Fatima Jinnah Women University

Fatima Jinnah Women University
فاطمہ جناح وؤمن یونیورسٹی

Main building and VC office of FJWU
Motto Opening Portals of Excellence through Higher Education
Type Public
Established 1998 (1998)
Chancellor Governor of Punjab
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir[1]
Registrar Shamim A. Khan[2]
Students ~4362
Location Rawalpindi, Punjab,  Pakistan
Campus Urban

Orange, green, white

Nickname FJWU
Affiliations HEC
Website fjwu.edu.pk

Fatima Jinnah Women University (Urdu: فاطمہ جناح وؤمن یونیورسٹی) or FJWU, is a public university located in the neighborhood of Mall road of Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. Regarded as the first women's university in Pakistan, it is ranked at number 18 in general category of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan rankings.[3]

Students come from all over the country-from as far as Balochistan, Southern Punjab and Sindh.


The main building is Victorian, built as a residence by Sikh brothers Mohan Singh and Sohan Singh. It became the Presidency of Pakistan around the mid 1960s. The rooms are steeped in history; personalities like Benazir Bhutto, Mr. Ch. Fazal Elahi and President Zia-ul-Haq have walked in the corridors of the building. Current Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated it as a gift for the nation’s daughters and their families on August 6, 1998. The University is unique in the fact that the Punjab Government funds it. The Government of Punjab is very supportive of the university thereby furthering the cause of women education and empowerment.

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Degree programs

Professional Degree programs

Undergraduate and Masters programs

Research degree programs

Women Research and Resource Center

The Women Research and Resource Centre researches gender and social issues to reflect the academic and professional development of women in general, and within the context of Pakistan's society in particular.[4]

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Coordinates: 33°35′11″N 73°03′52″E / 33.5864°N 73.0645°E / 33.5864; 73.0645

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