UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL PUNJAB
Education in the 21st century demands a balance between continuity and change. The technological leaps and the consequences thereof has overtaken the old educational paradigms and new concepts have emerged in the world of learning. The Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) was among the first to realize this transition and its challenges. PGC, therefore, submitted a petition to the Government of Punjab, in August 1996, to allow to establish a university in the province. A No Objection Certificate 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 first private sector university in Punjab which acquired the status of a degree awarding institution.
When the University operations started 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 Information Technology (PCIT), Punjab College of Commerce (PCC) and Punjab Law College (PLC) respectively, all situated in Lahore.
University of Central Punjab, at present, has a total of ten faculties, offering programs which are demanding, broad and relevant to today’s professional needs:
UCP offers everything students need to develop and succeed in their academic and professional lives. To make the learning experience enjoyable and fulfilling, students are provided with cutting edge facilities and infrastructure, multiple labs with latest and highly sophisticated equipment. Airconditioned classrooms equipped with multimedia projectors facilitates the teaching process by enhancing learning and understanding.
Besides multiple computer labs various Instrumentation and Measurement, Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Data Communication and Networking labs 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, 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, all weather swimming pool and well-equipped gymnasium are hallmarks of the UCP Campus.
University of Central Punjab seeks for students of high intellectual ability and energy, students who are capable of contributing to the strength and excellence of its academic community. The curriculum gives students an opportunity for the pursuance of their future goals. Each Faculty offers a range of programs and a variety of platforms to the students for exploring their abilities and talents. The exhilarated life at UCP provides its students with innumerable opportunities to collaborate and interact with other students, from different backgrounds, while preparing them for their practical lives after university years. By studying issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives, students learn deeper lessons about reality and the implications of alternative ways of conceptualizing problems. The Volunteers in Service (VIS) program helps our students gain awareness of social responsibility and lifelong obligations to civic engagement. We invite you to visit our campus and witness the first-class facilities, meet our top-class faculty and feel the warmth of our congenial environment.
Faculty and Staff
The highly qualified faculty members at University of Central Punjab (UCP) are well experienced in their respective areas of study. We are proud to have a large number of PhDs, MS/MPhil and Master’s degree holders as faculty and staff members, specialists in their fields. With teaching experience in foreign universities and research papers been published in international journals they are truly dedicated to their professions and provide guidance, care and support that a student needs. The experience and dedication of our faculty members will make your learning experience the most rewarding.