IBA Hostels

IBA Karachi provides hostel facility to its full-time, regular students from outside Karachi. Two hostels, one, each for female and male students, are located within the premises of University of Karachi. Both the hostels are secure spaces, guarded 24/7 by trained security professionals and through CCTV surveillance.

The hostels are spread over on an area of 2.5 acres, surrounded by lush green lawns, trees, and gardens. Hostels’ design amalgamates the needs of modern urban living with sustainability, while vast and open corridors enable a pleasant and properly ventilated living space.

The IBA hostel life is a testimony to IBA’s diversity and inclusivity. Residents come from all over Pakistan, as well as from other countries, and bring with them different cultural, economic, social, and religious backgrounds to share a similar bond, which is their association with the prestigious institution and with each other. The IBA hostels provide an atmosphere where students can learn and develop life-long associations while enjoying a comfortable setting.

The residents of the hostels are encouraged to live like one big family, offering each other a helping hand wherever required and making hostels a home away from home. The hostel management makes tremendous efforts to provide the residents a clean, hygienic and congenial environment to facilitate this brief but an integral part of their professional journey.

Respect and compassion for fellows are two core values that the hostel management encourages and inculcates among students. The hostels foster a sense of ownership amongst residents, enabling them to create memories that they cherish for years. The hostel management also encourages the hostel residents to participate in numerous cultural and social activities that are organized by the Hostel Society. Some of these include annual welcome dinner for the hostel freshman batch, Eid- Miladun Nabi, Basant and Diwali celebrations, cricket and football tournaments, and annual farewell dinner for the hostel graduating batch.

Hostel fee

The hostel fee is charged on the basis of semester, which is Rs. 66,000/-* per semester. This fee does not include the hostel mess charges and other ancillary expenses.

* Figures are subject to approval by the IBA Board of Governors through annual budget

Boys hostel




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Shared Rooms:





Girls hostel




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Hostel facilities

  • Air-conditioned common rooms and TV lounges
  • Indoor gyms
  • Multi-purpose rooms for extra-curricular activities and green spaces for outdoor sports and other activities
  • Air-conditioned dining halls
  • High-speed internet facility
  • Prayer room
  • Subsidized laundry services (for men’s hostel)
  • Dedicated laundry area (self-service)
  • Chilled water dispensers (potable water)
  • 24/7 water supply – hot and cold
  • 24 hours tuck shop/vending machine
  • On-campus healthcare facility
  • On-campus mental wellness counsellor

Hostel occupancy process

Allocation is subject to the availability of rooms, dormitories or halls. Students need to adhere to the following process to avail hostel facility:

  • Applicants are required to submit a duly filled-in Hostel Room Allotment Form along with two passport size photographs to the hostel warden/superintendent. The form can be accessed here: https://www.iba.edu.pk/forms/DPO/Hostel_Room_Allotment.pdf
  • Applications are considered only after the submission of hostel’s semester fees, as prescribed by the finance department, in the designated IBA bank account. Hostel fee is collected in advance at the start of each semester
  • Applicants shall submit a written undertaking from their parents/guardians stating that the parent/guardian would be responsible for the payment of hostel dues and ensuring that the applicant will be abiding by the hostel’s rules.
  • The hostel is a facility subject to the availability of residential space and cannot be claimed as a right.

Hostel rules and regulations

All hostel residents need to abide by the following rules and regulations during their stay at IBA hostels. Non-compliance may lead to expulsion from the hostel or the institute, depending on the nature of the violation.

Hostel residents must acquaint themselves with the following rules and regulations. Ignorance of the rules and regulations will never be an excuse in case of violation:

  • Residents shall be under the disciplinary and administrative control of the hostel superintendent.
  • While checking in, residents shall sign a receipt of the hostel property in their possession and would be responsible for any loss or
  • Residents shall not change their rooms on their own accord or allow a guest to stay overnight with However, with prior written permission of the superintendent, a guest may stay for a maximum of three days. A resident can avail this facility twice in a semester.
  • Residents shall not make any structural additions or alterations in their rooms, nor install/fix any electrical gadgets, fittings or fixtures anywhere in the hostel without prior approval of the superintendent. Pasting of posters, writings, wall chalking, slogans of any kind or defacing the hostel, in any form, is strictly prohibited and shall be treated as the misconduct.
  • Residents shall not disturb their fellow residents by loud music or cause any other discomfort. Television provided in the common room must either be switched off or the volume turned down after 11:00 pm.
  • Silence hours should be strictly maintained after 11:00 pm.
  • No political entities/parties shall be formed and no meetings shall be held within the premises of the hostel. Social gatherings in the hostel complex are not permitted without the prior written permission of the respective superintendent.
  • Residents are not allowed to give tips or make any other kind of payment to any employee(s) of the hostel.
  • Residents are not allowed to use or plug in electrical appliances, except a personal computer, e. a laptop or a desktop machine. Once a written permission is granted, students may use these appliances as approved electrical load for the allocated room or the bed. A separate permission will be required in case a student wishes to use additional electrical appliances, for which, they will be charged separately and will be billed as utility charges.
  • Use of electric iron is not allowed in the rooms. In case of non-compliance iron will be confiscated and a fine will be imposed on the resident
  • Residents are themselves responsible for the safe and secure custody of their personal and valuable Residents should lock their rooms and valuables every time they leave their room or allocated space. The hostel management or staff will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the personal belongings.
  • Possession, custody or access to liquor, drugs or intoxicants of any kind is prohibited. Gambling and possession of gambling appliance are also not allowed. Residents are prohibited from keeping any kinds of arms and ammunition in their possession. Infringement of the above shall be severely dealt with. Hostel resident(s), if found intoxicated, will be expelled from the hostel. Hostel management reserves the right of random medical checkup of suspected residents.
  • All hostels are tobacco-free zone.
  • Offences such as violation of the rules and regulations of the hostel, holding meetings or collection of subscription without prior approval of the superintendent and non-payment of dues shall be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion from the hostel/IBA depending upon the seriousness of the offence.
  • Hostel curfew timings are from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am. Residents wishing to stay outside the hostel (from 10:30 pm to 7:00 am) need to furnish the necessary particulars in the overnight stay register. Fine will be imposed on residents returning after curfew and recurrence of the offence may lead to severe consequences.
  • Visitors shall be received only in the office of the Warden and the visitor’s room, and will not be allowed under any circumstances to enter individual rooms and common spaces.
  • All residents should ensure that their visitors fill in the necessary particulars in the visitors’ book.
  • Residents of the hostels should avoid any conflict/argument with hostel employees. The complaints against the hostel staff should be communicated to the hostel warden/superintendent in writing.
  • Residents are not allowed to take any mess crockery into their rooms.
  • Residents should never invade the privacy of other fellow residents; they must seek permission before entering in rooms.
  • Any medical emergency should be immediately reported to the hostel superintendent/ warden, who shall make necessary arrangements for medical assistance.
  • Residents found indulging in horseplay, ragging, any political activity or indecent conduct will be reported to the IBA’s Disciplinary Committee.
  • Residents found in smoking or using tobacco within the hostel complex will be fined. In case of recurrence, serious disciplinary action will be taken.
  • Residents should leave the hostel within one week after the declaration of their last examination results and report their departure to the administration.
  • Residents once expelled shall not be admitted or allowed to stay in the hostel even as a guest.
  • All residents are under the obligation to conform to all the rules and regulations that may be enforced in the hostel from time to time.