STAFF REPORT ISB: University of FATA is expected to start its academic activities from Fall2016 while Gwadar University and

Sub-Campus of University of Balochistan at Zhob are expected to start their academic activities by the year 2017.

According to an official source, Higher Education Commission (HEC) has submitted the concept paper of the project of

establishment of Gwadar University and subcampus of University of Balochistan at Zhob to the Planning Commission this

month for approval.

The projects will be proposed for inclusion in the Public Sector Development Programme (HEC) for Fiscal Year 201617, if

allowed by the Planning Commission. The tentative cost of the project of Gwadar University is estimated as Rs. 932.189

million while the tentative cost of the project of subcampus of University of Balochistan is estimated as Rs. 582.585 million

HEC has also issued the administrative approval for establishment of FATA university this month. The PC1 for the

establishment of FATA University was approved at a cost of Rs.1592.733 million by Central Development Working Party

(CDWP) last year.

Initially in the first Phase, three faculties with about 11 academic programmes have been proposed with population of about

3000 students in next 10 years.

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