University of Sargodha

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University of Sargodha
Uos-logo
Motto اطلبوا العلم من المهد إلى اللحد (Arabic)
Motto in English Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave
Established 2002
Type Public sector
Chancellor Governor of Punjab
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Akram Chaudary
Academic staff 460
Students 28342
Undergraduates 10000
Postgraduates 1200
Location Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
Campus Sargodha (Central Campus)
Lahore satellite campus
Mianwali satellite campus
Mandi Bahauddin satellite campus
Faisalabad satellite campus
Women Campus, Faisalabad
Gujranwala campus
Former names Government College, Sargodha (1946-2002)
De'Montmorency College of Shahpur Sadr (1929-1946)
Colors Yale Blue, Metallic Gold, Silver
Nickname US
Mascot Sargodhians
Affiliations Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
University of Health Sciences, Lahore
Website www.uos.edu.pk

The University of Sargodha (Urdu: جامعۂ سرگودها‎) is a public research university based in Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan. Founded in 2002 by an ordinance of the Government of Pakistan, the university is composed of the central campus in Sargodha, and seven branch satellite campuses located in Faisalabad (Faisalabad Satellite Campus and Women Campus Faisalabad), Lahore, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali and Bhakkar. Its first acting chairman was Vice-Chancellor Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq.[1] Current Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sargodha, Professor Dr. Muhammad Akram Chaudhary has been awarded best Vice-Chancellor of any university in Pakistan. It presents eight faculties in the university and has 137 programmes, of which 53 are for M.Phil. and Ph.D.. 400 educational institutions are affiliated with the university.[2]

History[edit]

De'Montmorency College was established at Shahpur Sadr in 1929, Later it was renamed to Govt. College Sargodha, at Shahpur before independence. The College was shifted to Sargodha in 1946.

In 1987-88, post graduate classes were introduced at Govt. College in the disciplines of English, Urdu, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Islamic Studies, History.

In November 2002, College was renamed to the University of Sargodha. Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq was first Vice-Chancellor, acting from 2002 to 2007. Subsequently, Professor Dr. Muhammad Akram Chaudhary headed the university from February 2007 to 2011. Since 2011, Muhammad Ali was the acting Vice-Chancellor, but at present Muhammad Akram Chaudhary has returned to his duties as Vice-Chancellor of University of Sargodha.

Academics[edit]

Research Achievements[edit]

Sargodha University has specialised in the production of miracles.

The Express Tribune, 24 March 2013[3]

While it has been barely a decade since its founding, the University of Sargodha is expanding rapidly. Students of the University have published papers in international research journals. The University claims accolade for many scientific endeavors in Pakistan, including cooking oil with increased shelf life and a patented project called ‘A Herbal Antioxididant System for Chewing Gum Stability’. The university has established an international-level medical diagnosis center, and introduced mineral water with the name of ‘Khus Aab’ (Persian for Pleasant Water), which it exports to Abu Dhabi.

A scientist at the university produced a new version of the Paracetamol tablet that is not as injurious to the liver, using the hepatoprotective effects of Rheum emodi roots and their aqueous and methanolic extracts.[4]

Another researcher, Dr. Shazia, revealed that Gelatin, previously only produced from bones, can also be produced from the ispaghula husk. Furthermore, another young scientist, Dr. Amir Ali, introduced a genetically-engineered variety of sugarcane that stands at an astounding height of 11 feet, and that will endure against diseases that afflict plants, virtually doubling production. Dr. Ali derived a new sugar substitute derived from the genus Stevia, one 300% sweeter than sugar, with zero calories, and no side effects.

Maryam Khan, a student of pharmacy, determined that 80% of all cardiac problems are due to old cooking oil. Consequently, she developed a herbal formulation which has successfully enhanced the shelf-life of oils to one calendar year, without any loss in nutritional attributes. A paper she wrote on the subject was published in an international journal, garnering wide acclaim.[5]

Two university students, Tanvir Abbas and Farhat Batool, topped in athletics among all national universities. The university is one of only three centers in Pakistan for X-ray crystallography, and also harbors an Electron microscope, another rare find in the country.

Divisions of the University[edit]

The University of Sargodha currently maintains eight primary faculties, which include Agriculture, Social and Behavioural sciences, Islamic and Oriental learning, Management and Administrative sciences, Science, Technology, Healthcare sciences, Pharmacy, and Engineering.

  • Faculty of Agriculture
    • University College of Agriculture (UCA)
    • Institute of Food Science and Nutrition
    • Department of Agronomy
    • Departmeny of soil and environental sciences
    • Department of plant breeding and genetics
    • Department of entomology
    • Department of Plant Pathology
    • Department of Agri Economics
    • Department of Animal Sciences
  • Faculty of the Arts, the Social Sciences and Law
    • University Law College (ULC)
    • Department of Communication Studies
    • Department of Education
    • Department of English
    • Department of Fins Arts
    • Department of History
    • Department of Sports Sciences
    • Department of IR And Political Sciences
    • Department of Law
    • Department of Library & Information Sciences
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Social Work
    • Department of Sociology
  • Faculty of Islamic and Oriental Learning
    • Department of Islamic Studies
    • Department of Oriental Languages
    • Department of Urdu
  • Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
    • Sargodha Medical College (SMC)
      • Medical College Department of Physiology
      • Medical College Department of Anatomy
      • Medical College Department of Biochemistry
      • Medical College Department of Pathology
      • Medical College Department of Behaviourial Sciences
      • Medical College Department of Pharmacology
    • Department of Physical Therapy, Sargodha Medical College
    • University Medical and Diagnostic Centre and Model Pharmacy
    • Department of Medical Nutrition Dietetics
  • Faculty of Management And Administrative Science
    • Department of Business Administration
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Commerce
  • Faculty of Science And Technology
    • Department of Biological Sciences
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Computer Science & IT
    • Department of Earth Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Statistics
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
    • Department of Pharmacology
    • Department of Pharmaceutics
    • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Department of Pharmacognosy
  • Faculty of Engineering And Technology
    • University College of Engineering And Technology (UCET)

Community Service Programs[edit]

The University runs Campus Radio (FM) for public education. The University has several aid programs; university-level education is being delivered free of charge to orphaned students, and those students who have memorized the Qur'an, the Muslim Holy Scripture (around 880 such Huffaaz are studying in the university).

In the same vein, the University Medical and Diagnostic Centre and Model Pharmacy, now fully functional, treats inhabitants from the region for nominal fees. Barring just four, all tests conducted at Pakistan's leading laboraties, those of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre and Aga Khan University, are also being conducted at the University of Sargodha’s laboratory. Additionally, besides pharmacy counseling, standard medicines are made readily available for cheaper rates to locals.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Sargodha - Official Website". 
  2. ^ "University of Sargodha runs 137 programmes: VC". The News International. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "University thrives upon innovation, stuns stagnation". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hepatoprotective Effect of Rheum emodi Roots (Revand chini) and Akseer-e-Jigar Against Paracetamol-induced Hepatotoxicity in Rats". Ethno Leaflets. Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "University thrives upon innovation, stuns stagnation". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 

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