:: H I S T O R Y
Balochistan has the privilege to house the Pakistan’s third
and Balochistan’s first Women’s University at Quetta. The need for a women’s university
in Balochistan was felt for many decades. This need was finally realized when the
Governor of Balochistan, Mr. Owais Ahmed Ghani, promulgated an Ordinance No. 1 of
2004 to establish the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University in Quetta. On 26th
August 2004 Balochistan Provincial Assembly passed The Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s
The university has been established in Sardar Bahadur Khan Sanatorium very
generously donated by the Pakistan Railways without any compensation. The
premises of the university is spread over 40 acres. Keys of the building were
handed over to the Vice Chancellor on 18 March 2004 , the building was witness
to a historic transformation where it was given the status of Balochistan 's
first , and Pakistan 's Third women 's university. From that day onwards , the
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University of Balochistan has been striving to
provide a haven to the women of Balochistan and Pakistan who are interested in
educational and intellectual pursuits.
The official key handing ceremony was held in the auditorium on the
university premises. The D.S Railways, presented the key to the university to
the honorable chancellor, vice chancellor ,Dr Shahida Jaffrey in a lavish
ceremony consisting of prominent members of Quetta society, minister, local
government officers, and Vice chancellor from other universities in Balochistan.
Masters level classes began in a record period of 59 days with an initial
enrolment of 103 students in 9 disciplines.