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Karakoram International University

The Karakoram International University (KIU) is located in Gilgit, the administrative capital and largest town of the Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.

The Gilgit – Baltistan have the unique distinction of being the converging point of three of the mightiest mountain ranges in the world, namely, the Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush. These ranges have many of the world’s highest peaks and the world’s largest concentration of glaciers outside the Polar Regions. In the Karakoram’s alone 30 peaks soar over 24,000 feet (7,500 m) and culminate in the 28,250 feet (8,612 m) high K2, second only to Mt. Everest in elevation. Sheer rock walls and ravines, plunging thousands of vertical feet down to the rivers flowing below, mark the scenery. The valleys and mountains of the Gilgit – Baltistan present exceptional challenges and opportunities. And KIU offers the exciting prospect to explore the opportunities and to find solutions to the challenges of this region.


The University was established in 2002 by a charter from the Federal Government on the instructions of President Pervez Musharraf.

The University is situated against theatrical conditions of steep mountains at the confluence of the Gilgit and Hunza rivers. The main and currently the only campus of the university is located in Gilgit, the central town of the entire Gilgit-Baltistan. Gilgit has an airport, providing daily flights to Islamabad, punctuated only by adverse weather conditions. The famous Karakoram Highway (KKH), formerly known as part of the Silk Route, runs all the way for Islamabad to the Khunjarab Pass (the Chinese border), passing through Gilgit. An offshoot of the KKH connects Gilgit with Skardu (Baltistan).


According to the charter of the University, admission is open to persons of either sex, race, creed, colour or domicile who are academically qualified for admission to the courses offered by the University. No such person shall be denied the privileges of the University on the grounds only of gender, religion, creed, caste, race, class, colour or domicile.


Currently the university runs the following faculties and departments at the Gilgit campus:

a)      Faculty of Sciences:

  • Department of Information Technology and Mathematics
  • Department of Food, Agriculture and Applied Chemical Technology
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (being planned)

b)      Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Department of Business Management and Economics
  • Department of Communication Studies (new)
  • Department of International Relations and Political Sciences
  • Department of Modern Languages
  • Department of Educational Development

c)      Faculty of Mountain Area Development Studies (being planned)

  • Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism
  • Institute of Technical and Vocational Skills Development

Extra-curricular activities:

Student-faculty committees work together to arrange extra-curricular activities and fill in as much as possible, since major sporting facilities are not yet fully developed. The Polo Stadium Development Committee, the Environment Committee, the Sports Committee and the Library and Magazine Committee are some of the examples.

Contact us:

Main Campus

Karakoram International University

University Road,

Gilgit (15100)


Liaison Office, Islamabad

House 72, Street 17, F-11/2


Ph: 051 9266857

Fax: 051 9266858

Syed Iftikhar Hussain

Liaison Officer

Email: [email protected]


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