Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture: The 3rd Highest Ranking Art & Design University in Pakistan

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture is a not-for-profit degree awarding institution in Karachi citySindh province, Pakistan. The university was developed in the year of 1989, hence boosting it to award its own degrees and was the 4th private institution of higher learning in Pakistan to be given a university status. As of 2008 year, IVS was the 3rd highest ranking art and design university in the state of Pakistan.

The degrees offered involve a five-year degree program in Architecture and four year degree programs in Interior Design, Textile and Communication Design, and Fine Arts. The significant degree courses are supported throughout the curriculum with liberal arts courses as well.

It was established by Arshad Abdulla, Haamid N. Jaffer, Imran Mir, Inayat Ismail, Nighat Mir, Noorjehan Bilgrami, Shahid Abdulla, Shahid Sajjad, Shehnaz Ismail, and Syed Akeel Bilgrami.

Programs of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

  • Foundation Studies
  • Architecture
  • Communication Design
  • Interior Design
  • Textile Design
  • Liberal Arts
  • Fine Art
  • Postgraduate


The I.V.S. Alumni Association was developed in the month of November 2001 and is supported by the school.

  • Sarwat Gilani – Actress and model, studied from this school.
  • Few scenes of Zindagi Gulzar Hai a Hum TV serial, were shot in this school.
  • Adeela Suleman – Internationally acclaimed sculptor with exhibitions that are scattered across the globe; studied from this institution and now heads the fine arts department.
  • Jovita Veronica Alvares – winner of the Imran Mir Art Prize in the year of 2017

The association periodically issues a newsletter, organizes social occasions and keeps a close liaison with the school. The alumni office is situated on the campus.


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




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