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Message from the Vice Chancellor

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar is a premier women university of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It has earned this position by virtue of its futuristic outlook towards higher education, strong emphasis on research and focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Its academic programmes are designed to meet the national needs and challenges of the new millennium. Traditional fields of Social, Biological and Physical Sciences have been updated with emerging trends and new disciplines are being introduced to prepare professionals to manage the ever-growing demands of knowledge economy with requisite degree of expertise. By the grace of Almighty Allah, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar has come a long way to develop into a global centre of excellence for imparting higher education. The universities at large have assumed the role of drivers of knowledge inventers and discoveries. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar, being a premier educational institution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been keenly building a consortium across the government, business and higher education sectors to actively pursue sustainable growth of a knowledge-based economy. In conjunction with offering programmes of studies in diversified disciplines. One of the top priorities of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar is to give its academic pursuits a tinge of diversity. The first ever female university was established in accordance with Frontier Women University Act 2004, passed by the Provincial Assembly and assented by the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 7th February, 2005. However, according to the revised Act (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Act No. XI 2010), passed by the provincial assembly of KPK on September 6, 2010, the University was renamed as Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU).

The University is destined to be a leading public sector Women University to impart education to the female population of this region in order to develop scientific, socio cultural, economic and political stability, by providing quality teaching and research, while strengthening the identity of the students at national and international level. Over a period of few years since its inception, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar today continues its forward march, never looking back, committed to excellence in teaching and research. In contemporary times, the transformation in the world economy is perennial; technologies evolve at fast track. These are extra ordinary times requiring extraordinary preparations and efforts. Students and parents alike acknowledge the changing trends and are eagerly seeking out institutions of higher learning where their thirst, curiosity and drive for knowledge are adequately quenched; where all round personality development takes place holistically, abreast with knowledge and managerial skills and the drive to lead and succeed; where they can take charge of their destinies with an open mind and determination.

We also hope to develop new approaches to achieving excellence in education. With an aim to nurture creative, open-minded and compassionate women leaders for the next generation, we will continue to actively support and stimulate our students as they take on new challenges. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University serves as a learning ground where anything except despair, is acceptable.

"I have always maintained that no nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women."
(Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Islamia College Peshawar)

With best wishes,


Prof. Dr. Razia Sultana
Vice Chancellor
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar