KFUEIT – An Emerging University | By By:Asif Khan

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KFUEIT – An Emerging University

Rahim Yar Khan (RYK), a historic city at gate way between Punjab and Sindh, a residence of Indus and Satluj river civilization and culture, also known for sweet mangoes and best cotton producing district, situated extreme south of Southern Punjab, on the bank of River Indus, was built in 1751 A.D. during the Sumra Supremacy in Sindh. RYK is a vibrant and progressive city with richness of saraiki- cholistani culture, melodious music and timeless wisdom of Sufism lighted by Khawaja Ghulam Fareed a sufi saint from Kot Mithan in Rahim Yar Khan. Rahim Yar Khan is strategically located in an area, which is the converging point of three provinces (Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan) of Pakistan.

This geographical location makes this city the center of not only the health & education but for business, trade and agriculture of Southern Punjab, Northern Sindh and Eastern Baluchistan as well.

The thirst for knowledge is always present among locals and the latest addition is KFUEIT to cater the needs of higher education. Rahim Yar Khan is strategically located in an area, which is converging point of three provinces (Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan) of Pakistan. This geographical location makes this city the centre of not only the health & education but for business, trade and agriculture of Southern Punjab, Northern Sindh and Eastern Baluchistan as well. RYK Known as one of the largest producers of cotton and sugarcane, RYK has an Agri-based economy of 65% population.

This part of the province has always been struggling for development and opportunities for higher studies. The parents were forced to look for bigger cities up north or extreme south of country in order to explore higher education options for their children.

The closest locations on both sides of this city having a dedicated university, Bahawalpur and Sukkur, are at a distance of around 200 km each. In this scenario, students were bound to opt for incremental expenditures in bigger cities besides academic expenses while getting exposed to severe competition against limited seats in many institutions.

In these circumstances, the establishment of very first Engineering & Information Technology University in Rahim Yar Khan is surely nothing lesser than a blessing for Southern Punjab, Northern Sindh and North Eastern Baluchistan. Established in 2014 under Punjab Assembly Act, the Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology (KFUEIT) Rahim Yar Khan, started its journey with merely 4 rooms, 5 faculty members and admission intake in 4 degree programs.

KFUEIT embarked upon a tremendous growth track and started elevating the ladder every year.

The vibrant leadership of the Vice Chancellor along with his very young and energetic team left no stone unturned in achieving targets of decades in just few months not only in terms of physical infrastructure but in academic excellence as well.

Despite lots of stumbling blocks and bottlenecks, this roller coaster journey of exponential growth did not slow down owing to untiring commitment and dedication of the Vice Chancellor and his young team. Situated on Abu Dhabi Road Rahim Yar Khan, a beautiful and state of the art campus of KFUEIT is spread over 275 acres and is equipped with all modern facilities where more than 600 employees including 200 teaching faculty members are performing their duties in making this university a premium institution of the country in days to come.

The fast-paced growth and such an increase in number of students is evident of the fact that this University is effectively serving to the needs to of the region and contributing towards the development of local economy.

The Vision of Vice Chancellor, Recent change of leadership at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology (KFUEIT) Rahim Yar Khan has given a lofty vision of becoming a World-Class University very soon, his vision of registering KFUEIT among the top ranking universities of Pakistan and Asia in near future. International conferences, seminars, global linkages and talks of international speakers on advanced research will be hallmark of this vision. Prof. The VC aims to accomplish his vision by creating a pleasant and meritorious culture, where moral, professional and ethical grooming of students and employees will be done as per international requirements. Students of this area will have KFUEIT as their first preference for higher education instead of UET Lahore or other top-notch institutions of Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.

 

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