About Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University’s prestigious and spacious Karachi Campus has acquired an enviable reputation for its facilities and quality of education offered. It has an excellent record of success in a wide range of academic and professional training courses.The University is managed by a Board of Governors, with the Governor of Sindh as its Patron.
The programs at MAJU are tailored to meet the real needs of today’s economy and employment atmosphere. The curriculum is constantly updated to remain in line with the demands of current technology and new developments. The University also conducts training sessions, seminars, and workshops, which enable our students to apply what they have learned to practical situations.
Research is another area of prime importance at MAJU. Research and Development are the crucial tools which countries use to transform their developing economies into developed nations. With advanced degree programs in Banking and Finance, Computer Science and Management Information Systems, we are preparing young men and women to meet the challenges of the new millennium.
A Chartered University
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) chartered by the Government of Sindh and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), was established in 1998. The University was named after three great leaders: Mohammad (PBUH) for moral leadership, Ali (RA) (Baab-ul-Ilm), for knowledge and Jinnah for struggle. The objective in naming the University after Quaid-e-Azam was to offer the highest quality of education, research and patriotism.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, unlike other institution which have degree awarding status only, enjoys the privileged status of a comprehensive University. The Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee of the Government of Sindh has ranked Mohammad Ali Jinnah University as “Very Good” (5 Star). At Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, education is considered an essential service. Hence teaching continues despite natural and human obstructions. All graduates of MAJU are getting jobs in reputed organizations or undergoing advanced studies abroad on scholarships.
The faculty of Mohammad Ali Jinnah is highly educated having earned doctoral / master’s degrees from U.S.A., Canada,U.K. and reputed institutions in Pakistan. Dedicated to academic excellence and motivated to inspire students, the faculty includes some of the best educationists in the country. Faculty members are encouraged to work on research projects and involve students in their research. Students actively participate in these projects to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom. Innovative teaching methods are used.
Courses of Study
The purpose of structuring course offerings with a blend of general education, humanities, social sciences and a field of specialization is to develop a balanced personality rather than a mechanistic one with little or no knowledge of the social environment in which one has to work. It also helps students to identify their own areas of interest. There are no extra charges other than the course fee. Text books are provided to the students on the very first day of the semester in their respective class rooms free of charge.
Linkage with the Industry
At Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, it is our firm belief that besides class room instructions, our students should also be exposed to real life experiences and situations. In this regard, we invite heads of reputed national and multinational organizations on every Tuesday and Thursday in our biweekly seminars and also in the class rooms. This gives our students an updated knowledge of the various trends in the industry, so that they are well equipped to serve when they enter the practical fields.
The University is conscious of the importance of moral values in the development of human resource. Every effort is made to inculcate and strengthen moral values in the students at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University. For this purpose, Verses from the Holy Quran and sayings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) are displayed at various places and recited in the classrooms on a daily basis.
Centre of Hope & Courage
A unique centre named “Centre for Hope and Courage” has been established with a specific objective of “creating a burning desire to succeed in life” in the students of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University. To achieve this objective, a large number of books on the lives of great personalities and usiness leaders have been provided in the library. A number of movies alsooccupy the shelves of the library. These movies are about the lives of great achievers and inspiring events in the history of mankind.
To complement classroom instructions, various societies have been formed at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University. These societies provide opportunities to students to develop leadership qualities and build confidence. Seminars are regularly organized by students. Prominent business leaders are invited to speak. Job fairs participated by potential employers are regularly organized.
Students are provided opportunities to participate in real life business and IT activities, such as games, role playing, case studies, presentations, field visits, internships and projects. Sports events like Cricket, Football, Table Tennis etc, and social events like Mushairas, debates and quiz competitions are also held.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University is located in the middle of quality business centers at Shahrah e-Faisal. It is housed in three noise free buildings of 2000 square yards each. Prestigious Pakistani and foreign business organizations and software houses are located around the University. This facilitates developing linkages with the industry for research & placement for the students. The University’s prime location ensures availability of public transport for all areas. The area is peaceful and safe with no history of violence.
The fee at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University is relatively lower as compared to other private universities. Scholarships are offered on need-cum-merit basis to new and old students. Students can also avail the Talimi Loan facility offered by various banks. The Higher Education Commission has included Mohammad Ali Jinnah University in the Japanese Need based Scholarship Program.