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City of Kohat

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Kohat (Pashto: کوهاټ‎, Urdu: کوہاٹ‎), is a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is the capital of the Kohat District. The town centers on a British-era fort, various bazaars and a military cantonment. A British-built narrow gauge railway line runs through the town.

Kohat city is located at an altitude of 489 metres (1,604 ft).[1] Kohat Pass lies to the north. It is situated on the left bank of the Toi river at a point where after running nearly due east for 50 miles (80 km), it turns to the south. The total area of the district is 2,545 square kilometres (983 sq mi).

Tanda Wildlife Park

Tanda Wildlife Park is located near Kohat city. The total area of the park is 2800 acres, consisting of Tanda reservoir and its catchments in Kohat. This is the largest wildlife park of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa . Its wonderfully rich and varied landscape supports a range of mammals and birds, both migratory and indigenous, as well as a few reptiles.

The park is bounded by three different villages, Bar, Kaghazi, and Tanda Banda. The park is approachable by Hangu-kaghazi metallic road, shahpur-Bar road which is 18 km from Kohat.

The local people do not have any right of grazing, lopping or firewood collection as the ownership lies with the provincial government. The park area falls in the natural habitat of urial and chinkara, and also provides suitable habitat to hog deer. The urial is associated with scrub forest of Olea species and Accassia species. Urial were once abundant in the area but due to continuous habitat destruction these were disappeared from the area in the near past. The natural habitat of urial and chinkara lies in close proximity of human habitation.[2]

Kotal Pheasantry

Kotal Pheasantry is established in Kotal wildlife park in district Kohat over an area of 1 kanal, with an objective to propagate and provide breeding environment to exotic/indigenous wildlife species like silver pheasant, golden pheasant, reeves pheasant, pea-cock etc. About 20-30 visitors including students and general public visit the pheasantry for education and recreation purposes per day. There are four species of pheasants in the pheasantry including ring necked pheasant, silver pheasant, peacock pheasant and white pheasant.[3]

Railway

Construction of the railway station and railway line was started in 1897, and was completed in 1902.

Kohat is the terminus railway station of Kohat[4]-Jand railway line and has daily train service to Rawalpindi.[5] It was also the terminus station of a narrow gauge (762 mm or 2 ft 6 in) railway line which connected it with Thall. This railway line was closed in 1991.

Air

Main article: Kohat Airbase

Kohat Airbase (IATAOHTICAOOPKT) is an Pakistan Air Force base. A small runway built by the British is in military use. PIA once used the airport using de Havilland Twin Otter, a small two engine plane.

Kohat Tunnel

The 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) Kohat Tunnel was completed in 2004,[6] and connects the southern districts, including Kohat City, to Peshawar. Constructed with Japanese assistance, it is also known as the Pak-Japan Friendship Tunnel.

 

Cavagnari House Kohat

(Commissioner Bangalow Kohat)
The spacious and luxurious Mughal-cum-French-style Cavagnari House, which used to be the official residence of commissioners, was constructed in 1862 for the first British political in-charge of Kohat, Captain Sir Louis Cavagnari, in the beautiful Kohat Cantt.

He served the area from 1866 to 1877. It was during his period that work on the construction of the strategic iron bridge on the River Indus and 16 other bridges from Kohat to the Afghan border of Teri Mengal began for the movement of artillery and troops to thwart Russian aggression.

It spreads over four acres, including the building with wooden floor and seven lawns surrounding it.

In the early 20th century, on a portion of two acres out of the original six acres allocated for the residence a telegraph and post office was constructed outside the walled city for the convenience of garrison officers.
This building is now used as commissioner residence.


After storming the british residency the dessident sepoys of Amir yaqub khan set ablaze the buiding & dead bodies of the whole british contingent perished, the head of this brave officer was rolled/kicked in the streets of kabul . the sole surviver was a native L/Naik who later on narrated the story of disaster to investgation team.There is no grave of cavagnari anywhere except few memorials.

Media

  • Radio Pakistan Kohat
  • Kohat Press Club

Medical College

KMU Institute Of Medical Sciences, Kohat (KIMS)

KMU Institute of Dental Sciences, Kohat (KIDS)

Universities

Colleges

Notable People

  • Justice M. R. Kayani
  • Malik ur Rehman Kayani (1st Communication Minister of WEST Pakistan)
  • Syed Abdullah Shah (Hazrat Haji Bahadar)
  • Pir Hazrat Shah (Zinda Pir Ghamkol Sharif)
  • Syed Ifthikhar Hussain Gilani 
  • Syed Masood Kausar
  • Major Khadim Hussain Shaheed (Sitara Jurrat)
  • Khushdil Khan Afridi (K. K. Afridi, Ex Governor Balochistan)
  • Ahmad Faraz (Reknown Poet)
  • Iftikhar Hussain Shah (Ex. Governor Khyber Pahkhtunkhwa)
  • Malik Saad Shaheed (DIG Police, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
  • Ibn-e-Ali (Rtd Chief Justice, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
  • Shahid Khan Afridi (Cricketer)
  • Afzal Khan Bangash 
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History

