The provincial government will establish four new universities for women in Bahawalpur and Multan this year, Bahawalpur Division Colleges Director Prof Mushtaq Javed said on Monday.
He said degrees will initially be offered in six disciplines at these universities. These are English, Urdu, history, political science, chemistry and Islamic studies.
Javed said Sadiq Girls’ Degree College in Bahawalpur will also be granted charter as university in the current year. He said a new administrative block, a controller’s office, new class rooms and a hostel block would be constructed at the premises. The project digest (PC-1) for the purpose was being prepared, he added.
He said the government had decided to establish home economics colleges at all divisional headquarters in the province. He said work on these colleges will be inaugurated in the current year.
The director colleges said laptops would be distributed among students who had yet received them in September.
He said construction of two new women universities, in Khanbela and Bagho Bahar in Khanpur tehsil, had been completed. The colleges director said that classes at these facilities would start from September.
He said contract lecturers would be hired at these universities for now. He said these would be hired for a period of six months and added that their appointment would be completed by August 15.
He said the administration of 16 commerce colleges had been handed over to the directorate of colleges. He said appointment of grade four staff had been completed in all colleges in the division.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2012.