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University of the Punjab

University of the Punjab is one of the oldest institutes in Pakistan and located in Lahore, the Provincial Capital of Punjab Province of Pakistan. The university was established and has its first senate meeting back in 1882 at Simla and is currently the largest universities of Pakistan. The university is informally called as PU or Punjab University in the region.

PU Students Interest

The number of students that are enrolled in many different degrees and fields are more than thirty thousand and the numbers of staff including faculty and research scholars are 1006. The University is Ranked First among all the universities in Pakistan among the multi faculty universities by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

University of the Punjab Campuses

There are many different campuses of the Punjab University which are spread in the different districts of the province.
  1. Allama Iqbal Campus which is also known as the old campus. The campus is located in the heart of Lahore near Mall Road. The campus is named after the poet of East, the national philosopher  Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
  2. Quaid-e-Azam Campus is the new campus of the university and majority of the departments are sited in. The campus has an area of 1700 acres and is located on the famous Canal Bank Road of Lahore and more departments are being developed here.
  3. Gujranwala Campus. The campus is located in Gujranwala district of the Punjab Province with the faculties of commerce, economics, sciences, law and Management.
  4. Jhelum Campus. The campus is located in the Jhelum district of the Punjab Province and has recently started working in 2012. The degrees offered in the campus are Law, Science, Commerce and Management.
  5. Khanaspur Campus. This campus is located in the hills of Murree near Ayubia and is made for recreational center for the faculty along with providing the facilities to the research scholars.

University of the Punjab History

The university was the result of the efforts of the local natives of the Punjab region and Prof Dr GW Leitner was the person who laid the foundation of the university. The university had also the responsibilities of examination along with teaching the students on regular classes. From the time of its formation till the partition in India, the university held responsible for conducting the secondary and intermediate education of then natives along with the higher education. There are many other colleges and universities which were previously affiliated with the university and are working now independent.

Punjab University Examination system

Majority of the departments in the Punjab University has the semester system of examinations, but there are few institutes where there is still annual system. The university has many colleges affiliated with the board. All the B.A and M.A private candidates have to register with the University of the Punjab. The university has its press of its own in which publishes all the different examinations and other magazines etc. There is a huge examination center as well in which many different entry test examinations and annual examinations are conducted.

University of The Punjab Faculties

  1. Faculty of Business
  2. Faculty of Oriental Learning
  3. Faculty of Law
  4. Faculty of Science
  5. Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  6. Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
  7. Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  8. Faculty of Pharmacy
  9. Faculty of Life Sciences
  10. Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  11. Faculty of Islamic Studies
  12. Faculty of Education
  13. Faculty of behavioral and Social Sciences
  14. Faculty of Commerce


Faculty of Business


Faculty of Oriental Learning

  • Department of Arabic
  • Department of Pashto
  • Department of Regional Languages
  • Department of Sindhi
  • Institute of Languages
  • Department of Spanish
  • Department of Turkish
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Iqbal Studies
  • Department of Kashmir Studies
  • Department of Persian
  • Department of Punjabi
  • Department of Urdu
  • Rumi Chair
  • University Oriental College
  • Urdu Development (Committee)

Faculty of Law

  • Punjab University Law College

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
  • University Workshop
  • Institute of Geology

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

  • Centre for Coal Technology
  • Department of Textile Engineering & Technology
  • Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology
  • Skills Devlp. Div
  • Engineering Research Division
  • Institute of Quality & Technology Management
  • University College of Engineering & Emerging Technologies
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Fuel Engineering & Energy Technology
  • Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
  • Department of Polymer Engineering & Technology

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Institute of Administrative Sciences
  • Human Resources Development Centre
  • Undergraduate Complex (IAS)
  • Institute of Business & Information Technology
  • Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry


Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Department of Natural Medicine

Faculty of Life Sciences

  • Centre for Clinical Psychology
  • Centre for Excellence in Molecular Biology
  • Department of Applied Psychology
  • Department of Botany
  • Seed Centre
  • Department of MicroBiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Conventional & Non Conventional Vegetable Research
  • P.U. Floriculture Research Farm
  • Department of Zoology
  • Fish Farm
  • Honey Bee
  • Institute of Agricultural Sciences
  • First Culture bank of Pakistan
  • Herbal Heritage Garden
  • Institute of Biochemistry & Biotechnology
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Department of Archeology
  • Department of South Asian Studies
  • Department of English Language & Literature
  • Department of French
  • Department of History & Pakistan Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Pakistan Study Centre
  • Research Society of Pakistan
  • University College of Arts & Design
  • Architecture Section
  • Book Illustration
  • Design Section
  • Fine Arts Section
  • Graphic Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Ph.D. Programme Art & Design
  • Sculpture
  • Textile Design

Faculty of Islamic Studies

  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Sheikh Zayed Islamic Center

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Special Education
  • P.U. Educational Testing Services
  • Sohail Iftikhar Research Centre
  • Institute of Education & Research
  • Department of Business Education
  • Department of Educational Research and Assessment
  • Department of Elementary Education
  • Department of Islamic Education
  • Department of Science Education
  • Department of Secondary Education
  • Department of Technology Education
  • Dept. of English Language Teaching & Linguistics
  • University Laboratory School

Faculty of behavioral and Social Sciences

  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Social Work
  • Institute of Communication Studies
  • Institute of Social & Cultural Studies
  • Department of Gender Studies
  • Department of NGOs Studies & Civil Society
  • Department of Population Sciences
  • Department of Sociology

Faculty of Commerce

  • Hailey College of Commerce

  • PU Contact Information

    Allama Iqbal Campus

    P.O. Box. No. 54000. Lahore, Pakistan
    Quid-e-Azam Campus
    P.O. Box No. 54590. Lahore, Pakistan.

    Monday to Friday during office hours:-


    Imran Rasheed (Help Line Administrator)


    University of the Punjab Gujranwala Campus

    Near Ali Pur Chowk Rawalpindi Bypass Gujranwala, Pakistan.
    Fax No. 92-55-9201223 Exchange No. 92-55-9201225-6
    Phone No. 92-55-9201222

    University of the Punjab Campus Life

    The campus life is ful of activities. The beautiful roads, great architecture and awesome learning environment makes the life at campus full of zeal and zest.. The hostel life of Punjab University is also very welcoming and students are facilitated with everything.


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