Punjab University’s campus in Daska approved
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Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has given an approval of setting up a campus of the Punjab University in Daska on Monday.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the Punjab University’s Daska Campus will be constructed at a cost of Rs1.5 billion.
Punjab University has total five campuses including Old Campus at Mall Road, Allama Iqbal Campus (Oriental College), Qauid-e-Azam Campus (New Campus) at Lahore Canal, and a summer campus at Khanaspur in Ayubia.
The Punjab University was established in Lahore in 1882. Located in the historical and culturally alive city of Lahore, this university has played a leading role in spreading higher education in the country. The University strives to provide a conducive environment for the pursuit of academic activities. On account of its highly qualified and internationalized faculty, pleasant environment, and low tuition fees, the university remains the institution of the first choice for students.
The University comprises of 19 Faculties, 10 Constituent Colleges, and 137 departments, centers, and institutes.
The University also has 658 affiliated colleges. It has 991 full-time/regular and 300 part-time faculty members involved in teaching/research and 49,520 on-campus students. (29,588 Morning, 18,838 Evening and 1,094 Diploma students).
Allama Iqbal Campus, named after the great South Asian thinker and poet-philosopher. Its Indo-Islamic architecture houses Colleges of Art and Design, IT and Pharamacy along with the most historic Oriental College, the first avatar of the University which was established in 1870. It is located on the Mall Road of Lahore.
Quaid-e-Azam Campus, located in an area spread over 1800 acres of lush green landscape, was designed by the renowned Greek Architect A.C. Doxiadis who also designed Islamabad. This campus is the center of academic and administrative activities of the university. A canal dividing the academic blocks from the student lodgings adds to the beauty of the Campus.
The University also has a summer campus at Khanaspur located at a height of about 7,000 feet in the Himalayan range near Ayubia. This campus, in addition to providing research facilities, is also used as a recreational center for the faculty and the students.
The University has also established its sub-campuses at Gujranwala and Jhelum. Major disciplines at these campuses include Business Administration, Commerce, Law, and Information Technology. Newer disciplines are being added progressively to these campuses.
Reporter: Awais Kiyani