Developments & Facilities
The development programmes initiated in 1959 have gradually borne fruit. Though still in progress, over the years about 20 teaching blocks housing 39 institutes, departments and centres have been constructed. Five halls of students' residence now provide accommodation for about 1800 students.
Sporting facilities include the Hyder Bux Jatoi Pavilion that has been constructed to provide indoor gaming facilities, a track ground for athletics and a sports grounds. The Fatima Jinah Gymnasium provides games and sporting facilities exclusively for girls. The Institute of Sindhology building, depicting the cultural heritage of Sindh, adores the entrance to the campus from the national highway leading to Karachi. The imposing central library building, named after Late Allama I.I. Kazi who conceptualized the Jamshoro campus, serves as a landmark.
The residential colony for the faculty and staff of the university provides on-campus residence to about one third of the employees. Plans are in hand to expand the colony and provide accommodation for 200 more employees. What once was a deserted parches of hilly tract has now been converted into tree lined roads and green pastures completely transforming the site. The location of the Mehran University, sharing the site with the Sindh University and the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences college and hospital complex in the neighbourhood has gone a long way into the transformation of this barren field into a true University township.
The university is accessible via the national highway (N5) at the Hyderabad bypass, at about 150 km from Karachi and 15–18 km from Hyderabad and has been able to host a number of international conferences, symposia and seminars on Science and Education and on specialized scientific themes. Inter-university sports competitions and annual sports gatherings have become regular features. The museum and various art galleries of the Institute of Sindhology attract a large number of visitors from other parts of the country and rest of the world.