The University is located 5 kilometers away from the city center in the backdrop of agricultural land, on the national highway locally known as Hala Road. It is approachable by the fast moving Hyderabad by-pass, which is only 2 kilometers to the north of the Campus. Frequent public transport, operating along Hala Road, provides a regular access to the Campus from the city center, as well as nearby settlements on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The Imam of Haram-al-Makki laid the foundation of the Campus in 1986, and the construction activities started in 1989. The four most distinctive buildings on the Campus are the Academic Block, the 200-bed Isra University Hospital, 300-bed Isra University Welfare Hospital and the Jamia Masjid.
These, together with newly built addition to Academic Block on its south side and several ancillary Buildings and elaborately laid down infrastructure spread over an area of 14 acres, give this purpose-built campus a touch of architectural beauty and splendor.
The infrastructure incorporates water treatment and distribution installations, waste water collection and solid waste disposal facilities, ground and surface water collection and disposal systems, power, gas, and communication networks, radio based telecommunication link E1 (2 Mbps) and 11 kV transformer and 210 kVA standby power generation station. Well-laid parking lots, roads, and trees and plantation of a wide variety of foliage and flowers contribute to the landscape.
This comprises of two buildings of three storeys each, which house the University Administration, the Basic Medical Sciences Division of the Faculty of Medicine & Allied Medical Sciences, and the Faculty of Computer & Management Sciences along with their classrooms, laboratories, lecture halls and the library.
This 200-bed unit integrates the most modern facilities at general and sub-specialty levels under one roof. It has well-equipped clinics in medicine, surgery, ENT, eye, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, cardiology, and dentistry. These clinics are well supported by diagnostic equipment, pathology laboratory, pharmacy, private, semi-private and general wards, and provides for day-care surgery.
There are many services that deserve special mention. For instance, the eye-care services, among others, cover anterior segment, cornea, refractive, vitreo-retinal, squint, orbit and occuplastic surgeries, and pediatric ophthalmology. Some of the services that may not be available elsewhere in Hyderabad, such as pacemaker insertion, stress echocardiography, open-heart surgery, intrauterine insemination and fetal medicine are exclusively provided in this hospital. Renal dialysis unit with a facility for renal transplant are also available in the Hospital.
The Hospital has four operation theaters equipped with state-of-the-art surgical and monitoring facilities. These are supported by a superb recovery room that has life saving monitors and machines, as well as special pain relief services, and central suction and oxygen delivery systems.
Isra University Welfare Hospital
The Isra University Welfare Hospital (IUWH) provides quality healthcare to the needy people on non-profit basis in all fields of medicine and surgery.
It is a 300-bed facility housed in two blocks that are linked by a central corridor. On one side, the facility has a ramp that links it with an OT on the first and second floors. IUWH is linked by a bridge over the intervening road to IUH at the first floor level. The bridge allows fast movement of patients, trolleys and medical staff between the two hospitals.
A patient pays only Rs. 5 in the outpatient department (OPD) for the registration, screening and examination, and 3 days off-the-counter free medication. In the inpatient department (IPD), a patient pays Rs. 15 per day for the registration without meals and Rs. 30 with meals. The patient pays a package price to cover the cost of the consumables for medical or surgical treatment needed by him/her. The cost of services, doctor's charge etc. are borne by the Hospital.
The Out Patient Department has six teaching clinics, two independent clinics, radiological diagnostic facility, minor procedures and demonstration rooms. The Hospital houses a free renal dialysis facility. The wards have staff office, nursing station, pantry and store etc. The OT complex has 4 operation theaters that boast all the essential equipments to handle normal and emergency situations.
This elegantly built Masjid was the first building to be erected on the Campus. The Masjid has a capacity of 1000 persons.
The library stocks more than 10,000 textbooks, reference works and local as well as international journals to meet the needs of the students and the faculty. Together with an on-line Internet facility, it has a growing collection of audio, video and multimedia resources that help the students and the faculty to explore information available worldwide. The University also has access to a vast collection of research journals accessible through the digital library program sponsored by the Higher Education Commission.
The canteen offers regular meals and snacks at reasonable prices. It caters for the faculty, students, staff, patients and visitors. Various kiosks in student areas serve snacks and soft drinks.
The resource center has state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment including overhead, slide, and multimedia projectors, as well as CCTV microscope systems. Hardware and software facilities also exist for preparing videos, interactive CD's and simulation models featuring computer-based training programs offered in the University. The resource center also has high-end color scanners, color printers, laser printers, digital cameras, photographic equipment and several reprographic machines.
High speed internet access is provided to the computer oriented university community through a radio based high speed network E1 (2 Mbps) known as Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN), subsidized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
The computing services include a campus wide backbone that links all the computers with the central server. Seven computer laboratories comprising high speed machines operating under Windows 2000, NT, XP and Linux Red Hat environment are open to students, teaching staff, and for general computing tasks. The laboratories are equipped with web cameras for conducting in-house video and audio conferencing and software development. Besides this, there is an electronic lab that addresses robotics, and a telecommunication lab in which the telecom, microcontroller based virtual instrumentation trainers and logic design tools are also available. The University has developed an integrated in-house system for complete automation of its functions and procedures, including finance and account, inventory, library services, personnel management, student activities, examination system, general and hospital administration.
ISRA POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY (IPIO)
The IPIO is a constituent body of Isra University and located in the suburbs of mega city of Karachi. It started as a small eye unit in the name of Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital (IEH) in 1990 at a Community Centre of the same suburb and has grown to be a Tertiary Hospital that boasts a 70-bed indoor facility with 28 consultation rooms and 4 Operation Theatres.
IPIO was recognized in 1988 by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for residency training leading to postgraduate fellowship and membership in the discipline of Ophthalmology. On the other hand IPIO launched Ophthalmic Paramedics training program in 1994 which is recognized by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC). To this date (June 2007), the Institute has trained about 250 Ophthalmic Paramedics, 18 FCPS and 6 MCPS.
IPIO runs a full time training program in ophthalmology that includes lectures, case presentations, vet labs, workshops, internal assessments, and on job training. This centre has well developed subspecialty units that include Vitreo-Retina, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cornea, Glaucoma, Cataract and Low-Vision Aids. IPIO has also approached CPSP for recognition of Second Fellowship in Vitreo-Retina. The Institute also offers a 4-year bachelor's degree program in vision science to develop mid-level ophthalmic work force to serve at primary level hospitals and at higher levels, both nationally and internationally.