On-campus residence : New FJWU hostel opens doors for students

Varsity adds academic courses on anthropology, sociology

APP February 18, 2018
Fatima Jinnah Women University opens a hostel for 900 students PHOTO: facebook.com/FatimaJinnahWomenUniversity

RAWALPINDI: A hostel, with the capacity to accommodate over 900 students, has opened its doors for female students of Fatima Jinnah Women University.

This was disclosed by Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Samina Amin Qadir.

Noting that the varsity will celebrate its twentieth year this annum this year, Prof Qadir said that they are undergoing an expansion in terms of the facilities and infrastructure, along with the addition of new academic courses.

In this regard, she said that two new undergraduate programmes had been added to their curriculum, including Anthropology and Sociology. New masters in philosophy (MPhil) programmes in Computer Science, Islamic Studies and Mathematics were also introduced.

While highlighting the achievements of faculty members, she stated that two faculty members of the university had recently completed their post-doctorate programmes from Harvard University and the Queen Mary College of University of London in the UK.

Furthermore, she stated that the US-sponsored building of for the education department has now become operational, adding that construction of the new campus and a new residential building for students was next on their agenda.

Moreover, Prof Qadir mentioned the university’s links with various world-renowned international universities and industrial organizations and has filed two patents in this regard, apart from establishing collaborative relations with various internal partners.

A three-day international conference on governance and public policy, jointly organized by FJWU and HEC, started on February 16. The conference is hosting participants from 10 different countries.

The conference is designed to address the issues pertaining to public policy, management and governance in the country and to suggest recommendations for their solution. Over 100 national and international delegates are presenting their papers and research work in the conference.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2018.

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