Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

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Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
عبد الولی خان یونیورسٹی مردان
Motto Message of peace and Brotherhood.
Established 2009 (2009)
Type Public
Chancellor Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Vice-Chancellor Ihsan Ali
Administrative staff
Students ~7000
Location Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Campus Main Campus Mardan, Garden Campus Sheikh Malton, Mardan, University College for Women Mardan, University College of Science Shankar, Katlang Road, Mardan, Riffat Mahal Campus, Chitral Campus, Bunir Campus, Rashid Hussain Shaheed Campus, Pabbi
Colours Green, Red, Brown            
Nickname AWKUM
Affiliations HEC
Website www.awkum.edu.pk/index

Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (Urdu: عبد الولی خان یونیورسٹی مردان‎) (Initials:AWKUM), is a public university located in Mardan,(second city of Khyber Pashtunkhwa ) ,Pakistan.[1] 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.[2][3] The university started in an already-built postgraduate college of Mardan,[4] has nine campuses and more than eight thousand students enrolled in thirty one disciplines as of 2015.[2] The campus at Swabi was opened in October 2010 in the Anbar elementary college building and has since than become the University of Swabi and the Palosa campus is home to Bacha Khan University.[5]Currently the university has five faculties and three constituent Colleges . The facultiies 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 Vetenary College are also constituent colleges of the University.

Campuses and libraries[edit]

The university has several campus, each with library facilities:

  • Main Campus—Central Library
  • Garden Campus[5]
  • Buner Campus
  • Chitral Campus
  • Pabbi Campus
  • Palosa Campus
  • Riffat Mahal Campus
  • Shankar Campus
  • Timergara Campus

There is also a digital library serving all campuses.[6]

University College of Science, Shankar[edit]

The University College of Science, Shankar, AWKUM started undergraduate classes in fall 2009 with 450 high school students selected from 2500 applicants, with an option to major in one of the six BS programmes i.e. Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology.

University College of Science, Shankar, AWKUM is housed in a 12.5-Acre complex with state-of-the-art research laboratories. Currently we have full-fledged working laboratories in Bioinformatics, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. The video lecture facility is also available. The college has about 100 faculty members out of them 26 have PhD Degrees and plans to hire an additional 60 faculty members, in the next phase.

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

The University provides Extra Circular Activates e.g. Painting, Articles, Photography, Sport etc. But the students can participate through proper channels.[7] 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.[8]


  1. ^ "University Info". AWKUM. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Wali Khan varsity marks foundation day today". Dawn. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "49 colleges affiliated with AWK University, says VC". The News. 27 February 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Sadia Qasim Shah (15 June 2013). "It’s time new KP varsities offer quality education". Dawn. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Muhammad Farooq (24 October 2010). "Hoti inaugurates Wali Khan varsity campus in Swabi". The News. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Libraries". AWKUM. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Extra Curricular activities". AWKUM. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sports". AWKUM. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 

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