Established in 1951, the University of Karachi has made phenomenal progress during the last 60 years. The student’s population has gone up from a mere 200 in 1951 to about 24000 students studying in 55 teaching departments and 17 research institutes. There are now 655 regular faculty members besides more than 1300 cooperative and visiting teachers in the university. The university is also an affiliating and examining body of 143 colleges and institutes and annually conducts examination of more than 1,20,000 students studying in government/ private colleges and external candidates Today the university is recognized as one of the premier centre of learning and research in the subcontinent and in the third world. A number of scientists and scholars affiliated with the university are working on prestigious position in and outside Pakistan.