Vision: To become an internationally acclaimed University in teaching and research.
Mission: To provide quality education leading to research, employability and entrepreneurial pursuits creating societal impact, serving the nation and the world.
Our vision is to create an institution, built on the foundation of providing quality education to the youth of Pakistan. This core belief has been validated through top rankings, accreditations, and awards from leading national and international academic organizations.
Education in the 21st century requires adapting to the challenges of modern times and maintaining a balance between continuity and change. The adaptation of technological advancements has taken over the old traditional paradigms of education. Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) was amongst the first to realize the need for this transition. PGC, therefore, submitted a petition to the Government of Punjab, in August 1996, to allow establishing a university in the province. A No Objection Certificate was issued in October 1999. The charter to establish the University of Central Punjab (UCP) was awarded in April 2002, attaining the distinction of becoming the first private sector university in Punjab which acquired the status of a degree awarding institution. When the University operations started in October 1999, it offered courses in Management Studies, Information Technology, Commerce and Law through its principal constituents i.e. Punjab College of Business Administration (PCBA), Punjab Institute of Computer Sciences (PICS) & Punjab College of Information Technology (PCIT), Punjab College of Commerce (PCC) and Punjab Law College (PLC) respectively, all situated in Lahore.
The University of Central Punjab provides its students with innumerable academic, extra and co-curricular experiences, which equip them with skills and knowledge that stay with them beyond their years at university. Students and alumni have succeeded in contributing to the fields of health, business, technology, law, engineering, media, and science. Students are given the opportunity to discover their area of interest as each of our nine faculties offers a range of programmes. Highly qualified and professionally experienced faculty members, trained from national and international institutes incorporate new teaching and research methods and work ceaselessly to help students achieve academic excellence. Furthermore, University of Central Punjab has numerous societies which promote education, socialization, entrepreneurship, social causes and different forms of art.
The University of Central Punjab offers cutting edge facilities, a continuously expanding infrastructure; science and technology labs furnished with latest and highly advanced equipment. Being one of the first educational institutes of Pakistan to move towards a greener environment, University of Central Punjab has installed solar panels on campus. A state-of-the-art auditorium, webinar room, production house and other such amenities allow our students to engage with the material learned in the classroom in a myriad of ways which includes implementing skills practically, diving deeper into the curricula as well as having the opportunity to interact with experts in their chosen fields.
At the University of Central Punjab all our efforts are focused around enriching the educational experience of our students and providing Pakistan with a well educated and socially responsible populace.