University of the Punjab

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world rank  1300

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University Overview

Established in 1882, University of the Punjab is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Lahore (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Punjab. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Gujranwala, Jehlum. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, University of the Punjab (PU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. University of the Punjab (PU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 138 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Pakistani higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعہ پنجاب
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

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, 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

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 900-999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Islamic Islamic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of the Punjab's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020