CONTRACT SIGNING FOR PURPOSE BUILT CAMPUS OF PAKISTAN’s FISRT FOCUSED RESEARCH UNIVERSITY ITU
In order to construct State of the Art purpose built main Campus for Pakistan’s first focused research Information Technology University Punjab, a contract signing ceremony between Information Technology University (ITU and Infrastructure Development Authority Punjab (IDAP) was held here today. Dr. Umar Saif Vice Chancellor ITU and Mr. Mujahid Sherdil CEO IDAP signed the contract on behalf of the respective sides.
Elucidating the details of the contract Dr. Umar Saif informed that the IDAP in the phase –I would construct sate of the art purpose built campus of ITU on 182 acres near Lahore airport at estimated cost of Rupees five billions in a period of 12 to 18 months. The Phase-1 would consist of construction of Academic block, library, hostels, sports complex and faculty apartments while the facilities would cater the needs of 4000 students and 500 faculty members, he added. ITU being Pakistan’s first focused Research University will have 150 labs in phase-1.
Dr. Saif said that IDAP designed on private sector pattern has best practices to replicate World’s best infrastructure models in the Punjab at its credit while it has already successfully revamped 40 hospitals in the province. IDAP has hired international consultants for the project.
He further stated that the World’s best faculty added at ITU were the world’s reputed scientists while the other important element of ITU was the selection of the best and talented students.
On this occasion Mr. Zaheer Sarwar, Registrar ITU and other senior officers also witnessed the signing ceremony.