Police said that masked gunmen on a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire on Nazima Talib who was travelling in rickshaw from the university, reported a private TV channel.
The masked assailants managed to escape from the spot.
She succumbed to injuries on way to Civil Hospital Quetta. Police said the incident was most likely an act of target killing.
Talib was serving as an assistant professor since the last 15 years. The Academic Staff Association announced Black Day today (Wednesday) to mourn her killing.
Balochistan University too would also be closed today