FAISALABAD

After the protest of students against the Punjab government, the government has released funds worth Rs500 million for the construction of a state-of-the-art hostel for 1,000 students at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

The Punjab government has released the funds to facilitate the students. The initial work on the project had been kicked off on a war footing and will complete in the short span of time. In 1961, the university was set up for the 3,000 students.

Now, the number of present students has increased to 18,000. Massive increase in women admissions is also witnessed as ratio of female students at the campus is 50 percent.

Moreover, two hostels and eight homes have also been converted into girl’s residences keeping in view increasing rate of boarding female students. The university has also established a women complex centre with hostels and other facilities for the students.

Besides, five hostels at the UAF’s Post Graduate Agricultural Research Station situated at Jhang Road have been set up for male students. Moreover, Kissan Hall was got from BISE and now, around 200 male students are residing there.