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COAS and Chairman NUST BoG inaugurates NUST Balochistan Campus


In a landmark initiative that would go a long way in the economic, social and human resource development of Pakistan’s largest province, the Balochistan Campus of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) was inaugurated here on Friday. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, NI (M), Chief of the Army Staff & Chairman NUST Board of Governors, graced the occasion as chief guest and unveiled the plaque of the NUST Balochistan Campus (NBC). He was flanked by Governor Balochistan Justice (R) Aman Ullah Khan Yasinzai; Chief Minister Balochistan Mr Jam Kamal Khan; Senators, MNAs and MPAs; Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, HI (M), TBt; Rector NUST Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd); Vice Chancellors of local universities; senior management of NUST; and students and faculty of the campus.        

Speaking at the august occasion, the COAS & Chairman NUST Board of Governors said the establishment of NUST Balochistan Campus at Quetta is a project of national significance, and would augur well for the higher education landscape of the province. He maintained that God-willing, the new campus would not only afford quality higher education to the youth of Balochistan at their doorstep, but also train them to play a pivotal role in the projects of national significance, such as China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He also commended the efforts both of NUST and the Pak Army’s Southern Command for the inauguration of NUST Balochistan Campus in the least possible time.

Recounting the achievements of Pakistan Army, he said it has been contributing significantly to bringing peace and stability to the province and its infrastructural development to bring it at par with other provinces. He added that several skills development and vocational centres have been established, besides a host of high class schools and colleges in the length and breadth of Balochistan.

It may be mentioned here that NUST Balochistan Campus (NBC) has so far been inaugurated under a makeshift arrangement, and by 2021 it would be shifted to the new campus that is currently undergoing fast-paced infrastructural development. To start with, NBC would offer two undergraduate programmes, including BE Civil Engineering and BS Computer Science, with an intake of 50 students in each programme. In the next phase, NUST will launch three specialised programmes at the Masters level in Mining & Tunnelling Engineering, Water Resource Engineering & Management, and Computer Science.

September 13,2019

 

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