Islamia College University

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Islamia College () is an educational institution located in the city of Peshawar in the Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa province of Pakistan. It was founded in October 1913 by Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum and Sir George Roos-Keppel. The college educates its students in arts, humanities and modern sciences. It was a constituent college of the University of Peshawar but in the year 2008 it was given the status of University, with Mr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan as its first Vice Chancellor.

History

When the new province of Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa(previously N.W.F.P) was formed in 1901 after its separation from the Punjab, there were three types of schools in the province. Those maintained by endowments and gifts; those established and run privately but aided by the Government; and those maintained by the Government through local boards.

Conception

By 1909, as the idea of a college in the province was taking shape in the minds of both Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum and Sir George Roos-Keppel, it was further strengthened by their visit to the Aligarh Muslim University the same year. Nawab Sahib asked the students, especially those from the N.W.F.P. who were studying there as to what were the problems they were facing there and how he could help them. The students told him that they needed a hostel. Nawab Sahib informed them that rather than building them a hostel at Aligarh, he would build them a college at Peshawar.

Consequently, on April 12, 1911, Nawab Sahib arranged a meeting of like...
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