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2001 at Kohat DistrictKhyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan by the governor, Lt. Gen. Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah.Over these 16 years or so, KUST has progressed remarkably well, both in terms of human resources and physical infra-structure. Not only KUST has succeeded in erecting buildings with imposing view, accommodating modern classrooms and laboratories equipped with state-of-the art technologies but has also established a vibrant academic environment driven by research and innovation. KUST has attracted and retained world class faculty dedicated to teaching and research.

The first Vice Chancellor of the university was Prof. Dr. Sher Ali Khan Shinwari (Late). The university is ranked No. 22 in the General category of HEC rankings.

Conception

The idea of KUST was first conceived by the on will-meaning leading personality of Kohat, with clear vision and strong will to do something great for the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Lt. Gen S. Iftikhar Hussain Shah. What he envisioned was an institution having:

  • A dynamic outlook;
  • A group of accomplished and forward-looking academic leaders;
  • An awe-inspiring landscape; and
  • A captivating campus

It was founded with four institutes - Institute of Information Technology, Institute of Management Sciences, Institute of Education and Research and Department of Microbiology. These offered two-year and four-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degrees and two-year Master degrees fields, in 2004. Later on the university was expanded by establishing departments in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and Microbiology. These departments offer BS (Hons.), M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes.

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Location of the University

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The KUST is located near Village Jerma, main Indus Highway on Bannu Road, about 9km from Kohat City towards East. Kohat lies at the periphery of Southern areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and is at a distance of 66km south of the provincial capital, Peshawar. The University campus is surrounded by a regional facility of Agricultural Research System, Cadet College Kohat, Army Public College, Govt. Commerce College Kohat, F.G College for Women Kohat etc. In other words the university campus/city is like an academic town producing education right from the nursery to the highest level in almost all-important disciplines.

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Chancellor Message

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Vice Chancellor Message

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Dr. Jamil Ahmad
Vice Chancellor

(PhD King's College London)

Welcome to Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST)! We thank you for visiting us in person or through our site. 

Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) is one of the most important seat of higher learning in the south region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province. Since its inception, KUST is making tremendous contribution to the education system of Kohat and surrounding districts. The University strives to achieve academic excellence through continuous improvement of its research and teaching by providing faculty and students with an environment conducive for creation, dissemination and assimilation of knowledge. At KUST, we place great emphasis on optimal usage of the available resources without compromising on quality. Our programs and activities are not only structured to address the socio economic needs of the region but also have a modern orientation so that our graduates and faculty can compete internationally.

Our focus is on excellence in teaching, high quality research, and community service. Some of our faculty members have their research work published in international journals of high class. Given the scarce resources and opportunities for research in young universities, the achievements of our faculty are indeed of paramount significance to us: we are proud of them. The number of PhD level is growing at KUST. A number of young faculty members are pursing their PhD studies in Pakistan and abroad in the institutions of international repute. Soon most of them will resume their responsibilities in KUST: we are looking forward to their rejoining us. Their presence will strengthen us further.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds. In addition to pursuing their studies they also reach out to the community and involve themselves in co-curricular programs. We are passing through very difficult socio-political times that require serious academic pursuits, objective research, and fair analyses to achieve the social equity that define progress. Our goal is to help our students become academically efficient; socially responsible; and intellectually productive citizens of the country and of the world. We encourage our students to question things; we teach them to have faith in themselves; we urge them to dream big; and we inculcate in them the spirit to live and let live. Our hope is to prepare them for the challenges of today and tomorrow. We are aware of how big a task we entrust them, but we would not do that if we had any doubt about their talent and potential. They are such bright young people! 

We thank you for your interest in KUST, and appeal to you to think of ways and means of strengthening KUST. We hope that you support us any which way it is possible for you. Join us and help us be part of the history we mean to make!

