The Website has been designed to provide essential information for all graduate and postgraduate study programs. We hope you will find it a helpful and lively introduction to our courses and our educational, social and recreational facilities. From our website you will notice that we are the country's leading university, offering a very broad program of studies at the Degree, Diploma, Postgraduate, M.Phil, and Ph.D. levels. Being the most prestigious, largest and highest seat of learning in Pakistan, the University has more than 560 faculty members, over 24,000 on-campus students and above 434 affiliated colleges and 10 constituent colleges.
The University has a highly qualified teaching faculty that provides instruction to students in the fields of Arts, Science & Technology, and provides guidance to undertake research in agriculture, industry and allied subjects for developing new products. We are forever reassessing ourselves and our programs in order to develop and improve courses for meeting the ever-changing demands of the world and for preparing students for high professional standards while at the same time promoting personal growth. We are also reorganizing curricula to foster greater creativity in research and exploration into new areas that require integrating finely specialized research fields. At present over 650 students are registered in the Ph.D. programs of various disciplines under the regular Ph.D. scheme. It is our endeavor to produce at least 100 Ph.Ds every year.
Keeping in view modern trends and market demands a fiber optic cable network, more than 30 km long, has been laid to provide high-speed Internet access and LAN connectivity. Our plans are bold and imaginative. The commitment of the University of the Punjab is not only to provide higher education, but also to carry out research and to deliver academic services for the benefits of the country and society. Fifteen new Departments/Centers/Institutes including a School of Biological Sciences and Hailey College of Banking & Finance were established during the year 2002-2003. Besides this 20 new programs were launched during the last three years.
We believe that every student has the requisite potential and our aim is to see that this potential is realized and fulfilled. Such a committed, learner-centered approach to education means that we have a happy and purposeful community that strives for excellence in all academic activities. We are all proud of our achievements. And we can assure you that if you choose to achieve academic qualifications with us here, your time will be stimulating and rewarding and you will develop understanding, reasoning, originality and creativity in your personality.