The new frontiers in biological sciences are entitled with the development of biotechnology and genetic engineering. As the future of scientific success grows from past history and is reflected in the present efforts. One of the reflections is the creation of The Karachi Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi, Karachi. The institute broadly aims to impart training in modern day biological sciences, biotechnology and genetic engineering with the goal of using modern technology to improve the economic well being of the citizens of Pakistan by means of technological innovations in health, industrial and agriculture sectors. The Institute strives to become an educational institution of international standing entrusted with the responsibility of conducting basic and applied research and imparting education in modern biotechnology and biomedical sciences.
The High Technology Trust as well as Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan supported the institute right from the beginning by granting the developing and recurrent budget. The KIBGE has also been associated with University of Karachi for the award of postgraduate degrees since the year 2006.
The University of Karachi allocated 25 acres of land for the creation of the KIBGE. The renowned architects of the time, Naqvi and Siddiqui Associates, designed the purpose-built building of the institute having a covered area of approximately 100,000 square feet.
The complex consists of four main blocks, including classrooms, laboratories, administration, auditorium and a library. In addition there is a mosque, cafeteria and residential facilities for faculty, scientific staff and students.