UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL PUNJAB
Education in the twenty-frst century demands a balance between continuity and change. The technological leaps and the consequences thereof have overtaken the old educational paradigms and new concepts have emerged in the world of learning. The Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) was among the frst to realize this transition and its challenges. The PGC, therefore, submitted a petition to the Government of the Punjab, in August 1996, to allow to establish a university in the province. A No Objection Certifcate was issued in October 1999. The charter to establish the University of Central Punjab (UCP) was awarded in April 2002. Thus this University clinched the distinction of becoming the frst private sector university in the Punjab which acquired the status of a degree awarding institution.
When the University started its operations in October 1999, it offered courses in Management Studies, Information Technology, Commerce and Law through its principal constituents i.e. Punjab College of Business Administration (PCBA), Punjab Institute of Computer Sciences (PICS), Punjab College of Commerce (PCC), Punjab Law College (PLC) and Punjab College of Information Technology (PCIT), all situated in Lahore.
These Colleges were restructured as Faculties of the University and became:
UCP offers everything students need to develop and succeed in their academic and professional lives. To make the learning experience enjoyable and fulflling, students are provided with cutting edge facilities and infrastructure. Multiple labs are provided with latest and highly sophisticated equipment. Airconditioned classrooms equipped with multimedia projectors facilitate teaching process by enhancing learning and understanding.
Besides multiple computer labs, Instrumentation and Measurement Lab, Telecommunication Engineering Lab, Computer Engineering Lab, Data Communication and Networking Lab are set up to provide engineering students an opportunity for hands-on experience.
With Wi-Fi facility available around the clock on the campus, students have uninterrupted access to the internet that allows them to search information and conduct research anywhere on the campus. Free use of the computer labs is also available along with the technical assistance. UCP has an on-campus bookstore, a ladies lounge, cafeteria and food street for the convenience of students. A state-of-the-art auditorium, digital library, executive lounge for permanent and visiting faculty members, a swimming pool and well equipped gymnasium deserve a special mention and are hallmarks of the UCP Campus.
The University of Central Punjab seeks students of high intellectual ability and energy who are capable of contributing to the strength and excellence of its academic community. The curriculum offers students an opportunity for the pursuance of their future goals. Each faculty offers a range of programs and a variety of possibilities for exploring abilities and talents. Whatever you choose to study at UCP, you will find our faculties a place for critical thinking, intellectual engagement and all the resources to make it happen. The campus life provides you an opportunity to collaborate and interact with other students that prepare you for the practical life after university years. By studying issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives, you learn deeper lessons about reality and the implications of alternative ways of conceptualizing problems. Volunteers in Service (VIS) program helps you to gain awareness of social responsibility and lifelong obligations to civic engagement. We invite you to visit our campus to see the first-class facilities, meet our top class faculty and feel the warmth of our congenial environment.
FACULTY AND STAFF
The faculty members at the University of Central Punjab are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields of study. We are proud to have a large number of PhDs, MS/MPhil and Master’s degree holders as faculty and staff members. They are specialists in their fields; many of them have taught in foreign universities and have published research papers in international journals. They are truly dedicated to their profession and provide guidance, care and support that students need from them. The experience and dedication of our faculty members will make your learning experience the most rewarding.