Prime Minister Imran Khan’s parties unanimously approved on Monday the opening of a new campus of Punjab University in Daska, Sialkot, one of four tehsils.
According to the reports, it will incur the price of Rs. 1.5 billion on the national exchequer and will be the sixth campus of Punjab University.
Old Campus at Mall Road, Allama Iqbal Campus (Oriental College), Quaid-e-Azam Campus (New Campus) at Lahore Canal, and a summer campus at Khanaspur in Ayubia are the other five campuses of Punjab University.
Punjab University has 19 faculties, 10 constituent colleges, and 137 departments, centers, and institutes. More than 650 colleges are affiliated with Punjabi University.
Punjab University has 900 full-time and 300 part-time faculty members on campus. There are over 50,000 students enrolled in different programs at all four campuses of the university.
Punjab University is the oldest public university in the country. It was established by the British government in October 1882. Back then, it was the fourth university to be established by the British government.