Bahauddin Zakariya University

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Bahauddin Zakariya University
Multan University
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Motto Knowledge Is Power
Type Public
Established 1975
Chancellor Governor of Punjab
Vice-Chancellor Tahir Amin
Students 40000
Undergraduates 21700
Postgraduates 18000
Location Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Campus Multan, Sahiwal, Layyah, Vehari, and Lahore campuses
Affiliations HEC

Coordinates: 30°15′49″N 71°30′35″E / 30.26361°N 71.50972°E / 30.26361; 71.50972

Bahauddin Zakariya University (Urdu: جامعۂ بہاؤالدین زکریا‎) is in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of the largest universities in Punjab. Bahauddin Zakariya University was formerly known as Multan University. It was renamed in honor of a Sufi saint Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya (1171-1262). It is a degree awarding institute in more than 60 subjects, including pharmacy, medical, engineering, humanities, business administration, law, art, music, IT, agriculture and languages. The university was ranked at No. 8 in General Category Ranking of 2014 by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).[1]


The university started functioning in 1975 in rented buildings with eight departments. Now the university has a large campus with sixty departments and several constituent colleges, such as University Gilani Law College and Multan College of Arts, and faculties including Veterinary, Agricultural Science and Technology (FAST) (formerly University College of Agriculture or UCA), Engineering and Technology. The university also has residential facilities for students and staff.

The Bahauddin Zakariya University is a general university, providing education in Arts and Science. Since agriculture is the mainstay of this region (the place and its environs produce the country’s best silver crop (cotton) and fruit crops like mangoes, citrus, and dates), it was considered expedient to train manpower for solving agriculture problems. Accordingly, a College of Agriculture was established in 1989. The College of Agriculture and its complement, an Engineering College, form an integral part of the University Plan. The College of Engineering & Technology was established in 1994. Department of Commerce was started in November 1996. BBA classes were started in the Department of Business Administration in October 1996. Bachelor of Computer Science was introduced in the Department of Computer Science in November 1996, though Masters in Computer Science (MCS) was already running since 1989. B.Sc. Electrical Engineering class was started in November 1997. Information Technology Centre was established in July 1999. BS and MSc. Telecommunication System was started in January 2004. B.Sc. Mechanical, Computer, Textile, Agricultural and Architectural Engineering classes were started in fall 2004.

All degrees awarded by the university are recognized by HEC, PEC and PMDC.


The university is at Bosan Road west to Mouza Basti Ratta Multan, 10 km from the city centre. The main campus is spread over 960 acres. This university has very large area its back gate is present which is 6 km from chowk kmharanwala.


The main objective of Bahauddin Zakariya University is to provide facilities of higher education and research to the population of the southern region of the Punjab, covering the Civil Administrative Divisions of Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan. The university fulfills the triple function of teaching, affiliation and an examining body, and has 79 affiliated colleges which include such old and prestigious institutions as the Government Emerson College Multan, Government Post Graduate College (Sahiwal), Government College, BUREWALA, and the Nishtar Medical College, Multan.

Student admissions[edit]

Student admissions usually take place August and September for the fall semester. M.Phil and distance learning programs have admissions in January and February for the spring semester. Some of the departments require GAT and some have their own testing criteria. engineering admissions is on merits....

Academic departments[edit]

Faculty of Arts-Social Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Education
  • Department of History
  • Department of Pakistan Studies
  • Department of Political Science & International Relations
  • Department of Mass Communication
  • Multan College of Arts
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Applied Psychology
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Gender Studies
  • Department of Social Science
  • Undergraduate Studies in Social Sciences (now defunct)
  • Institute of Social Sciences (ISS): Established in 2012 in the former "Centre for Undergraduate Studies" building, offers BS, MSc & M.Phil in Anthropology, Public Administration, Social Work, Library Science, Criminology and Public Policy.
  • Department of Criminology Coming Soon. . . . !

Faculty of Science[edit]

  • Institute of Pure and Applied Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Centre for Advanced Studies in Pure and Applied Mathematics (CASPAM)
  • Institute of Computing
    • Department Of Information Technology
    • Department Of Computer Science
    • Department Of Telecommunication Systems
  • Department of Physics
  • Institute of Biotechnology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Centre for Undergraduate Studies(now defunct)
  • Department Of Environamental science

Faculty of Islamic Studies and Languages[edit]

  • Department of Hebrew
  • Department of Arabic
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of English
  • Department of Urdu
  • Department of Saraiki

Faculty of Commerce, Law & Business Administration[edit]

  • Alfalah Institute of Banking & Finance (Business Administration)
  • Institute of Management Sciences (Business Administration)
  • Department of Business Administration (Sub-Campus Sahiwal)
  • Department of Applied Psychology (Sub-Campus Sahiwal)
  • Department of English (Sub-Campus Sahiwal)
  • Department of Economics (Sub-Campus Sahiwal)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Gillani Law College

Faculty of Pharmacy[edit]

  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Pharmaceutics
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences[edit]

  • Biosciences
  • Pathobiology
  • Clinical Sciences.
  • Livestock and Poultry Production

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

It is nominated as one of the best Engineering College in Pakistan.

  • University College of Engineering & Technology

Department Of Electrical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Department of Architecture Engineering.

  • University College of Textile Engineering
  • Institute of Advance Materials

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology'[edit]

Formerly it was called UCA mean university college of Agriculture now it is called FAST (faculty of Agricultural Science and Technology . FAST provides 8 Major subjects for specialization after 2 year but for evening program only four.

  • Department of Agronomy
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Soil Science
  • Department of Plant Pathology
  • Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Forestry Department
  • Agriculture Engineering

To improve the academic facilities of remote areas former governor of Punjab Lt General (Rtd) Khalid Maqbool opened sub-campuses of public sector universities with a vision to transform them into independent universities in future. Up till now following sub-campuses of Bahauddin Zakariya University have been opened.

  • BZU Sub-Campus, D.G Khan(upgraded as Ghazi University from Fall 2014)
  • BZU Sub-Campus, Sahiwal
  • BZU Bahadur Sub-Campus, Layyah
  • BZU Sub-Campus, Vehari(from Fall 2015 intake)
  • BZU Sub-Campus, Lahore(under public private partnership)


Following are the hostels accommodating thousands of students.

For boys

  • Abu Bakar Hall
  • Umer Hall
  • Usman Hall
  • Hamza Hall
  • Ali Hall
  • Qasim Hall

For girls

  • Fatima Hall
  • Marium Hall
  • Ayesha Hall
  • Aamina Hall
  • Zainab Hall
  • Khadija Hall

Staff hiring[edit]

Advertisements are placed in the prominent newspapers. The shortlisted candidates are invited for interview by selection board.


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