University of Central Punjab

The University of Central Punjab (Urdu: جامعہ وسطی پنجاب) or UCP is a private university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

University of Central Punjab
جامعہ وسطی پنجاب
Motto"Assiduous pursuit of Professional Excellence"
EstablishedAfter 2000[1]
ChairmanMian Amer Mahmood[2]
Academic staff
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AffiliationsHigher Education Commission (Pakistan)
Pakistan Engineering Council
Pharmacy Council of Pakistan
Pakistan Bar Council


UCP is a part of the Punjab Group of Colleges. It was chartered by Government of the Punjab in 2002[3] and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan).[4]

According to the HEC ranking 2013, UCP's business school is on 9th ranking in Lahore.[5]

UCP offers undergraduate well as postgraduate programs in the fields of Engineering, Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Pharmacy, Business, Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Arts, Management, Social Sciences, Law, Media, Communication Studies and Life Sciences. There are nine distinct faculties in the university.[6]


On 15 August 1996, The Punjab Group of Colleges petitioned Government of the Punjab for the establishment of a university in the province. In response to this petition, the government issued a No Objection Certificate on 11 October 1999. The university started operating the same year and initially offered courses in Management Studies, Information Technology, Commerce and Law. The Punjab College of Business Administration (PCBA), Punjab Institute of Computer Science (PICS), Punjab College of Commerce (PCC), Punjab Law College (PLC) and Punjab College of Information Technology (PCIT) formed the core of the university at the time of establishment.

Following a restructuring in 2004, the PCBA and PICS operate under the Faculty of Management Studies and Faculty of Information Technology of the University of Central Punjab respectively. The Punjab Colleges of Commerce and the Punjab Law College respectively function under the Faculties of Commerce and of Law of the University of Central Punjab. The Faculty of Engineering (FOE) was introduced in 2002.[3]


The university located opposite to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre on Khayaban-e-Jinah road, covers an area of 500,000 square feet. The campus was built in 2010 and consists of five blocks. There is an auditorium block consisting of 300 seats. It houses a number of facilities, both curricular and co-curricular in nature.


UCP Library has an academic collection of more than 40,000 books from various disciplines being taught at university. The collection in the library is arranged according to a specific classification scheme is known as Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) scheme.[7]


UCP consists of following faculties:[8]

  • UCP Business School
  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • School of Accounting and Finance
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Media and Communication Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences


University of Central Punjab has 26 societies offering curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for the student body.[9]

Notable Alumni

See also


  3. "History of Punjab Group of Colleges". University of Central Punjab. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  4. "Universities".
  5. "Quality and Research based ranking, 2013" (PDF). 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  6. "University of Central Punjab - Admission Fall 2013". University of Central Punjab. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  9. "Societies and Clubs at University of Central Punjab". University of Central Punjab. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
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