The University of Central Punjab
), located in Lahore
, is a private sector university. The five colleges in the university are the faculties of Commerce, Management Studies, Information Technology, Engineering, and Law.
The history of the University of Central Punjab can be traced back to 1985, when Punjab College of Commerce
, the first institution under the auspices of the Islamic Commerce Educational Society
, was established in Lahore. The Punjab Law College
was inaugurated three years later in 1988 also in Lahore. The Punjab Group of Colleges branched out into major cities of Punjab
. It is ranked in 0-1500 universities by world ranked of gpd.
Pursuant to arrangements with foreign accredited universities, the Punjab College of Business Administration
(PCBA) was established in 1991 and the Punjab Institute of Computer Science
(PICS) in 1993, at Lahore.
In less than five years both institutions emerged as educational centres, training individuals as professional managers and computer scientists
. By 1996, the Punjab Group of Colleges had established twelve campuses in cities of the Punjab and with more than 18,000 students enrolled at that time had emerged as the largest higher educational network in the private sector in Pakistan.
The group also established Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
, which was granted degree awarding status by the Government of Sindh
by Ordinance No. S.LEGIS:1(7)/98/-, dated 1 July 1998. Muhammad Ali Jinnah University
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