University of the Punjab

University of the Punjab

University of the Punjab (PU) was Established in 1882, University of the Punjab is a public higher education institution located in city of Lahore, Punjab. University of the Punjab has campuses in Gujranwala and Jehlum cities. PU is Officially recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. University of the Punjab (PU) is a coeducational higher education university with 30,000 plus students.
University is offering following degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in many areas of study. PU is a 136 years old higher education institute; it has a clear admission policy and also having entrance examinations system, further student academic record and grades are considered for admission. University also welcome international applicants to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name   :  University of the Punjab
Acronym : PU
Founded : 1882
Motto : Faith, Unity, Discipline
Colours : Sea green

University Location

Address: Quaid-e-Azam Campus, PO Box No. 54590
Lahore (population range: over 5,000,000)
54590 Punjab
T +92 (42) 9923 1102
F +92 (42) 9923 1103
Other locations Gujranwala, Jehlum

Degree Levels & Study Areas

Offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in the following fields:

  • Arts & Humanities Arts & Humanities
  • Business & Social Sciences Business & Social Sciences
    Language & Cultural Language & Cultural
  • Medicine & Health Medicine & Health
  • Engineering Engineering
  • Science & Technology Science & Technology

University Admissions

Gender Admission : Men and Women (coeducation)
International applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection – based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades
Admission Rate : 10-20%
Admission Office :  Room# 215, 2nd Floor, Centre for Undergraduate Studies, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, University of the Punjab
Lahore 54590
+92 (42) 9923 0259

Size and Profile

Total Enrollment Range : 30,000-40,000
Total Faculty : Range 1000
Control Type Public
Entity Type : Non-Profit
Academic Calendar : Semesters
Campus Setting : Urban
Religious Affiliation : Islamic

Facilities and Services

University Housing and Accommodation
Sport Facilities
Financial Aids
Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Distance Learning Not reported


Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

Government of the Punjab
Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC)
National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (NACTE)
Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP)
Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the University of the Punjab as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.


Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

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