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University of Central Punjab has a full-service library on campus to serve the study and research needs of its students. The Library boasts over 20,000 books, 45 magazines and over 2,000 CDs, not to mention newspapers, company and internship reports and projects by students. In addition, the Higher Education Commission has given our campus access to 11,000 online, full-text journals, international databases, and other material published online worldwide.¬† These invaluable research materials may be accessed by all of our students, even from their home computers.
With plenty of study space, thousands of volumes and online access to journals and databases, you've got the world at your fingertips.
The University has a diversified collection of sophisticated computers installed at its campus. Over 375 computers consisting of original IBM, COMPAQ, Acer and compatibles with latest Pentium processors are available to the student body for unlimited usage. The students have extensive exposure to multi-user, multitasking environment supported by various hardware resources. They have the advantage of gaining unique experience of free and unlimited access to the facilities of the University Computer Labs, where each computer is attached with online printer and all machines are warranted uninterrupted operations because of individual protection by branded UPS system.
The University staff is always alert to provide timely help to each student. The computing facilities at the University include the following three types of computer Labs, namely, the Main Lab, the Cisco/Hardware Lab and the Classroom Labs.
Some of the laboratories currently available at the Faculty are listed below. Students are encouraged to use these labs for their practical and project work.
Electronics Engineering Lab
The Electronics Engineering Laboratory is well equipped with state of the art digital and analog instruments. The Lab supports the practical work for electronics and digital logic design. The students learn the use of electronic instruments in measuring the electrical characteristics of discrete and integrated solid-state electronic circuits, which they design and assemble. In logic design, the design and testing of various combinational and sequential circuits is carried out.
Electrical Engineering Lab
This Electrical Engineering laboratory is well equipped with modern digital and analog electronic measuring instruments. The Lab has all the resources which provide an insight in the field of electrical engineering. It also encourages students to develop keen interest towards electrical engineering and to develop small projects based on their learning. The practical work for, the subjects of Basic Electrical Engineering, Network Analysis and Measurements and Instrumentation is carried out in this laboratory.
Computer Engineering Lab
The Computer Engineering Laboratory has a network of latest computers, CAD software, and FPGA development systems to give students hands-on hardware design experience. The lab supports design of digital circuits and the applications pertaining to microprocessors. This Lab is equipped with the state of art equipment. The lab has been upgraded recently.
Data Communication & Networking Lab
UCP hosts a CISCO Regional Networking Academy, where students are given both theoretical and hands-on training up to the CCNA level. This Networking Academy has instructors trained from the Cisco Academy Training Center London, UK and the students that complete the training are issued official certificate from Cisco System, USA which is recognized and accepted Worldwide. Student's carryout practical work related to computer Communication Networking in this Lab.
Telecommunication Engineering Lab
Telecommunication Engineering Lab has 10 workstations equipped with latest analog & digital test and measuring instruments, Radar Communication trainers, Electro optic trainers and Telecommunication trainer. Experiments relating to AM & FM Modulation, Demodulation, Digital Optical Communication, Data Communication, etc. can be performed. This laboratory is being expanded on regular basis so that students can learn all about the current telecommunication techniques and technologies.
Electrical Machine Lab
This lab has facilities to perform experiments related to DC machines, Transformers and Induction machines. Three new test benches have been added to this lab and the work station in the lab have increased to ten. Every equipment tests related to the undergraduate course work can be performed in this lab.
The Faculty has a well equipped workshop which is divided into following four sections.
- Machine Shop
- Computer Hardware Shop
- Electrical wiring Shop
- Field Survey Shop
Each of these sections has all the tools and apparatus required for on the job training & skill development.
Laboratory Development Program
The following Labs are under development or developed partially.
- Power Electronics Lab
- Electrical Measurement & instrumentation Lab
- Power Engineering Lab ( To be ready by September: 2011 )
A number of equipment has been added to each laboratory during the last year.
