Future Projects

Education City Campus

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SMI University has acquired 100 acres of land in the Education City in vicinity of Karachi through courtesy of Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh. The plot has been allotted to SMIU in accordance with the directives issued by the then President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari.

The SMIU's new plot is located amidst lush green farms in Malir district of Karachi, at a distance of about 50 kilometers from the present downtown campus, through Super Highway connecting Karachi with rest of the country.





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The work of the boundary wall of the new campus, which is about four kilometers in circumference, has been completed. In addition to that a site office and four watch towers are in the final stage of construction. On its part, the Government of Sindh has included a development scheme to the tune of Rs. 800 million in the Annual Development Plan (ADP) for year 2013-14.

The master plan of the Education City campus is in the process of designing and further construction work is to start shortly. The first phase of the construction is planned to be completed within next three years, which includes construction of residences for the faculty and students' residence, academic blocks for eight departments, administration block, students' center and a mini market in addition to landscaping, etc. Both the downtown campus and the Education City campus shall be connected through point-buses to be run by the university.

Institute of Public Policy Planning and Research

The Institute of Public Policy Planning and Research is being created under the directives issued by the President of Pakistan in 2010. The President directed to establish research institute at SMIU in order to work as a think-thank on the issues being faced by Pakistan. The Institute would engage in research at postgraduate level and offer degrees of PhD and post-doctorate in accordance with the statutes, rules and regulations of the University.

In addition to its academic function, the Institute would work as an independent think-tank engaged in public policy research and analysis of the issues being confronted by the country by adopting modern interdisciplinary approaches. The Institute will have capability to collect information and conduct research on a wide range of subjects in context of Pakistan.

Some of the key areas in which the Institute would offer research include social issues, development issues, governance issues, economic studies, demographic studies, rural development, urbanization, industrialization, natural resource management, sustainable agriculture, environmental impact assessment, environmental audits, organizational development and organizational re-structuring. It will also provide consultancy in select areas to various INGOs, NGOs and government organizations.

The Institute will have academic linkages and collaborative programs with most reputable universities and academic institutions within the country and abroad, helping enhance the availability of expertise as well as the capability of the Institute. One of the functions of the Institute would be to disseminate information gathered through its research on various policy and social issues through seminars, conferences, workshops etc.


Institute of Sindh Studies

Sindh has been the cradle of civilization for several centuries. Archeological evidences suggest presence of a highly developed urban civilization in Sindh, popularly known as the Indus-Valley Civilization, during pre-historic times. The peculiarity of Sindh is that it has uninterruptedly witnessed the evolution of mankind from pre-historic times to present.

Geographically, Sindh is located between two other great ancient civilizations, the South Asian and the Middle Eastern. Due to its geographical location, Sindh has been hub of overseas and overland trade and commerce throughout the course of history, providing it an opportunity to assimilate the colours of various cultures brought-in by traders and tourists.

Being a wealthy civilization, it has also been a target of invasions from East, West, North and South. Then, it has been the destination of several great migrations in the history of mankind, mainly due to upheavals taking place in its surroundings. All these factors have helped evolved a unique culture that has been able to survive throughout the preceding centuries.

The Institute of Sindh Studies will focus on history, culture, language, archeology, anthropology, cuisine, arts and crafts of Sindh. It will be engaged in research on various aspects relating to past, present and future Sindh and offer postgraduate degrees (PhD and post-doctoral) in accordance with the statutes of the University.