Student Residences

The 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, 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.

Residents' security is a top priority for the institute and the hostels are guarded 24/7 by professional security personnel, with the entrance and exit points under constant CCTV surveillance. The IBA Girls hostel is a secure, residential complex for the institute's female students, managed by a female superintendent and a resident-warden. The hostel is located near the IBA campus with the facility of a regular shuttle service. The residents of both 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.

Discipline and compassion for fellows are two core values that the hostel management encourages and inculcates among students. The hostels foster a sense of ownership among 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-Milad-un-Nabi, Basant and Diwali celebrations, cricket and football tournaments, and annual farewell dinner for the hostel graduating batch.


All rooms are equipped with a smart wardrobe, study table with drawer, and a single bed with a closet compartment for additional storage. Below are the details of the facilities at hostels:

  • 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 boys and girls hostels)
  • Chilled water dispensers (potable water)
  • 24 hours tuck shop/ vending machine
  • On-campus healthcare facility
  • On-campus mental wellness counsellor

Boys hostel

Capacity: 370
Single Rooms: 336
Shared Rooms: 07
Dormitories: 10

For queries, please contact:
Mr. Mashooque Ali, Superintendent
Ext. 2400

Mr. Mujahid Hussain, Warden
Ext. 2015

Girls Hostel

Capacity: 120
Shared Rooms: 60

For queries, please contact:
Ms. Mahreen Nazar, Superintendent
Ext. 2603

Ms. Nadia Masood
Ext. 2044

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