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Removing parts of University of Peshawar description, it reads like an advertisement.

At present the University comprises of six faculties with 40 postgraduate departments, four centers, two centers of excellence, four colleges and three high schools. Student population on campus is over twenty thousand. The male-female ratio of student is 60:40. Current Ph.D enrolment is 162 and M.Phil 416; this includes 171 female aspirants.

The existing faculty of 84 Professors, 69 Associate Professors, 129 Assistant Professors and 213 Lecturers, has 170 Ph.Ds and 215 M.Phils. We are sending our teachers abroad on various programmes. A large number of national / international seminars and conferences are organized. Special emphasis is given to sports, co and extra curricular activities. The University enjoys a good reputation and our graduates are contributing immensely both at home and abroad.

midnightreport 04:47, 13 June 2010 (EDT)


The entire Learn section (misnamed "Education") reads like an advert and contains not a single course for the traveller. I'm moving it here below. texugo 02:36, 30 May 2011 (EDT)


  • Abasyn University (

Abasyn University was chartered on December 1, 2007 by the Provincial Government. Abasyn University was the first University in N-W.F.P to achieve highest Category "A". All its programs are fully recognized by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.

The University is comprised of six faculties with forty academic departments. Student population on campus is over twenty thousand.

  • IM Sciences (Institute of Management Sciences) [1]

The Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences) is the foremost management school of the NWFP, and increasingly its recognition has been extending beyond the Frontier. As a public sector Institute it is markedly different from others because it is fully autonomous and self governing. This enables it to respond quickly to all new developments in the world of academia and meet the requirements of employers. IMSciences operates with a view to foster growth in students’ know how and professional skills and enable them to remain competitive in a tight labor market.

Today IMSciences offers degree programmes for business administration, management, information technology and public health. These are all similarly tied knowledge bases that help create synergy and foster the cross fertilization of knowledge. The current position of the IMSciences as a forerunner in education provision has come about as a unique case of self sustained development. This was made possible by a dedicated staff that had the creativity to grow beyond the narrow confines of state provided education. Most of the universities in Pakistan have been in stasis for decades now, but the IMSciences has been one of the few examples of successful growth in academia, one that has become a benchmark of quality for others.

Since its establishment in 1981, this University has been playing a vital role in imparting Agricultural Education and conducting basic and applied agricultural research throughout the Province, and disseminating the results of agricultural research among the farmers and general public through its outreach/public service activities.

  • Khyber Medical University

Khyber Medical University is a pioneer institution in N.W.F.P in medical education and has created name for itself at national and international level by dedicated work of its staff and students. In fact, it can be proudly called as the mother institution for rest of the medical and dental colleges and other allied medical institution established in N.W.F.P over the past twenty five years.Today, Khyber Medical College enrolls 250 students yearly, and our graduates, numbering over 8000, are providing health care, not only in N.W.F.P and FATA, but also in rest of the country. In addition, our graduates are holding key positions both at home and abroad. Beside undergraduate medical education, the college offers teaching and research facilities to the postgraduate students, i.e. M.Phil, in all basic Medical Sciences, FCPS in Clinical as well as basic medical sciences, and minor diplomas in many specialties. The college is affiliated with Peshawar University and is recognized by PMDC. General Medical Council of UK, Ireland and licensing authority of USA. Khyber Teaching Hospital, established in 1976, in attached to the college for teaching/training purposes. It is a 1200-bedded hospital, which maintains high standards with competent medical staff and sophisticated equipments.

  • Gandhara University (

For over thirteen years Gandhara university has played a major role in education and training in North West Fronteir province of Pakistan. Founded in 1995 to train doctors, other colleges were later established to develop the institution into a University. Today Gandhara University has schools of Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing and healthcare management.

In addition to Undergraduate education Gandhara University delivers postgraduate training an education through its Faculties of Public Health, Dentistry and the school of Postgraduate Studies. The Research Institute is one of Pakistan’s foremost research centres.

