Need for Education    




The question threatening the world today is of survival. Depleting natural resources are pushing man to develop sustainable planning strategies and innovation is required with more efficient technologies. Pakistan, one of the developing countries suffers from poverty, pestilence, disease and burgeoning population due to illiteracy. The only way out of this dilemma is through increase in productivity, and that can only be brought about by education.

  The Vision

To enable Pakistan to progress as a nation, it is essential that a critical mass of people is produced who can grasp the present day knowledge and technologies in the world and interpret and exploit these for the benefit of mankind.





Taking cognizance of the vital need for Pakistan and the developing world Foundation for the Advancement of Engineering Sciences and Advanced Technologies (FASAT) was NGO established in Pakistan with the objective of promoting Scientific Engineering Education and research compatible with the most advanced countries in the world. 



Goal: Think, Create, Innovate and Produce


As a first step the Bahawalpur Institute of Advanced Technology (BIAT) has been planned. It will not merely be an institution for those interested in a degree or to get a job. Its aim is to educate and train to THINK, CREATE, INNOVATE and PRODUCE in line with the aspiration of the nation. It shall promote the most liberal attitudes towards scholarship and learning. The main aim  of  these efforts is to develop a dynamic, efficient and self-reliant institution which will impart engineering and technological education matching the highest standards of internationally recognized professional excellence. The Institute will be a non-profit earning, fully residential campus with Phase I population of approximately 4800 students.




The proposed site for BIAT is located on the outskirts of Bahawalpur city on 2051 acres of land near Chak 11BC. On the world map, Bahawalpur region is located 69 degree east of Greenwich and on the 28 degree north latitude. It is centrally located with respect to Pakistan and lies on the western edge of Cholistan desert. The national highway and the main railway corridors pass through Bahawalpur. The region has a rich heritage of architecture, culture and natural landscape.


  Master Plan

The Master Plan and detailed Architectural and Engineering Design of the Institute have been carried out. Based on the detailed design cost estimates of the project have been worked out.

BIAT is a comprehensive University City. It has been planned as an independently functioning entity with a consideration of future changes of function, size and needs.

The plan comprises a series of clear, well defined zones of activities that are juxtaposed with respect to their inter-relationship. Emphasis has been given to the free and un-disturbed pedestrian movement within the zones.






The academic area or zone covers a major portion of the central part of the site. It comprises the departmental buildings of the major faculties of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Humanities.  

A Resource Centre comprising the Computer centre, the Library and a Recreation Centre is located at the focus of the faculty area.

Adjacent to the Resource Centre and over looking the Lake is the Convention Centre comprising an Auditorium, Museum and an open Air Theater.

The Administrative Complex comprising the Main Administration and Registration Building is located in the middle towards the main approach to the Campus.

  Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering is the core Faculty of BIAT. It consists of 6 Departments which are further split into Divisions which will provide specialized training in the relevant disciplines. The Faculty of Engineering will offer 4-year course leading to B.Sc in Engineering. The faculty will also provide M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. A redeeming feature of BIAT will be the cluster of Interdisciplinary Technology Centers. These Centers will be responsible for the development of research and will create linkages with other research institutes at national and international level.

The core departments are:  

1.   Department of Agriculture Engineering and Agriculture Technology Management  

2.   Department of Chemical Engineering and Bio-Chemical Engineering

3.   Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

4.   Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

5.   Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering

6.   Department of Marine and Aerospace Engineering





Faculty of Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is crucial for the growth of technologies. It consists of 5  Departments. The Faculty besides providing teaching inputs to under-graduate students will  also    offer programs leading to Masterís and Ph.D. in Applied Sciences.

The core departments are:

      1. Department of Chemistry

      2. Department of Physics

      3. Department of Mathematics

4. Department of Computer Sciences

      5.  Department of Cognitive and Neuro Sciences







Resource Centre

The Resource Centre comprising the Computer Centre, the Library and the Recreational Building constitute an integrated building group located at the focus of the Faculties. The common facilities are almost equi-distant from the departments and within a comfortable walking distance from each other.



