RAWALPINDI - Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) is badly suffering due to lack of funds. The infrastructure of university's many departments also in dilapidated condition and needed renovation. Female students are seeking residence while work on the university hostels was yet to be completed. FJWU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir said this at a press briefing to inform the edia about the ongoing developmental projects both at city and Chakri Campus Rawalpindi.

The VC said that Punjab government had not released funds to the university. She said that administration was spending money on development projects from fees of the students. She said that 90 per cent construction work of women hostel in varsity premises has been completed while in April the students residing in rented hostel buildings would be shifted to the newly built hostels. New wing of hostel has been approved and is funded the by Higher Education Commission. Recently university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with National College of Arts, Rawalpindi for the renovation of Sojan Singh Hawaili.

This will take two and a half years for completion. Centre of Civic Engagement and Gem and Jewellery under the supervision of Fine Arts Department will be established. The VC said that for the progress and success of university time span of fifteen years is very little, hoping the university would grow professionally and be recognised internationally.

She also briefed them about the achievements of university in past decade as well as during her tenure. She said that university offers graduation in thirteen and undergraduate degrees in seventeen disciplines.

She also briefed about the activities of different departments. She said that during the 13th Convocation this year 43 gold and 42 silver medals would be awarded to graduate students.

The FJWU graduates were working in leading multinational, NGOs and government organisations as they were optimally prepared for the job market. So far graduates in Masters Programme have passed out from the university. She also briefed about the facilities available for the students and faculty and also discussed the various linkages with foreign universities as well as with multinational organisations aimed at faculty enrichment and development.