Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

3.7 out of 5 (539 ratings / 402 reviews) Mardan, Pakistan
The establishment of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan is an act of historical significance by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Being located at the focal point, the area has witnessed the rise and fall of the famous civilizations that inspired the world with the glorious culture and civilized traditions devoted to learning and scholarship.

Master's Programmes

Law (1)
Social Sciences (1)



AWKUM, established in 2009, is the second-largest university of the province and stands 2nd in the last HEC ranking for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Five of its campuses have been upgraded as independent universities i.e. Women University Mardan, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, University of Swabi, the University of Chitral, and University of Bunir.


The university has 32 academic departments where 95 undergraduate and graduate programs are offered to 12000 students. The University has introduced all the modern departments, teaching basic sciences, social and applied sciences with a credible base of quality education and research to equip the minds of young scholars with worthwhile objectives of life. The University attract students from Swabi, Charsadda, Nowsehra, Mardan, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Dir, Chitral, Northern Punjab, Kohat, Southern parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the extensive Tribal region along the boundaries of the Province. 


In the recent past, HEC awarded and ranked it 1st in the province and 15th in the country for research awards under National Research Program for Universities.


The Mission of Abdul Wali Khan University Career Development Center is to help students to explore a number of future professions in order to make effective career choices. The prime purpose of the Career Development Centre is to provide services, programs and opportunities to the students and alumni, resulting in self-sufficiency of the graduates, who could effectively market their talent, skills and experiences for the attainment of life-long and personally rewarding career.

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Housing services

  • Three boys’ hostels on Garden campus with a capacity for 1500 students
  • Two girls’ hostels on the main campus with a capacity for 1200 students
  • One boys’ hostel at Timergara campus with a capacity for 200 students

Library services

The edifice building of Central Library of AWKUM was inaugurated by the Amir Haider Khan Hoti on 7th Sep, 2012. The eye catching building is located at the centre of the university which can accommodate 200,000 books on its shelves. Library is fully automated, having the facility of OPAC

Student Life

Campus life

Five of its campuses have been upgraded as independent universities i.e. Women University Mardan, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, University of Swabi, the University of Chitral, and University of Bunir.

The University comprises of FOUR campuses:

  • Garden Campus, Mardan
  • Main Campus, Mardan
  • Shaheed Rashid Hussain Campus Pabbi, Nowshera
  • Abdul Wali Khan University Timergara Campus

The Garden Campus of the university is spread over more than 2000 Kanals of land having state of the art infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories, computer labs, a centralized library, hostels, two on-campus colleges, a sports complex and many other facilities.

Sports facilities

The primary aim of the Department of Physical Education & Sports is to produce best physical Educationists. The reason behind this is the importance of public health and general fitness. The public being aware of the importance of this discipline raise voice for trained teachers in their schools, colleges and other institutions.

Student Reviews

The Psyche
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

where to start around these four years I had a lot of experiences, I learned about different cultures of my own country as well as ancient history from where the language English originated and how it came to power all over the globe, their cultures, politics, sacrifices our own as well. I want to bring some change in my culture and norms which are at the brink of...

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Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm studying the degree of Banking and Finance, that gives me alot of knowledge about the banking system, business system, their finances etc etc, but i think this information or knowledge is not enough for me and i think we should focus on the practical things that will help me in the practical job life

Work study and fun
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Everything was great at this university

Mardan, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan


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