Founded by Imran Khan in 2008, the college began its humble beginnings as a technical training and diploma awarding institute. Within this brief period, it now awards University of Bradford undergraduate degrees to its students. It is an associate college of University of Bradford, having also an advisory relationship with LUMS.
Presently, the college offers two academic programs: four-year undergraduate engineering degree program, namely BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a four-year computer sciences undergraduate program of BSc (Hons) in Computer Science.
One of the most impressive developments of the college is that its student body hails from 47 districts of Pakistan. Built in scenic location, Imran Khan’s vision behind Namal College is to create an educational sanctuary where teaching and research can be done in a supportive environment.
Namal College is the first milestone in the realization of a bigger vision: the creation of Namal Knowledge City. By 2020, this knowledge city shall feature 7 different colleges, separate residence of faculty and students and amenities like mosques and activity clubs.
Insha’Allah we intend to make Namal College/Knowledge City into a world class education city, which will play a vital role in rural uplift and entrepreneurship to create a brighter future for the youth of Pakistan.
The first batch of the college had graduated in 2012 and the second batch of the college has graduated in September 2013. Of the 55 graduating students, 60% are currently employed in prestigious organizations of public as well as private sectors. Another 20% have opted to seek further education in their respective fields. The alumni that have opted to study further have also got admissions in recognized institutes such as Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI). Some others have successfully obtained admissions in foreign universities.
The Vision of Namal College is to become a centre of academic excellence in the region for rural development. It leads us to empowering the youth who will contribute their energies to uplift organizations and communities. It is our goal to embody Values of Namal College in the graduates so they can become responsible and productive part of the society. Namal College provides opportunities for education and professional development for disadvantaged areas. It will help to carry out indigenous research for knowledge generation and dissemination, based on the context for rural setting.
Located at a short distance outside the city of Mianwali, on the Talagang-Mianwali Road, which connects to Islamabad & Lahore through Motorway and Waziristan, tribal areas, and eventually Karachi through Indus Highway. The college is set on a beautiful countryside at the edge of Namal Lake which came into being in 1913. The two storey building, covering an area of 62,500 sq. ft., houses the college administration, computer science and electrical engineering departments, together with library, cafeteria and laboratories.