Dr.Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri the patron-in-chief of Minhaj-ul-Quran, laid the foundations of The Minhaj International University on 18th September 1986.The parent body of the University is Minhaj-ul-Quran which is an international educational and welfare organization. Minhaj University is a chartered and autonomous degree awarding body which awards degree programs in a wide array of disciplines. Higher Education Commission (one of the accrediting bodies of Pakistan) recognizes and approves all courses and programs offered by the University. HEC has also ranked the University as a W3 University. The academic tree of the Minhaj University comprises of 6 notable faculties, which branch out into various Departments that offer undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral level Programs. The degree Programs are offered in a wide array of fields such as Business and Management Sciences, Basic Sciences, Social Science and Computer Sciences.
The multi-campus university has established and expanded itself since its inception in order to cater to a larger number of students. The Minhaj University owns three campuses in Lahore: the main campus is situated in the urban setting of model-town Extension. The other two satellite campuses are conveniently situated in Township and Gulberg. All three campuses can be easily accessed by the students and teachers. The highly prestigious University also houses three well-built and fully furnished hostels for its students. Two hostels are designated for male students while one is designated for the female students. The facility of hostel allows students from all over Pakistan to gain qualifications from this highly prestigious institution.
The university commits itself to create a conducive learning environment that attracts the cream of students, faculty and administrative staff. Hence contributing towards the development of a prosperous, peaceful and enlightened Pakistan. It provides many opportunities to its students to take part in co-curricular activities and events. Many students clubs and societies have been made. The students self-manage and organize these societies and clubs.
The purpose built campuses of the Minhaj University houses many allied administrative and education facilities for the students such as well-equipped, sophisticated laboratories, well-stocked libraries, spacious class rooms, comfortable hostels, masjids, prayer rooms, parking area and play grounds.