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


  • Trade
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Life Sciences ( Life Sciences)
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Natural sciences
  • Oriental
  • Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Law
  • 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
  • Oriental
  • Pharmacy ( College of Pharmacy )
  • Fine Arts

Quaid -e -Azam Campus

  • In the largest campus of PU almost all faculties are represented.
  • Trade
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Economics

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.

Famous graduates