University of Balochistan

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University of Balochistan
University of Balochistan logo.jpg
Motto رَبِّ زدْنيِ عِلْماً
Motto in English
O' God, Increase my Knowledge
Type Public
Established 1970 (1970)
Chancellor Governor of Balochistan
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Javeid Iqbal
Registrar Tariq Jogezai
Students ~6000
Location Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
Campus Urban
200 acres (0.81 km2)
Colours Blue, amber, white        
Nickname UoB
Affiliations HEC
Website www.uob.edu.pk

The University of Balochistan (also known as Balochistan University), is a public university located in the downtown area of Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.[1]

History[edit]

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After the dissolution of One Unit, the University of Balochistan was established in June 1970 through an ordinance issued by the then National Awami Party's (Wali Khan Group) Governor of the newly made province of Balochistan. In June 1996, the Balochistan Assembly passed the University of Balochistan Act, 1996. Thus the University of Balochistan became the sole general University of the province, imparting higher education to the entire population of the province in science, arts and humanities.

After dissolution of One Unit, the land (200 acres) along with the teaching, academic and residential structures built to house the College for Mineral Technology were handed over to the University of Balochistan.

Departments[edit]

The university initially started with three departments, Physics, Chemistry and Geology. The university now has 33 departments and a faculty of pharmacy which include D.pharm, DPT and BEMS, two institutes (Institute of Management Sciences and Institute of Bio-Chemistry) and five specialized centers (Center of Excellence in Mineralogy, Pakistan Study Center, Area Study Center, Balochistan Study Center, Center for Advance Studies in Vaccinology and Bio-Technology) of higher studies and research, a constituent law college and 88 affiliated colleges including an Agriculture College, Bolan Medical College and the Command and Staff College, Quetta.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Google maps. "Address of Balochistan University". Google maps. Google maps. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 

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