Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal
|Chancellor||Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Location||Upper Dir District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan|
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (Urdu: جامعہ شہید بینظیر بھٹو ) is a higher education institution, established in 2009 with a presidential order. which is located at Sheringal in the Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. The University was established by upgrading the sub-campus and phytochemistry laboratories of University of malakand. Dr. Farzana Perveen is the first woman in the history in Upper Dir, who served as a Controller of Examination and Chairperson of Department of Zoology.
History and background
In 2001 University of Malakand was opened at Lower Dir district. But sensing the need of the people of Dir upper, the then Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, issued directives for the establishment of Campus-II of Malakand University at Sheringal on October 3rd, 2002. His Excellency General (Rt) Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah formally inaugurated the campus-II to enable the people to get better education at their doorstep. Sheringal Campus became a full-fledged University "Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University" on 6th October 2009, under the Regulation 2009, recommended by his Excellencies, the Governor Khyber PakhtunKhwa and approved by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
The university is located in a lush green valley of Dir Kohistan, on the bank of Panjkora river at a distance of about 35 km from Dir city.