University of the Punjab: Statistics

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#1125 of 14,131 In the World
#275 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 175 In Pakistan
#1 of 33 In Lahore
#241 of 1,946 For Theoretical Physics
Top50% For 111 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate19%
Admissions RequirementsIntermediate Certificate or recognized equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to August

We've calculated the 19% acceptance rate for University of the Punjab based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of the Punjab is a world-class research university with 16,531 scientific papers published and 174,098 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Organic Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, and Biochemistry.


University of the Punjab majors

by publication & citation count

10,368 / 116,443
9,775 / 118,096
8,371 / 97,574
8,024 / 93,832
Environmental Science
7,897 / 78,627
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,165 / 51,454
6,023 / 61,128
Organic Chemistry
5,930 / 74,824
Quantum and Particle physics
5,872 / 68,253
5,472 / 69,647
Computer Science
5,034 / 51,126
4,817 / 61,286
Materials Science
4,769 / 58,585
4,302 / 43,733
3,690 / 39,996
Geography and Cartography
3,231 / 24,291
Political Science
3,163 / 20,563
3,116 / 25,505
3,069 / 32,052
2,998 / 19,599
2,903 / 19,837
2,888 / 22,694
2,886 / 23,437
2,516 / 17,847
2,402 / 26,785
Optical Engineering
2,381 / 32,564
Metallurgical Engineering
2,373 / 28,068
2,367 / 18,482
2,285 / 24,950
Chemical Engineering
2,114 / 29,661
2,031 / 16,032
1,965 / 14,299
1,851 / 14,026
1,783 / 23,831
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,661 / 18,038
1,656 / 15,371
Electrical Engineering
1,564 / 17,328
Agricultural Science
1,501 / 18,649
Machine Learning
1,486 / 13,765
Public Health
1,436 / 13,208

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 24 50
1991 18 41
1992 23 68
1993 29 86
1994 45 81
1995 44 95
1996 41 92
1997 31 107
1998 32 124
1999 37 124
2000 33 152
2001 29 228
2002 21 273
2003 43 329
2004 46 319
2005 79 464
2006 106 583
2007 141 695
2008 177 915
2009 205 1263
2010 315 1769
2011 450 2354
2012 475 3020
2013 502 3892
2014 611 5007
2015 795 6258
2016 788 6873
2017 898 8393
2018 1032 9966
2019 1301 12986
2020 1928 19268
2021 2615 31479
2022 2387 38789
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of the Punjab gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor's Degree PKR 20,000
Master's Degree PKR 25,000
MPhil/MS Degree PKR 30,000
PhD Degree PKR 35,000

The University of the Punjab has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of the Punjab.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, Architecture, Astronomy and Space Science, Banking, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Finance, French, Gender Studies, Geology, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Islamic Studies, Law, Management, Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Painting and Drawing, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Science Education, Sculpture, Sociology, Software Engineering, Technology Education, Textile Design, Textile Technology, Zoology
Master's Degree/ M. Phil Agriculture, Arabic, Archaeology, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Criminology, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Research, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, French, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Hydraulic Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mountain Studies, Painting and Drawing, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Primary Education, Psychology, Science Education, Sculpture, Secondary Education, Seismology, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Statistics, Technology Education, Textile Design, Textile Technology, Tourism, Zoology
PhD Arabic, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, English, Gender Studies, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Studies, Management, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, South Asian Studies

University of the Punjab alumni

  1. Har Gobind Khorana

    Har Gobind Khorana
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    1922-2011 (aged 89)
    geneticistbiologistuniversity teacher

    Har Gobind Khorana was an Indian American biochemist. While on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley for research that showed the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, which carry the genetic code of the cell and control the cell's synthesis of proteins. Khorana and Nirenberg were also awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University in the same year.

  2. Prem Chopra

    Prem Chopra
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    1935-.. (age 88)

    Prem Chopra is an Indian actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in 380 films over a span of over 60 years. He has a soft-spoken diction despite being a villain in most films. His 19 films, with him as antagonist and Rajesh Khanna in the lead role remain popular with audiences and critics.

  3. Abdus Salam

    Abdus Salam
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    1926-1996 (aged 70)
    theoretical physicistphysicistuniversity teacher

    Mohammad Abdus Salam was a Pakistani theoretical physicist and a Nobel Prize laureate. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. He was the first Pakistani and the first Muslim from an Islamic country to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize, after Anwar Sadat of Egypt.

  4. Maryam Nawaz

    Maryam Nawaz
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    1973-.. (age 50)

    Maryam Nawaz Sharif, also known as Maryam Safdar, is a Pakistani politician and the daughter of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. She was initially involved in the family's philanthropic organisations. However, in 2012, she entered politics and was put in charge of the election campaign during the 2013 general elections. In 2013, she was appointed the Chairperson of the Prime Minister's Youth Programme. However, she resigned in 2014 after her appointment was challenged in the Lahore High Court.

All 100 notable alumni

University of the Punjab faculties and divisions

Campus : Gujranwala Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Information Technology, Law, Management
Campus : Jhelum Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Information Technology, Law
Campus : Khanspur Mountain Studies
Faculty : Arts and Humanities Archaeology, Architecture, Design, English, Fine Arts, French, Graphic Design, History, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication, Painting and Drawing, Philosophy, Sculpture, South Asian Studies, Textile Design, Visual Arts
Faculty : Behavioural and Social Sciences Communication Studies, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Mass Communication, Political Sciences, Public Health, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology
Faculty : Commerce Banking, Business and Commerce, Finance
Faculty : Economics and Management Sciences Business Administration, Economics, Human Resources, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Library Science
Faculty : Education Education, Educational Research, English, Foreign Languages Education, Linguistics, Primary Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Technology Education
Faculty : Engineering and Technology Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Technology, Textile Technology
Faculty : Health Sciences Dentistry, Medical Technology, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Surgery
Faculty : Islamic Studies Islamic Studies, Urdu
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Life Sciences Agriculture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Clinical Psychology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Zoology
Faculty : Oriental Learning Arabic, Asian Studies, French, Hindi, Indic Languages, Middle Eastern Studies, Oriental Languages, Persian, Urdu
Faculty : Pharmacy Pharmacy
Faculty : Science Applied Mathematics, Astronomy and Space Science, Botany, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mountain Studies, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics

General information

Alternative names PU
جامعہ پنجاب
Founded 1882
Accreditation Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
Motto ایمان ، اتحاد ، تنظیم‎
Colors sea green

Location and contacts

Address Quaid-e-Azam Campus P.O. Box No. 54590
Lahore, Punjab, 54590
City population 11,126,000

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