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History of Uol

The University of Lahore is the largest private sector university in Pakistan with more than 25,000 students and 7 campuses. The University was established in 1999 and has since then been offering courses in the fields of Medicine & Dentistry, Engineering, Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences. With strong emphasis on balanced progress and focus on human capital, the University has grown to 11 faculties and 35 departments.

The quality of the teaching facility and research excellence has also earned its international recognition, placing the university amongst the top 6 first Pakistani Universities to be ranked in the 2012 QS Asia Ranking. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognizes the University of Lahore at its highest “W4” category of universities reserved for those institutions that fulfill all criterion of an International Quality University. The University of Lahore has special focus on Professional and Technical Education as it is an instrument of growth & development of any country’s economy. We are proud of the well equipped state of the art labs in the programs of Medicine & Dentistry, Public Health, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pharm-D, Nursing and Law.

Strong linkages with the industry are of paramount importance for any higher education institution and The University of Lahore enjoys excellent links with international universities. We also have a wide range of knowledge sharing and human resource development programs with major multinationals organizations. The students at the university can expect excellent internship and skill development programs during the course of their studies.

UOL Mission

Mr. M.A Rauf
The Patron of the University

The University of Lahore is a private sector university, established by Ibadat Education Trust and operates under the charter granted by the Government of the Punjab in 2002. The mission of the university is to impart education and training to the youth of the country in an academic environment through comprehensive and up to date teaching and research facilities.

The primary mission of the university is to inculcate such critical abilities, wisdom and values which are necessary for the making of a forward looking, coherent civil society. It also seeks to prepare a mindset imbued with Islamic ethos and positive social norms without prejudice to the authenticity of any other religion. The Trust has mandated this university to offer equal opportunity to students from all strata of society without any distinction of cast, color and creed.

The efforts of the university to promote demand led subjects for the purpose of preparing a productive manpower which could participate in the economic development of the country. In the same vain the university emphasizes on the delivery of curricula leavened with a tilt towards entrepreneurship. In essence, the mission of the university is to develop a positive social capital with common consciousness and common ego responsive to the looming global challenges in the rapidly changing political, economic and social paradigm.

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Commercialization and Enterprise

We believe in teaching through practice and therefore the university has already invested heavily in SOCA. Additionally there is a gaming and animation house at the university delivering the needs of commercial consumers across the world. The University intends to further invest in a medical park and an IT innovation centre in order the commercialize technologies developed at the University and learning for students. The premises will also encompass three technology parks.

Teaching Excellence

UOL has developed an excellent teaching and learning environment and has achieved strong results in teaching assessments with the largest international student body in a private sector university in Pakistan.

Excellent Facilities

The University has invested extensively in new teaching facilities. With the new facilities for computer sciences and the up-coming engineering facilities at Lahore, the University will invest in providing the best teaching and learning environment in Pakistan. The Teaching Hospital at the campus also adds value to the Medical programs. The University has also invested in the School of Creative Arts (SOCA), where students are now engaged in the activities of the Media Group housed within the facilities of the School, therefore giving them the experience of newspaper, television and film production skills. SOCA is the only facility in Pakistan with two commercial studios, latest in cinematic and television equipment and a sound studio delivering commercial film sound production.

Quick Facts
Students Body 36935+
Academic Faculty 1535+
Taught Cources 3500+
Degree Programs 200+
Academic Departments 40
Faculties 11
Research Centers 02
Tech Parks 07

Organization

Ibadat Education Trust

Trust established in July 1999 Objective was to set up and run University and to maintain highest possible academic standards University was named as “THE UNIVERSITY OF LAHORE” PDF (Organizational Structure of UOL)

Accreditation

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)

HEC awarded W4 Category to UOL in 2012

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC)


Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

UOL recognized by Pakistan Engineering Council in 2003.

Pharmacy Council of Pakistan


Pakistan Nursing Council

UOL recognized by Pakistan Nursing Council in 2011.

Pakistan Bar Council


National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC)

The Lahore Business School Accredited with National Business Education Accreditation Council and awarded with "XI" category for MBA and BBA programs with provisional accreditation of two years for graduates of Academic Sessions 2014-15 and 2015-16.

National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC)

National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) has decided in its 20th meeting held on November 28, 2014, to award accreditation Category/ Rating X to the batch graduating in the academic year 2010-2014, 2011-2015 of your Program.

Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan visited the Lahore campuses of The University of Lahore on Friday, 27th of September, 2013.

To check or analyze the overall progress and Achievements of the University of Lahore, Dr. Muhammad Rafique Baloch, Director Quality Assurance & Accreditation (QAA) and Ms. Fakiha Zafar, Project Director (QAA) visited the University of Lahore.

