Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

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Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
جامعہ عبد الولی خان مردان
AWKUM-Logo.jpeg
Motto Message of peace and Brotherhood.
Type Public
Established 2009; 8 years ago (2009)
Chancellor Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Provost Farooq Hussain
Vice-Chancellor Prop.Dr. Mohammad Khurshid Khan[1]
Dean
  • Prof. Dr. Niaz Muhammad
  • Prof. Dr. Jehanzeb Khalil
  • Prof. Dr. Salimullah
  • Prof. Dr. Aurangzeb Khan
Academic staff
501, among whom are 196 PhDs and 138 M.Phils.
Students ~12,345
Location Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
34.1511998, 72.0534468
Campus
  • Main Campus
  • Garden Campus
  • University College for Women
  • University College of Science Shankar
  • Riffat Mahal Campus
  • Rashid Hussain Shaheed Campus
  • Pabbi Campus
Colours

Green, red, brown

            
Athletics Running, tug of war
Nickname AWKUM
Affiliations HEC
Sports Cricket, football, hockey, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, basketball
Website www.awkum.edu.pk/index

Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (Urdu: جامعہ عبد الولی خان مردان‎) or AWKUM, is a public university located in Mardan, Pakistan.[2] Established in April 2009, the university is named after Abdul Wali Khan, a prominent personality of Pashtunkhwa and has forty nine institutions affiliated to it.[3][4] The university started in an already-built postgraduate college of Mardan,[5] has nine campuses and more than ten thousand students enrolled in thirty one disciplines as of 2015.[3] The campus at Swabi was opened in October 2010 in the Anbar elementary college building and has since then become the University of Swabi and the Palosa campus is home to Bacha Khan University.[6] Currently the university has five faculties and three constituent colleges. The faculties are Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Faculty of Chemical and Life Sciences, Faculty of Physical & Numerical Sciences, Faculty of Economics & Business, Faculty of Social Sciences. The Pashtunkhwa College of Art, Womans' College and the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary College are also constituent colleges of the University.

Faculties and departments[edit]

Abdul Wali Khan University consists of five faculties, which have the following departments:

Faculty of Arts & Humanities[edit]

  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Islamic Studies
  • Pashto

Faculty of Business & Economics[edit]

  • Economics
  • Management Sciences
  • Museum
  • Tourism & Hospitality

Faculty of Chemical & Life Sciences[edit]

  • Agriculture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry

Faculty of Physical & Numerical Sciences[edit]

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Education
  • International Relations (IR)
  • Political Science
  • Physical Education & Sports
  • Journalism & Mass Communication

University Colleges[edit]

  • University College for Women
  • Pakhtunkhwa College of Arts
  • College of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences

Campuses and libraries[edit]

The university has several campuses, each with library facilities:

  • Main Campus—Central Library
  • Garden Campus[6]
  • Pabbi Campus
  • Palosa Campus
  • Riffat Mahal Campus
  • Shankar Campus
  • Timergara Campus

There is also a digital library serving all campuses.[7]

University College of Science, Shankar[edit]

The University College of Science, Shankar has departments of Chemistry and Computer Science. University College of Science, Shankar, is housed in a 12.5-acre complex with state-of-the-art research laboratories. It has full-fledged working laboratories in physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry and computer science. A video lecture facility is also available.

Garden Campus[edit]

The newly constructed Garden Campus of the university is spread over on more than 2000 Kanals of land having state of the art infrastructure, well equipped laboratories, one of the biggest libraries of the region, computer labs, three hostels with a capacity of 1500 students, two on campus colleges, sports complex and many other facilities. Classes in the campus have been started.[8]

Journals[edit]

  • Tahdhīb al Afkār

Tahdhīb al Afkārbiannual is the biannual Islamic studies research journal of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan published in three different languages English,Urdu and Arabic.[9]

  • Journal of Business and Tourism[10]
  • Pakhtunkhwa Journal of Life Science (PJLS)[11]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

The university provides extra-curricular activities such as painting, articles, photography, and sport. The students can participate through proper channels.[12] The university provides facilities for many sports; they have been merged into the Department of Physical Education and Health, and named as Department of Physical Education and Sports.[13]

Academic collaborations[edit]

Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan establish partnerships with national as well as international universities, associations, institutes, and academies and have signed a memorandum of understanding(MOUs or MoUs) with each. The following is the list of international collaborations.[14][15][16][17]

S/N University / association Country
1 Birmingham City University United Kingdom
2 Brunel University London
3 Durham University
4 School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London)
5 University of Leicester
6 University of Sheffield
7 University of Southampton
8 University of Rostock Germany
9 University of Ulm Germany
10 University of Malaya Malaysia
11 University of Technology Malaysia
12 Sejong University South Korea
13 Kyungpook National University South Korea
14 Seoul National University South Korea
15 University of Barcelona Spain
16 University of Camerino Italy
17 Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus Turkey
18 Pamukkale University Turkey
19 Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Turkey
20 Eskisehir Osmangazi University Turkey
21 Sirnak University Turkey
22 University of Kentucky United States of America
23 North Dakota State University United States of America
24 University of Missouri-Kansas City United States of America
25 Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University Thailand
26 Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand
27 Massey University New Zealand
28 Eastern European University Association Russia
29 Hanns Siedel Foundation Germany
30 Relief International United States of America
31 Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation, Inc. United States of America

Mashal Khan incident[edit]

On 13 April 2017 Mashal Khan, a journalism student at the university, was murdered by a mob apparently including some of his fellow students on the false suspicion of uploading blasphemous content on the social networking site Facebook.[18][19][20]

Vice Chancellors[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Dr. M. Khurshid Khan, Newly Appointed Vice-Chancellor of AWKUM, Will Take Charge of His Office Today". 
  2. ^ "University Info". AWKUM. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Wali Khan varsity marks foundation day today". Dawn. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "49 colleges affiliated with AWK University, says VC". The News. 27 February 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Sadia Qasim Shah (15 June 2013). "It’s time new KP varsities offer quality education". Dawn. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Muhammad Farooq (24 October 2010). "Hoti inaugurates Wali Khan varsity campus in Swabi". The News. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Libraries". AWKUM. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Garden Campus construction". 
  9. ^ "Tahdhīb al Afkār". tahdhibalafkar.com. 
  10. ^ JBT
  11. ^ PJLS
  12. ^ "Extra Curricular activities". AWKUM. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Sports". AWKUM. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.awkum.edu.pk/Faculty/MOUs_With_Foreign_Universities.html
  15. ^ http://dailythepatriot.com/awkum-signs-mou-with-victoria-university/
  16. ^ http://www.hamaraquetta.com/news/id/1019/mou-signed-between-two-universities-of-pakistan-and-turkey
  17. ^ http://thepeshawar.com/news-and-events/awku-signs-mou-with-university-of-camerino-italy/
  18. ^ "Mardan university students beat ‘liberal’ classmate to death". samaa.tv. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  19. ^ "Three AWKU employees among 13 arrested in Mashal Khan case". tribune.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  20. ^ "Khattak for judicial probe into student lynching". nation.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.