ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) with the approval of Planning Commission has been allocated Rs 2.763 billion for establishment of two University Colleges in Balochistan.
An official of the HEC here Tuesday told the state-run news agency that these two university colleges were one each in Zhob and Dera Murad Jamali.
The University College Zhob would be a constituent college of Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta and will offer four-year degree programmes in Business Administration, Economics, Computer Sciences and Information Technology.
The Balochistan government has allotted a piece of land measuring 100 acres for the College and the Federal government will construct infrastructure at a cost of Rs. 1.260 billion.
The second University College will be established in Dera Murad Jamali and would be a constituent college of Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal.
The College will offer Bachelor degree programmes in Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Education, Sociology and Computer Sciences in its initial phase.
The College will also offer diploma courses in Livestock and Dairy Development and Food Technology/Food Sciences to youth in the region.
The government of Balochistan has identified 500 acre of land at Dera Murad Jamali for the establishment of the College. While Rs 1.503 billion will be provided by HEC for infrastructure development.
The College is planned to be a model campus in the region to deal with the most demanded technologies and research oriented studies.
HEC would provide necessary academic facilities at the temporary building to initiate the classes and provision of infrastructure and allied facilities at permanent campus of the college for 800-1000 students along with common facilities like library, medical center, sports facilities, cafeteria, etc.