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Agri-Bio Technology Park

Aims and Objectives

Agri-bio technology facility was established at the University of Lahore for teaching and research in year 2013. During this period the facility has come of age and now comprises three green houses, cactus garden, tissue culture lab and chemical biology lab among others. Recently a full crop of off season tomatoes has been harvested. Furthermore, an economically important plant (Stevia) has been grown by tissue culture in large quantities. As a result, an agreement has been drawn for supplying 50,000 plants to local commercial growers. This plant is used as zero calorie sweeteners in a large number of preparations. Using the similar techniques of tissue culture, a number of food crops such as potato cultivar and flowering plants such as carnation and lilium.

Targets
  1. Optimization & establishment of Plant cell & tissue culture laboratory
  2. Establishment of “Chemical Biology” laboratory for Hi-tech research in medicinal plants for their health potential.
  3. Establishment of “Agri biotechnology Park” for different research and commercial projects
  4. Conservation of rare Cacti germplasm from Pakistan.
Targets Achieved
  1. Plant cell & tissue culture research laboratory established and is in use for different research and commercial projects from last year. Research projects mainly focusing on in vitro micropropagation of ornamental and medicinal plants. Special emphasis is on medicinal plants for their use in in vitro production of phytochemicals by cell culture, cell suspension culture and hairy root culture. This laboratory is working on commercial production of in vitro medicinal plants like Stevia rebaudiana at large scale for commercial growers for the extraction of its sweetening agent to be used as natural
  2. Agri-biotech Park developed with different facilities like Greenhouses facilitated with drip irrigation system, Mist cooling system along with pad- fan cooling system. It is in use for the acclimatization & hardening process of tissue cultured plants along with the production of off- season vegetables/fruits like Tomatoes, cucumbers, chilies and strawberries throughout the year.
  3. Chemical Biology Laboratory fully optimized for different research projects of BS, MSc, MPhil and PhD students on health potential exploration of medicinal plants. Major focus is on extract preparation, development of active nuteraceuticals and isolation of clinically potent compounds.
  4. Conservation of germplasm of rare cacti was achieved by establishing “Cactus garden” with exotic 200 rare cactus species for their use in GMOs production against drought resistance and after their multiplication this germplasm will be sold out to different research and landscape companies across Pakistan.
  5. Extension services: Agri-biotechnology Park now can offer following extension services to different agriculture sectors: Design of commercial tissue culture lab; construction services for controlled commercialized greenhouses; installation services for drip irrigation, mist irrigation and sprinkler systems for commercialized greenhouses and landscape models across Pakistan

Centre for Reseach in Molecular Medicine (CRiMM)

During the last three decades the discipline of molecular and cellular biology has expanded phenomenally in scope and in depth. New knowledge in the field, mainly acquired through a ultidisciplinary approach and experimental research, has made it possible not only to unravel living processes in health and disease from molecular to organismal level but also to introduce novel and more effective therapeutic and diagnostic tools in medical practice. In line with the policy of the University of Lahore to develop high quality expertise and manpower in emerging areas of biomedical sciences, a Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine was initiated in April 2009. The Centre represents a major investment and a bold initiative by the University in the field of life sciences and human health. A covered area of approximately 9,000 sq feet was allocated to the Centre at the University’s new campus adjacent to the University College of Medicine, to develop purpose-built teaching and research laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities. The Centre draws resources from other academic units of the University as well, such as the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Pharmacy, the University College of Medicine and the Department of Information Technology. The Centre also has close collaboration in relevant areas with other reputable institutions within and outside the country.

Mission Statement
  1. Foster professional and intellectual development of scholars and faculty members at all levels. Place major emphasis on quality of the postgraduate programme leading to PhD.
  2. Undertake basic research in areas of national importance in the sectors of biomedical sciences and health.
  3. Actively interact and collaborate in research and higher training with other relevant institutions within and outside the country.
  4. Promote research interaction with public agencies and industry through outreach and scientific leadership.
  5. Organize symposia, seminars and special lectures in relevant disciplines at national and international levels. baudiana at large scale for
Objectives
  1. Foster professional and intellectual development of scholars and faculty members at all levels. Place major emphasis on quality of the postgraduate programme leading to PhD.
  2. Undertake basic research in areas of national importance in the sectors of biomedical sciences and health.
  3. Actively interact and collaborate in research and higher training with other relevant institutions within and outside the country.
  4. Promote research interaction with public agencies and industry through outreach and scientific leadership.
  5. Organize symposia, seminars and special lectures in relevant disciplines at national and international levels. baudiana at large scale for

About Lahore City

Lahore the heart of Pakistan

Lahore is the second largest city of Pakistan and the provincial capital of the Punjab. Historically, it is said to be about 2000 years old. In earliest times, it was a colony of Kangra hill Kingdoms and was a cut-off township on the trade route to Delhi It had hardly any reputation in the Pre-Muslim era. Lahore came to fame with Islam in South Asia, Known as the Gardens of the Mughals or City of Gardens, after the significant rich heritage of the Mughal Empire.

