Islamabad: Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan’s top university, is planning to expand its presence by establishing a campus in Lahore. The government has allocated 25 acres of land near Lahore for this purpose. To facilitate the process, the Vice-Chancellor of QAU, Dr. Niaz Akhtar, who previously served as VC of PU, has formed a committee comprising esteemed members of the university’s faculty.
The committee includes Prof. Dr. Idrees, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, as the convener, along with other members, such as Prof. Dr. Shahid Hameed, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Sarwar Jahan, Prof. Dr. Tassawar Hayat, Dr. Sohail Yousuf, Prof. Dr. Aziz Ur Rehman, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, and Dr. Raja Qaiser Ahmed, who serves as the Registrar and secretary.
The committee’s primary objective is to meticulously deliberate on the proposal and devise recommendations that will be submitted to the syndicate for consideration. The establishment of the sub-campus, commencement of operations, introduction of academic programs, and establishment of faculties will be subject to approval by relevant bodies such as the Board of Studies, Board of Faculty, Academic Council, and Syndicate.
As QAU ventures to extend its educational footprint to Lahore, these proposed developments have the potential to shape the higher education landscape and open new opportunities for students and faculty in the region. The establishment of a QAU campus in Lahore is anticipated to further enrich the academic environment and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and research in various disciplines.
The writer is a student of BS Journalism studies at Punjab University and can be reached at:[email protected]