University of Central Punjab
Education in the twenty-first 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. Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) was among the first to realize this transition and its challenges. The PGC, therefore, submitted a petition to the Government of Punjab, in August 1996, for establishing a university in the province. A No Objection Certificate 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 first private sector university in Punjab which acquired the status of degree-awarding institution.
Upon commencement of operations in October 1999, the university 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.
These Colleges were restructured as Faculties of the University and became:
- Faculty of Management Studies
- Faculty of Information Technology
- Faculty of Commerce
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Central Punjab provides you with all the facilities you need to get most out of your education. Multiple labs are equipped with the latest computers and equipment and the classrooms are fitted with multimedia projects for use by the teachers and students. The faculties are equipped with the latest high-tech labs that include Electronics Engineering Lab, Electrical Engineering,
Instrumentation & Measurement Lab, Telecommunication Engineering Lab Computer Engineering Lab and Data Communication & Networking Lab. Classrooms are fully air-conditioned and University has a well-stocked library and round the clock internet facilities.
At UCP, you will find everything you need to make your learning experience fulfilling and enjoyable. This easily accessible campus opposite to Shaukat Khanam Hospital houses all the faculties of the university in the same premises. With a covered area of approximately 500,000 square feet, this premier facility will cater to more than 8000 students. The campus provides eleven engineering and science labs, three gymnasiums and a swimming pool.
With Wi-Fi facility available around the clock on the campus, you have uninterrupted access to the internet that allows you to use the Online Journal Library to conduct your research anywhere on the campus. Free use of the computer labs is also available along with the technical assistance. UCP also has an on-campus bookstore, a ladies lounge, cafeteria and food street for the convenience of the students. State-of-the-art Auditorium, Executive Lounge for Permanent and visiting Faculty members, Swimming Pool and well-equipped Gymnasium are also mention-able Hallmarks of the New Campus.