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University of Balochistan

The University of Balochistan (Urdu: جامعہ بلوچستان), also known as Balochistan University, is a public university located in the downtown area of Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.[2]

University of Balochistan
جامعہ بلوچستان
University of Balochistan logo.jpg
Mottoرَبِّ زدْنيِ عِلْماً
Motto in English
O' God, Increase my Knowledge
Established1970 (1970)[1]
ChancellorGovernor of Balochistan
Vice-ChancellorProf Dr. Muhammad Anwar Panezai
RegistrarTariq Jogezai
Location, ,
200 acres (0.81 km2)
ColoursBlue, amber, and white         
NicknameUoB, Shalians
AffiliationsHigher Education Commission of Pakistan


The University of Balochistan was established in June 1970 through an ordinance issued by the then Governor of Balochistan.[1] In June 1996, the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed the University of Balochistan Act 1996. Thus the University of Balochistan became the sole general university of the province, imparting higher education in arts, science, commerce and humanities.

After dissolution of One Unit, 200 acres of land, along with the teaching, academic and residential structures built to house the College for Mineral Technology, were handed over to the University of Balochistan.

Authorities of the UniversityEdit

The following are the authorities of the University:

  1. The Senate
  2. The Syndicate
  3. The Academic Council
  4. The Board of Faculties
  5. The Board of Studies
  6. The Selection Board
  7. The Advanced Studies and Research Board
  8. The Finance and Planning Committee
  9. The Affiliation Committee
  10. The Discipline Committee

Faculties and DepartmentsEdit

The university initially started with three departments, Physics, Chemistry and Geology in 1971 but now it has 46 departments. The University has 4 institutes and 5 centers. Fine Arts Department was established in March 1984 with four faculty members, Jamal Shah, Faryal Gohar, Akram Dost and Kaleem Khan. Initially the department offered a certificate course. Fine Arts Department deals with painting, drawing, sculpture and graphic art as well as historical theories of human development through the ages. The department plays very important role in introducing Balochistan's heritage and its indigenous art, crafts and architecture. Since the civilization of Mehrgarh (9000 BCE) is a great source of inspiration for researchers and provide linkage with the other world of art and craft. The Department of Fine Arts also provides a facility to study in depth the cultural heritage of Balochistan. The University has also established computer science department to promote IT.

Here is the list of faculties and respective departments/programs:

1. Faculty of Management Sciences, Business and Information Sciences

  • Commerce
  • Institute of Management Sciences
  • Economics
  • Department of Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Library and Information Science

2. Faculty of Social Science

  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Social work
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Pakistan Study Centre
  • Balochistan Study Centre
  • Disaster Management and Development Studies

3. Faculty of Education & Humanities

  • Media & Journalism
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Fine Arts
  • Islamic Studies
  • Area study centre
  • Institute of Education And Research

4. Faculty of Literature & Languages

  • Balochi
  • Brahvi
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Urdu Literature

5. Faculty of Basic Sciences

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

6. Faculty of Earth & Environment Sciences

  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Environmental Science
  • Center of Excellence in Mineralogy
  • Renewable Energy

7. Faculty of Life Sciences

  • Physiotherapy
  • Bio-Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Pharmacy
  • Microbiology
  • Center for Advance Studies in Vaccinology and Bio-Technology (CASVAB)


The university has a constituent law college and 88 affiliated colleges including:

Notable alumni and facultyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "About the University of Balochistan".
  2. ^ Google maps. "Address of Balochistan University". Google maps. Google maps. Retrieved 12 September 2013.

External linksEdit