Lahore, the provincial capital of Punjab, is known for its rich history, beautiful monuments, and amazing sights and, of course, state-of-the-art universities. Lahore is blessed to be the center of many renowned private and public universities that provide quality education to students.
To know more about these educational institutes in Lahore, keep on reading.
Best Universities in Lahore
|University in Lahore||Location||Contact|
|1. Lahore University of Management Sciences||DHA, Lahore Cantt. 54792, Lahore, Pakistan||(042) 3560 8000|
|2. University of Central Punjab||Avenue 1, Khayaban-e-Jinnah، Road، Johar Town, Lahore, Punjab||(042) 35880007|
|3. University of Engineering & Technology Lahore||G. T. Road, Staff Houses Engineering University Lahore, Lahore, Punjab 39161||(042) 99029227|
|4. Forman Christian College||Zahoor Elahi Rd, Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab 54600||(042) 99231581|
|5. Lahore School of Economics||Barki Rd, Sector P Phase 7, Lahore, Punjab 54000||(042) 36560938|
|6. GC University, Lahore||GC University Lahore, Kutchery Road, Lahore 54000||(042)99213340|
|7. Kinnaird College for Women University||93 Jail Road, G.O.R. – I, Lahore, Punjab 54000||(042) 9920 3781 – 84|
Lahore University of Management Sciences
LUMS is one of the most famous and well-reputed universities in Lahore. It was established in 1984 with advice from the Harvard Business School and a $10 million grant from USAID.
In 1986 it got established as a graduate business school. In 1994 it started its programs in the field of liberal arts, an engineering school in 2008, a law school in 2004, and an education school in 2017.
As of 2017, the university has a student body of approximately 5,000 graduate and undergraduate students and a faculty of 248, out of which nearly three-quarters have doctoral degrees.
The campus has beautiful buildings that are spread across 100 acres. The Association accredits LUMS business school to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is also one of two business schools in Pakistan to be certified by the South Asian Quality Assurance System and is ranked as one of the top business schools in the country.
There are millions of business ideas with small investments, each catering to a different customer segment. LUMS is ranked as the top varsity in Pakistan in the QS University Rankings for 2016, 111th in Asia, and among the top 700 in the world.
The university provides undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs to students. Some of the facilities offered by the university include:
- 50 student-run clubs
- Competitions and productions
- Sports Facilities include a football ground and cricket field, squash, basketball, badminton, tennis, and volleyball courts.
- Student Counselling
- Health & Wellness Centre
- Emergency Medical Services
- Career Counselling
Contact: (042) 3560 8000
Location: DHA, Lahore Cantt. 54792, Lahore, Pakistan.
University of Central Punjab
The following university on our list is none other than ‘The University of Central Punjab”. The university is a project of the Punjab Group of Colleges. It was chartered by the Government of Punjab in 2002 and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan).
Some of the academic areas covered by the university include:
- Engineering Technology
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Social Sciences
- Communication Studies
- Life Sciences.
The university covers an area of 500,000 square feet and is located at the prime location of Khayaban-e-Jinnah road. The campus was built in 2010 and consisted of five blocks. There is an auditorium block consisting of 300 seats. It houses several facilities, both curricular and co-curricular.
The university library also deserves applause as it caters to around 40,000 books from various disciplines taught at the university. If you are joining the university in Lahore from any other city, there are many hostels and affordable guest houses in Lahore to stay in during your higher studies.
The university pays special attention to extracurricular activities.
Some of the societies of the university include:
- Association of Computing Machinery
- Blood Donor Society
- Character Building Society
- Debating Society
- UCP Law Society
- Dramatic Club
- Explorers Club
- Health Club
- Islamic Society
- UCP Media Club
- Photography Club
- Psychology Society
Contact: (042) 35880007
Location: Avenue 1, Khayaban-e-Jinnah، Road، Johar Town, Lahore, Punjab
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
UET, Lahore, is probably one of the oldest universities in Lahore. It is a public university specializing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
It was founded in 1921, and the campus is situated on the Grand Trunk Road (GT Road), a few kilometers from the Mughal-era Shalimar Gardens.
Some of the departments operational at the university are:
- Department of Architecture
- Department of City and Regional Planning
- Department of Product and Industrial Design
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Transportation Engineering and Management
- Department of Architectural Engineering and Design
- Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research
- Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Modern Languages
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Physics
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Islamic Studies
The university provides undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees in these aforementioned programs.
The university lays special emphasis on research. Therefore, they have established several research centers within the university premises including:
- Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS)
- Huawei – UET Joint Telecomm and IT Center
- Center for Language Engineering
- ZTE – UET Joint Telecomm Center
- Laser and Optronics Center
- Energy Research Technologies Development Center
- Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research
- DSP and Wireless Communication Center
- Center of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering
Contact: (042) 99029227
Location: G. T. Road, Staff Houses Engineering University Lahore, Lahore, Punjab.
Forman Christian College
Forman Christian College was founded in 1864 by Dr. Charles W Forman, a Presbyterian missionary from the USA. Previously the college was called Lahore Mission College, but later on, the name was changed to Forman Christian College in honor of the founder.
