Jinnah Sindh Medical University

Jinnah Sindh Medical University (Sindhi: جناح سنڌ ميڊيڪل يونيورسٽي‎) (Urdu: جناح سندھ میڈیکل یونیورسٹی‎), formerly known as Sindh Medical College,[1][2] is a medical university in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It gained university status in June 2012.[3]

Jinnah Sindh Medical University
جناح سنڌ ميڊيڪل يونيورسٽي
جناح سندھ میڈیکل یونیورسٹی
MottoKnowledge, Service, Character
Typecoeducational public university
EstablishedSindh Medical College established on 7 April 1973. Gained university status in June 2012
ChancellorIshrat-ul-Ibad Khan(Governor of Sindh)
Location, ,
24°51′03″N 67°02′44″E / 24.85083°N 67.04556°E / 24.85083; 67.04556Coordinates: 24°51′03″N 67°02′44″E / 24.85083°N 67.04556°E / 24.85083; 67.04556
WebsiteJinnah Sindh Medical University's Official Website


Jinnah Sindh Medical University, formerly known as Sindh Medical College, started on April 7, 1973 after approval of a committee constituted by the Government of Sindh. Approximately 200 students were admitted to their first year of a MBBS in 1973. Khawaja Moin Ahmed was appointed as the first principal of the college.[4] The college initially began working in the pediatrics ward of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, which had been army barracks since 1865 and was given to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in 1959. It started with only three departments: anatomy (including histology), physiology, and biochemistry. In later years, a new academic block was constructed to for departments of pathology, pharmacology, forensic medicine, and community medicine. It also has new museums, laboratories and administration block.[4]


The university is fully accredited by the Higher Education Commission and the University Grants Commission (Pakistan).

The University is also associated with other medical institutions such as the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre,[5] the National Institute of Child Health[6] and the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases.[7]


In 2003, Sindh Medical College became a part of the Dow University of Health Sciences. It also shares the curriculum, faculty, and other certain resources with the other affiliated institutions of DUHS, such as DMC (Dow Medical College) and Dow International Medical College.[8] Later in 2010, it merged with Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre[9][10]

Granted university statusEdit

The Sindh Medical College achieved university status on June 2, 2012 and thus became third medical university in Karachi, with the ordinance signed by the Governor Sindh, Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, and witnessed by President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House.[11][12][13]

Notable alumniEdit

The list of notable graduates of the Sindh Medical College (and later university) includes:[14]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/karachi/01-Mar-2013/jinnah-medical-university-bill-passed-amid-uproar
  2. ^ "Daily Times". Daily Times.
  3. ^ Tahir Hasan Khan. "SMC made university". The News, June 02, 2012. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b "History of Sindh Medical College". Sindh Medical College Alumni Association of North America. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  5. ^ "HugeDomains.com - SmcAlumni.com is for sale (Smc Alumni)". smcalumni.com.
  6. ^ "Welcome to National Institute of Child Health". www.nich.edu.pk.
  7. ^ National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Archived 2006-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Welcome to Dow University of Health Sciences". www.duhs.edu.pk.
  9. ^ JPMC to merge with Sindh Medical College Pak Express Tribune Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  10. ^ Three hospitals and medical college to put up a fight against merger Pak Express Tribune, Retrieved December 31, 2010.
  11. ^ University status: Karachi gets its third medical university with SMC upgrade Pak Express Tribune, Retrieved June 2, 2012
  12. ^ President witnesses signing of ordinance Pakistan Today, Retrieved June 2, 2012 on 2:33 AM
  13. ^ President witnesses signing of Ordinance to set up SMU Pakistan Observer, Retrieved June 2, 2012
  14. ^ Sindh Medical College Alumni Association Pakistan Archived 2012-06-27 at the Wayback Machine Alumni Database