Iqbal Academy Pakistan - An Introduction
Iqbal Academy Pakistan is a statutory body of the Government of Pakistan, established through the Iqbal Academy Ordinance No. XXVI of 1962 and a centre of excellence for Iqbal Studies. The aims and objectives of the Academy are to promote and disseminate the study and understanding of the works and teachings of Allama Iqbal.
In order to translate its objectives into action and activity Iqbal Academy undertakes the measures those are: Publication programme; IT Projects; Outreach activities; Iqbal Award Programme; Website; Research and Compilation; Audio-video; Multimedia; Archive Projects as well as Exhibitions, Conferences; Seminars; Projection Abroad; Research Guidance; Academic Assistance; Donations and Library Services etc.
Iqbal Academy Library is one of the oldest and the richest libraries in the world that have specialised in Iqbal Studies. Its collection of books on Iqbal studies and allied subjects cover the major International languages as also the regional languages of Pakistan. The back files of important and rare Periodicals augment book holdings. It not only provides academic logistics support to the research projects of the Academy but also extends research and reference facilities to a large number of students, teachers and Iqbal scholars every year.
Iqbal Academy Library has the unique honour of developing the Pakistan's first True Multilingual Library Management Software. The software is equally effective for professional library usage and also for general use. It automates large research and reference based libraries and personal collections alike. It has also developed the largest and most sophisticated Website on Iqbal to facilitate research scholars, students and general readers the world over through Internet. Moreover, the website of the Academy Iqbal Cyber Library is providing a free of charge, rare opportunity, to users globally. This website shares significant primary materials including manuscripts, books, reference sources and publications in a multilingual format. This Web resource is a unique place on the web for Urdu lovers all over the world.
The Academy has launched its Youtube Video Channel uploading 159 Television documentaries, drama productions, interviews, video footage of seminars and lectures to promote and exhibit the multifarious initiatives in the field of media and communications.
The Iqbal Academy has the unique honour of producing a number of audio, video and other multimedia products for promotion of Iqbal studies.
For more details about Iqbal Academy Pakistan, please visit www.iap.gov.pk