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|