Namal College

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Namal College
Namal College logo.jpg
Type University college
Established 2008
Chairman Imran Khan
Dean Dr. Malik Jahan Khan[1]
Academic staff
Undergraduates 300
Location Rikhi, Punjab, Pakistan
Campus Suburban

University of Bradford

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

Namal College is a college associated with the University of Bradford in District Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan.[3] The college is on Talagang Mianwali Road, near Namal Lake. The 40 kanal land for this college was provided by Ghulam Muhammad 'Seelu', a local resident.[4] The college was inaugurated by Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, the former prime minister of Pakistan, on April 27, 2008. University of Bradford and University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore has worked closely with Namal College in designing the courses and curriculum, ensuring quality assurance, training and development for the faculty and advising on matters related to academic administration.

A view of Namal College Mianwali

There are more than 300 students studying for University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore degrees at Namal College, more than 90% of whom are on financial support.

The second phase of construction is expected to begin shortly and will include on-campus faculty and student accommodation premises and research laboratories. The Namal Education Foundation (NEF) owns 1000 acres of land and is all set for building a knowledge city in Pakistan.

Imran Khan is the chairman of the Board of Governors Namal Education Foundation, which is the sponsoring body of Namal Knowledge City. As a philanthropist, Imran has undertaken initiatives to address the economic and social challenges faced by the area. These challenges include improvements in literacy, community organization, health, access to credit, encouragement of corporate investment, and education.

This college offers two four-year degree programs namely B. Sc. (HONS) Computer Sciences and B. Eng. Electrical & Electronics.

Academic partnerships[edit]

Namal College has an advisory relationship with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).[5][6]

Convocation of Namal College[edit]

Sixty engineering students were awarded BSc degrees by Namal College during the institution’s first convocation ceremony, chaired by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, held on December 15, 2013.

The second convocation was held on 14 December 2014.

The third convocation of Namal College was held on 20 December 2015.

The fourth convocation of Namal College was held on 17 December 2016. The 5th convocation of Namal College will be held on 12 November 2017.


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