Computer Centre

Computer center will cater for 500 workstations and facilities for mainframe and satellite communication, the telecommunication facilities and training and software development. Computer center will provide telecommunication facility and help in resource generation and development. The center will work as a main training and software development center, besides acting as an outreach for the institute's research studies. The Computer Centre is one of the show windows of advanced technology institutes.  






The library is expected to contain about five hundred thousand books. Study areas for students in the library are calculated on the basis of 15% students using it at any time. 50% of these students are expected to occupy study carrels, 25% will occupy study tables and lounge chairs. In addition to this, 40% of this area will be meant to house library administration, services like toilets storage, etc. Library function in (binding, repairing, cataloging, etc.), fort lobbies, aisles and book exhibits.



Resource Center

Adjacent to the Resource Centre is a group of buildings sharing a large out-door space. Consisting of an Auditorium, Science and Technology Museum and an open air Theater, this cluster becomes the cultural and exhibition focus of BIAT.



The auditorium is proposed to seat 1500 expandable to 2500 and will include back stage facilities and a hall for rehearsal. 






















The residential area comprises accommodation for students, faculty and the staff. Separate hostels are designed for Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate students. Separate 2 room accommodation has been provided for married students. The hostels for female students are located separately near the faculty residences.

Residential area for the faculty members and the staff has been provided in a separate zone with all the necessary allied facilities such as a shopping centre, a school, a clinic, etc.

A guest house has also been designed and located near the lake area to cater for the accommodation of visitors to the University.




A Cluster of Married Students Accommodation Blocks

A View of Guest House

                      Faculty Housing


Sports Centre

Sports and outdoor facilities include Gymnasium for indoor sports, Swimming pools, grounds and fields for Track events, Soccer, cricket, Hockey, courts for Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton and Squash and facilities such as Rowing and Boating, Golf and Parking areas.

               SPORTS CENTER




Academic Program

In view of the current technological requirements facing the developing nations today.  Learning in seventeen broad fields is proposed in four schools over a three phase period.  Each Discipline shall be for a particular field of study and shall offer four types of programs:  Undergraduate (B.Sc), Masters (M.Sc), Doctoral (Ph.D) and Certificate (short duration) courses).


The Institute will function under an independent regime as a fully autonomous body with complete freedom to conduct academic and research activities in order to achieve its objectives.  The Institute will do so by:

  1. Developing appropriate teaching and research curricula.

  2. Selecting and examining students, and at the same time lay down the requisite disciplinary criteria.

  3. Awarding degrees, diplomas, certificates and academic distinctions.

  4. Establishing connections with other institutions both domestic and foreign, for exchange as well as cooperation in research and educational activities.

  5. Conducting continuing teaching center for itself and the country.

  6. Acting as the center for conducting entrance examination to various institutes/universities of the country and even abroad.






















 Proposed Network of BIAT

 Information Technology shall be a specialization and optimiser in all other disciplines.



Proposed Student Intake

S.No. Programmes Phase I Phase II Phase III
1 Bachelor  3200      4800        6800
2 Masters    660        900        1260
3 Doctoral      66          99          99



     5799        8246
Growth of Faculty
S.No. Faculties Per Discipline Phase I Phase II Phase III Total
1 Professors 1 8 4 5 17
2 Associate Professors 4 8 16 20 68
3 Assistant Professors 4 32 16 20 68
4 Lecturers 6 32 24 30 102
5 Research / Teaching Assistants 10 48 40 50 170
6 SSM Faculties 80 27 34 118
Total 25 257 127 159 543
Human Resource Requirement
S.No. Staff Type Phase I Phase II Phase III Total
1 Executive 30     30
2 Faculty 257 127 159 543
3 Academic Support Staff 36 16 32 84
4 Examination 22 8 16 46
5 Registration 22 8 17 47
6 Administration 41 8 16 65
7 Finance 28 4 17 49
8 Maintenance 88 22 20 130
9 Services 71 9   80


595 202 277 1074


The Overall project cost of the institute consisting of the cost of buildings and civil works, and the cost of hard and software for the laboratories and workshops has been estimated at US $ 150 million.  This cost has been split into a number of distinct self contained modular parts.  The institute can therefore start functioning with an initial cost of about US $ 20 million. It can expand as funds are available.  The Package wise cost estimates are placed at the end.

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