PESHAWAR - Vice Chancellor University of Engineering and Technology Imtiaz H. Gilani performed the ground-breaking ceremony of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Departments at Jalozai Campus in the presence of faculty members and the administrative staff the other day. The Jalozai Campus of UET, Peshawar approved at the cost of Rs6.56b constructed at 400-acre land.

Vice-Chancellor said the occasion was the realisation of a dream that would continue providing high-quality education to the local people. 

He said that standard of the university was based on its quality of education and Jalozai Campus must follow the chain. On completion of Jalozai campus, the total student enrollment, including Peshawar and satellite campuses will be doubled upto 8,000, the faculty to 200, and introduction of state-of-the-art laboratories would definitely make a huge difference in delivering quality education.

The vice-chancellor said the university was doing considerable work, as eight academic blocks would be constructed phase-wise, adding the Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering Departments are almost near completion while civil work on Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering has started with the groundbreaking of these departments at the cost of Rs. 310 m.

He said the development of human resources was a central tenet of the university policy and the initiative would considerably add to the human resource development of Jalozai Campus as more than 100 scholars are currently pursuing Ph.Ds’ at world known universities.

Among others, Registrar Prof. Abdul Jabbar, Advisor Finance Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Heads of Teaching Departments and senior University officials were present on the occasion. Later on, the delegation walked through the Civil and electrical engineering departments who appreciated the quality of work.