Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) has been established in the premises of the Old Presidency, situated at the Mall, in the heart of Rawalpindi Cantonment.
Our heritage has been beautifully interlinked with the education of women for the next millennium. The main building is Victorian as reflected in its architectural splendor. This building was originally built as a residence by two famous Sikh brothers, Mohan Singh and Sohan Singh. It became the Presidency of Pakistan around the mid 1960’s. 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 this building. Former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated this gift for the nation’s daughters and their families on August 6, 1998.As it stands it is a symbol of the commitment of the nation to women’s education. 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.
Classes were initiated at FJWU on December 28, 1998 and the first batch of students graduated in September 2001.
Students have been coming from all over the country-from as far as Balochistan, Southern Punjab and Sindh. Between 1998 to 2008, more than 4362 students have been awarded degrees and effectively employed in various organizations in and outside the country.
Women working at the University have made history in more than one way. At the first Women’s University the women are involved in higher education management, and offering courses to bring students to an international level of training. Women institutions from all over the world have been in touch to develop exchange programs of collaboration.