Punjab University (Education)

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Established in 1882 at Lahore, the University of the Punjab is the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan. It was the first to be established in the sub-continent in Muslim majority area.
Located in the historical and culturally alive city of Lahore, this University has played a leading role in higher education in the country. The University strives to provide a conducive environment for the pursuit of the academic activities. On account of its quality degrees, pleasant environment and low tuition fees the University remains the institution of first choice for admission seeking students.[1] PU Introduction
  • Details
  • Motto:

    Iman, Ittehad, Tanzeem

  • Motto In Urdu:

    ایمان ، اتحاد ، تنظیم

  • Type:

    Public

  • Established:

    1947

  • Chancellor:

    Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana

  • Seating Capacity:

    2500 readers

  • Library area:

    102,000 sq. feet

  • Collection:

    National And International

  • Library Book Collection:

    Books, Magazines and Periodicals

  • Library Books:

    500,000 +

  • Founder of the University:

    Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner

  • Vice Chancellor:

    Zafar Mueen Nasir

  • Academic staff:

    730

  • Academic Departments:

    63

  • Students:

    45,000 (on campus), 331796 (off campus)

  • Location:

    Lahore, Gujranwala, Khanspur, Jhelum, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Campus:

    Urban

  • Colors:

    Blue, Bronze, Red

  • Opportunities to Develop :

    scientific, socio-cultural, economic and political leadership, learner-centred teaching and research, our identity at National and International level

  • Sub-continent:

    Muslim majority

  • Nickname:

    PU Lahore

  • Mascot:

    Pioneer

  • Affiliation:

    Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Engineering Council

  • Website:

    http://www.pu.edu.pk/

History

The University of the Punjab was formally established with the convening of the first meeting of its Senate on October 14, 1882 at Simla. The University of the Punjab was formally established with the convening of the first meeting of its Senate on October 14, 1882 at Simla. It was the fourth University to be established by the British colonial authorities on the Indian Subcontinent. The first three universities were established by the British rulers at their initial strongholds of Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. The University of the Punjab came into existence as a result of a long drawn struggle of the people of Punjab after the war of independence in 1857. Contrary to the three previously established universities, which were only examining institutions, the University of the Punjab was both teaching as well as examining body right from the beginning. The contribution of Dr. G. W. Leitner, an enlightened Hungarian and a naturalized Britisher, was instrumental in the establishment of this University. He became its first Registrar. Prof. A. C. Woolner, who remained Vice-Chancellor of this University during 1928-1936, played a key role in its development during the initial decades of this century. His statue still stands in front of the Allama Iqbal Campus of the University. Until independence in 1947 The University of the Punjab fulfilled the educational needs of a vast region of the Subcontinent. Partition of the Subcontinent somewhat reduced the geographical limits of the jurisdiction of the University. However, for many years after independence it still ranged over vast areas including Punjab, NWFP, Baluchistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. New universities were set up later in the country to share responsibility for imparting higher education with the University of the Punjab. The strength of the University Faculty was greatly reduced because of the migration of non-Muslim teachers and scholars at the time of independence. The University functioning was restored, mainly due to the efforts of the eminent educationists like Dr. Umar Hayat Malik, who became the first Vice Chancellor after the independence. Academic programs were initiated soon after the independence many new departments.[2] PU HIstory

Introduction

Punjab University
Punjab University
Established in 1882 at Lahore
  • Established in 1882 at Lahore, the University of the Punjab is the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan. It was the first to be established in the sub-continent in Muslim majority area.
  • Located in the historical and culturally alive city of Lahore, this University has played a leading role in higher education in the country. The University strives to provide a conducive environment for the pursuit of the academic activities. On account of its quality degrees, pleasant environment and low tuition fees the University remains the institution of first choice for admission seeking students.
  • Allama Iqbal Campus, named after the great South Asian thinker and mystic poet, with Islamic architectural design is in the middle of the bustling city of Lahore.
  • Quaid-i-Azam Campus, after the name of the father of the Nation, is located 12 kilometers to the South of Allama Iqbal Campus. Spread over an area of 1800 acres of lush green landscape, this campus is the centre of academic and administrative activities of the University. A canal dividing the academic blocks from the student lodgings and adds to the beauty of the campus.
  • The University has also a summer campus at Khanaspur, located at a height of about 7,000 ft. in the Himalayan range near Ayubia. This Campus, in addition to providing research facilities, is also used as a recreational centre for the faculty and the students.
  • The University has also started Sub-Campuses at Gujranwala and Jhelum, with four disciplines i.e. Business Administration, Commerce, Law and Information Technology. Few more disciplines will be added in near future.
  • The University comprises of 5 Campuses, 13 Faculties, 10 Constituent Colleges, over 73 Departments, Centres, Institutes, and 614 affiliated colleges. It has over 818 permanent faculty members involved in teaching/research and over 36,000 on campus students.

