QUETTA: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will establish two universities in Balochistan, one each in Zhob and Dera Murad Jamali.
According to the media, the Planning Commission has approved two proposals of HEC to establish these colleges in Balochistan.
The University College Zhob will 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 Rs1.260 billion.
The second university college will be established in Dera Murad Jamali and will be a constituent college of the 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 Balochistan government has identified 500 acres of land at Dera Murad Jamali for the establishment of the college. While Rs1.503 billion will be provided by the HEC for infrastructure development.
Published in The Balochistan Point on June 22, 2017