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NFC College to be given university status: governor

LAHORE, April 24(Daily Times): Punjab Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Khalid Maqbool said on Monday the first decade of the 21-century would be remembered as a golden era in the field of higher education under the leadership of President Musharraf .

He was chairing a meeting at the Governor House regarding upgradation of National Fertilizers Corporation's (NFC) Engineering and Fertilizer Research Institute.

It was stated that the NFC Engineering and Fertilizer Research Institute Faisalabad was being upgraded into a university as NFC University of Engineering and Emerging Technology. The NFC had allocated Rs 700,000,000 for the purpose. The Punjab government's Accreditation Committee would visit the institute and the Punjab Assembly after doing legislation in this regard would award university charter to the NFC Engineering and Fertilizer Research Institute.

An MoU signing ceremony between NFC Engineering and Fertilizer Research Institute and Wapda Engineering Academy Faisalabad was also held on the occasion. Wapda chairman Tariq Hameed said the Wapda Engineering Academy would provide training to the students of the institute adding that fresh graduate of electrical engineering would also be provided internship in Wapda.
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