AWKUM, established in 2009, is the second-largest university of the province and stands 2nd in the last HEC ranking for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the recent past, HEC awarded and ranked it 1st in the province and 15th in the country for research awards under National Research Program for Universities. The university has 32 academic departments where 95 undergraduate and graduate programs are offered to 12000 students. Five of its campuses have been upgraded as independent universities i.e. Women University Mardan, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, University of Swabi, the University of Chitral, and University of Bunir. This unique and immense contribution of the university within such a short period is unparalleled in the country’s history. With a qualified faculty of 450 (including half being PhDs), qualified administration, and a vibrant community of 12000 students, the university has tremendous potential for further contribution and becoming a leading educational institution.