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About Us

Institute of Professional Development, Karakoram International University offers training and skills to its students as well as in the community, who cannot afford to register for regular University programmes. The Institute is established in 2008. The aim of IPD is to provide professional training in light engineering, construction, agriculture farming and mining sectors at all level of community. IPD has actively conducted short-term training programmes in agriculture, mining, electrical and mechanical works, civil, forestry, fisheries, IT, entrepreneurship and life skills. The major emphasis, however, is made in vocational programmes on the utilization of local resources like gemstone cutting, polishing and marketing, jewelry design, wood cutting, crafting and carving, fruit processing and preservation, herbal medicines and related products. The trainees in these trades supposed not only to improve their employment opportunities but also can be ready for carrying any entrepreneurship activities and starting their own businesses. Conducting the courses is meant to contribute to alleviating of unemployment and promoting economic development.

Our Mission

The mission of the IPD is to cater the learning and training needs of the mountain communities living in 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 training
  • Training needs analysis
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Seminars and symposiums
  • Consultancy services

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
  • Cafeteria
  • Business Incubation and mentoring