Senate: (HEC planning to establish a new university in Sindh: Senate told)

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Mohammad Balighur Rehman on Thursday informed the Senate that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was planning to establish either a new university or a sub-campus of the existing universities at the district level across the Sindh province in the next three years.

In a written reply to the House, the minister said a federal university at Hyderabad has been proposed to be established in financial year 2016-17 to accommodate Matiari, Tando Mohammad Khan and Tando Allah Yar districts.

He said that there was no university/degree awarding institutions as well as its sub-campus established in district Tando Allah Yar.

However, he said four universities were functional in the close vicinity of Tando Allah Yar and were equally accessible for the people of the district.

He said the universities included the Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Sindh University of Jamshoro, Liaquat University of Health Sciences of Jamshoro and the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology of Jamshoro.