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The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology enjoys the unique distinction of being the first ever university in Pakistan, which ultimately aims at using Urdu as the main language of instruction and teaching… The University was established on 13th November 2002 under Ordinance No. CXIX of 2002 promulgated by the President of Pakistan. As per provision of this ordinance the university has its principal seat at Islamabad. The university started functioning in November 2002 by taking over two federal government colleges namely Federal Urdu Science College, Karachi which were established in 1949 by Baba-e-Urdu Dr. Abdul Haq. Whose mission was only to promote Urdu as teaching and also for Urdu language as national language. He remains struggling till his last moment of life.
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology has two campuses in Karachi, and one campus in Islamabad. There are more than 12,000 students in Islamabad and Karachi campuses and 450 faculty members in Islamabad and Karachi campuses.
This university consists of three campuses:
- Abdul Haq Campus
- Gulshan Campus
- Islamabad Campus
President of Pakistan is the first Chancellor and Dr. Prof. Peerzada Qasim was the first Vice Chancellor of this University. Due to its Federal existence, the University is centered at Islamabad and it can establish campuses in any province of Pakistan.
The progress and expansion of the university over the short period of the time since its inception, is remark able, presently the university offers 39 undergraduate and 31 Master programs beside M. Phil and Ph.D programs under its full-fledged faculties including those of Arts, Theology, Education, Science & Technology along with engineering, Business Management, Commerce & Economics, Pharmacy and Law.
To impart education in Urdu Language as a medium is the basic objective of this University and equipping students with English Language to compete with international expertise. One of its basic objectives is to make available the modern and advanced education in Arts, Science and Technology, particularly Information Technology, to the people who cannot afford.
Every university has a culture that develops with time as the institution ages and matures. In all diversity, however, there is one common ground, to aim for academic excellence. With this as a driving force, and with the availability of resources, any institution can achieve the goal of providing the best education, and producing the best engineers, scientists, artists, scholars and above all citizens.
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology is highly regarded for its strong academic departments, including Economics, Computer Science, Business Administration, Urdu. With the rapidly transforming innovative approach to teaching, research and learning, we are slowly but surely establishing a good reputation among employers, FUUAST stands amongst the top 10 leading research universities, in selected areas.