Ever since its inauguration in the spring of 2008, Namal College has been looked at as an institution which brings high quality education for youth living in Punjab.
Referred to as the brainchild of Imran Khan, the famous Pakistani philantrophist and politican, it is the first higher education institute which is offering diploma courses and bachelors degrees – including a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering – in rural Pakistan.
Located some 30 kilometers from the city of Mianwali and 3 hours drive from Islamabad, Namal College is affiliated with the University of Bradford in the UK, which also granted it Associate College status.
The senior management of Namal College intends to link academic programs with professional training and reached out to Cisco to join the Cisco Networking Academy program.
Attended by Imran Khan and Cisco Pakistan general manager Aamir Matin, Cisco Networking Academy at Namal College was officially launched around end of September this year. The first group of 20 students are joining the Cisco Networking Academy community in Pakistan, with current count of close to 5,000 students and 52 academies across the country.