RAWALPINDI: The Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Samina Amin Qadir said the varsity would have a new campus operational on Chakri Road from next year.
The professor, at a media briefing here on Tuesday, said they planned to initially start classes in four disciplines at the new campus from 2016, as the PC-I and PC-II worth Rs990 million were sent to the relevant department for approval to help develop infrastructure of the new campus.
She said the 14th convocation of the university would be held on Wednesday, where two PhDs, 618 masters and 521 undergraduate degrees would be awarded. Successful students including 69 gold and silver medal winners would be decorated on the occasion, the professor added.
She said the number of PhD scholars would increase to about 20 from next year. The vice-chancellor added that the Higher Education Commission had recently released an additional grant of Rs1 million to fortify security arrangements and a number of plans were in-hand to beef up internal and external security of the institution.
She said that the teaching faculty of university comprised 171 highly-skilled staff that included 48 PhDs, and from next year the administration planned to start law classes in the evening.
The university was established 16 years ago and offers courses in about 50 disciplines catering to the educational needs of over 5,000 students drawn from across the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 17th, 2015.