Riphah International University, Islamabad is a private University, chartered by the Federal Government of Pakistan in 2002. The University was established with a view to produce professionals with Islamic moral and ethical values. It is sponsored by a not-for-profit trust; namely Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT), created in 1995. The first project of the IIMCT was the Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi, established in 1996 by its Founding Managing Trustee; Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali Khan, TI(M), TBt.
Currently the University has fourteen constituent units and an overseas project, namely, RAK College of Dental Sciences, UAE and its first batch of students, Alhamdulillah, graduated in September, 2012. The University is also working on establishment of its campus in Mauritius.
“Establishment of state-of-the-art educational institutions with the focus on inculcation of Islamic ethical values.”
The University has four campuses in the twin city of Rawalpindi-Islamabad—viz., (i) Main Campus in Sector I-14, Islamabad; where departments of Engineering, Computing, Management Sciences, Basic Sciences and Social Sciences are located, (ii) City Campus in Sector G-7, Islamabad; which has the Pharmacy and Dental Sciences departments, (iii) City Campus in Sector F-6, Islamabad; which has Riphah Institute of Policy Studies and Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering, and (iv) the Al-Mizan Campus, which is located at the main Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi in the historic premises of the Old Supreme Court. The Islamic International Medical College, Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Riphah Institute of Media Sciences, and Riphah Centre of Islamic Business are located in Al-Mizan
The Lahore Campus consists of academic programs in Pharmacy at Civic Center, Township- Lahore, and Rehabilitation Sciences at PSRD Building, Ferozepur Road – Lahore, and Veterinary Sciences at Multan Road – Lahore.
Riphah has started work on its new campus in Zone V, Islamabad along with a Teaching Hospital with six hundred beds.
The Honourable President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the Patron of the University. Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali Khan is the Fonder Chancellor and Mr. Hassan Muhammad Khan is the Pro Chancellor of the University. Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad, an eminent scholar of international repute and educationist of distinction, is the founding Vice Chancellor of the University. The Board of Governors and the Academic council are the highest policy making bodies of the University. The Vice Chancellor is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the University.
UNIVERSITY RANKING AND QUALITY CERTIFICATION
Riphah International University, Islamabad was included in “W” Category Universities by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in 2005 and soon was included in the top five universities in the private sector who qualify to receive research grants from the Government of Pakistan through the HEC. Recently, Riphah is ranked at the sixth position among all the private and public sector national universities of medium size with a quality score of 9.70 on the basis of quality assurance and research output criteria set by the HEC. Further, the Quality Enhancement Cell of the University got first position among the private sector “W” Category Universities of the Country according to the score card formulated by the HEC. Riphah is the first University of the Country that has been certified under ISO 9001 : 2008 Standard announced by the UK based Lloyd’s Register, which is one of the top five global independent risk management and safety assurance organizations.