Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 10 Universities of Lahore

There are many educational institutes in Lahore. All universities have their own value but some are really highly distinguished academic Universities.

1. Lahore University of Management Sciences 


The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a national university, established by sponsors belonging to the country’s leading private and public sector corporations. The goal of the sponsors is to develop an institution, which would provide rigorous academic and intellectual training and a viable alternative to education comparable to leading universities across the world.

The university was granted a charter by the government of Pakistan in March 1985In 1986 LUMS launched its Business School with a world-class MBA programme (recently the School has been renamed as the Suleman Dawood School of Business). In 1994, LUMS started a BSc Honours Programme in Economics and Computer Science. Over Subsequent years this evolved to include more specializations. 

In 1996, the School of Arts and Sciences was formed to oversee the undergraduate programme at LUMS. Later on, masters programmes in Economics, Computer Science and Computer Engineering were also added, followed by the launch of doctoral programmes in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Mathematics and the Executive MBA programme. In 2002, a five year, integrated, BA-LL.B degree was also included to the list of programmes offered by the school. 

In 2006, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law has been established that oversees the Social Sciences, Economics and Law Departments, and the School of Science and Engineering, launched in 2008, oversees Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Electrical Engineering.

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Salute to Education
1984
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Dr. Sohail H. Naqvee
LUMS
HEC, PEC
Opposite Sector U, DHA
(042) 35608000

2. University of the Punjab


The University of the Punjab came into existence as a result of a long drawn struggle of the people of Punjab after the Indian Mutinyin 1857.Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner was the founder of the university. Contrary to the three previously established universities, which were only examining institutions, the University of the Punjab was both teaching as well as examining body right from the beginning.


From its formation in 1882 until 1947, the University of the Punjab served the educational needs of the entire region of pre-independence Punjab and northern India. Mohindra College, Patiala was the first college of higher learning to affiliate with University of Punjab in 1882; followed by St. Stephen's College, Delhi. The independence of Pakistan in 1947 reduced the geographical jurisdiction of the university, as it was split into two separate universities in the respective countries. The Indian portion of the university is referred to as Punjab University. The current Institute of Administrative Sciences was created in 1962.

Many major institutions that were previously affiliated to Punjab University have now become independent universities on their own, such as Government College University, Lahore and Medical and Engineering Colleges.


Campus:

  • Allama Iqbal Campus: also known as the old campus, located in the centre of Lahore, it is named after the great South Asian thinker and mystic poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The campus houses the Senate, the Syndicate, the Selection Board and the Advanced Studies & Research Board are generally held there.
  • Quaid-i-Azam Campus: also known as the new campus, it is named after the founder of Pakistan and is located 12 kilometres to the south of the Allama Iqbal Campus. Spread over an area of 1,700 acres of lush green landscape this campus is the center of academic and administrative activities of the university. A canal divides the academic blocks from the student lodgings.
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Iman, Ittehad, Tanzeem
1882
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Mujahid Kamran
HEC, PEC
www.pu.edu.pk
PU
(042) 990161201-5

3. Kinnaird Women University


The college was established at the start of the 20th century when it was housed near Kinnaird High School. Initial tuition focused on Intermediate classes beginning in 1913, followed by B.A. classes four years later. The college moved to Jail Road in 1926 after it was determined that more space was needed. In 1933, the college acquired land near Lahore's canal and new buildings were constructed to house the increasing numbers of girls studying at the college. By 1939 the college had grown into a 20-acre campus.

Kinnaird College, the premier women's college in Pakistan, was founded in 1913 by the Zenana and Bible Medical Mission, now called Interserve. Pupils of Kinnaird High School pleaded to continue their education. so the first Intermediate class (FA) started with Miss Joan McDonald as Principal. BA classes commenced in 1917. The American Presbyterian Mission and the Church Missionary Society joined in 1919 to make Kinnaird a union institution. Others followed. From 1913 to 1922 the college was the only women's liberal arts college in the Punjab.