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Dean Faculty of Physical and Numerical Sciences

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Prof  Fida Younus Khattak

Dean, Faculty of 
Physical and Numerical Sciences

Welcome! The Faculty of Physical and Numerical Sciences at the Kohat University of Science and Technology, at present, offers courses and facilitates research leading to BS, MSc, MS/MPhil, and PhD degrees in chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and statistics. We distinguish ourselves through research-based teaching. Our mission in the Faculty is to generate ideas based on scientific principles that in turn help provide solutions to modern day technical problems. Our faculty members and students are engaged in research at the frontiers of physical and numerical sciences, both of basic and applied nature. We keep our presence felt in the academia by regularly publishing in journals of international repute. A good number of our faculty members regularly receives productivity awards for the exciting research that they undertake. Five of our faculty members have already received the HEC Best University Teacher Award. A national award of Izaz-e-Fazeelat and two civil awards of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for this Faculty speak for its standards of scholarship. The environment in our Faculty is conducive to learning and innovation. By joining us, you will be able to explore and further the scientific horizons.
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Dean Biological Sciences

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Prof. Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman

Dean

Faculty of Biological Sciences

The Faculty of Biological Sciences comprises of six departments, Biotechnology, Botany, Environmental Sciences, Microbiology, Pharmacy and Zoology. All of these departments except Pharmacy offer undergraduate and graduate programmes leading to BS, MSc, MS/MPhil, and PhD degrees. The Environmental Sciences and Pharmacy departments offer only BS and Pharm-D programme respectively.

 

The faculty is fairly rich and well-resourced in terms of students, academic staff, and research facilities. The slogan of KUST “research based teaching” could be seen implemented in true letter and spirit in our Faculty. Teaching is complimented with the high quality research, making full use of the recently installed high-tech equipment worth millions of rupees. These include: HPLC, DNA Sequencer, RT-PCR, 2-D Gel Electrophoresis and SDS- PAGE Protein Analysis, Gel Documentation, Double Beam Spectrophotometers, Fermentor, Flame Photometer, Photosynthesis Meter, Leaf Area Meter, Water Potential Meter, Autoclave (various capacities), Growth Chambers and Incubators of various sizes, ultra-low temperature Freezers, Centrifuge, and Optical Microscopes of various magnifications. Recently, established Proteomics and LEDs Labs have not only set new trends but also increased research capacity of the faculty. Furthermore, research projects worth tens of millions are either in progress or near to completion, indicating active involvement of its faculty and graduate students in research.

 

The Faculty of Biological Sciences, with the hard work of its faculty and students, has been producing competent and well qualified graduates. In a short span of time, it has grown and developed into an educational center with emphasis on excellence, innovation, and high quality education with no compromise on discipline. The Faculty of Biological Sciences would surely continue its progress with the same zeal. It would not only continue to produce highly trained human resource to meet the socio-economic and developmental needs of our society but would also produce research work of international standards.

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Dean Social Sciences

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Prof. Dr. Syed Tasleem Hussain

Dean

Faculty of Social Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!

We are happy that you have chosen to be with us for a very important phase in your academic journey. This Faculty has a long and distinguished tradition of teaching and research and prides itself in being the nesting ground for qualified and capable individuals. The excellent education you will receive here will help to transform your lives and prepare you to respond effectively to the demands of the world and the ever-present societal challenges.

Over time, in response to the signals of public demand the Faculty has expanded both in terms of disciplines and degree programs. Presently the Faculty of Social Sciences offers a range of degree programs in the disciplines of English, Economics, Journalism & Mass Communication, Religious Studies, Social Work & Sociology, Education and Management Sciences. The Faculty has 1027 currently enrolled students with 73 registered at MPhil and PhD level programs and 66 teaching faculty members, around half of whom hold PhD degrees. The University is continuously striving to increase the number and qualifications of the Social Science teaching faculty members so as to maintain internationally accepted quality standards in teaching and research.

We in the Faculty of Social Sciences are committed to being your best ally during your time at KUST. We do so by providing the type of academic advice and support services that will facilitate your learning and progress towards graduation. We, therefore, encourage you to utilize these services to help you to obtain answers to the questions you may have or to overcome difficulties you may encounter. Even as you work hard to ensure that you do well academically, be sure to get involved in our many extra-curricular activities that are on offer.

Finally, I feel honored and privileged to be associated with the Faculty as the Dean. We have a team of very eminent scholars and renowned faculty members in their respective disciplines. We encourage our students to take responsibility for your own learning, aim to become rounded and, throughout this very important phase of your life, enjoy your experience with us. We also welcome and commend our alumni who have proudly served and continue to serve this vibrant and vanguard Faculty.

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Conception

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The idea of KUST was first conceived by the on will-meaning leading personality of Kohat, with clear vision and strong will to do something great for the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Lt. Gen S. Iftikhar Hussain Shah. What he envisioned was an institution having:

  • A dynamic outlook;
  • A group of accomplished and forward-looking academic leaders;
  • An awe-inspiring landscape; and
  • A captivating campus

It was founded with four institutes - Institute of Information Technology, Institute of Management Sciences, Institute of Education and Research and Department of Microbiology. These offered two-year and four-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degrees and two-year Master degrees fields, in 2004. Later on the university was expanded by establishing departments in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and Microbiology. These departments offer BS (Hons.), M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes.

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Vision

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KUST shall be a nationally recognized university as a premier seat of learning with a global perspective that educates those who will fashion a more humane and just world, through a strong commitment to the cause of development.

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