Research and Development
Riphah Academy for Research and Education (RARE) is created as a centre of excellence dedicated to conduct research and innovative development projects for the advancement of science and technology and creation of knowledge with holistic and integrated vision of life. RARE is actively pursuing development of quality researchers and educationists with internationalization and integration of Islamic norms and values. It is also involved in the development of academic programs for the students and learners with an emphasis on the advancement in intellectual, social, ethical, emotional and moral spheres.
Lectures, Workshops and Seminars
To benefit from real life experiences of renowned national and international scholars, scientists, doctors, engineers, managers, leaders and artists, the University and its academic departments organizes lectures, workshops and seminars to inspire the students. In this way the students can easily interact with the professionals and get hands-on experience.
Television Talk Shows
The students are invited to participate in the in-house discussion forums and different talk shows on various national TV channels. This helps students in overcoming their shyness and to develop presentation skills on academic, professional and social issues.
Student Advisement, Counseling and Mentoring
The University provides students with advisement, counseling and mentoring services in their academic, social, emotional, and behavioral matters. Student advisers assist students in building their productive work habits and achieving behavioral and academic targets and planning in career exploration. The mentors and advisers work with the students on a regular basis.
Library and Information Services
The Information Services Department serves the information needs of the faculty and student community and offers quality services. Five (5) Libraries and two (2) Learning Resource Centers (LRCs) are engaged to serve the Riphah research community, teachers and students. Information Services Department has created an integrated and seamless web information environment to streamline access to serve users. The department has access to a rich and diverse collection of 10,000,000 online articles, 100,000 books and 10,000 online journals. Under a consortium, our libraries and learning resource centers are part of a network of 250 major libraries of twenty-one (21) Muslim countries. This arrangement offers an inter-library loan of books and articles that are not available locally. 2015 Library Progress Report
IT and Computer Services
IT and Computer Services department provides a wide range of services, facilities and support including high speed network access, high specification PCs and laptops and high quality help, advice and training to the students, faculty and staff members. The University is using 30MB fiber-optic internet connectivity through the HEC’s PERN project. This facility is providing state-of-the-art communication infrastructure to meet the requirement of the networking and internet relating to the learning and research. This facilitates audio/video conferencing and access to the digital library resources and to the University Information Portal. All the campuses and hostels are linked through fiber-optic and alongside Wi-Fi internet access is also available at several locations. A structured program for using computers in the field of medical education; namely “Computer Assisted Learning Program” is also introduced to enhance the computing skills of the students. Top of the line Campus Management and Learning Management Systems have also been installed to ensure quick and online academic services to all the stakeholders.
Classrooms and Auditoriums
The classroom and auditoriums are fully furnished and are equipped with audio/video aids for better modern learning environment.
Student Common Rooms
University has a policy of separate male and female common rooms on all the campuses.
Hostel accommodation is available on first come first basis for 300 students. The male and female hostels are separate. The students residing in the hostels have to observe and adhere to Islamic values. To observe these values, the University authority has laid down the rules and regulations which the students have to comply with. The students needing hostel accommodation have to apply at the time of admission on the prescribed form.
University provides transport service separately for male and female students of the hostels to and from the campus and also for weekly market trips. Inter-campus transport service is also available without any cost. Transport to cater any emergency needs is also available around the clock. University buses for day scholars commute between the campuses and the twin cities of Islamabad-and-Rawalpindi on several prescribed routes.
Bookshops are located in all the constituent campuses of the university to make available the textbooks, learning materials, photocopy services, and stationary items besides secretarial facility for both the students and faculty/staff.
Cafeteria services catering with hygienic snacks, full meals and drinks are provided on payment on all the campuses of the University.
Motorcycle and Car Parking Lots
Every campus has its own parking lots which are the part of the campus-premises and open for all the students, who possess permanent and valid driving licenses. Students can easily register their vehicles with the Administration to get parking slots. Active security is available in these areas and no car without University sticker is allowed in the campus. Most of the parking areas are blessed heat reducing shades and with natural sheds of the green trees.
All campuses are well guarded by the round-the-clock-security services through active security guards, fenced boundary walls and equipped with the CCTV cameras to ensure safe environment for all the stakeholders.
University provides the students needed creative literary and sports opportunities to develop their talent. Sports week is arranged once a year for in-door and outdoor activities, essay, debate, qirat and naat competitions are also part of this week.