The founder of Anjuman-e-Islamia Trust, late Alhaj Rayazuddin Ahmed had been actively engaged in promotion of education since 1942. In this connection he established seventeen different educational institutions in Karachi including schools, colleges, polytechnics and libraries. He was particularly concerned about the education of young girls in Pakistan.
Jinnah University for Women was established in 1998 through an act passed by Provincial Assembly of Sindh and is recognized by Higher Education Comission(HEC). It is the first women's university in Pakistan and imparts quality educations in diverse fields upto the Masters level to young women in a stress free enviroment. The university has also started its Ph.D programme.
The university is spread over an area of 5 acres. During the past ten years the university has made rapid strides in its academic programmes, infrastructure and development including laboratory and library facilities. The University endeavor to impart broad based education in both Science and Humanities disciplines among young girls.
There are in all 22 departments offering graduate and postgraduate programmes. The University has a well qualified faculty of more than 120 teachers besides a visiting faculty of over 50 highly qualified professors.