University of Sargodha

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University of Sargodha
یونیورسٹی آف سرگودھا
Former names
Government College, Sargodha (1946-2002)
De'Montmorency College of Shahpur Sadr (1929-1946)
Type Public university
Established 2002
Chancellor Governor of Punjab
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad
Academic staff
Students 28342
Undergraduates 10000
Postgraduates 1200
Location Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
Campus Sargodha
Colors Yale blue, metallic gold, silver
Nickname UOS
Affiliations Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan Bar Council, Pharmacy Council of Pakistan
Mascot Kiranians

The University of Sargodha (UOS) (Urdu: یونیورسٹی آف سرگودھا‎) is a public university based in Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan.

It was founded in 2002 by an ordinance of the Punjab government. The main campus is located in Sargodha. University has seven satellite campuses located in Faisalabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali and Bhakkar. Its first acting chairman was Vice-Chancellor Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq.[1] Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sargodha, Dr. Muhammad Akram Chaudhary has been awarded best Vice-Chancellor of any university in Pakistan. The university has eight faculties and 137 programs, of which 53 are for M.Phil. and Ph.D. 400 educational institutions are affiliated to the university.[2]


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

In 1987-88, postgraduate classes were introduced at the 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. 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.


Research achievements[edit]

Sargodha University has specialised in the production of miracles.

— The Express Tribune, 24 March 2013[3]

University research projects include cooking oil with increased shelf life and a patented project called ‘A Herbal Antioxidant 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 Researcher "Dr. Amin" at the university produced a new version of the Paracetamol (Solvent free synthesis of 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] A student of pharmacy developed a herbal formulation which has 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] Farhat Batool; a law student, 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 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
    • Department of soil and environmental 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 and Law
    • University Law College (ULC)
    • Department of Communication Studies
    • Department of English
    • Department of Fine Arts
    • Department of Sports Sciences
    • Department of Law
    • Department of Library & Information Sciences
  • Faculty of Islamic and Oriental Learning
    • Department of Islamic Studies
    • Department of Oriental Languages
    • Department of Urdu
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences
    • Department of Education
    • Department of History & Pakistan Studies
    • Department of Politics & IR (DPIR)
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Social Work
    • Department of Sociology
  • 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 Biotechnology
    • Department of Zoology
    • Department of Botany
    • 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)
  • Engineering Departments
  • Technical Education Department

University College of Engineering & Technology[edit]

UCET was established in 2013 with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering. Later in 2014 the Department of Civil Engineering was started. Programs are accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

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).

The University Medical and Diagnostic Centre and Model Pharmacy treats inhabitants from the region for nominal fees. Barring just four, all tests conducted at Pakistan's leading laboratories, those of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre and Aga Khan University, are also conducted at the University of Sargodha’s laboratory. Besides pharmacy counseling, standard medicines are available for cheaper rates to locals.

Sub Campuses [6][edit]

See also[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. 
  6. ^ "Sub Campuses". University of Sargodha. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  7. ^ "Welcome To University Of Sargodha, Gujranwala Campus". Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  8. ^ "University of Sargodha, Lahore Campus". Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  9. ^ "UNIVERSITY OF SARGODHA – Mandi Bahauddin Campus (HEC Recognized)". Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  10. ^ "University of Sargodha Women Campus Faisalabad". Retrieved 2018-04-03. 
  11. ^ "- University of Sargodha Lyallpur Campus". University of Sargodha Lyallpur Campus. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 

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