Army Burn Hall College for Boys

College Facilities / Infrastructure

Academic Blocks

College Academic Block is located in the centre of the College campus. This British style legendary block symbolizes its legacy and tradition. The College comprises two campuses; Main Campus; consisting of College Section, Cambridge Section and School Section; New Campus includes Middle Section and Junior Section.
College Section
College Section consists of 1st Year and 2nd Year. Mostly students come on promotion from School Section, but fresh intake on vacant seats is taken in 1st Year class.
School Section
School Section consists of 9th and 10th classes. Mostly students come on promotion from Middle Section, but vacant seats are offered for fresh intake.


Cambridge Section

Cambridge Section of the College consists of O/A levels. The syllabus is prescribed by the University of Cambridge and is revised every two years, with a view to bringing about changes to keep the students abreast with the latest developments and optimum enhancement of their intellectual faculties.
The O/A Level curriculum places emphasis on broad and balanced study across a wide range of subjects. The curriculum develops learners' skills in creative thinking, inquiry and problem-solving and is structured, so that learners attain both practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

New Campus

The New Campus comprises a three storeyed semi-circular building with Administration Block in the centre and Academic Blocks on outer circle with two Residential blocks in the inner circle. The Campus has been equipped with the state of the art Computer laboratories, which enable the students to keep in touch with today's world.

Junior Section

The Junior Section from Prep to 5th classes has been constructed as a feeder institution to the College. This Section has spacious rooms, which can accommodate 875 of students and also provides conducive environment to the students where they can acquire knowledge with full zeal and zest.
In Junior Section there is an Activity Room for the young students, where they are given full freedom to do anything related to their education. Alongside these facilities there is a Music Room as well, in which the young artists are trained under the supervision of skilled and trained music teachers.
The students are allowed to show their creativity and imagination in the Art Rooms, possessing all the equipment that the students require. This allows the students not only to get good grades but also improve their intellect and innate talent as well.

Middle Section

Middle Section, consisting of 6th, 7th and 8th classes, has recently been created, which has been accommodated in New Campus, in the proximity of Junior Section, and Cambridge Section has been shifted to Main Campus. Two-fold objectives were envisaged in this shifting: discernible improvement in the results of Cambridge classes and housing of students with less age in one Campus i.e New Campus.

Auditorium

A well equipped auditorium, named after the first Principal of the College, Father F. Scanlon, adds to the beauty of the College. It has a seating capacity of 750. All the Inter-House competitions like Qiraat/Hamd-o-Naat, Quiz, Debates, Declamations, Conferences are held in it. Parents' Day and All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation functions are also arranged in this Hall. Movies are shown on weekly basis to the boarder students on regular basis. Movie night is an occasion of special interest for the students.

Houses


College has five hostels to accommodate approximately 750 boarders, named after Muslim freedom fighter/heroes viz Syed Ahmad Shaheed House, Shah Ismail Shaheed House, Sultan Tipu Shaheed House and Sher Khan Shaheed House. All the dormitories are well furnished, spacious and centrally heated.
Daily newspapers, magazines and periodicals are regularly provided to the students to keep them abreast with day-to-day national and world affairs. The Housemaster, alongwith 2-3 Assistant Housemasters and Prefects, supervises each House. The Prefects are selected among the senior students on the basis of their performance in academic, curricular, co-curricular, extra-curricular activities and leadership traits.
Each house has a Physical Training Instructor, who looks after sports and physical training of students. Every House has bearers and security guards, who are responsible to ensure the security and upkeep of their respective houses.

B.A. Malik Library


Library is the soul of an educational institution that determines the intellectual health of its members. It is a source to enrich the minds of the students with the valuable knowledge stocked in the books on different subjects and topics. Senior Burn Hall School has been blessed with this paradise of learning right from the start i.e. 1956. The first college library was located in Thijssen Block. Later it was shifted to the present building constructed in 1973. In 2017, the library was uplifted with provision of more books, educational CDs and e-link, and was named after Brigadier Bashir Ahmed Malik, the first Army Principal of the college.

