University of Central Punjab

To become an internationally acclaimed University in teaching and research.

To provide quality education leading to research, employability and entrepreneurial pursuits creating societal impact, serving the nation and the world.

Core Values


We put honesty and ethical responsibility at the core of everything we do


We treat everyone with dignity and value the wisdom and expertise of the people that surround us


We accept the existence of different views, ideas, and people even if we may disagree with them


We are passionate and determined to work hard in order to achieve our goals


We believe in helping our community and working together to empower each other


We celebrate innovation and encourage new ways to think


Mian Amer Mahmood

Chairman Board of Governors

University of Central Punjab

Chairman's Message

University of Central Punjab

It is my immense pleasure to welcome you to the University of Central Punjab, a nationally recognized university for academic and extracurricular achievements. Here at UCP, we are a dynamic community of scholars and students alike who are devoted to serving our nation through education and research.

UCP has students from all over Pakistan, from different social, cultural and economic backgrounds. We thrive in knowing that our community is diverse, friendly and tolerant. We take pride and honour in our role in developing young minds. This is done not only through academics but through a wide variety of educational, social and athletic activities through which you may embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth. This prepares you to play effective roles in our complex, challenging and ever-changing society.
As a student, you will not only benefit from extraordinary resources of a world class institution that has been dedicated to teaching and research since its inception but also from a faculty that is committed to your moral and intellectual well-being. Your teachers look forward to guiding you through your years at UCP as well as after you have graduated.

As UCP looks to the future we aspire to promote multi-disciplinary research at our institution, not only to aid Pakistan’s industry but also so that our students have the opportunity to pursue a limitless list of courses. We aim to make our students adaptable to change so that they may thrive in a rapidly evolving job market; critical thinkers to be able identify problems in our society and; creative to come up with pragmatic solutions. Furthermore, campus wide encouragement of entrepreneurship in underway in order to make our students job creators instead of job seekers as the population of Pakistan continues to boom and industry continues to grow at a less rapid pace.

I urge you to make most of your time at university and avail every opportunity that comes your way. May your journey with UCP be memorable as well as transformative!


Dr. Nassar Ikram


University of Central Punjab

Pro-Rector’s Message

University of Central Punjab

Greetings and a very warm welcome to the University of Central Punjab (UCP)! We thank you for having chosen UCP to advance your education. We further extend our gratitude to the parents of our students for having entrusted us with the education of their children.

University education is not an end, but a means to an end. At UCP, we aim to prepare and package our students well for their lives ahead, where they can successfully embrace the challenges of the real world, transform and evolve with time and take advantage of the opportunities of this fast-changing world, so that they are better equipped to strive for the shared benefit of themselves and our nation.  Our outstanding teaching, scholarships, support, flexibility and choice in programmes, and extra-curricular benefits – come together to create a truly transformational student experience. You will find our faculty well versed in pedagogy; at the same time, you will witness a high benchmark for academic standards, transparency, accountability and governance. All of this has been done to create an environment where you are able to hone your minds, further your education, advance your research and innovation, and develop the skills and relationships required to experience a fulfilling life and a successful career. I look forward to being a part of this journey with you.

UCP is all about transformation – that permeates its entire ecosystem.  The students will feel this transformation during their stay at UCP.  My desire and hope for each student who chooses UCP as their alma mater are simple: to have a life-changing educational experience and to embody the values of hard work, perseverance, and adaptability in the hope that they can become the intellectuals, leaders, change agents, and entrepreneurs of the future.  UCP is the centre of their future.

Our relationship with our Alumni goes beyond their graduation – we value them as the best resource that could positively contribute and give back to the Society by engaging with students at UCP.  The rich experience, vibrancy and diverse base of our Alumni, with representation across the globe, bring us great value and energy across UCP.

Welcome aboard UCP for a transformational experience, set to change your lives and prepare you to contribute towards Nation Building!!

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.