University of the Punjab
, ) (abbreviated some time as PU
), colloquially known as Punjab University
, is located in Lahore
. The University of the Punjab was formally established with the convening of the first meeting of its Senate on October 14, 1882 at Simla
. It was the fourth university to be established by the British colonial authorities
on the Indian subcontinent (the first three universities were established by the British rulers at their initial strongholds of Calcutta
, and Madras
). According to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
, Punjab University is one of the top ranked general universities in Pakistan.
The University of the Punjab came into existence as a result of a long drawn struggle of the people of Punjab after the Indian Mutiny
in 1857. Prof Dr GW Leitner was the founder of the university. Contrary to the three previously established universities, which were only examining institutions, the University of the Punjab was both teaching as well as examining body right from beginning.
From its formation in 1882 until 1947, the University of the Punjab served the educational needs of the entire region of pre-partition Punjab
and northern India
. Mohindra College
was the first college of higher learning to affiliate with University of Punjab in 1882; followed by St. Stephen's College, Delhi
. The partition of......