Bahria University (Urdu: بحریہ یونیورسٹی; BU) is a federally chartered co-educational public sector university which was established on 7 February 2000 through a Presidential Ordinance. It is a multi-campus institution of higher education with its principal office situated in Islamabad the capital city of Pakistan. BU has campuses in Islamabad and in Karachi. Other constituent units include the Institute of Professional Psychology, Karachi, the National Center of Maritime Policy Research, and Karachi and Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi.
It is recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Its Engineering, Medical and LLB programs are recognized by the Pakistan Engineering Council., Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Pakistan Bar Council respectively.
Bahria University has its genesis in Bahria Colleges and Bahria Institutes of Management and Computer Sciences which were established by the Pakistan Navy in the 1980s and 1990s in Islamabad and Karachi. These institutes and colleges were affiliated with Peshawar University to conduct Bachelor and Master Degree programmes in the disciplines of Business Management and Computer Sciences.
Bahria University offers Bachelor and higher degree programmes. It produces professionals in areas like Electronics & Telecommunication, Electrical, Computer Sciences, Software Engineering, Business Management, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Professional Psychology, Social Sciences and Law.
The growth and policies of university are governed by its Board of Governors comprising senior naval officers and representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Chief of the Naval Staff is the Chairman Board of Governors as well as Pro-Chancellor of the University.