Chairman Message


Awais Raoof
Chairman, Board of Governors

The University of Lahore, under the auspices of the Ibadat Educational Trust, has achieved a significant progress in a short period of time by setting up facilities for teaching and research in almost all the disciplines. Established in 1999, The University of Lahore has by now 11 full-fledged Faculties, 24 Departments, 02 Research Centres and 02 Technology Parks. It has teaching faculty of 941 and administrative support staff numbering 1387. Looking at the prevalent educational needs of the masses in the country, it is evident that the Government is not in a position to cater for the population in providing educational facilities, The University of Lahore is thus doing its best to fulfill this gap. There have been problems in the initial phase, however, at this point of time the University has reached a level where it is setting progressive educational culture. The University of Lahore also pays strong emphasis on research as evidenced by the research grants available to various departments within the University and its investment into dedicated research projects, thus encouraging its faculty to conduct original research and publish research papers. We recognize that years spent in higher education are some of the most formative of an individual’s and must be
enriched by activities and experiences inside and outside the classroom. The University emphasizes healthy sports and co-curricular activities. With a vibrant culture of student societies and participation through debates & dramatics,the University fosters the growth of leadership and social skills.

In addition to the state-of-the-art class rooms and laboratories, the University provides excellent IT facilities with dedicated PC labs. The University has a fleet of buses, which allows pick and drop facility through to its campuses and around the city. The University also provides transport facility to its faculty. There are two hostels, accommodating 1000 female students, located at the Defence Road Campus of The University of Lahore. The facility features 24 hours security 7 days a week, meeting rooms, social spaces and TV room along with cafeteria and laundry services. High speed internet & WiFi are also available. University wardens & residential mentors manage the facility.

The University enjoys excellent links & partnerships in various areas of knowledge & resource sharing with some of the most prestigious universities of the world. We have in recent years attracted students from Turkey, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, UAE, Somalia, Nepal & Sudan amongst others. Special foreign seats are available in programmes such as Medicine & Dentistry. I am sure that the students at the University find the best return of their money and effort in terms of best educational facilities leading to a prosperous future and enjoyable life.