/Muzaffarabad-Azad Jammu and Kashmir (IoK News): The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has set a new record in its academic history by conferring degrees on more than a thousand students graduating from various departments of the university, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Muhammad Kaleem Abbasi said this here on Friday during the 18th convocation.
He said that the university was a model of higher education in the State providing education in a comprehensive multidisciplinary range of academic domains, ranging from Engineering to Medical Sciences – and from Social to Basic and Applied Sciences.
The University is offering 76-degree programs in 28 disciplines under its four faculties.
Dr. Abbasi said that, in spite of the Covid-19 crisis during the year 2020, a new state-of-the-art King Abdullah campus at Chattar Klass have been completed and handed over to the University.
The 18th convocation of the university held in King Abdullah Campus. Dr. Abbasi went to say that the new campus of the university would sustain more than 6000 students of 14 academic departments and institutes.
“Additionally, there are 06 student hostels for the students to get have residence. “
The Vice-Chancellor said that the absence of the university campus had been a great issue, but by the grace of Allah, efforts of the state president Sardar Masood Khan and generous cooperation of the Saudi government, King Abdullah Campus of the university had been constructed where 15 departments of the university had been shifted beside the construction of six hostels and other facilities.
Dr. Muhammad Kaleem Abbasi said that the impact factor of the university had also improved manifold and the number of university faculty had also been raised by 100 times.
Keeping in the market demand and meeting the future needs of the liberated territory, the University of Azad Kashmir has decided to launch various programs shortly.