History UCMD

The University of Lahore is the largest private sector university in Pakistan with more than 35,000 students and 7 campuses. The University was established in 1999 and has since then been offering courses in the fields of Medicine & Dentistry, Engineering, Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences. With strong emphasis on balanced progress and focus on human capital, the University has grown to 11 faculties and 40 departments.

The quality of the teaching facility and research excellence has also earned its international recognition, placing the university amongst the top 6 first Pakistani Universities to be ranked in the 2012 QS Asia Ranking. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognizes the University of Lahore at its highest “W4” category of universities reserved for those institutions that fulfill all criterion of an International Quality University. The University of Lahore has special focus on Professional and Technical Education as it is an instrument of growth & development of any country’s economy. We are proud of the well-equipped state of the art labs in the programs of Medicine & Dentistry, Public Health, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pharm-D, Nursing and Law.

Strong linkages with the industry are of paramount importance for any higher education institution and The University of Lahore enjoys excellent links with international universities. We also have a wide range of knowledge sharing and human resource development programs with major multinationals organizations. The students at the university can expect excellent internship and skill development programs during the course of their studies.


The University has invested extensively in new teaching facilities. With the new facilities for computer sciences and the up-coming engineering facilities at Lahore, the University will invest in providing the best teaching and learning environment in Pakistan. The Teaching Hospital at the campus also adds value to the Medical programs. The University has also invested in the School of Creative Arts (SOCA), where students are now engaged in the activities of the Media Group housed within the facilities of the School, therefore giving them the experience of newspaper, television and film production skills. SOCA is the only facility in Pakistan with two commercial studios, latest in cinematic and television equipment and a sound studio delivering commercial film sound production.


We believe in teaching through practice and therefore the university has already invested heavily in SOCA. Additionally there is a gaming and animation house at the university delivering the needs of commercial consumers across the world. The University intends to further invest in a medical park and an IT innovation center in order the commercialize technologies developed at the University and learning for students. The premises will also encompass three technology parks.