Malakand University clinches top position in KP

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By Ashrafuddin Pirzada

PESHAWAR: The Malakand University clinched the top position in the Pakistani universities impact category ranking list issued by Times Higher Education United Kindom for the year 2020.

While 23 other Pakistani universities could only find a place in the Times Higher Education impact category ranking list five Karachi universities remained on the list that brought drastic changes and contributed to the development of Pakistan.

Speaking to The News Malakand University Public Relations Officer(PRO)Fida Khan said that Times Higher Education London issued a universities impact category list for 2020 in which Malakand University was at the top at the provincial level. He said last year his university was in the top five universities in Pakistan.

Fida Khan: PRO Malakand University

Fida said only 23 Pakistani universities could find a place in the impact category list. He said the Jinha Medical University of Sindh was inducted for the first time in the university impact category list.

“Times Higher Education is an organization based in London that as per the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and achievements give category to each of the university around the world”, Fida said. He added that Iqra University Karachi, Jinnah Medical University, Dawood Medical University, NAD University, and Dawood Engineering University are also in the impact category ranking list.

This year, according to the ranking list, New Zealand and Australian universities working on social harmony and development won the best categories in the list.
The University of Auckland got the first position, Sydney University second while Western Sydney University received the third position in the world impact universities list.

According to Times Higher Education, Manchester University and Kings College London remained in the top ten universities in the world.

Fida Khan said the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Comsets University Islamabad, NUST, Agriculture University Faisalabad, NED Engineering University, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering, King Edward Medical University, Lahore University, University of Malakand, University of Management and Technology, Peshawar University, PMAS, Agriculture university Rawalpindi, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences, Government college university Lahore, Qaid-e-Azam university, Sargodha university, and women university Multan were in the world impact university list.

VC Malakand University Prof,Dr Gul Zaman

When contacted Vice Chancellor of Malakand University Prof Dr, Gul Zaman said it was a moment of pride and honour for him as Malakand University head, and for other staff members and students winning the top ranking position in the impact universities list across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Dr Gul Zaman said all the university employees and students celebrated when they heard about the valued status of Malakand University in the Time Higher Education Impact category list issued the other day.

He added the university achieved a big goal as they have had joint efforts to provide qualitative and modern education.

“Our struggle for winning more good names for Malakand University will be continued in the future”, prof, Gul Zaman said.

University of Malakand

The Vice-chancellor said he called an urgent meeting of all the university employees and faculties as meeting as they heard about the health news. He said the participants pledged to work honestly in the future while contributing to Pakistan’s development and providing quality of education for its students.
Prof, Gul Zaman said they celebrated the event simply and congratulated each other.

The Vice-chancellor urged the government to award cash and honorary certificates to the employees of all universities in Pakistan who won a good name for the country in the current world impact list issued by Times Higher Education London.