thirty and most notable universities in "general category" by the HEC, as of 2016.[4] The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.[5]

The university research institutes offer scientific research in the development of medical, environmental, natural sciences as well as in the engineering and philosophy.[6]

Bahria University Headquarters, Islamabad.

Bahria University is a founder member of the Education Futures Collaboration charity, an international network of educators working on strategies to bridge the research/practice/policy making divide. See


Bahria University Islamabad campus

Bahria University has its genesis in Bahria Colleges and Bahria Institutes of Management and Computer Sciences which were established by the Pakistan Navy in the 1980s and 1990s in Islamabad and Karachi. These institutes and colleges were affiliated with Peshawar University to conduct Bachelor and master's degree programmes in the disciplines of Business Management and Computer Sciences.

Bahria University offers Bachelor and higher degree programmes. It produces professionals in areas like Electronics & Telecommunication, Electrical, Computer Sciences, Software Engineering, Business Management, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Professional Psychology, Social Sciences and Law.

The growth and policies of university are governed by its Board of Governors comprising senior naval officers and representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Chief of the Naval Staff is the Chairman Board of Governors as well as Pro-Chancellor of the University.[7]


The university has campuses in multiple locations in Pakistan. The Headquarter of the university is in Islamabad consisting of 3 blocks (OC, NC and XC) including a luxurious girls hostel.The other main campuses are in Lahore and Karachi.[8]

  • Bahria University Headquarters, Islamabad
  • Bahria University Islamabad Campus
  • Bahria University Karachi Campus
  • Bahria University Lahore Campus
  • Institute of Professional Psychology, Karachi
  • National Center for Maritime Policy Research, Karachi
  • Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi

Affiliated colleges

Bahria University is the awarding body for the following affiliated institutions:[9]

International linkages

Bahria University has signed Memorandum of understanding with the following 21 international universities:[10]

Degrees offered

Bahria University offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at its constituent units:[11]

Management Sciences

Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Software Engineering

Department of Law

  • LLB (Bachelor of Law)
  • LLM (Master of law)

Computer Sciences

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professional Psychology

Humanities and Social Sciences

Medical and Dental Sciences


The university helps its students to participate in national and university level sports.[12]


Bahria University has student-driven societies, clubs and associations that work under the tutelage of the student affairs office. Societies and clubs at BU include:

  • Bahria Association of Computer Sciences and Professionals (BACSAP)
  • Bahria Law Society (BLS)
  • Bahria Youth Technothon (BYTE)
  • Bahria Community Support Program (CSP)
  • Media Club (Saad Tehsin)
  • Arts & Dramatics Club
  • The Music Society
  • The Events Club
  • The Literature & Debates Club
  • Society Of Empowerment(SOE)BUKC
  • Bahria Visionary Club (BVC)
  • Bahria University Law Society

See also


  1. ^ "Bahria University Introduction". Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  2. ^ "Bahria University". Google maps. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Bahria University Introduction". Bahria University Introduction. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  4. ^ "HEC rankings". HEC rankings. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  5. ^ "ACU Members". ACU.
  6. ^ "Research and Development in Bahria University". Bahria University. Archived from the original on 2013-09-26. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Bahria University History". Archived from the original on 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
  8. ^ "Bahria University Constituent Units". Archived from the original on 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  9. ^ "Bahria University Affiliated Units". Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  10. ^ "Bahria University Linkages". Archived from the original on 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  11. ^ "Bahria University Courses". Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  12. ^ Sports Office Archived 2012-09-04 at the Wayback Machine., Bahria University.

External links

  • Bahria University - Headquarters
  • Islamabad campus
  • Karachi campus
  • Lahore campus
  • Institute of Professional Psychology, Karachi
  • National Center of Maritime Policy Research, Karachi
  • Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi

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