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Building for IT institute inaugurated at KU

KARACHI – A new building constructed with the financial support of a US-based NGO for an information technology insAugust 19titute was inaugurated at the University of Karachi on Thursday.

The Computer Science department of Karachi University, established in 1985, presently housed in the Aiwan-i-Iqbal hostel building, will now be shifted to the new building and upgraded as the Umaer Basha Institute of Information Technology at the beginning of the first semester of the varsity’s 2005 session.

The building of the institute, made like that of the IT department of the Massachusists Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA, has a total construction area of 68,000sq-ft comprising three floors and built at a cost of Rs56 million mainly donated by the Umaer Basha Foundation, USA, and the KU, Project Director Dr S M Aqil Burney said.
Source: Dawn
Date:8/20/2004