- Scholars Avenue
- Innovation Drive
- Khyber Road
- Luqman Avenue
- Bolan Road
- Indus Loop
- Iqbal Square [Its not even a square it’s a round about]
I don’t know what is the point of giving heterogeneous names to the roads. Either they could have had named them according to the places in Pakistan or they could have had altogether English names or names of prominent Pakistanis , but they should have followed one convention. Best solution would have been to assign numbers to the roads. In Islamabad all of the sectors have been divided nicely and systematically, we could have had a similar system. Considering from view of someone who is not accustomed to H-12 it would be very very confusing to get around the sector and find places.
Also In my search for all the road signs I noticed another anomaly in naming of the institutes and the names assigned to their buildings. For example the name of the building in which SEECS has set up, is known as Al-Kindi Block, likewise there are names for all the buildings in NUST which correspond to famous Muslims Scholars – Notice Roomi , Ghazali, Fatima, Iqra and Isra Hostels. Why not call the campuses by their names?
The heterogeneity doesn’t end here, there are three kinds of campuses at NUST:
- Schools [SCME, SEECS, SCEE, NBS, SMME……]
- Centers [CAMP, NCVI, RCMS,….]
- Institutes [NICE, NIT, IGIS, IESE, RIMMS]
Colleges – Since all of them reside out of H-12 so we don’t include them here
I was wondering why in the name of heavens would anybody make it so confusing? What is the status of Schools and Institutes? Is there a hierarchy ? or a nomenclature? Why not make every campus a “school” or an “institute”.
I thought Intel was the only one that used to confuse people with its series of products but we have even bigger candidates in this regard.
In the end is NUST-HQ building called “Rector” [Question Mark] ?