Establishment of a High-tech and state-of-the-art university in DG Khan named Mir Chakkar Khan Rind University of Technology is indeed a valuable gift by the government of Punjab to the people of Southern Punjab, has said by the provincial minister for industries and trade, Mian Aslam Iqbal. He expressed these views while talking to the media outside Punjab Assembly, today.
Iqbal said establishment of the varsity has been possible due to the personal interest as well as efforts of the chief minister. He congratulated the people of southern Punjab and said students of 14 technical colleges will now have the opportunity to study at the newly-established varsity, allowing them to learn and innovate with the facilitation of latest technologies at the campus.
The new university in DG Khan will offer a number of degree programme including electrical, mechanical, civil engineering and computer sciences and will also provide practical training in these disciplines, he added. Mir Chakkar Khan Rind University of Technology will not only allow students of Southern Punjab to attain technical education but will also provide them with the much-needed prospects to pursue education abroad.
Government College of Technology is spread over 36 acres of land and has been awarded degree granting status by the provincial government. Punjab Assembly has already passed and approved the bill for setting up the varsity. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs.2.3 billion.