HEC to establish sub-campus

ISLAMABAD, Sept 25: A project submitted by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) regarding the establishment of sub-campus of University of Agriculture, Faisalabad at Depalpur, Okara has been approved by the CDWP meeting of Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan.

This project would complete in 60 months. HEC has allocated all the necessary funds for this project. The project aims at removing regional imbalances, imparting agricultural education & research work, developing and transferring crop related technologies to the local farmers of the community, said a press release.

Through the project a trained and skilled work force will also produce having a focus on innovation, value addition and entrepreneurship, capable of employing knowledge inputs for the rapid and sustainable agriculture development of Pakistan.

This project aims at exploiting the full potential of crops especially cotton, wheat, sugarcane, maize, rice, fodder, vegetable etc., for enhanced agricultural production for local consumption and export.

The major objectives of the project includes imparting high quality agriculture and science education to students in identified disciplines to accredited international standards, thus catering for development and research needs of agriculture in Pakistan in future. The project aims to incorporate the latest facilities in line with advances in leading international institutions.

Through the project 200 scholars 150 BSc Hons and 50 MSc Hons would be produced annually after implementation of the project. The faculty of the university would be made capable for providing consultancy to enhance agriculture growth around Depalpur and throughout Pakistan and to develop and transfer crop related technologies to the local farming community. HEC establishes multi-campus intranet setup for the NWFP UET Peshawar

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has succeeded in providing Multi Campus Intranet Set up for the Campuses of NWFP University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar at Mardan, Bannu and Abbotabad, according to another press release.

The project approved by the HEC for establishment of multi campus intranet set up for the campuses at NWFP University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar hascompleted projects initiated by the HEC at all the universities of Pakistan.

The project has successfully been implemented and connection with HEC. PERN has been established and Information Services Centre has also been established at UET Peshawar that is benefiting the students, administration and faculty as well in addition to Wireless access hotspots and official website has been developed by the UET Peshawar with URL www.nwfpuet.edu.pk. All latest information is placed here regarding the university and the program offered by the university alongwith the admission details.

Through the project sub-campuses of the UET Peshawar have been connected with the university main Campus, Peshawar. The video conferencing services have been established for online services of both academics and administrative nature through LAN/WAN to all departments. The Nation

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