The science department was not founded until 1950 - two world wars, lack of finance and partition of the subcontinent were the main hindrances. The student body grew from 6 to 170 by 1951. The early students were mainly Christians joined by more and more Hindus. Kinnaird College moved from its first site in and around Kinnaird High School in 1926 to Lake Road, and in 1938 to its present site. In 1932 the Principal, Miss McNair, agonized about moving to Agra where the College had been offered the campus of St. John's College. This offer was declined, and Kinnaird with its campus was preserved. After independence of Pakistan 1947, the Hindu and Sikh students migrated to India while Muslims migrated to Pakistan. Kinnaird College has became a predominantly Muslim college.


Kinnaird College for Women
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Light to Guide us, Courage to support us and love to unite us
1913
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KC
http://www.kinnaird.edu.pk
93- Jail road, Lahore
(042) 99203781

4. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences


The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences is one of the leading technical universities in Pakistan. It has multiple campuses based in cosmopolitan cities of Pakistan. It also has the distinction of being the first multi-campus university in Pakistan.

Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) was founded and established by BCCI financier Hasan Abidi that provided a large financial capital for university's purpose to promote research in computer sciences and emerging technologies in 1980. Established in 2000, it is regarded as one of the leading technical universities in Pakistan.

Programs:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral studies in engineering
  • Management sciences
  • Business administration
  • Humanities
  • Arts and natural and social sciences
It is consistently ranked among one of the leading and top institutions of higher learning in the country, securing its top rank in the computer sciences/IT category by the HEC in 2010.
The university's guidelines are committed to producing graduates of the highest order who may act as vanguard of the IT Revolution in Pakistan.

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Who has taught by the pen, has taught Man that which he knew not.
2000
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FAST-NU, NUCES
HEC, PEC
http://www.nu.edu.pk
Block B, Faisal Town
(042) 111-128-128

5. University of Engineering and Technology


UET was established in 1921 in Mughalpura, a suburban area of Lahore, as Mughalpura Technical College. In 1923, the name was changed to Maclagan Engineering College to honor Sir Edward Maclagan, the then Governor of the Punjab, who laid the foundation stone of the building.

In 1932 the institution became affiliated with the University of the Punjab for award of bachelor's degree in Engineering. At the time of independence of Pakistan in 1947, it offered Bachelor of Science courses in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering.

In 1954, bachelor's degree program in Mining Engineering was started. In 1961, it was again renamed as West Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology. During the 1960s, bachelor's degree courses were started in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Architecture, and City and Regional Planning. 

By the 1970s it had established over a score of master's degree courses in engineering, architecture, planning and allied disciplines. PhD degree programs were also started.

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Read in the name thy Lord who creates!
1921
Public Research
UET
HEC, PEC
http://www.uet.edu.pk
G.T. Road
(042) 99029258

6. Lahore College for Women University


Lahore College for Women University is an independent women's university in Lahore, founded as a women's college in 1922. One of the oldest female institutions of Pakistan, the university has 15,000 students and a teaching faculty of 450. It admits students at the intermediate,bachelors level master's and Ph.D. levels.

Established in May 1922 as an intermediate residential college, it was housed in a building on Hall Road, Lahore, with a strength of 60 students, 25 of whom were boarders and 13 staff members.

As per ranking of general universities, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) ranks Lahore College for Women University at 15.

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Discipline Ensures Success
1922
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LC
www.lcwu.edu.pk
Near Wapda Flats, Jail Road
(042) 992038019

7. King Edward Medical University


King Edward Medical University was established in 1860 as the Lahore Medical College. It is the fourth oldest medical school in South Asia, after Medical College Kolkata(January 28 1835), Madras Medical College, Chennai (February 2 1835) and Grant Medical College, Bombay (1845)
The first academic building was completed in 1883.


On December 21, 1911, Lahore Medical College was renamed King Edward Medical College in Honor of the late King and Emperor and was elevated to the status of an independent, degree-granting university on May 12, 2005, when it became King Edward Medical University.

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Altapete
1860
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http://www.kemu.edu.pk
Mayo Hospital Road, Nelagumbad, Anarkali
(042) 99211145

8. Government College University


The Government College University is a public university located in the downtown area of Lahore. It is one of the oldest university in Pakistan as well as oldest institution of higher learning in the Muslim world. Initially established as Government College Lahore, it was granted university status by the Government of Pakistan in 2002; the word college is retained in its title for preserving its historical roots.

The GCU offers wide range of programs for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral studies with a strong emphasis on science and arts. Its departments of physics and mathematics holds an international prestige and retains distinguish image for world-class research and development in the country as well as in the world. As of current, the GCU has four faculties within which there are 29 academic departments; there are four research institutes associated with the GCU. 

The GCU secured its second position in the "medium category" by the HEC in 2013. In addition, the GCU has the highest graduation rate in the country, with an average of 95.5% annually. Alumni of the GCU are called Ravians which is derived word from the name of the student magazine "Ravi", published by the administration of the college; the magazine name is inspired by the Ravi River.The GCU is noted for its historical roots and attracted notable scholars such as Leitner, Salam and philosopher Iqbal to studied and became alumnus of the GCU.

Government College University, Lahore
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Educating People For Tomorrow
Courage to Know
1864
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GCU
Ravians
www.gcu.edu.pk
Near Nasir Bagh, Katchery Road
(042) 111-000-010

9. Forman Christian College


The university was founded by Dr. Charles W. Forman who arrived to South Asia in 1847 and, two years later, settled in Lahore (now in Pakistan).He was the founder of the Rang Mahal School, Lahore, which was the first Anglo-vernacular school in the Punjab. The school added a college department in 1865 which was later became university in 2005 and known as Forman Christian College University.It started offering American style, world class education in Pakistan. FCCU started new postgraduate courses along with MBA in 2007.

One of Forman's faculty members, Prof. Arthur Compton, conducted the bulk of his research on cosmic rays at FCC University for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1927. One of Professor Compton's former students Professor Piara Singh Gill taught at the college as Lecturer in Physics between 1940 and 1947. Two alumni, Dr. Sir S. S. Bhatnagar and Dr. Bashir Ahmad, laid the foundation for scientific and industrial research in both parts of the subcontinent by establishing ICSIR and PCSIR respectively. 



The first two Science graduates of FC College University were also the first Science graduates of the University of the Punjab (1900–1902). In this way FCCU was the first to establish, in this part of the subcontinent, Departments of Biology (1898), Greek, Latin and Hebrew Languages (1895–96), Industrial Chemistry (1917), Geography (1924), setting up the Experimental Psychology Laboratory, introducing the tutorial system (1908), appointing Deans of the Faculties introducing co-educational system (1902), and establishing an alumni Association (1896). Besides this FCCU also starts Software engineering, CS,and IT in 2006.

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By Love, serve one another
1864
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FCC
www.fccollege.edu.pk
Zahoor Elahi Road
(042) 9231581

10. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences


The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, is a public research university. It has additional teaching campuses in rural areas of Punjab, Pattoki and Jhang.

Established in 1882, it is one of the oldest institution of veterinary sciences and microbiology in Asia and is one of the institution founded by the Great Britain.Since its inception, it maintained its reoccupation as one of the famous and renown institution Veterinary and animal sciences, and conducts wide range of research in microbiology and development of human resource. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes in diverse fields of animals health, food irradiation,security and safety. The university maintains its highest ranks and regarded as one of the top university in "agriculture" category by the HEC, as of 2010.

Commercialization of research and expertise from the university also plays and generates significant economic growth and business opportunities in Pakistan, as many recommendation by universities think tanks are adopted by the government.The university's own programme is focused towards building efforts on poverty reduction, prosperity, livestock production and building a generation of trained manpower in the country.

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UVAS
www.uvas.edu.pk
Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani Road
(042) 99211374

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10 comments

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

moto of lums???

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Anonymous said...

Beautifully defined! <3

Muhammad Mahad said...

No COMSATS in top 10 :(

yasir aslam said...

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Agam Saran said...

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mahwish khan said...

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Maria Islam said...

Descriptive info about universities....

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