Transport facility is provided to students on nominal monthly charges. A shuttle service between University of Central Punjab campus and prescribed routes run every hour. In addition to this service, buses transport students from various locations of Lahore to and from UCP campus.
Swimming Pool and Gym
To provide a healthy environment to the students, a Swimming Pool and a Gym with state of the art equipments are available to students for sports and physical exercises, for male and female separately.
A two storied caf√© serves quality food in a hygienic environment to students from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.
To cater the spiritual well being of the Male and Female students, separate arrangements for prayers are made on the Campus.
Covered Basement Parking facility to Students and staff is provided on Campus.
Career Counseling and Foreign Placement Service for students interested in studying abroad is also available at the university.
Volunteers In Service (VIS) Program
To shape our students into responsible citizens of the community, Volunteers In Service (VIS) Program was launched in the spring of 2007. It is mandatory for every student to render Community Service before graduation with renowned NGOs like SOS Village, Akhuwat, Roshni Homes, Farz, Micro-Credit, Care Foundation & Many others.
Features of the Program
All students are required to contribute 64 hours of community service as a prerequisite for earning their transcripts.
- Students are given the choice of forming their own group of 2-3 students
- Students contribute 4-5 hours a day, 4-6 days a week, depending on the availability of the student.
- A specially designed handbook is also given to each volunteer outlining the rationale and philosophy of volunteer work; dos' and don'ts; pre and post¬≠ service reflective techniques and models.
- Volunteers are regularly monitored on ¬†¬† work sites by the program staff.
- Upon successful completion of one month's deployment, each group submits a comprehensive report about ¬† their field attachment highlighting the lessons learnt during the process.
- In recognition of their achievements, the students are awarded 'Special Recognition Certificates'. 'Volunteer of the Year' award is earmarked for the student whose performance stands out among his peers.
UCP provides advisory services to all students of the University. The Academic Advisor reviews the relevant academic records of a person while he/she is at the University and advises him/her on the selection of courses. The cases of all those students who go on probation by securing less than 2.0 CGPA are also handled by their respective academic advisors. The advisors help the student in determining the course work to be completed before applying/proceeding for further studies abroad.
Female Student Advisor
University has a designated female advisor for female a student who provides them academic as well as personal counseling.
Job Placement Centre
The centre is committed to provide friendly & efficient services, quality resources, information & opportunities to Corporate Partners in order to promote job search success through regular job postings to graduates & alumni via e-mail.
University of Central Punjab offers an SMS Notification Service to all its students. This service is used to inform students of their results and make announcements about holidays, class cancellation and any events taking place at the university. The students' mobile numbers are kept strictly confidential and are used only for this purpose. The students are encouraged to take advantage of this facility.
Blood Donor Society
The Blood Donor Society at UCP has a team of highly motivated students, who maintain a complete data bank of donors that include volunteers from amongst the students, faculty and staff of the university. People in need of blood can contact the society for blood donations.
Foreign Education Placement Services
University of Central Punjab offers its students a wide variety of services and opportunities in all aspects of international education.
The Foreign Placement Centre makes it possible for our students to complete or further their education abroad. UCP not only provides this service for our own students, but also for students from any university in Pakistan needing assistance while applying for study abroad.
University of Central Punjab has a large community of alumni, which frequently meets at the university campus and organizes seminars, moots and workshops on diversified topics. It provides a forum of interactive learning to the students, faculty and the alumni alike. Each year the Alumni Association organizes an "Alumni Home Coming" get-together, to further strengthen the ties between the old students in a highly networked and hardwired world. For the past several semesters, the Alumni Association has been successful in organizing "Academic Workshops" on various national academic and social issues.
Alumni Home Coming 2011
The Alumni Association of UCP organized Alumni Homecoming Dinner on February 12, 2011 at the campus. Over 600 alumni attended the event with an overwhelming participation especially from the graduates of the class of 1991, the first batch of UCP. Chairman, Board of Governors, Mian Amer Mahmood graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.