Vice Chancellor's Message
It is indeed a great blessing and a privilege if one can see the fruits of one’s labour, and I consider myself blessed to be an instigator and a part of the immense transformation of Khyber Medical University into a world-class seat of learning in the last few years. The university was at a crossroads between expansion and consolidation at the time I joined it in 2017, and within a short span, we have not only successfully navigated that cross-road, but have also found a direction and a purpose, one of achieving greatness in the field of health sciences. These are exciting times for the University, with palpable energy, a sense of achievement and the desire to excel throughout the students, faculty and staff, and I could not have been more proud.
In the last two and a half years the University has grown from strength to strength. We now boast a 51 strong doctoral faculty, a number no other public or private sector medical university enjoys in the whole country. Please browse through our prospectus to see how the induction of world-class faculty and technical staff has allowed us to broaden the portfolio of our bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs, following the needs of our health system. We also enjoy one of the best teacher-to-student ratios in the whole country across all programs, complying with the quality standards of the HEC. Our greatest achievement is the establishment of a strong research culture at the university, evident by the award of “Research Intensive University” status from the Higher Education Commission.
Khyber Medical University values the importance of academic integrity, transparency, and merit, and strives for the up-keep of these values in all its institutes and colleges. We also recognize our leadership role in health sciences teaching and research, and are continuously evolving, innovating, and inventing to improve the quality of teaching, assessment and research in our 08 constituent and more than 110 affiliated Institutes. Shortly we are planning to start new campuses in the newly merged districts, Swat, Lakki Marwat and Hazara regions to allow access to quality education at the doorstep in these areas.
To all the prospective students, I say “come join a thriving university. Experience and become a part of a great period of academic progress in the field of health sciences at Khyber Medical University”. To the parents, I say “send your child to a university synonymous with excellence and prestige. A place where they will not only learn as students of health sciences but also develop as exemplary members of the society, as we believe in instilling the virtues of honesty, discipline, and empathy in our students to make them a better human being before they become good healthcare professional.
Having achieved so much in a short time, Khyber Medical University does not plan to slow down, we aim to get global recognition for excellence in health education and research, and by the grace of almighty, dedication and hard work we will get there.
Professor Dr Arshad Javaid