Gomal University

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Gomal University
جامعہ گومل
Motto in English
University at Glance
Type Public
Established 1974; 43 years ago (1974)
Chancellor Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Provost Dr. Salah Ud din
Vice-Chancellor Prof Mohammad Sarwar
Principal Proff. Dr. Umar Ali| dean
Director Dr. Asif Jamil, Director Distance Education
Academic staff
(registered professors)
Administrative staff
Students 5700[1]
Postgraduates 485[1]
Other students
Location D.I. Khan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,  Pakistan
31°49′N 70°55′E / 31.817°N 70.917°E / 31.817; 70.917
Colours Aero and Green
Nickname GU
Website www.gu.edu.pk/N/index.asp

Gomal University (Urdu: جامعہ گومل‎; Pashto: ګومل پوهنتون‎) is a public research university located in D.I. Khan in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Founded and established in 1974, the university is one of the oldest institutions in the country, and occupies one of the largest campuses in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province.[1]


The Gomal University was established as chartered and co-educational university.[2] The university is the 12th oldest university in terms of HEC's seniority listings. The university was founded by Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who laid the establishment of the Gomal University in D.I.Khan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province.[3] In 1974, Prime minister Bhutto laid down the foundation stone of Gomal University on 1 May 1974 putting forward his educational policy of highly educated Pakistan to meets the modern world challenges in every aspect of life. Notably, the donations and land was provided by Nawab Allah Nawaz Khan who served as the university's first and founding vice-chancellor. Nawaz Khan donated 11000 Kn agricultural land to the establishment of the University.

The Act No. X of 1974 provides the constitutional establishment of the university as a public research university categorization of Ministry of Education (MoEd).[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Overview of Gomal University". Campus Overview. Archived from the original on 9 January 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Addresses of Chartered Universities". HEC. Archived from the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Seniority listings". Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 

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