University of the Punjab

public sector university primarily located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

The University of the Punjab (Urdu: جامعہ پنجاب‎), also referred to as Punjab University, is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Punjab University is the oldest public university in Pakistan. With multiple campuses in Gujranwala, Jhelum, and Khanspur, the university was formally established by the British Government after convening the first meeting for establishing higher education institutions in October 1882 at Simla. Punjab University was the fourth university to be established by the British colonial authorities in the Indian subcontinent; the first three universities were established in other parts of British India.There are 45,678 Students (27,907 Morning Students, 16,552 Evening Students and 1,219 Diploma Students) who attend the university, and Punjab University has a total of 13 faculties within which there are 83 academic departments, research centers, and institutes. Punjab University has ranked first among large-sized multiple faculty universities by the HEC in 2012. There are also two Nobel Laureates among the university's alumni and former staff. Additionally, the university is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom. In the recently issued rankings of universities by QS World Universities Rankings, Punjab University has jumped from 232nd to 193rd, improving its position 39 times from the previous year in Asian ranking of the universities. Punjab University also ranks 251-300 in the subject of Physics & Astronomy, 501-550 in the subject of Physics & Astronomy and 501-550 in the subject of Chemistry according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
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