Fatima Jinnah Women University

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Fatima Jinnah Women University
فاطمہ جناح وؤمن یونیورسٹی
Main building FJWU.JPG
Main building and VC office of FJWU
Motto Opening Portals of Excellence through Higher Education
Established 1998 (1998)
Type Public
Chancellor Governor of Punjab
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir[1]
Registrar Shamim A. Khan[2]
Students ~4362
Location Rawalpindi, Punjab,  Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Orange, Green, White            
Nickname FJWU
Affiliations HEC
Website fjwu.edu.pk

Fatima Jinnah Women University (Urdu: فاطمہ جناح وؤمن یونیورسٹی‎)(Initials: FJWU), is a public university located in the neighborhood of Mall road of Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of many all-women universities located in Pakistan.[citation needed] Regarded as the first women's university in Pakistan, it is ranked at number 18 in general category of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan rankings.[3] The university focuses on two distinct dimensions. One is to add significantly to the standards of higher education, the other is to introduce new areas of study for the young women of Pakistan.

Students have been coming from all over the country-from as far as Balochistan, Southern Punjab and Sindh. Between 1998 to 2008, more than 4362 students have been awarded degrees and effectively employed in various organizations in and outside the country.

Women working at the University have made history in more than one way. At the first Women’s University the women are involved in higher education management, and offering courses to bring students to an international level of training. Women institutions from all over the world have been in touch to develop exchange programs of collaboration.

Overview[edit]

Our heritage has been beautifully interlinked with the education of women for the next millennium. The main building is Victorian as reflected in its architectural splendor. This building was originally built as a residence by two famous Sikh brothers, Mohan Singh and Sohan Singh. It became the Presidency of Pakistan around the mid 1960s. The rooms are steeped in history; personalities like Benazir Bhutto, Mr. Ch. Fazal Elahi and President Zia-ul-Haq have walked in the corridors of this building. Former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated this gift for the nation’s daughters and their families on August 6, 1998.As it stands it is a symbol of the commitment of the nation to women’s education. The University is unique in the fact that the Punjab Government funds it. The Government of Punjab is very supportive of the university thereby furthering the cause of women education and empowerment.

Vision[edit]

To promoting and facilitating studies and research in various fields of Higher Education for women.

Academic departments[edit]

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Defence and Diplomatic Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fine Arts
  • Gender Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Public Administration
  • Software Engineering

Degree programmes[edit]

Professional Degree Programs

  • Computer Arts
  • Software Engineering
  • Psychology

Undergraduate and Masters programs[edit]

  • Economics
  • Islamic Studies
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Public Administration
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Defence and Diplomatic Studies
  • Urdu

Research degree programs[edit]

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English language and Literature
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Gender Studies

Women Research and Resource Center[edit]

The Women Research and Resource Centre (WRRC) emphasizes research on gender and social issues to reflect the academic and professional development of women in general, and within the context of Pakistan's society in particular.[4]

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Coordinates: 33°35′11″N 73°03′52″E / 33.5864°N 73.0645°E / 33.5864; 73.0645