SMIU at a Glance
AT A GLANCE
Established in 1885 as a school, SMIU was upgraded to a university in the year 2012. SMIU is a public university located in Karachi in the vicinity of Habib bank plaza. The university is spread over an area of 8 acres and embodies some colonial era buildings. The university carries a legacy. The founder of Pakistan Qaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah studied here for four and a half years. The university embodies a mini museum preserving the belongings of Quaid-e-Azam.
SMIU offers degrees under the following departments:
- Media Studies
- Computer Sciences
- Business Administration
- Environmental Sciences
- Business & Management
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Accounting & Finance Bachelors 37000 4 Business Administration Masters 41000 3 Business Administration Bachelors 37000 4 Business Administration Masters 41000 2 Management Sciences Masters 41000 2
- Computer Science & IT
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Computer Science Bachelors 37000 4 Computer Science Masters 41000 2
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Education Bachelors 37000 4 Education Masters 41000 2 Education Bachelors 37000 2 Education Masters 31000 1
- Humanities & Social Sciences
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Social Sciences Bachelors 37000 4 Social Sciences Masters 41000 2
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Media Studies Masters 41000 2 Media Studies Bachelors 37000 4
- Natural Sciences
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Environmental Sciences Masters 41000 2 Environmental Sciences Bachelors 37000 4
- Public Administration
Major Level Fee per Semester (Rs.) Duration (Years) Public Administration Masters 41000 2
SMIU was upgraded to a university in the year 2012 which is quite recent but the university is performing exceptionally well in academics. The campus is not very big but is facilitated with the latest academic facilities. Media studies, Business administration and Computer science are the strongest departments of the university however, the departments for Environmental studies and Education are only doing average. Media studies is the top department of SMIU with amazing academic facilities. The department has started its own radio station and work for establishing a state of the art television station is in progress. Both the studios will serve as the broadcasting laboratories for the university and will offer hands on experience to its students and working journalists. The department for media studies attract journalists and anchors across Pakistan. This brings exposure and practical learning opportunities for students. The IT labs are also equipped with latest computers, printers, scanners and multimedia projectors. The only departments that the university lags at are Education and Environmental studies.
The university has highly qualified faculty with PHD, M.Phil. and Master’s degrees from the best national and international universities.