FCCU is the first college in the subcontinent where laboratory research work of Nobel Prize caliber was conducted. Dr. Arthur Compton received the Nobel Prize in 1932 for research conducted, in large part, at FCCU.
FCCU promotes gender equality and the inclusion of women in education. In 1902, the college was the first in Punjab to admit women. Today, the university has over 8,000 students and 343 full-time faculty members, with 158 possessing PhDs.
FCCU is ranked as a ‘W’ Category University by the HEC. It is a member of The Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA), an Associate Member of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AACU), and a member of the Council of Independent Colleges (800+ member body in the USA).
The university has the following departments:
- School of Management
- Department of Business
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Statistics
- Department of Education
- Department of Health and Physical Education
- Department of English
- Department of Mass Communication
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Religious Studies
- Department of Urdu
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Environmental Sciences
- Department of Pharmacy
Contact: (042) 99231581
Location: Zahoor Elahi Rd, Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab 54600
Lahore School of Economics
If you are looking for a good school that provides quality education, consider LSE. It is an independent research university based in Lahore. It was established in 1993 and currently has over 200 faculty members and over 3,000 students studying undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs.
Some of the academic programs offered by the university include Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Environmental Sciences and Media Studies, and Art and Design.
The Lahore School has two campuses: the Main campus and the City campus. The main campus is located at DHA Phase VI Main Boulevard and Burki Road intersection, spread over 50 acres (200,000 m2), and the city campus is in Gulberg.
The campuses have state-of-the-art facilities, including libraries and different labs. It also has a basketball court, a cricket ground, and a football field.
Contact: (042) 36560938
Location: Barki Rd, Sector P Phase 7, Lahore, Punjab 54000
GC University, Lahore
Government College, also known as GC university, is one of the oldest educational institutes in Pakistan. It was established as a college in 1861 during the British raj. In 2002, its status was elevated, and now it is considered one of the best public universities in Pakistan.
GC university has a student body of approximately 12000, 32 departments, and five faculties. There are 5 research centers at GC University as well, where professionals are working day and night for the advancements in science and technology.
The university secured second place in the general category by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2013. It has the highest graduation rate in the country, with an average of 94.6% annually.
The uninvited is an educational home for many famous people, including poet-philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Nobel laureates Har Gobind Khorana and Abdus Salam, former president of both the United Nations General Assembly and the International Court of Justice, Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, France’s Prestwich Prize laureate in geosciences, Bilal U. Haq, laureate scholar and novelist duo of Bano Qudsia and Ashfaq Ahmed.
The university offers a wide range of educational programs, including 8 bachelor’s degrees, 28 MS/ MPhil Degrees, and 19 Ph.D. degrees.
- The faculty at the university include:
- Faculty of Chemistry and Life Sciences
- Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
- Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
- Faculty of Language, Islamic & Oriental Learning
- Faculty of Engineering
The university has five autonomous/semi-autonomous, research-oriented institutes focused on academic and industrial research and development projects. These institutes are:
- Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences (ASSMS).
- Center for Advanced Studies in Physics (CASP)
- Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (IIB)
- Sustainable Development Study Center (SDSC)
- Center of Excellence of China Studies (CECS)
Location: GC University Lahore, Kutchery Road, Lahore 54000
Kinnaird College for Women University
The Kinnaird College for Women (KCW) is a Women’s university located at the heart of Lahore. It is one of the few liberal arts universities in Pakistan.
The university opened its doors to the public in 1913. The Zenana Bible and Medical Mission founded it. In 1919, Presbyterian Mission Church and the Church Mission Society joined a consortium to fund and operate the college.
In 1926 it moved to its current campus on Jail Road, where it grew over the years, and by 1939 the college had grown into a 20-acre (81,000 m2) campus.
Some of the bachelor’s degrees offered by the university include:
- B.Sc Honors in Accounting & Finance
- B.A Honors in Business Administration (BBA)
- B.Sc Honors in Computer Science
- B.Sc Honors in Economics
- B.Sc Honors in Mathematics
- B.Sc Honors in Statistics
- Bachelor in Fine Arts
- Bachelor in Design (Textile Design)
- B.A Honors in Media Studies
- B.Sc Honors in Biochemistry
- B.Sc Honors in Biotechnology
- B.Sc Honors in Botany
- B.Sc Honors in Food Sciences & Human Nutrition
- B.Sc Honors in Genetics
- B.Sc Honors in Zoology
- B.Sc Honors in Applied Psychology
- B.A Honors in International Relations
- B.A Honors in Political Science
- Bachelors in Law (5 Years)
Some of the postgraduate programs offered by the university include:
- M.Phil in Business Administration (MBA)
- MS in Clinical Psychology
- MS in Computer Science
- M.Phil in English Language Teaching
- M.Phil in English Literature
- M.Phil in Environmental Sciences
- M.Phil in Food Sciences & Human Nutrition
- M.Phil in International Relations
- M.Phil in Media Studies
- M.Phil in Political Science
- M.Phil in Statistics
Location: 93 Jail Road, G.O.R. – I, Lahore, Punjab 54000
Phone: (042) 9920 3781 – 84
So, these are some of Lahore’s most famous and well-known universities. They are keeping no stone unturned to give quality education to the masses.
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