Chancellors Message

The University of the Punjab enjoys a respectable position as a seat of learning amongst the reputed universities of the world on account of its rich cultural heritage and accessible opportunities being provided to a multitude of our youth for attaining quality education at an affordable cost. It is indeed a matter of great satisfaction for me to note that significant improvement has been made in the sphere of imparting higher education at the University. Innovative research in various new disciplines and new scientific courses has recently been introduced which will greatly help to cultivate an atmosphere essential for acquiring a high academic standard. It is commendable that the University of the Punjab has created a modern infrastructure to make it possible for students to update their knowledge in various scientific disciplines since modern technology has become an essential vehicle of rapid progress. At the same time, the University has been quite successful in maintaining a balance between modern trends in education and its old traditions. As Chancellor, I am confident that efforts to excel in the field of higher education and the inculcation of moral values in the students at the University Campus will continue in future with a greater zeal.[3] Chancellor's Message 

Vice Chancellors Message

My mission is to raise the productivity of our graduates through quality education and practical knowledge to contribute in a significant way to the national economy.

Campus

The activities of the University are divided over the Allama Iqbal Campus (Old Campus) located in the middle of the busy city center, and the Quaid-e-Azam Campus (New Campus) that is located about twelve kilometers to the south. Whereas the Allama Iqbal Campus boasts of buildings of great architectural significance, the Quaid-e-Azam Campus is spread over an area of 1,800 acres of lush green tract. Although with the construction of new blocks at the Quaid-e-Azam Campus the academic departments and administrative offices have gradually shifted here, the Allama Iqbal Campus has retained its importance for the various functions of the University.[4]PU Campus

Academic Programs

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
  • Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
  • Faculty of Commerce.
  • Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences.
  • Faculty of Education.
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology.
  • Faculty of Islamic Studies.[5] PU Academic programms

Academic Departments

Quaid-i-Azam Campus

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Centre for South Asian Studies
  • Department of Archaeology
  • Department of English Language & Literature
  • Department of French
  • Department of History & Pakistan Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Pakistan Study Centre
  • Research Society of Pakistan
Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Social Work
  • Institute of Communication Studies
  • Institute of Social & Cultural Studies
Faculty of Commerce
  • Hailey College of Commerce
Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
  • Department of Economicst
  • Department of Information Management
  • Institute of Administrative Sciences
  • Institute of Business & Information Technology
  • Institute of Business Administration (IBA)
Faculty of Education
  • Department of Special Education
  • Institute of Education & Research
Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Centre for Coal Technology
  • Department of Textile Engineering & Technology
  • Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology
  • Institute of Quality & Technology Management
  • University College of Engineering & Emerging Technologies
Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • Institute of Islamic Studies
  • Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre
Faculty of Law
  • Punjab University Law College
Faculty of Life-Sciences
  • Centre for Applied Molecular Biology (CAMB)
  • Centre for Clinical Psychology
  • Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology
  • Department of Botany
  • small bullet  Seed Centre
  • Department of MicroBiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Department of Zoology
  • Institute of Agricultural Sciences
  • Department of Sports Sciences & Physical Education
  • Institute of Applied Psychology
  • Institute of Biochemistry & Biotechnology
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Punjab University Medical College, Lahore
Faculty of Oriental Learning
  • Department of Arabic
  • Institute of Languages
Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Department of Natural Medicine
Faculty of Science
  • Centre for High Energy Physics
  • Centre For Integrated Mountain Research (CIMR)
  • Centre for Undergraduate Studies
  • Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics
  • College of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • College of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Space Science
  • Institute of Chemistry

Allama-Iqbal Campus

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • University College of Arts & Design
Faculty of Commerce
  • Hailey College of Banking & Finance
Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Urdu Encyclopaedia of Islam
Faculty of Oriental Learning
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Iqbal Studies
  • Department of Kashmir Studies
  • Department of Persian
  • Department of Punjabi
  • Department of Urdu
  • Hazrat Syed Ali Hujveri Chair
  • Rumi Chair
  • University Oriental College
  • Urdu Development (Committee)
Faculty of Pharmacy
  • University College of Pharmacy
Faculty of Science