  • Islamia College University

Islamia College is an educational institution located in the city of Peshawar of the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan. It was founded in October 1913 by Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum and Sir George Roos-Keppel. The college educates its students in arts, humanities and modern sciences. It was a constituent college of the University of Peshawar but in the year 2008 it was given the status of University and is now known as "Islamia College University" with Professor Muhammad Ajmal Khan as its first vice chancellor and Professor Dr A.Rashid Farooqi as its patron.

Being one of the leading institutions in the country, the University has been enjoying the prestige of providing high quality agricultural education and research to its students.

City university of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar is one of the first private-sector universities, chartered by the Govt. of N-W.F.P, recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the only university in Pakistan which has been accredited by the British Accreditation Council, UK. It is an extension of Peshawar Model Educational Institutes (PMEI), founded in 1979 with an aim to impart quality education at an affordable cost. Initially, only a primary school was established, comprising just one moderate campus with 300 students. But, in due course of time, the continuous efforts of our highly qualified faculty and dedicated management paid off and resulted in the establishment of eight separate school campuses, one degree college campus for boys and one degree college campus for girls, with a combined strength of over 14,000 students. Recognizing the extraordinary reputation of PMEI in providing quality education from primary to bachelor level, the Government of N-W.F.P granted the charter of City University of Science and Information Technology on August 30, 2001. By the grace of Allah, PMEI is now providing the facility of education from primary to postgraduate levels under one umbrella. The first batch of 89 graduates were awarded degrees and medals in MCS, MBA, M.Ed, B.Ed, and MA (Egnlish) during the First Convocation on 8th April, 2004 by the then Governor NWFP, Lt. Gen. (R) Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah. Since then the convocations are being held with regularity. During the Second Convocation held on 24th November, 2005, 175 successful graduates of BCS, BSE, BBIT, B.Ed, M.Ed, MCS, MBIT, MBA (B&F), Ex-MBA and MA (English) were conferred degrees by the then Governor NWFP, Mr. Khalil-ur-Rehman. Ten gold medals and distinction certificates were also awarded to the outstanding graduates. The third convocation was held on November 30, 2006. 174 graduates of BCS, BSE, BBIT, B.Ed, M.Ed, MCS, MBIT, Ex-MBA, MBA,MBA (B&F) and MA (English) were conferred degrees, medals and certificates by the Governor N-W.F.P Lt. Gen(R) Ali Muhammad Jan Aurakzai. These results are indicative of a steady progress made by the university. Work on building the new campus has been started on the newly acquired land at Dalazak Road, Peshawar. First building of 100,000 sq. ft. covered area will be completed by end of 2007. The Foundation-Stone laying ceremony was performed by honourable Mr. Khalil-ur-Rehman, the then Governor N-W.F.P. This remarkable success story reflects the persevered efforts of the management and staff members. It is a great achievement for both the management and the staff of PMEI.

  • National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST) [2])

The Peshawar campus was established in 2001. It is housed in an impressive building, which has an architectural design similar to that of the Lahore and Karachi campuses. The green, well maintained lawns that surround the building add to the scenic beauty of the whole setup. The Campus covers an area of 4 acres and is in the Industrial Estate, Hayatabad. The satellite town of Hayatabad flanks it, which is an ideal place for students to find residence in privately run hostels. The historic Khyber Pass is within an hours drive from the Campus.

The campus has facilities for co-curricular activities. There are courts for volley ball, basketball and badminton. In addition, there are arrangements for playing indoor games and separate air-conditioned cafeterias for the male and female students. The students have a number of societies/clubs where they can learn and exhibit their talents.

