Edwardes College

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Coordinates: 51°45′40″N 1°15′12″W / 51.7611°N 1.2534°W / 51.7611; -1.2534

Edwardes College Peshawar
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Edwardes College Peshawar
Motto "ad majorem Dei gloriam" (Latin)
Type Public Institution[1]
Established 1900
Location Peshawar, Pakistan
Website www.edwardes.edu.pk

Edwardes College is the oldest higher education institution in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The college, affiliated with the University of Peshawar, has about 3,000 students in sciences, arts and humanities, business administration, higher national diploma and computer sciences.

The college's undergraduate and graduate degree programs lead to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), 4 year BS Programme in English and Computer Science, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and 5 years Llb degrees awarded through the University of Peshawar. Edwardes also offers an A-Level program and the Faculty of Arts (F.A.) and Faculty of Science (F.Sc.) certificates through the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Higher National Diploma (H.N.D.) BS English program in business and information technology offers the option of a third year in an institution in the U.K., U.S.A. or Australia.

Previously a men's college, Edwardes has been co-educational since 2000 with about 200 female students and 15 women among its faculty members, with numbers of women anticipated to increase. The college has a vital community life, which includes freedom of worship for all faiths, sporting events, a debate society, drama productions, and student publications.


Edwardes College, Peshawar

The Church Missionary Society established the Church Mission College in 1900 as an outgrowth of Edwardes High School, which had been founded in 1855 by the society as the first institution of western-style schooling in the northwest frontier region of what was British India. For many years the college was the only institution of higher education in the northwest frontier. Sir Herbert Edwardes was a British colonial administrator and commander whose name the college later adopted.

The first major college building, now known as the Old Hall, was built in 1910 in a Moghul style that was replicated in a number of the college's later buildings. Edwardes College was visited three times by the founder of the nation, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, by Mahatma Gandhi, and the previous Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. In its early years Edwardes awarded degrees through the University of Punjab; since 1952 its degrees have been awarded through the University of Peshawar.[2]

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Edwardes has hostel accommodation for about 200 male students.

Centenary Celebrations Postal stamp of Edwardes College by Pakistan Post, 24 April 2000

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  1. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/1117010
  2. ^ http://www.pakpost.gov.pk/philately/stamps2000/Edwardes_College_Peshawar.html
  3. ^ Khalilur Rehman (governor)
  4. ^ Pandya, Haresh (1 September 2008). "Ahmed Faraz, Outspoken Urdu Poet, Dies at 77". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  5. ^ "A Brief Profile Of Ameer Haider Khan Hoti". Awami National Party. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Remembering an icon: Prithviraj Kapoor". The New Indian Express. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2017.

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