The Islamic University of Bahawalpur (IUB), formerly known as Jamia Abbasia, is a public university located in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the only public university in the department and provides quality education in both practical and theoretical terms.
The forerunner of the Islamic University was the Abbasid University, which was established in Bahawalpur in 1925 after the academic pursuit of Al-Azhar University in Egypt. In 1975, Abbasia University was declared a regular university and its name was changed to Bahawalpur Islamic University.
The university starts from Abbasia and Khawaja Farid campuses and has ten departments. Later, 1,280 acres of land were allotted to the university on Hasilpur Road, about 8 km from the city center, and this road became the Baghdad-modern campus. It consists of 45 departments and provides 74 disciplines. In 2015, the university was ranked 11th in the category.