Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
Karachi / Sindh

Street 33, Block 2, Scheme-5, Clifton, Karachi / Sindh

About the institute

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) was founded in 1990 by a group of professional architects, designers and artists who believed that Karachi was in critical need of a school of excellence encompassing the disciplines of Fine Art, Design and Architecture.

The School is registered as a not-for-profit, non-commercial institution and is managed by an Executive Committee, through the office of the Executive Director. The Executive Committee and the Executive Director work with an independent Board of Governors that includes distinguished educationists, artists, architects, industrialists, bankers and media persons.

The School is placed at the W3-category of DAIs and ranked as the second best institute of Art and Design education in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The four-year academic programme in Fine Art and Design and the five-year academic programme in Architecture began in September 1990 with the induction of forty-five students. This number has progressively increased, with the current intake at one hundred and eighty students, while the overall student body has grown to over 611 students.

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture is dedicated to much more than producing technically competent artists, designers and architects. It strives to motivate and guide students to think, be curious, to keep themselves open to sources of experience and learning, to be politically aware and socially responsive and take an independent position, respecting knowledge and people of knowledge, with humility.

Exam Board / Authority / Chartered by:
Government of Sindh

Higher Education


Sector: Private (Not for Profit)
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