University of the Punjab
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The University of the Punjab ( Urdu جامعۂ پنجاب, also called PU or Punjab University ) is a public university in Lahore in the Pakistani province of Punjab. The university is the oldest and largest in Pakistan. At the University of about 30,000 students were enrolled in 2011 /12. In addition, there are about 442,000 so-called " off-campus " students who are either enrolled in schools affiliated with the university or do a distance learning program. Thus, the university is among the largest in Asia. In the year 2011/2012 approximately 739 teachers were employed.
The University of the Punjab was founded on 14 October 1882 as a fourth university in British India. The first director of the college was Dr. GW Leitner, a Hungarian with British citizenship. Up to the division of Punjab in 1947, the university was responsible for the north-west of the Indian subcontinent. After the partition of the Punjab was founded on the Indian side in Chandigarh as a substitute the Panjab University, while the University of the Punjab retained its function for the Pakistani areas.
Faculties and Institutions
- Engineering & Technology
- Islamic Studies
- Life Sciences ( Life Sciences)
- Arts and Humanities
- Medicine and Dentistry
- Natural sciences
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Economics and Business Administration
Locations of the University of the Punjab
Allama Iqbal Campus (Old Campus in the city center of Lahore )
- French ( Faculty of Arts and Humanities )
- Information & Technology
- Pharmacy ( College of Pharmacy )
- Fine Arts
Quaid -e -Azam Campus
- In the largest campus of PU almost all faculties are represented.
- Information Technology
Khan track campus
- Center for Integrated Mountain Research ( CIMR )
In addition, 412 colleges in Pakistan are connected to the university at which a total of 442,000 students are enrolled.
- Abdus Salam - Nobel Laureate Physics
- Syed Babar Ali - Industrial, Finance Minister, Philanthropist, WWF President