Brig. Bashir Ahmed Malik remained the Principal of Burn Hall School, from 1977 to 1982. He was the first Muslim Principal of Burn Hall School, after it was handed over to Pakistan Army in 1977. He had the longest tenure at Burn Hall after Fathers. Owing to his services to Burn Hall, the College Library has been named as B.A Malik library after its major renovation in 2017.

It has been renovated again in 2021 by the administration. The addition of Timeline from 1857-2020, Islamic Corner, Pakistan Corner, Science Corner and Wisdom Quotes on the walls has given it even richer academic taste and value. Currently it has a collection of about more than 10,000 books and more than 3 million e-books and contains an ocean of knowledge and wisdom for the Hallians to quench their thirst of learning and develop the habit of reading. The library In-Charge and assistant librarian are available for the students to facilitate them to take maximum benefit and develop a deeper insight on all spheres of life. The new furniture and facility of coffee bar has made it more appealing and a favorite corner in the College.

Students' Mess


The College has a traditional Mess. A Mess Committee under the supervision of College Principal runs the Mess. The menu is very carefully prepared to provide a balanced diet. The quality of food is maintained to the satisfaction of the students. Special diet is also available on medical advice.

Medical Facilities


The College has a 7-bed Hospital. A Medical Officer and two Nursing Assistants are available to provide medical care to the students. The cases requiring investigation are referred to the CMH for advice, if needed, the students are admitted in the CMH for treatment. The sons/wards of serving/retired Armed Forces personals get free treatment at CMH, whereas, the parents of non-entitled students have to bear the expenses of the treatment/medicine, investigation, etc. of their wards as per rules in vogue. Children requiring admission beyond 7 days are not retained in the hostel, they are given leave in consultation with their parents/guardian.

Religious Instructions and the College Mosque


Character building and moral grooming are essential parts of education. An effort is made to help students develop a balanced world-view, tolerant and accommodative attitude. The Morning Assembly begins with the recitation of the Holy Quraan, followed by a Hadith and their translation into English. The 'Nazra Quraan' is taught as a compulsory subject. Moreover, the Annual Qiraat / Hamd-o-Naat Competition is a regular part of the religious discipline. All Religious/ National days are celebrated with the enthusiasm and solemnity.

The Horse and Saddle Club


Horse and Saddle Club has always been a distinct feature of boarding institutions. Besides the fun aspect, riding and controlling a horse gives the students a huge confidence boost and improves their self esteem. To develop a sense of responsibility, discipline and a range of additional skills the Horse and Saddle Club has been made functional at the very heart of College. The construction of stable, riding arena and purchase of horses has highly stirred the interest of Hallians in equestrian disciplines. Mr. Adil Jadoon, lecturer in English, being the In-Charge, shares valuable guidelines regarding horse riding with the young riders. The Club has grown in size and popularity on Campus.

Hallians’ Legacy

Museum is a unique blend of knowledge and history of any residential cum day scholars institution with a vivid description of its journey from evolution to excellence. The Hallians’ Legacy at Army Burn Hall College for Boys, replete with annals of more than 70 years, connects our glorious past of pristine purity of services with a dynamic present and helps us to envision our promising future. It is established with an avowed aim to hold a distinctive place in preserving the legacy, perpetuating the values, and penetrating the roots even deeper for those yet to come. It is a treasure trove of memories as well as a fountain of inspiration and education, a humble recognition for the unparalleled services of the blessed Hallians whose indelible contribution has left a trail to follow.

The Lily Pond


The Pond garden, where the administration block stands now, demolished in 2003, was a magical part of the school, with the branches of weeping willows and bottle brushes bending over it. The pond garden was full of water lilies and lotuses, their glistening, waxy leaves floating majestically and the silvery gold fish darting in out of their roots. The quaint, old well with its red roof seemed out of a fairy tale and indeed that is what that time seems to the alumni… straight out of a fairy tale! It had a very special place in the hearts of old Hallians. It was a confident, a friend, a silent listener and a great companion who would always welcome them with open arms and guide them to keep their sorrows and sufferings to themselves and present their beauty to the world. With the kind courtesy of the alumni, the memorable Lily Pond has been re-constructed and inaugurated in March, 2020.