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.

PUNJAB GROUP OF COLLEGES

The Punjab Group has its roots in a Commerce College set up in Lahore in 1985. Over a period of 31 years, the Group has grown into the largest educational network in Pakistan providing quality education from Playgroup to PhD. The Group, as a progressive enterprise, includes 3 chartered universities, 330 colleges, 15 Resource Academia Schools, 700 plus Allied Schools and 200 plus EFA Schools. The total student body of The Punjab Group is 449,000 students on rolls and 12,00,000 alumni.

The Group proudly owns Mohammad Ali Jinnah University in Karachi, Capital University of Science & Technology in Islamabad and University of Central Punjab in Lahore.

The Group pledges to achieve high literacy rate by working together with private sector to support parents’ affordability to educate their children.

The Punjab Group Family consists of Educational Excellence Limited, National Communications Services (SMC-Pvt.) Limited and Tower Technologies (Pvt.) Limited is a hitech company of the Group which provides expertise and tailor made IT solutions. National Educational Network (Pvt.) Limited, have been set up to take care of franchising Elementary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Education across the country in the form of Schools and Colleges.

Economic-politico-social fabric of the society cannot be reformed until media develops critical thinking of the general masses. National Communications Services (SMC-Pvt.) Limited owns and operates one of the largest and most sophisticated Television Networks in Pakistan known as Dunya TV Network. Roznama Dunya is a new addition in the communication network side. With the progressive vision of the Board of Directors of the Group and the collective efforts of all the stakeholders, the Group expects an annual growth of 30%. As a large, progressive educational group, our main focus is teaching. If you come to us, you’ll have a fantastic learning experience.

LANDMARKS ACHIEVED (YEAR BY YEAR)

Establishment of Punjab College at Canal Bank, Lahore 1985
Establishment of Islamic Commerce Educational Society 1986
Establishment of Punjab Law Colleges 1988
Punjab College at Faisalabad and Rawalpindi 1988
Punjab College of Business Administration, Lahore 1991
Punjab Institute of Computer Science, Lahore 1993
Punjab College at Islamabad 1996
Punjab College at Gujranwala 1997
Punjab College for Women 1998
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi 1998
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad 1998
Punjab College opens its branches at Sargodha and Multan 1999
Punjab College of Information Technology 2000
Tower Technologies (Pvt.) Limited starts operations 2001
University of Central Punjab 2002
Resource Academia School System 2003
Punjab College at Sialkot 2004
Punjab Colleges of Science 2005
Punjab College at Rahim Yar Khan 2006
Dunya News Network goes on air 2008
Punjab College expands its network to Bahawalpur, Gujrat, Okara 2009
New Campus of University of Central Punjab at Johar Town, Lahore 2010
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University in Islamabad 2010
Setting up of Allied Schools (Franchised Educational Network) in 57 Cities 2010
Setting up of Punjab Colleges in 18 New Cities 2010
Setting up of Allied School in 80 New Cities 2011
Setting up of Punjab Colleges in 20 New Cities 2011
Setting up of Punjab Colleges in 16 New Cities 2012
Capital University of Science &Technology (CUST) 2012
Resource Academia School System (Franchised Educational Network) 2012
Setting up of Allied School in 121 New Cities 2013
Setting up of Punjab Colleges in 11 New Cities 2013
Setting up of Punjab Colleges in 06 New Cities 2014
Setting up of Allied School in 126 New Cities 2014
Setting up of Punjab Colleges in 8 New Cities 2015
Setting up of EFA Schools in 71 New Cities 2015
Setting up of Punjab Colleges in 7 New Cities 2016