Bahauddin Zakariya University

Bahauddin Zakariya University

The Bahauddin Zakariya University is Pakistan’s rapidly growing public University, and it plays an essential role in Pakistan’s development. The University is situated ten kilometers away from the center of the city. A total of 960 acres of land is used for the university building.

Moreover, university has 45 buses and 3 coaches for providing transport facilities to staff and students. Currently, University has fifty-one departments. Three hundred eighty-nine faculty members hold doctorate degrees. A wide range of degree programs is offered, including MBA, M.Sc, M.Phill, M.Com, M.A., and PhD.

Apart from these degrees University has also introduced a four-year undergraduate in Commerce, Science, Pharmacy, English Literature & Linguistics, Business, and Engineering. This article has every information about the university, including Bahauddin Zakariya University History.

    Title    Description
Name: Bahauddin Zakariya University
Type: Public
Main Branch: Multan
Sub Branches: Layyah, Vehari, Lodhran, and Muzaffargarh
Motto: Knowledge is Power
Chancellor: Governor of Punjab
Founded: 1975
Affiliation: HEC

Bahauddin Zakariya University History

Bahauddin Zakariya University History

Multan has maintained its distinction as a center of education. A Muslim saint and religious scholar Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya founded a school in theology in this city. Many scholars from different parts of the world came for research and studies.

The University of Multan was founded in 1975, according to an ‘Act of the Punjab Legislative Assembly.’ To give the honor to a great religious scholar university was named ‘Bahauddin Zakariya University’ in 1979. It is a public university that provides arts and science education.

As agriculture is the backbone of this area, its surrounding area produces excellent silver crop (cotton) and fruits such as dates,  citrus, and mangoes-it was thought extremely important to educate human resources to resolve agricultural problems. In 1989, a College of ‘Agriculture’ was founded accordingly.


The University is striving to grow as a leading and distinctive institution and create a group of researchers, scholars, and academics engaged in a productive discussion that can generate policy-relevant understanding and knowledge on global, regional, and national issues.


The University’s main aim is to provide quality education and advanced research facilities for the people of Punjab’s Southern Region. This institute fulfills these three functions: examination, teaching, and affiliation.


The legislative or governing body of University is its Senate. The academic council is the leading academic body, while Syndicate is the Executive Body. Punjab’s Governor is Vice-Chancellor of the University, while Education Minister acts as Pro-Chancellor.

The Principal Academic and Executive Officer is the Vice-Chancellor, who gets assistance by Chairmen of the Departments, Deans of Faculties, Directors of the Centre, Controller Examinations, and the Registrar.

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Number of Students

A total of 26659 students are pursuing a degree in different subjects; half of them are female.


Sub campuses of BZU are located in Layyah, Vehari, Lodhran, and Muzaffargarh.

Extra-curricular Activities

RHEPS (Research and Higher Education Promotion Society)

The society promotes research activities among the University students.

LDS (Literary and Debating Society)

This society organizes poetic gatherings, declamation competitions, and debates, etc.

Ladies Club

The ladies club has created a friendly and warm atmosphere at the campus. It provides a platform for females to handle their issues and reveal their potential.

Dramatic/Cultural Society (CDS)  

This society adds warmth and color to campus. The club organizes healthy and entertaining diversion by arranging skits competitions, trips, picnics, and concerts.

FSC (Foreign Student Club)

The club assists international students in communicating with local values and  customs.

BDS (Blood Donor Society)

BDS maintains the record of all the blood donor students. In case of an emergency, society calls the required student for donations.

Sports Club

This club regulates and promotes games and sports at the campus. The facilities include hockey, cricket, basketball, football, and volleyball grounds. There are courts for Volleyball, badminton, and basketball.

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Rules and Regulations

Display of University Cards

Display of university cards during campus timing is compulsory.


The University campus is no smoking area, and smoking is not permitted except few allocated areas.

Wall Posting

Any painting, writing, spraying on campus walls is prohibited.

Dress Code

Following proper dress code is required by all the students.


Any form of physical clash or verbal abuse would be considered gross misconduct.

Academic Departments

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Education Department
  • School of Economics
  • Department of Soil Sciences
  • Criminology Department
  • History Department
  • Gender Studies Department
  • Pakistan Studies Department
  • Geography Department
  • Political Science Department
  • Interpersonal Relations Department
  • Communication Studies Department
  • Sociology Department
  • Applied Psychology Department
  • Philosophy Department

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Faculty of Science

  • Institute of Chemical Sciences
  • Centre for Advanced Studies in Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Department
  • Information Technology Department
  • Telecommunication Systems Department
  • Physics Department
  • Statistics Department
  • Pure and Applied Biology Institute
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Institute
  • Biochemistry Department
  • Environmental Sciences Department

Faculty of Islamic Studies and Languages

  • Arabic Department
  • English Department
  • Islamic Studies Department
  • IRC (Islamic Research Centre)
  • Urdu Department
  • SASC (Saraiki Area Study Centre)

Faculty of Commerce, Law & Business Administration

  • IMS  (Institute of Management Sciences)
  • AIBF (Alfalah Institute of Banking & Finance)
  • Commerce Department
  • Gillani Law College

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Department

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences

  • Pathobiology Department
  • Biosciences Department
  • Clinical Sciences Department
  • Livestock & Poultry Productions Department

Faculty of Engineering & Technology

  • University College of Engineering and Technology
  • Civil Engineering Department
  • Institute of Advanced Materials
  • Electrical Engineering Department
  •  Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Building & Architectural Engineering Department
  • Computer Engineering Department
  • BZU College of Textile Engineering

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences & Technology

  • Soil Science Department
  • Agronomy Department
  • Entomology Department
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Department
  • Plant Pathology Department
  • Horticulture Department
  • Forestry and Range Management Department
  • Institute of Food Science & Nutrition
  • Agri. Business & Marketing Department
  • Agricultural Engineering Department


The following hostels are available for the accommodation of girls and boys:

For boys

  • Usman Hall
  • Abubakar Hall
  • Umer Hall
  • Ali Hall
  • Abdul Sattar Edhi Hall
  • Qasim Hall
  • Hamza Hall
  • Mohsin Hall

For girls

  • Mariam Hall
  • Fatima Hall
  • Amna Hall
  • Hajra Hall
  • Ayesha Hall
  • Zainab Hall
  • Khadija Hall

Contact Information

Address: Bahauddin Zakariya University Bosan Road, Multan, Punjab

Ph# +92 (61) 9210071

E-mail: [email protected]