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Welcome to IPD-KIU

Institute of Professional Development (IPD) Gilgit was established by the Karakoram International University Gilgit-Baltistan in 2007 with the active participation of the Higher Education Commission Islamabad (HEC). Its aim is to identify, develop and arrange Technical, Vocational and Professional Training Programs. These Training Programs are flexible, demand-driven, and cost-effective with maximum participation from the community. IPD Gilgit also offers Tailor made courses according to the customer’s needs. It conducts training needs assessment surveys and schedules its training programs accordingly.


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Our Mission

The mission of the IPD is to cater to the learning and training needs of the mountain communities living in the GB region. Harnessing KIU resources in various fields of knowledge, IPD will offer a variety of customized non-degree programs designed to enhance professional and technical skills and address the needs for personal development for learners of all ages.”

Our Vision

“Institute of Professional Development aspires to become a center of excellence in providing quality education and training in a variety of fields to a diverse population of learners in the mountain communities.”

Key Services We Provide

  • Training and Development
  • Customized trainings
  • Training needs analysis
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Consultancy services
  • Awareness Sessions

Our Culture

We offer a friendly, cooperative, practical, and creative environment in the institute that welcomes a varied group of trainees from all academic background, culture, and walk of life.

Our Facilities

  • Training rooms with multimedia and modern training facilities
  • Digital Library
  • Workshops for TVET courses
  • Well Furnished IT Lab
  • Water Dispenser for Students
  • Uninterrupted Internet Service
  • Free Space for trainees to practice
  • Cafeteria

News and Top Stories

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