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Pakistan-France University to start functioning from Oct.

KARACHI, July 14: Pakistan-France University will start functioning in the metropolis from October this year.

This was stated by the Project Director of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Regional Centre, Karachi, Prof. Dr. Syed Altaf Hussain, on Friday.

He said that the process of hiring the faculty is continuing at the moment.

Prof. Altaf said that the last date for the submission of the application in this regard was July 10.

The response from within the country and abroad has been very good, he added.

Prof. Altaf stated that Pakistanis living in a number of countries are applying because the package that is being offered is very attractive.

He informed that the teaching at the Pakistan-France University will commence from October this year.

Initially two-years/ master courses would be offered in the disciplines of mechanical engineering and information technology.

The number of students to be offered admissions would be between 100 to 200 and eligibility for admission would be four-years' engineering degree from a recognized university.

Prof. Altaf said that advertisement for admissions would be placed within this month.

The classes will commence from October this year at the present premises local at the Pakistan Marine Academy here.

Land has been acquired for the construction of the second campus off the National Highway.

Pakistan France University is being established to rise as a world class university of engineering, science and technology in the public sector.

It is being set up with the active collaboration of a consortium of French universities coordinated by the University of Technology (UTT), Troyes, France, Prof. Altaf further stated that UTT located some 80 miles away from Paris, is among the top six engineering universities in France.

Pakistan-France University is among the nine universities being established with the assistance of the developed countries like Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Japan, China, South Korea.

The Government of Pakistan will spend more than Rs 250 billion on these over a period of next 10 years.

This will help the country catch up in the realms of education and human resource development. App

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