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Introduction to AKHUWAT FIRST

“The centre of excellence in Biotechnology”

Akhuwat Faisalabad Institute of Research, Science and Technology (FIRST), has been set up in Faisalabad at Chak 250 RB, about thirty minutes’ drive from the city centre and five minutes’ drive from Faisalabad international Airport. The primary aim of the institute since the past 10 years has been to impart quality education in science and technology and promotion of applied and basic research.

Presently the institute has covered an area of about fourty two thousand square feet which adequately caters to the requirements of undergraduate courses in B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology. We are extending our educational, laboratory and research facilities as our program is expanding to include more disciplines. A new custom made hostel is under construction to accommodate 300 students.

We have about two hundred and twenty kanals of land on which to construct the integrated campus, including female student hostels and staff residences. Play grounds and athletics facilities are also available. Currently, we have an arrangement for female students in Faisalabad City.

We have a forward looking vision to develop this institute into a world class facility for research and education.

"To provide quality education to the youth of our nation in a stimulating and conducive learning environment by equipping them with the intellectual and technological tools necessary to meet the challenges of the future"

We foresee that this institute will turn into a technical university dedicated to science and technology, exploring new frontiers in science and emerging technologies, creating new knowledge and actively participating in the industrial and agricultural development of the country through targeted research in the field of Biotechnology. It will be an institute with a purpose and vision of serving people with a practical and pragmatic approach while training its students to become dedicated to the discipline of science for a life time. It hardly needs pointing out that teaching of science especially Biotechnology is essential for the sustainable development of the country. This is in fact the science of future and experts in this field are in highest demands, not only in the country but as well as abroad. Pakistan is a country, which is in developing phase. New industries are getting established. These will require trained personnel in various scientific disciplines. We seek to provide a responsive learning environment of creative thinking that enables all students to achieve their highest level of proficiency. It is our endeavor to meet the demands of society by producing scientists and researchers.
We foresee that Akhuwat FIRST will develop into a technical university dedicated to science and technology, exploring new frontiers in science and emerging technologies, creating new knowledge and actively participating in the industrial and agricultural development of the country through targeted research. It will be an institute with a purpose and a vision of serving the people with a practical and pragmatic approach while training its students to become dedicated to the discipline of science for a life time. It hardly needs pointing out that teaching of science especially Biotechnology is essential for the sustainable development of the country. This is in fact the science of the future and the experts in this discipline are in highest demand, in the country as well as abroad.Ours is a country which is in the developing phase and new industries are getting established. These will require trained personnel in various scientific disciplines. It is our endeavor to meet the demands of the society by producing scientists and researchers.
  • To provide cutting edge quality education to students
  • To create community awareness about needs of Biotechnology based industry in Pakistan
  • Promote entrepreneurship through education & training programs
  • To promote education in local community by training programs
  • To develop socially conscious youth who have a passion to serve the nation
  • Akhuwat Microfinance Services
  • Akhuwat Institute of Social Enterprise & Management
  • Akhuwat Faisalabad Institute of Research, Science and Technology
  • Akhuwat Internship and Leadership Program
  • Akhuwat Volunteer Services
  • Akhuwat Cloth Bank
  • Akhuwat My Biz Incubator Center
  • Akhuwat Khawajasira Rehabilitation Program
  • Akhuwat Health Services
  • Akhuwat Schools
  • Akhuwat FATA Project
  • Akhuwat DCTO School
  • Academic Heritage
  • Highly Qualified Faculty
  • Highest Placement Support
  • High-caliber Peer Group
  • International Tie-ups
  • International Teaching Methods
  • Excellent Learning Environment
  • Scholarships

Academic Heritage

Education in 21st century demands a balance between continuity and change. Biotechnology is essential for the sustainable development of the country. This is in fact the science of the future and the experts in this discipline are in highest demand, in Pakistan as well as abroad. Biotechnology is currently being used in many areas including agriculture, bioremediation, food processing and energy production. DNA fingerprinting is becoming a common practice in forensics. Production of insulin and other medicines is accomplished through cloning of vectors that carry the chosen gene. In agriculture, genetic engineering is being used to produce plants that are resistant to insects, weeds and plant diseases. We are the first Institution in Pakistan to provide a focused and dedicated research program in Biotechnology and our mission is to develop the top biotechnology professionals to meet the needs of our country. We are working on providing state of the art lab equipment for the students to conduct their experiments and a top quality library with quality books imported from abroad to help them equip themselves with up to date knowledge of their field. As stated above, there are countless opportunities available in this field and Akhuwat is confident that our graduates will play an important role to develop and improve the different industries of Pakistan which will ultimately help our country economically.

Highly Qualified Faculty

The finest resource that Akhuwat-FIRST brings into the education space is its highly qualified and professionally experienced faculty members. These faculty members have brought knowledge of education processes, methodologies and experience in research. The faculty members work ceaselessly to inculcate complete positive transformation across processes, departments and the entire student body.

Highest Placement Support

Akhuwat-FIRST follows a process of industry integrated biotechnology education, where placement is the concluding component of an endways professional education system. Throughout the education process, the students are educated on industry-led syllabi which enable them to be market-oriented.

High-caliber Peer Group

Akhuwat-FIRST was founded with a vision to create an educational environment for the intelligent and hardworking students which enable them to emerge as intellectually and socially evolved leaders. The student body is chosen carefully so that the student intake could be appropriate in all respects.

International Tie-ups

The driving vision at Akhuwat-FIRST is to evolve into a center of international education excellence. To achieve this vision the university is continuously developing strategic international partnerships with reputed universities and institutions of higher learning across the globe. Akhuwat-FIRST's global strategy aims to develop strong and effective partnerships which provide faculty, students and researchers with opportunities for international collaboration and active involvement in multidisciplinary projects at a global level.

International Teaching Methods

Akhuwat-FIRST uses a combination of international teaching methods to ensure all-round excellence.
  • Flexible Credit System
  • Industry Tie-ups, Guided Syllabus and Integration
  • Classroom-based Learning, Project-based Learning and Research-based Learning
  • Outcome-based Learning
  • Guest lectures by illustrious corporate speakers from Pakistan and abroad

Excellent Learning Environment

Akhuwat-FIRST brings students and modern learning techniques together. Akhuwat-FIRST develops and nurtures world-class professionals and leaders, by inculcating them with what the university calls Thinking Quotient. Thinking Quotient, is going to be the competitive advantage in the 21st century and this is only attainable through quality education imparted by modern learning techniques. "Not only our degree provides a wide range of modules, but it also gives an opportunity to the students to get as much practical experience in the industry as possible".