Namal College

Namal College
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Type University college
Established 2008
Chairman Imran Khan
Dean Dr. Malik Jahan Khan[1]
Academic staff
Undergraduates 300
Location Rikhi, Punjab, Pakistan
Campus Suburban
Affiliations University of Bradford

Namal College is an associate college of the University of Bradford District Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan.[3] The college is on Talagang Mianwali Road very near to Namal Lake. The 40 kanal land for this college was provided by Ghulam Muhammad 'Seelu', a local resident. The former cricketer Imran Khan, has set up links between the university of Bradford and Namal College; the move is expected to build links between Bradford, which has a relatively high proportion of Pakistani students, and Pakistan. [4] The college was inaugurated by Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, the former prime minister of Pakistan, on April 27, 2008. University of Bradford has worked closely with Namal College in designing the courses and curriculum, ensuring quality assurance, training and development for the faculty and advising on matters related to academic administration.

A view of Namal College Mianwali

There are more than 300 students studying for University of Bradford degrees at Namal College and more than 90% of these students are on financial support.

The second phase of construction is expected to begin shortly and will include on-campus faculty and student accommodation premises and research laboratories. The Namal Education Foundation (NEF) owns 1000 acres of land and is all set for building a knowledge city in Pakistan. Imran Khan is the chairman of the Board of Governors Namal Education Foundation, which is the sponsoring body of Namal Knowledge City. As a philanthropist, Imran has undertaken initiatives to address the economic and social challenges faced by the area. These challenges include improvements in literacy, community organization, health, access to credit, encouragement of corporate investment, and education. This college offers two four-year degree programs namely B. Sc. (HONS) Computer Sciences and B. Eng. Electrical & Electronics.

Local partnership with LUMS

LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences) is a local partner of Namal College. Many members of LUMS faculty are actively involved in providing consultation and guidance in running the affairs of Namal College and its curriculum.

Namal College has a student body of about 300 students belonging to 43 districts of Pakistan. There are 9 full-time Ph.D. faculty members employed at the campus, making the student-Ph.D. faculty member ratio to a noteworthy 33. There are about 242 computers in the four labs of the college, thus ensuring that there is almost one computer per student available with a 12-MB internet connection.

Other facilities of the campus feature uninterrupted power supply, student on-campus residence and hostel facilities (accommodate about 250 male and 20 female students), state-of-the-art engineering labs and a large library with about 2500 volumes.

Convocation of Namal College

Sixty engineering students were awarded BSc degrees by Namal College during the institution’s first convocation ceremony, chaired by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, held on December 15, 2013.

Second convocation was held on 14 December 2014.

Third convocation of Namal college was held on 20th December, 2015.

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