The Peshawar campus of IQRA university is the pioneer of IT education in NWFP, and remains to this day the principal institution extending the frontiers of IT in the province. This is being done in several ways. The Peshawar campus is unique in the wide diversity of its student body. Students are drawn not only from amongst fresh graduates and post intermediate levels, but also from amongst a wide variety of working professionals, including senior engineers, doctors, defense forces personnel, teachers, bankers, and other groups of professional managers. IQRA university is active not only in teaching and implementing software, but also in its development.The campus consists of well-furnished, air-conditioned classrooms, equipped with latest audio visual aids, a spacious information Resource center, and state-of-the-art computer labs, which provide a custom built infrastructure to achieve the mission and objectives of IQRA university.

  • CECOS University [3]

CECOS Educational Institutions have been sources of continuous support to more than twelve thousand students for developing their careers, especially in Business Management, Computer Sciences and Information Technology since 1986.

The story of genesis of this University and its evolution through various stages, started in the year 1986, Engr. Muhammad Tanveer Javed established in Peshawar Saddar a small private sector institution - CECOS Data Institute with only five computers and a very few students. CDI than designed a One year diploma course in Computer Science and got it approved from Board of Technical Education (B.T.E) for implementation in NWFP. Later this institute got affiliated to Peshawar University becoming the premier college to offer post graduate courses in computer science and University of London for certain computer courses. Today, AlhamdoLillah, it has on its role over one thousand students.

Besides these in-land institutions, CECOS also moved to open the CECOS London College of Information Technology and Management in 1998, registered under UK rules, to facilitate credit transfer of our students to American and European Universities and to market software developed by us and conduct split degree programs. CECOS-London College is fully accredited and affiliated to world prestigious bodies like City & Guilds London, Institute of Management for Information Systems UK, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ACCA (UK) and British Computer Society to conduct diploma, advanced diploma and graduate diploma in IT, MIS and Business studies. These diplomas are equivalent to first year, second year and third year degree programs of most of the UK Universities with full credit transfer. All the courses of CECOS London college are fully accredited by British Accreditation Council (BAC, UK). Another landmark was achieved in the year 2001 when CECOS IT Park Project was opened with the aim to provide live facility to the students for the development of software and to capture the huge International software market.

Finally, the dawn of a new era began when Government of NWFP after realising the dedicated and zealous efforts of CECOS Educational Institutions in imparting quality & professional education, granted charter for University under the name & style of CECOS University of Information Technology & Emerging Sciences. This charter was promulgated vide Ordinance No. XXI of 2001. The University is recognised by Higher Education Commission (formerly known as University Grants Commission - UGC), Govt. of Pakistan. CECOS University has also received accreditation from International Universities Accrediting Association, USA.

  • Preston University

Preston University, was established as School of Business and Commerce in 1984 to foster academic excellence. Preston University is seriously committed to improving the quality of higher education in Pakistan. The university is managed by a group of dedicated professionals and academicians who have committed their lives to the cause of higher education in Pakistan. Since its inception in 1984, Preston Network has imparted knowledge and skills to thousands of individuals through many teaching programs. The experience at this University has played an important role in the professional and personal development of our students. Preston University will continue to fulfill its responsibilities to the society by creating and providing facilities for personal and professional growth of individuals who wish to make a career in the fields of business, technology, natural and social sciences, humanities, and arts.

Colleges & Schools[edit]

  • Islamia College

Islamia College is an educational institution located in the city of Peshawar of the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan. It was founded in October 1913 by Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum and Sir George Roos-Keppel. The college educates its students in arts, humanities and modern sciences. It was a constituent college of the University of Peshawar but in the year 2008 it was given the status of University and is now known as "Islamia College University" with Professor Muhammad Ajmal Khan as its first vice chancellor and Professor Dr A.Rashid Farooqi as its patron.

  • Agricultural University Public School & College for Boys (091-9218130)
  • Agricultural University Public School & College for Girls (091-9216538)
  • Edwards College
  • PAF Degree College
  • Army Public College
  • Jinnah College for women
  • College of Home Economics
  • Peshawar Model School and College
  • St. Mary's High School
  • Peshawar Public School and College

Several other public and private sector school, colleges and universities are operating all across the city and surrounding areas.