DHA Karachi, by the Grace of God Almighty, exists as one of the largest and most prestigious institutions in the Country. Right from the outset, DHA has been striving hard to provide top quality education to its residents at their door steps. Toward this end, it has a number of educational institutions, spread all over DHA, providing high standard education from pre-school to HSSC/ A levels with Bachelors and Masters programmes in Science, Arts, Commerce and Management disciplines. Major strength (approx 75%) of the HSSC/A level students studying in the Schools/ Colleges of DHA belong to Pre-Engg and Pre-Med groups.
The non- existence of Engineering/Medical University in DHA compels these students to seek admission elsewhere in the city. The students and the parents strongly feel the need to have a university in DHA, which can impart high quality graduate and postgraduate level education in the disciplines of Engineering and Health Sciences. The Administration of DHA has been aware of this pressing need for quite some time and had started planning for it.
The process for establishment of DHA Suffa University (DSU) started in the year 2002. The University has a Charter granted by the Sindh Government and a purpose built campus in DHA Phase-VII (Extension) with state of the art educational facilities.
- Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad, Governor Sindh, is the Patron.
- Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahirul Islam, HI(M), President Executive Board DHA, is the Chancellor of the University.
- Rear Admiral (R) Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain, TI(M), SI(M), former Dean of Engineering disciplines at NUST and NED University, is the Vice Chancellor.
The Board of Governors of DSU includes eminent scholars like Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rehman, former Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Dr. Javaid R. Laghari, the serving Chairman of HEC.
Through the kind patronage, personal attention and dynamic leadership of Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahirul Islam, HI(M) and full support from the pragmatic and efficient management of Brig Aamer Raza Qureshi, Administrator DHA and renowned educationist Cdre (R) Talib Hussain,TI(M), Director Education DHA, the University will commence its undergraduate programmes with effect from the Fall Semester (August) 2012. DSU will be a high ranking University of international standard providing undergraduate and postgraduate education in the disciplines of Engineering, Medical and Management Sciences in two phases:-
Phase I – (To be launched with effect from Fall Semester 2012)
- BE Mechanical Engineering
- BE Electrical Engineering
- BE Electronic Engineering
- BE Telecommunication Engineering
- BE Computer Engineering and Information Systems
- EMBA (Evening/Weekend)
Note: New disciplines will be introduced keeping in view the demand and dynamics of the job market.
Phase – II (Future Plans/Programmes)
- MBBS and BDS Programmes: MBBS and BDS programmes are planned to be launched in the Fall Semester of 2013. The approval of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to start MBBS and BDS programmes is under process.
- MS / PhD Programmes: The launch of MS/PhD programmes in Management as well as in Engineering disciplines will be linked with the level of maturity attained in the UG programmes plus the research capabilities of the faculty inducted.
DHA Karachi is already running BBA and MBA programmes in Defence Authority College of Business (DACB), and BA/BSc/B.Com and Masters programmes in few subjects in some of its other degree colleges. DHA already has expertise, experience and sizeable faculty including a number of PhD teaching staff for provision of quality higher education in some disciplines. Induction of Faculty in all other relevant disciplines, furbishment of Laboratories and Workshops, and preparation of Statutes, Regulations, Rules and Curricula is in progress. Legal formalities are being completed while close liaison exists with the Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Engineering Council. Collaboration with well reputed international Universities is also being planned.
DHA Suffa University (DSU) houses a magnificent University building with enviable infrastructure comprising class rooms, libraries, laboratories, workshops, conference rooms, auditorium, administration block, play grounds, gardens and spacious parking areas. To make it a great success, the Executive Board of DHA, Karachi has magnanimously placed very large funds at the disposal of DSU to ensure that the University starts functioning soon and establishes itself as one of the top ranking Universities in the Country, in the earliest possible time frame.
Under the kind patronage of President Executive Board, DHA Karachi, Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahirul Islam, HI(M) and dedicated efforts of Vice Chancellor DSU Rear Admiral (R) Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain, TI(M), SI(M), Administrator DHA Brig Aamer Raza Qureshi, Secretary DHA Lt Col (R) Ajmal Rasheed, TI(M), Director Education DHA Cdre (R) Talib Hussain, TI(M), Project Director DSU Brig (R) Saleem Murad Agha, SI(M), Admin Officer DSU Lt Col (R) Aiyaz Ahmed Khan and other officials and staff of DHA and DSU, the University is making a rapid progress to meet national and international standards in the field of higher education.
We all are very hopeful and are working with a rejuvenated zeal to provide top quality higher education to the students with special emphasis on personality/leadership traits development and nurturing logical and analytical thinking to enable them to rise higher in their chosen professional pursuits in-country and abroad. We also expect all the residents to have faith in this University and join DHA in their efforts and prayers to make it a real success as one of the prestigious and renowned Universities, bringing good name to our Country. Insha Allah, we will all succeed with a great fame.
Rear Admiral (R)
Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain, TI(M), SI(M)
PhD(UK), MS(USA), WEAC(UK), BE(Pak), MIEEE(USA)
DHA Suffa University.