Baghdad to Lahore

Lahore has always been a seat of learning and knowledge. Sufism and provisional spirituality became its major discipline. Schools were opened and scholars from Baghdad, Iran and other oriental and occidental regions came to this historical city and settled here. Lahore became famous for poetry. The city flourished academically during the four centuries of the Delhi Sultanate. It became the second imperial capital in 1580 under the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great.

Mughals Kingdom

Lahore has always been a seat of learning and knowledge. Sufism and provisional spirituality became its major discipline. Schools were opened and scholars from Baghdad, Iran and other oriental and occidental regions came to this historical city and settled here. Lahore became famous for poetry. The city flourished academically during the four centuries of the Delhi Sultanate. It became the second imperial capital in 1580 under the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great.

Education & Poetry

Education and poetry were the distinction of the city during the reigns of Mughal Emperors Shahjahan and Aurangzeb. The reputation of the city continued even during the disorder of 18th century and it remained to be remembered as the Mughal capital even under the Sikh rule (1780-1846).

Western touch

Education and poetry were the distinction of the city during the reigns of Mughal Emperors Shahjahan and Aurangzeb. The reputation of the city continued even during the disorder of 18th century and it remained to be remembered as the Mughal capital even under the Sikh rule (1780-1846).

Rich Culture

Lahore's culture is unique due to its history. Known as the cultural capital or the Heart of Pakistan for the same reason, the city has been the seat to The Mughal Empire, the Sikh Empire and the capital of Punjab in the Mahmud Ghaznavi's Empire (11th century) and the British Empire.

Lahore Major Attractions

• The Shish Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) was built for the empress and her court and installed with screens to conceal them from prying eyes.

• Great Badshahi Mosque (Royal Mosque) was built in 1673 by the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir who ruled India from 1658 to 1707 AD.

• The Shalimar Garden was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Construction began in 1641 A.D. and was completed in a year.

• The Lahore Museum, situated on the Mall, was established in 1895, and was for a while curated by Rudyard Kipling's father. The museum contains a fine selection of paintings and weapons.

• Old City of Lahore which is also called "Andron-e-Shehr" in local language which means Inner City was fortified by a city wall during Mughal Period.

• Tomb of Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1569 - 1627) is one of the masterpieces of the Mughal Architecture. Mausoleum is located at Shahdara, Lahore in the "Dilkusha Garden", situated on the North-West bank.

• The Lahore Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the South Asia after Calcutta and has been a source of amusement and recreation for families for more than 100 years. Lahore also has a Safari park spreading over more than 200 acres.

Life in Lahore

The history, institutions, food, clothing, films, music, fashion and a liberal community lifestyle attracts many from all over the country. Lahore is a very festive city; the people of Lahore celebrate many traditions throughout the year, blending Mughal, western and current trends. Lahore has a large Muslim population; Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha are main religious celebrated events, people decorate their houses and light candles to light up the streets and houses roads and businesses are lit up for days during these public holidays.

Festive Time

Life is beautiful on the street here in Lahore food street, centre of traditional Pakistani food. Lahore’s are known for their love of food and eating. While Lahore has a great many traditional and modern restaurants, in recent years Western fast food chains, such as McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Subway Sandwiches, Dunkin Donuts, Nando's and Kentucky Fried Chicken have appeared all over the city.

There are several places in Lahore famous for its food trends, but recently constructed food street in the historical location of Lahore (Gawalmandi, Anarkali, and Badshahi ) has attracted many tourists around the world. Numerous latest trends cafes with the touch of old, traditional and historical are being opened. M M Alam road in Gulberg Here, dozens of high-class culinary outlets, ranging from Western franchises to traditional, ethnic, or theme restaurants, attracts all classes of Lahore's citizens.

People here in Lahore are known as food lover, which is why many new restaurants are constantly opening. The food business is very competitive. People love to go for dining out at night time. One of Lahore's unique café restaurants is "Coocoo's Den", located in the old city just behind the Badshahi Mosque gives a mix flavor of old and new time.

Anarkali is one of the most famous bazaars here in Lahore, serving many people every day in traditional manner. This market is full of traditional wares like embroidered garments, gold and silver jewelry, glass bangles, leather articles, beaten, and creations in silk.