Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (Sindhi: انڊس ويلي اسڪول آف آرٽ اينڊ آرڪيٽيڪچر‎) is a not-for-profit degree awarding institution[1][2][3] in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The university was established in 1989, thereby empowering it to award its own degrees and was the fourth private institution of higher learning in Pakistan to be given a university status. As of 2008, IVS was the third highest ranking art and design university in Pakistan.

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
انڊس ويلي اسڪول آف آرٽ اينڊ آرڪيٽيڪچر
The school's current logo
Institution actually opened in 1990
DeanAyesha Azim
Location, ,

The degrees offered include a 5-year degree program in Architecture and 4 year degree programs in Interior Design, Textile and Communication Design, and Fine Arts. The core degree courses are supported throughout the curriculum with liberal arts courses as well.[4][3]

It was founded by Arshad Abdulla, Haamid N. Jaffer, Imran Mir, Inayat Ismail, Nighat Mir, Noorjehan Bilgrami, Shahid Abdulla, Shahid Sajjad, Shehnaz Ismail, and Syed Akeel Bilgrami. The founders felt and believed that such a school was critically needed in Karachi.[5][3][6]


  • Architecture[3]
  • Interior Design
  • Communication Design[1]
  • Textile Design[1]
  • Fine Art and Design[3]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Postgraduate
  • Fashion Design


The I.V.S. Alumni Association was established in November 2001 and is supported by the school.[7]

  • Bilal Maqsood - Artist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, painter
  • Sarwat Gilani - Actress and model, studied from this school.
  • Some scenes of Zindagi Gulzar Hai a Hum TV serial, were shot and filmed in this school.
  • Adeela Suleman - Internationally acclaimed sculptor with exhibitions that are scattered across the globe; had studied art at this institution and now heads the Fine Arts Department.

The association periodically publishes a newsletter, organizes social events and keeps a close liaison with the school. The alumni office is located on the campus.

Computer laboratoryEdit

  • Agha Hasan Abedi Computer Laboratory for computer-generated design projects. This laboratory was newly refurbished in 2011.[5]


The popular Pakistani Hum TV Television serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai was filmed at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c KARACHI: 51 receive degrees at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Dawn (newspaper), Published 9 December 2001, Retrieved 9 March 2019
  2. ^ HEC (Higher Education Commission, Pakistan) Recognized Universities and Degree Awarding Institutions "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e Overview Profile of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture on website Retrieved 9 March 2019
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  5. ^ a b Zimyad Ahmed (24 September 2011). "Old masters and new: Indus Valley School celebrates 20 years of beauty and brains". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  6. ^ Asif Noorani (28 May 2017). "THE LAST REFUGE OF AN ARTIST". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 9 March 2019.
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