HEC to establish GCUF sub-campus in Chiniot

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ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will establish a sub-campus of Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) in Chiniot, as the Planning Commission has approved the project worth Rs1676.561 million.

The Punjab government has allocated 100 kanals and16 marlas of state land situated at Chiniot-Sahianwala Road at a distance of about 10 km from Chiniot city for the establishment of the sub-campus.

The university will offer undergraduate academic programmes in English Literature, Economics, Applied Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Administration, Physics, Chemistry and Biosciences in the first phase, while in the next phase, the post-graduate programmes will be offered after the development of facilities at the sub-campus.

The sub-campus will facilitate students of district Chiniot and neighbouring areas such as Hafizabad, Pindi Bhattian, Bhowana, Lalian, Silanwali, Amin Pur, Salar Wala and Chak Jhumra.

The development project includes construction of 300,000 square feet area for two academic blocks, an administration block, an auditorium, two student hostels, staff and faculty residences, laboratories and faculty and staff rooms, a library and a sports complex.

The campus will consist of 100 kW solar power supply on each academic block and a 35 KW hybrid solar power supply for each students’ hostel for the provision of uninterrupted power supply for academic and research facilities.