New UET campus to be set up in Jalozai, says VC
PESHAWAR, Sept 25: The NWFP University of Engineering and Technology (UET),
Peshawar, would soon start work on a seven-year project of establishing a new
campus in Jalozai with a cost of Rs6.56 billion, said NWFP University of
Engineering and Technology Vice Chancellor Imtiaz Hussain Gilani here on
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is the sponsoring agency of
the project and it has allocated Rs30 million in the PSDP 2007-08 for the
project. At least 200 faculty members of the campus would be sent abroad with
foreign assistance to obtain PhD degrees, Mr Gilani told a press briefing."The
project aims at developing the new Jalozai campus by establishing eight
departments at undergraduate level and post-graduate programmes in some
The Jalozai campus would help upgrade the UET by expanding
its capacity, improving the quality of education and increasing relevance to
national needs," Mr Gilani said.The project was recently approved by the
Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) meeting where prime
minister Shaukat Aziz assured full support of the federal government to
educational projects of the Frontier province, Mr Gilani said. The VC said that
financial problems and in later years non-availability of land
were the main hurdles in the establishment of the new campus.
would be established at 350 acres of land equipped with all state-of-the-art
facilities of a world class university and later linkages would be developed
with foreign educational institutions, Mr Gilani said.
He said the
University of Engineering and Technology had ambitious plans to set up another
top university with the financial assistance of the HEC on 1400 kanals of land
near Mamo Khatki but foreign investors were reluctant to come and be part of the
project due to security situation in the NWFP.
He said the UET had
proposed some changes in the model of the programme and instead of inviting
foreign faculty members from South Korea and Italy and other countries, local
faculty members would be sent abroad for training.
The VC said the
University of Engineering and Technology had launched some of its own and
HEC-funded projects worth Rs2.26 billion in various parts of the province and
the UET had sent 70 PhDs abroad for training. Dawn
"when will this project start off?? we are waiting"
City, Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
"when will the campus started.kindly inform me accordingly."
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