Mardan is a part of Peshawar valley and the second largest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. If we take a glance at the history of Mardan, it was once part of one of the oldest civilizations called the Gandhara civilization. Saint Ali Shah Mardan founded this glorious city in between the 11th and 12th centuries. 

Mardan is one of the prominent cities of Pakistan, having a very healthy literacy rate of 56.81%. The public sector, private education services, local community service, Army Schools, madaris education, and four distinguished universities are playing a vital role in the educational development of Mardan. 

Information about Universities in Mardan

  • It is worth noting that four reputable universities are in progress for the educational development of Mardan. These include Abdul Wali Khan University, University of Agriculture Mardan, the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), and Women University Mardan.
  • Abdul Wali Khan University is a public sector university along with nine campuses. Thousands of students get enrolled every year in more than thirty diverse fields of study. 
  • Mardan is a fertile land best suitable for agricultural activities. Therefore, the University of Agriculture, also named Amir Muhammad Khan Campus, Mardan, facilitates the students with advanced knowledge of recent advancements and ways of improving agriculture. It has the honour of ranking 1st in agriculture in the province and 4th rank in the country.
  • Moreover, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), and Women University of Mardan are also contributing to the socioeconomic development of the society through advanced research and study in a wide range of disciplines.

What is Mardan famous for?

  • Mardan is famed for its warm-welcoming public. 
  • It is a combination of hilly areas and fertile plain land.
  • In Mardan, the British Raj established one of the finest irrigation systems in the 19th century. 
  • Economy: It is mentioned earlier that Mardan is blessed with fertile soil. Therefore, wheat, corn, sugarcane, tobacco, sugar beets and fruits are produced and exported on a wide scale. 
  • In addition, Mardan is a hub of industries which include industries of textile, vegetable oil mills, cigarette manufacturing point and sugar refineries.
  • Moreover, the hills of Mardan are enriched with marble deposits
  • Climate: The summer season is scorching. During May and June, dust storms are frequent during the night. Most of the rainfall occurs in July, August, December, and January.
  • History: Mardan was once the hub of Gandhara art. The glorious history can be seen at Jamal Garhi, Shahbaz Garhi and Takhtbai, where the remains of these cities still exist.
  • This land has seen the rules of Chandragupta, the great Buddhist Emperor Asoka, and King Mehandi. During the reign of these great empires, Mardan became the centre of Buddhism and Brahmanism.
  • Later on, Scythians and Indian took rule of the area until the 7th century CE.
  • The Rock of Shahbazgarhi, located at the north of Mardan, is also a site of attraction for history lovers.

Jaamiah is in progress to provide the latest updates about all universities in Mardan. It has launched a free platform for students to help them choose the right institute for their higher education. Moreover, it displays detailed particulars about the tuition fees, public reviews, location and other information required for admission in the universities and filters so that students can easily access the required information necessary for admission in their field of interest. Online courses are also being provided by some universities so that students looking for distance learning can benefit from it and acquire online degrees in specific fields. In addition, financial aid and scholarships are being offered for needy students to complete their higher education. 

Quick Facts

Population: 2,373,061

Literacy Rate: 56.81%


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