The University was established under Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University Nerian Sharif Act, 1999, passed by the Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The main objective underlying the establishment of the University is to produce graduates equipped with modern knowledge in combination with the basic religious education to enable them meet the challenges of the new millennium.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has affirmed the equivalence of the degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by the University with the corresponding degrees, diplomas and certificates of other universities in Pakistan.
The main campus of the University is located at a beautiful hill station with its majestic multi-storied buildings at Nerian Sharif (Tararkhal), Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The main campus spreads over 10 acres of land and is situated at about 6,000 feet above sea level. It has enchanting surroundings with spell binding and fascinating natural environment. Nerian Sharif is situated to the East of Islamabad at a distance of 139 km.
Unlike other universities in public and private sectors, the MIU has adopted a unique system of examination giving due weightage to internal and external evaluation. This has been done after a careful consideration to minimize the drawbacks of both internal and external examination systems.
The establishment of Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University under the patronage and able guidance of Hazrat PirAlla-ud-Din Sidiqui has been a real blessing of Allah Almighty in the economically backward area of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. By the grace of Allah Almighty, the University established the Mohi-ud-Din Islamic Medical College, Mirpur, AJ&K (MIMC). It is the first medical college in AJ&K. It was accredited by the PM&DC in 2009 and was approved by the Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan for 100 students per year. Accordingly the first batch of students was admitted in 2009. MIMC is a constituent College of the University. Another constituent institution established by the University is Mohi-ud-Din Islamic Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Mirpur, AJ&K too. A fully furnished doctors Hostel comprising 25 units is another addition to the college facilities.The college has a covered area of 3.5 lac sq. ft. The College has two teaching hospitals, namely Muhammad Teaching Hospital and Mohi-ud-Din Teaching Hospital having a capacity of 300 and 250 beds respectively. Mohi-ud-Din Teaching Hospital will be expanded in next phase when it will become a 1000 bedded hospital. The Pharmacy Council has granted NOC to admit 100 students (50+50) in Pharm-D program. Two hundred and thirty-three (233) kanals of land was donated by the Government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir as a gesture of goodwill and cooperation.