Abbottabad, 28th October 2019 – Abbottabad University of Science & Technology (AUST) is delighted to announce a major milestone in its journey of educational excellence with the successful completion of the Higher Education Commission’s Public Sector Development Program (HEC-PSDP) project. This momentous accomplishment has transformed the University of Hazara Campus into a fully-fledged institution of higher learning, ushering in a new era for education in the Abbottabad region.
The HEC-PSDP project, initially approved during a CDWP meeting on July 14, 2017, and subsequently receiving administrative approval on July 25, 2017, has been a monumental undertaking. With a budget of Rs. 1090.337 million and an original duration of 36 months, this endeavor has been extended to ensure its completion, now scheduled for June 30, 2023 (with a prior extension to December 30, 2023).
Key Achievements of the HEC-PSDP Project:
The project’s most remarkable achievement is the creation of a sprawling complex, covering an expansive area of 220,818 square feet. This complex encompasses various facilities, including state-of-the-art offices, well-equipped classrooms, cutting-edge laboratories, spacious theater halls, an extensive library, a secure boundary wall, comfortable residencies, modern hostels, and an impressive auditorium, all of which are now ready for utilization.
Facilities Inaugurated by His Excellency the Governor/Chancellor:
His Excellency, the Governor and Chancellor, graciously inaugurated the Administration Block, with a total covered area of 21,747 square feet. The block includes the Ground Floor, comprising 12 well-appointed rooms/offices, a Senate Room, and restroom facilities. The First Floor offers an additional 12 rooms/offices and six restrooms, while the Second-Floor features 12 offices/rooms and another six restrooms. This state-of-the-art Administration Block promises to serve as the hub of administrative operations for the institution.
About Abbottabad University of Science & Technology:
Abbottabad University of Science & Technology is a premier institution dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, and community development. It remains steadfast in its commitment to providing a dynamic and diverse academic environment, nurturing innovation, and creating countless opportunities for its students to excel.
The successful completion of the HEC-PSDP project is a giant leap forward in realizing the vision of expanding higher education and creating brighter prospects for students in the Abbottabad region. With enhanced infrastructure, new academic programs, and expanded facilities, this initiative is poised to shape the future of education and research in the area, setting new benchmarks for academic excellence.