Motto in English
|O' God, Increase my Knowledge|
|Chancellor||Governor of Balochistan|
|Prof. Dr. Javeid Iqbal|
|Location||Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan|
200 acres (0.81 km2)
|Colours||Blue, amber, and white|
|Affiliations||Higher Education Commission of Pakistan|
The University of Balochistan was established in June 1970 through an ordinance issued by the then Governor of Balochistan. In June 1996, the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed the University of Balochistan Act 1996. Thus the University of Balochistan became the sole general university of the province, imparting higher education in arts, science, commerce and humanities.
After dissolution of One Unit, 200 acres of land, along with the teaching, academic and residential structures built to house the College for Mineral Technology, were handed over to the University of Balochistan.
The following are the authorities of the University:
The university initially started with three departments, Physics, Chemistry and Geology in 1971 but now it has 46 departments. The University has 4 institutes and 5 centers. Fine Arts Department was established in March 1984 with four faculty members, Jamal Shah, Faryal Gohar, Akram Dost and Kaleem Khan. Initially the department offered a certificate course. Fine Arts Department deals with painting, drawing, sculpture and graphic art as well as historical theories of human development through the ages. The department plays very important role in introducing Balochistan's heritage and its indigenous art, crafts and architecture. Since the civilization of Mehrgarh (9000 BCE) is a great source of inspiration for researchers and provide linkage with the other world of art and craft. The Department of Fine Arts also provides a facility to study in depth the cultural heritage of Balochistan. The University has also established computer science department to promote IT.
Here is the list of faculties and respective departments/programs:
1. Faculty of Management Sciences, Business and Information Sciences
2. Faculty of Social Science
3. Faculty of Education & Humanities
4. Faculty of Literature & Languages
5. Faculty of Basic Sciences
6. Faculty of Earth & Environment Sciences
7. Faculty of Life Sciences
The university has a constituent law college and 88 affiliated colleges including: