The Senate has approved a bill seeking the establishment of the University of Islamabad to provide better educational opportunities to the locals from Islamabad, Rawalpindi and their adjoining areas.
The Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood, had tabled the bill called ‘the University of Islamabad Bill, 2019.’
It would be a private sector university run by the Board of Directors of Foundation for the Advancement of Innovation, Research and Education (FAIRE). The authority would have the prerogative to nominate a chancellor for the varsity for a renewable period of five years.
The directors of the foundation will have the power to reduce the chancellor’s office term through a joint resolution for several reasons, such as availability, health conditions, resignation etc.
FAIRE intends to offer programs in Management Science, Computer Science, International Relations and Mathematics in the varsity. Research and scholarship opportunities will also be made available with the passage of time.
The university shall equally welcome all persons regardless of their gender, religion, race, creed, colour or domicile.