Namal College is located at Rikhi in District Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan. It is an associate college of the University of Bradford. The college is situated at Rikhi on Talagung Mianwali Road very near to Namal Lake. The 40 kanal land for this College was provided by Mr Ghulam Muhammad 'Seelu', a local resident.
The University of Bradford's latest chancellor, the former cricketer Imran Khan, has brokered a deal to set up links between the university and this college and the move is expected to build links between Bradford, which has a relatively high proportion of Pakistani students, and Pakistan. It is Mr Khan's first act as chancellor after being appointed to the position in early 2006.
The college was inaugurated by Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, on 27 April, 2008
here is message from Imran Khan describing the idea behind this institute
"In 2002, on a social development tour across Mianwali, I came across an appalling reality that haunts most of Pakistan – high level of unemployment amongst the youth. I resolved to set up a technical college so that the youth could become employable. However, two things made me change my mind and instead, I decided to build a world class University. First, was the beautiful location of the site (donated free of cost by the villagers), which made me dream of a knowledge city like Oxford. Secondly, when I was offered the Chancellorship of the University of Bradford, I realized that I had access to an enormous academic support to pursue this dream. I am under no illusion that it is a huge challenge to set up a centre of excellence in such a remote though beautiful location. It will require a huge amount of funds to make it a university of international standard.
I want to see over half the students in the university coming from less privileged backgrounds through scholarships, who in our present elitist education system cannot dream of having access to high quality education.
I once again look forward to your help to shoulder the responsibility of educating our youth and paving the path for their brighter futures."
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