Gujranwala Campus

Faculty of Administrative
  • Registrar Office (Gujranwala Campus)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Department of English Language & Literature (Gujranwala Campus)
Faculty of Commerce
  • Department of Banking & Finance (Gujranwala Campus)
  • Department of Commerce (Gujranwala Campus)
Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
  • Department of Business Administration (Gujranwala Campus)
Faculty of Law
  • Department of Law (Gujranwala Campus)
Faculty of Science

Khanspur Campus

Jhelum Campus

Faculty of Administrative
  • Registrar Office (Jhelum Campus)
Faculty of Commerce
  • Department of Commerce (Jhelum Campus)
Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
  • Department of Business Administration (Jhelum Campus)
Faculty of Law
  • Department of Law (Jhelum Campus)
Faculty of Science

Noble Prize Holder

The two Nobel laureates are from University of the Punjab speaks volumes for its academic and research excellence. Har Gobind Khorana attended D.A.V. High School in Multan. He did his BSc from University of the Punjab in 1943.He obtained an M. Sc. Degree in 1945 again from the University of the Punjab. He shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Abdus Salam scored the highest marks ever recorded for the Matriculation Examination at the University of the Punjab. He won a scholarship to Government College, University of the Punjab, and took his MA in 1946.Abdus Salam became head of the Mathematics Department of the Punjab University in 1952.The Nobel Prize in Physics 1979 was awarded jointly to Abdus Salam, Sheldon Lee Glashow, and Steven Weinberg.[10] PU Noble

Aims and Objectives

Vision Punjab University intends to be a leading public university in providing affordable educational opportunities to develop scientific, socio-cultural, economic and political leadership, through learner-centred teaching and research, while strengthening their identity at National and International level.[11]PU Vision

Mission Statement

Their mission is to provide a holistic education as such an approach has a two fold benefit. The first is that young people are nurtured to be sensitive, tolerant, humane and capable of thinking in a creative and critical way. The second is, that armed with a sense of history and equipped with knowledge and expertise, the graduates whom we send out into the world are in a better position to develop their leadership potential and make a positive contribution to public life. We hope that understanding as they do, their role in the wider community of human kind and responsible to it their action and attitudes will reflect their education.[12] PU Mission

Goals

  • Improvement in quality and standard of education to conform the national / international needs
  • Promotion of development-oriented applied research.
  • Accountability in finances and academic programs.
  • Character development with emphasis on morality and growth of maturity.[13] PU Goals

Contact

Quaid-e-Azam Campus

P.O. Box No. 54590. Lahore, Pakistan.

Allama Iqbal Campus

P.O. Box. No. 54000. Lahore, Pakistan.

Gujranwala Campus

  • Near Ali Pur Chowk Rawalpindi Bypass Gujranwala, Pakistan. 
  • Fax No. 0092-55-9201223 Exchange No. 0092-55-9201225-6 
Phone No. 0092-55-9201222

Vice Chancellor

Dr. Zaffar Mueen Nasar
  • Phone Number: 
  • Quaid-e-Azam Campus
  • 0092-42-99231098 
  • Allama Iqbal Campus
  • 0092-42-99211612 
  • Fax Number: 
  • 0092-42-99231101 
  • E-Mail : vc@pu.edu.pk

Registrar

Dr. Muhammad Khalid Khan 
  • Phone Number: 
  • Quaid-e-Azam Campus 
  • 0092-42-99231102 
  • Additional Registrar
  • 0092-42-99231104
  • Fax Number: 
  • 0092-42-99231103
  • E-Mail : registrar@pu.edu.pk

IT Center

For Internet and CMS related complaints within University of the Punjab, the following Phone numbers of Support section are available for complaint registration. Please get the ticket number of your complaint.
  • 0092-42-990161005
  • 0092-42-990161009 (For CMS Complaints)

Inquiry Regarding Admission

You can dial the following direct numbers of the listed branches:
  • Reception & Information Cell                                                         0092-42-99233132
  • Form Section                                                                               0092-42-990161211
  • Regular Admissions @ M.A./M.Sc.                                                0092-42-99230259
  • Regular Admissions @ B.A./B.Sc. (Hons.)                                      0092-42-99230259
  • E-Mail : infocell@pu.edu.pk
     Website:http://pu.edu.pk[14]  PU Contact

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