BAHAWALPUR, A delegation comprising 32 training officers from the National Institute of Management Quetta recently toured the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB). During their visit, the members of the delegation met with IUB’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Naveed Akhtar, at the Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus.
According to The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Prof. Dr. Akhtar highlighted the university’s historical significance and its prominent position in both national and international rankings. The university, originally established as Madrasa Uloom Jamia Abbasia in 1925 by Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi of Bahawalpur, gained its chartered status as the Islamia University of Bahawalpur in 1975. Presently, IUB operates across seven campuses located in various regions including Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar Khan, and Liaquatpur. With a faculty strength of 1650, of which over 800 hold Ph.D. degrees, the university boasts 145 departments offering a vast range of courses at bachelor, MPhil, and PhD levels. Director General of the National Institute of Management Quetta, Muhammad Aslam Ghani, expressed gratitude to the Vice Chancellor for the warm reception and gifted him a commemorative shield. Key IUB officials, including Prof. Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Pracha, Abdul Sattar Zahoori, and Shahzad Ahmed Khalid, were also in attendance. The visiting delegation later toured various departments within the Baghdad ul Jadeed Campus.