Hassan Shah

Rahim Yar Khan (RYK), a city known for sweet mangoes and best cotton producing district, situated extreme south of Southern Punjab, on the bank of River Indus, was built in 1751 AD during the Sumra Supremacy in Sindh. RYK is a vibrant and progressive city with richness of saraiki- cholistani culture, melodious music and timeless wisdom of Sufism lighted by Khawaja Ghulam Fareed a sufi saint from Kot Mithan in Rahim Yar Khan. Rahim Yar Khan is strategically located in an area, which is the converging point of three provinces (Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan) of Pakistan. This geographical location makes this city the centre of not only the health & education but for business, trade and agriculture of Southern Punjab, Northern Sindh and Eastern Balochistan as well. The thirst for knowledge is always present among locals and the latest addition is KFUEIT to cater the needs of higher education. Rahim Yar Khan is strategically located in an area, which is converging point of three provinces (Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan) of Pakistan. RYK is also known as one of the largest producers of cotton and sugarcane. It has an Agri-based economy of 65 percent population. This part of the province has always been struggling for development and opportunities for higher studies. The parents were forced to look for bigger cities up north or extreme south of country in order to explore higher education options for their children. The closest locations on both sides of this city having a dedicated university, Bahawalpur and Sukkur, are at a distance of around 200 km each. In this scenario, students were bound to opt for incremental expenditures in bigger cities besides academic expenses while getting exposed to severe competition against limited seats in many institutions.

In these circumstances, the establishment of very first Engineering & Information Technology University in Rahim Yar Khan is surely nothing lesser than a blessing for Southern Punjab, Northern Sindh and North Eastern Baluchistan. Established in 2014 under Punjab Assembly Act, the Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology (KFUEIT) Rahim Yar Khan started its journey with merely 4 rooms, 5 faculty members and admission intake in 4 degree programmes. KFUEIT embarked upon a tremendous growth track and started elevating the ladder every year. 

 

The vibrant leadership of the Vice Chancellor along with his very young and energetic team left no stone unturned in achieving targets of decades in just few months not only in terms of physical infrastructure but in academic excellence as well. Despite lots of stumbling blocks and bottlenecks, this roller coaster journey of exponential growth did not slow down owing to untiring commitment and dedication of the Vice Chancellor and his young team.

Situated on Abu Dhabi Road Rahim Yar Khan, a beautiful and state of the art campus of KFUEIT is spread over 275 acres and is equipped with all modern facilities where more than 600 employees including 200 teaching faculty members are performing their duties in making this university a premium institution of the country in days to come. The fast-paced growth and such an increase in number of students is evident of the fact that this university is effectively serving to the needs of the region and contributing towards the development of local economy. 

THE Vision, Mission and Core Values of KFUEIT Vision

To become a world-class university that contributes significantly to the development of regional economy and uplift of local community by becoming a power house of intellectual and human capital generation.

Mission

To offer an educational experience wherein:

•          The curriculum and its delivery conform to international standards

•          The students are provided an environment for wholesome development of their personality and creative potential

•          The graduates produced are most sought after by prospective employers

To conduct research to solve local and national problems requiring knowledge based solutions.

Goals & Objectives

Establish 30 world-class undergraduate degree programs in six domains of Sciences

& Mathematics, Engineering, Information & Communication Technology, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Management, Social & Legal Sciences, Humanities & Arts.

Conduct research in inter-disciplinary areas of local and national need to produce intellectual capital (knowledge, solutions, Intellectual Property (IP)) and human capital (PhDs):

•          Applied & Open Source Information Technology (Education, Health and Agriculture)

•          Embedded Systems (Next Generation Smartphones, Tablets, Security Cameras, Home Automation Systems, Building Controls Systems, Factory & Production Line Automation for Agri-based Industries, Electric Vehicles Control Systems)

•          Biotechnology (better crops and fruit varieties)

•          Food Science & Technology

•          Water Resource Engineering / Management

•          Environmental Science / Engineering

•          Renewable Energy (Biomass, Solar PV, Wind and others)

•          Information Security (Information Assurance, Cyber Warfare, Digital Forensics)

•          Materials Engineering (Solid Electrolytes, Organic Photovoltaics, Nano-materials)

•          Power Storage, Conversion & Management

•          Heritage Studies

•          Engineering Management, Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management

Core Values

At Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan we have chosen a set of core values which fully embody our vision and mission. These core values permeate all our activities and form a benchmark to judge our efforts against. These core values are the qualities that we want to maximize in our students, faculty and staff. 

Vision of Vice Chancellor

Recent change of leadership at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology (KFUEIT) Rahim Yar Khan has given a lofty vision of becoming a World-Class University very soon. As the varsity welcomes its new Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Tahir who unveils his vision of registering KFUEIT among the top ranking universities of Pakistan and Asia in near future. International conferences, seminars, global linkages and talks of international speakers on advanced research will be hallmark of this vision.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Tahir joins KFUEIT from his previous assignment as Dean of Engineering Faculty, University of Gujrat and brings with him vast experience of 23 years of public and private sector. He is a renowned national and international speaker. He is an author of various books & book chapters approved by HEC and several national and international research articles. His enriched experience of developmental projects includes completion of 15 construction projects at University of Gujrat worth PKR 2 Billion, 03 community training projects worth PKR 35 Million under umbrella of NAVTTC and 05 research projects worth PKR 28 Million from HEC. 

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman is confident that very soon this University will emerge among the top ranks in National and Asian landscape. It will have its unique recognition of a student centric university with best opportunities of quality education and research, state of the art infrastructure and laboratories, enhanced focus on sports and other extracurricular activities and strong bondage with local industry. In last one year alone, this university has exponentially expanded its academic footprints and has now reached to 94 degree programs (54 undergraduate, 33 graduate & 7 PhD programs), 230 faculty members, 110 PhD qualified staff and 9,000 students. 

The VC aims to accomplish his vision by creating a pleasant and meritorious culture, where moral, professional and ethical grooming of students and employees will be done as per international requirements. Students of this area will have KFUEIT as their first preference for higher education instead of UET Lahore or other top-notch institutions of Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.

The commitment with core values and vision will make the University a success not only for Pakistan but across world.