The University established under the Act of Provincial Assembly of the NWFP (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) on 29 April 1997. The then-Governor, KP took the bold step of establishing Hazara University in 2001 in the old buildings which were vacated from Neuropsychiatry Hospital, Dhodial and Agriculture Department. It was formally inaugurated on 14 April 2002.
The University is operating through well-organized academic structure that consists of four Faculties, 31 Departments and more than 100 academic programmes. The following Faculties have been established to cover all academic activities at the university:
Hazara University is fully aware about the importance of Research at the highereducation institutions. The educational objectives of the university include catering to the needs of large segment of population for higher education and developing as well as sustaining advanced research base, particularly in the disciplines of emerging sciences thereby contributing to the development of human resource to ensure national survival and progress in the contemporary culture of cutthroat competition, posed by globalization.
Career counselling and guidance on job placement to students are essential tasksat the todays’ universities. Therefore, Hazara University has created a full-fledged department known as the Career Counseling and Placement Cell (CCPC) which looks after these matters for students. The Cell works closely with the ORIC at the university to create new avenues for collaboration with the industries and organizations.
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The Student Services Center (SSC) has been created to provide one window operation to students for their routine issues which they face.
The university offers safe and affordable accommodations to its students. Currently, the university has three hostels (two for female and one for male).
All hostels, university owned or private are providing high quality facilities such as:
The Central Library has a collection of over 80000 titles, and 400 journals and electronic resources in various formats. A HEC Digital Library Facility is also under process.
The library also has spaces available for individual study as well as group study. The library also provides off campus access to thousands of digital resources provided by the Higher Education Commission Pakistan.
Another fundamental element of an institute is communication through Internet, telephone, etc. which helps a lot in exchange of research findings and sharing information with other universities and research centers throughout the world.
The entire campus has been computerized under the HEC smart university project where each office and building is equipped with the high-speed Internet facility.
The campus of Hazara University is located 14 kilometers to the north of Mansehra town on the right flank of Karakoram Highway (KKH) in a serene, peaceful, ideal and pollution free environment. Groves of pine trees across the campus enhance the natural beauty and accentuate the harmonious calm of its location. Towards the northeast, the hills are covered with dense forest and in the background far beyond there are the peaks of the snow-covered mountains of Kaghan Valley, which add to its panoramic attraction. On the western, southern and the eastern sides, the rolling ranges of hills further enhance the beauty of the captivating scene of the campus.
Indoor sports facilities and Physical Fitness Centre (Gym) is also available on the Campus. Sport events such as cricket, football, volleyball and Tchoukball matches are very important part of student life at Hazara University.
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