The University of the Punjab formally known as Punjab University or PU is a Public Research University situated in the heart of Lahore. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Pakistan. It is the largest educational place in the Sub-Continent of Asia. The motto of the university is “Faith, Unity & Discipline. University of the Punjab was founded by Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner in 1854. The university awarded ornament of education to the entire region of Pre-Independence Punjab and Northern India. University was separated into two parts upon partition in the Asia. The portion that is located in India is called Punjab University, Chandigar and portion in Pakistan is referred to Punjab University, Lahore. It is affiliated with Higher Education Commission Pakistan (HEC) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
Many private educational institutions which were affiliated have now become self-governing universities. There are many other private and govt. universities / colleges affiliated with Punjab University. There are several campuses of the institution but two mail campuses of the university such as Allama Iqbal Campus and Quid-e-Azam Campus are located in Lahore. The other campuses of the university are found in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gujranwala, Khanpur, Ayubia and Jhelum. Approximately 30,000 students get enrolled every year.
The quality of Education is tremendous. The degrees offered by this university have demand even in foreign countries. The national and international students are keen to get education here due to high-class educational system. The university at the present is offering degrees in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate in the following programs:-
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities.
- Faculty of Information Technology.
- Faculty of Behavioral & Social Sciences.
- Faculty of Commerce.
- Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences.
- Faculty of Education.
- Faculty of Engineering & Technology.
- College of Engineering & Emerging Technologies.
- Faculty of Islamic Studies.
- Faculty of Law.
- Faculty of Life Sciences.
- Faculty of Medicines & Dentistry.
- Faculty of Oriental Learning.
- Faculty of Pharmacy.
- Faculty of Science and
- Faculty of Mosques.
The university has established collaborations with well-known international colleges and universities. It is also maintaining agreements with University of Manchester, Tarbiat Modares University, University of Tehran, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Sichuan University, University People’s, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, University of Cambridge, University of Derby, University of Luton, University of Bedfordshire, University of Birmingham & etc.
Introduction Punjab University BA Admissions:
The university offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) program for the people who could not get education as regular student. The program of BA has especially been designed for private students. There was combined examination system before however University has divided the program of Bachelor of Arts into 02 parts. The examination of part-I will be conducted in the month of April and part-II in the month of April next year.