MIANWALI, Jan 27 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday inaugurated the first academic block of the NAMAL Knowledge City.
The vision behind Namal Knowledge City is to create a hub of knowledge exchange and research in Mianwali.
The Knowledge City will include academic blocks, a knowledge center, a sports complex, sports grounds, a hospital, technology parks, business centers, shopping malls, a dairy farm, a resort, software houses, hotels, a primary school, and a housing colony for the faculty.A total of US$ 200 million will be spent on the construction of the Knowledge City which will be built on the concept of a zero carbon foot print and completed by the year 2027.
It will have a population of 11,000 with construction spread over 4 million square feet. It will accommodate 7,000 students with 600 faculty members.
The Namal is the only rural sector university in Pakistan where around 97 percent of students are on financial aid and 20 percent of graduates of 2018 acquired first class honours.
Around 1,000 acres of land is owned by the university where students from 55 districts of Pakistan are studying. With a teacher-student ratio of 1:10, the university has 32 faculty members, including 19 PhD faculty members.