Ensuring Economic Growth Through Education

December 05, 2017 | Education


Education is one of the top priorities for the Punjab government. One of its main aims is to establish a world class Information Technology University to meet the growing needs of industries, government and civil society of the rapidly growing provincial capital. This university will produce well-informed and professional graduates who will take the country forward in business, industry and entrepreneurship, by availing and creating opportunities, putting Pakistan on the path to progress.

The university will offer higher education opportunities to the youth of the country who can benefit from the degrees offered to improve not just their own lives, but the lives of their families and communities and prove to be a valuable resource for Pakistan. The IT university will provide highly sought after graduates and be a source of leading edge research in numerous academic disciplines.

The Infrastructure Development Authority of the Punjab (IDAP) is building a modern infrastructure for organizing and running the university’s academic, research, administrative and co-curricular activities. The university will provide facilities of the highest standard for all these activities. The site of the IT university is near Barki Road in Lahore and it will be spread over an area of 224.8 acres. The university will include four academic blocks, an auditorium complex, a student center, a library, a mosque, student hostels, an executive development center, faculty housing and a sports complex.

This university aims to educate the next generation of innovators, engineers and scientists to develop technologies that will drive the country’s economic growth. It will focus on solving locally relevant problems with emphasis on research and entrepreneurship by providing a rich learning environment that builds upon the student’s experience and existing capabilities. The graduates of this institution will foster economic growth, yielding positive returns for their own families and communities, and for the country as a whole.


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Infrastructure Development Authority of the Punjab (IDAP) is an autonomous body established under the Infrastructure Development Authority of the Punjab Act 2016, for planning, designing, construction and maintenance of infrastructure in the province, in line with the best international practices, to cope with futuristic development needs. IDAP is a specialized organization free of encumbrances prevalent in public sector departments ... [Read More]