PU to seek govt’s help against illegal campuses
By Waqar Gillani
LAHORE: The Punjab University in its ongoing drive against illegal campuses in its territorial jurisdiction issued notices to two more campuses of a private university on Friday.
PU Registrar Colonel (r) Masud-ul-Haq told Daily Times that notices had been issued to two Bakai University campuses, one on Raiwind Road and the other in the provincial metropolis. “The university has been given a 15-day deadline to close the two campuses,” he added. The PU on Thursday directed six chartered universities to close their 50 campuses operating in its territorial jurisdiction without its permission.
He said notices were issued after a clear-cut direction from the Higher Education Commission (HEC), adding all illegal campuses would be identified and closed.
Mr Haq said managements of these universities would try to engage the PU in a legal battle to prolong their operations but the PU would seek the Punjab government’s help in taking action against them. He said the names of all colleges affiliated with the PU have been publicly advertised.
The 50 identified illegal campuses operating within the territorial jurisdiction of the PU are:
Al-Khair University, Mirpur: Institute of Professional Studies, Canal Campus, 4-A, New Muslim Town Lahore.
Hamdard University, Karachi: Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus; and Hamdard University, Faisalabad Campus.
Iqra University, Karachi: Iqra University, Lahore Campus, 2-E-3, Gulberg-III, Lahore; Iqra University, People’s Colony, Faisalabad; Iqra University, Islamabad Campus.
Preston University, Kohat: Lahore Canal Campus, 179-A, Abu Bakar Block, New Garden Town, Lahore; Lahore OPSTEC Campus, 11-F, Model Town, Lahore; 103-C/2, Kohinoor Chowk, People’s Colony, Faisalabad; Opposite Income Tax Complex, GT Road, Gujranwala.
Mohiuddin Islamic University, AJK: Pyramid Education Centre, D-135, Malkabad Road, 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi; Institute of Information Technology and Management, 40/3 Jahanzeb Center, opposite Gakhar Plaza, Bank Road, Sadar, Rawalpindi; Leeds Institute of Management Sciences, 24-K, Gulberg-II, Lahore; NK-FACT-IT Center, 14-A, Block-L, Gulberg-III, Lahore; Syntex Institute of Technology, 14-L, Model Town Extension, Lahore; Shiblee College of Management and Information technology, 135-C, D-Ground, People’s Colony, Faisalabad; Shiblee College of Information Technology for Women, Madina Town, Faisalabad; Paramount Institute of Professional Studies, Ghazi Building, Abdullah Pur, Faisalabad; Wah Institute of Management and Information Technology, Sadat Plaza, Lalazar, The Mall, Wah Cantt; Sialkot Institute of Information Technology, 9-Abbot Road, Khilji Building, Sialkot; College of Information Technology, Chowk Islamabad, Circular Road, Sialkot; College of Management and Information Technology, Jalalpur Jattan Road, near Civil Lines Police Station, Gujrat; Orientation of Research in Business and Information Technology, second floor, Muhammad Din Plaza, M.M No 2 Jada Road, Jhelum; and 30-east, Union Plaza, Fazal-i-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad.
Sarhad University, Peshawar: Aptech Computer Education, West Canal Road, Faisalabad; NICON College of Computer Science, 29-A, Officers Colony No 1, Faisalabad; Pakistan College of Science and Technology, 447-D People’s Colony D-Ground, Faisalabad; Aptech Computer Education, 1-A Satellite, opposite District Courts, Gujranwala; Comwave Institute of Information Technology, first floor Block No 2, opposite F-7/2 Girls College Islamabad; Federal Institute of Modern Languages, Triple one Plaza, Blue Area (West), Fazl-i-Haq Road, Islamabad; Islamabad Federal College, CIT Plaza adjacent MCB, F-10 Markaz, Islamabad; NICON College of Computer Sciences, 24 School Road, F-8/4, Islamabad; Aptech Computer Education, first floor Abu Zar Tower, Peco Road, Faisal Town, Lahore; Aptech Computer Education, second floor, Cricket House, Shadman, Lahore; COSMIQ Institute of Technology, COSMIQ Complex, 54-Commercial Area, Cavalry Ground, Lahore Cantt; NICON College of Computer Sciences, 19-M, Muhammad Hanif Kayani Road, Model Town Extension, Lahore; Standard College of Information Technology and Management Sciences, 32-B Wahdat Road, New Muslim Town, Lahore; Institute of Fashion Design, Commerce and Telecommunication, Majid Plaza, Bank Road, Sadar Rawalpindi; NICON College of Computer Sciences, Aslam Plaza, 1/2 Adamjee Road, Sadar Rawalpindi; NICON College of Computer Sciences, first floor Dibai Plaza, 6th Road Chowk, Murree Road, Rawalpindi; SINTEC Systems third floor North Star Plaza, Main Murree Road, Rawalpindi; University College of Advanced Technologies, 7-B, The Mall, opposite State Life Building, Rawalpindi Cantt; Micro inn Technologies, Institute of Information Technology and Business Administration, 16-Shami Road, Sheikhupura; Aptech Computer Education, 14-Cantonment Plaza, Sadar Sialkot Cantt; Vision International College of Computer and Management Sciences, The Mall near barrier 3, Wah Cantt; Higher Education College, 35-C Peoples Colony, Faisalabad; Pakistan Institute of Technology (PITECH), B-Block Trust Plaza, GT Road, Gujranwala; Aptech Computer Education, 5 Z, Phase III, Commercial Area, Defence Housing Authority, Lahore; Aptech Computer Education, 4-A, Tipu Block, New Garden Town, Lahore; NICON College of Computer Sciences, 19 M, Mohammad Hanif Kayani Road, Model Town Extension, Lahore.