Bahauddin Zakariya University

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Bahauddin Zakariya University
جامعۂ بہاؤالدین زکریا
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MottoKnowledge Is Power
ChancellorGovernor of the Punjab
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr.Tariq Ansari
Location, ,
CampusMultan, Layyah, Vehari, Lodhran

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

Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) (Urdu: جامعۂ بہاؤالدین زکریا‎) is a public university with its main campus in Multan, Pakistan. Bahauddin Zakariya University was founded in 1975 as Multan University, and is one of the largest universities in Punjab. It was renamed in honour of a Sufi saint Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya (1171-1262). As a degree awarding government university, it offers degree courses in more than 60 majors, including pharmacy, engineering, humanities, business administration, law, art, music, IT, agriculture and languages. According to newly published 2016-2017,Times Higher Education (THE)[1] Ranking System, Bahauddin Zakariya University is ranked within Top 800 most powerful universities worldwide. In 2014, The university was also ranked 8th nationally by General Universities Category of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).<ref>"Category Wise"./ref>


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 and PEC.


The university is at 10 km from the city centre. The main campus is spread over 12 acres. Its back gate is golden 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) and Government College, Burewala.

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 and Social Sciences[edit]

  • School of Economics
  • Department of Education
  • Institute of Social Sciences
  • Department of Criminology
  • Department of History
  • Department of Gender Studies
  • Department of Pakistan Studies
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Inter personal Relations
  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Applied Psychology
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Sports Sciences
  • Multan College of Arts

Faculty of Science[edit]

  • Institute of Chemical Sciences
  • Centre for Advanced Studies in Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Telecommunication Systems
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Institute of Pure and Applied Biology
  • Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Islamic Studies and Languages[edit]

  • Department of Arabic
  • Department of English
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Islamic Research Centre (IRC)
  • Department of Urdu
  • Saraiki Area Study Centre (SASC)
  • Seerat Cheir

Faculty of Commerce, Law and Business Administration[edit]

Faculty of Pharmacy[edit]

  • Department of Pharmacy

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Faculty of Veterinary Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Pathobiology
  • Department of Biosciences
  • Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Department of Livestock and Poultry Productions

Faculty of Engineering and Technology[edit]

  • University College of Engineering and Technology
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department Of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology[edit]

Formerly it was called UCA means "University College of Agriculture" and now it is called FAST (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology). FAST provides 8 Major subjects for specialization after 2 year but for evening program only four.

  • Department of Soil Science
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Department of Plant Pathology
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Forestry and Range Management
  • Institute of Food Science and Nutrition
  • Department of Agri. Business and Marketing
  • Department of Agricultural 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 Sub-Campus, Layyah
  • BZU Sub-Campus, Vehari


Following are the hostels accommodating students.

For boys

  • Abubaker Hall
  • Umar Hall
  • Usman Hall
  • Ali Hall
  • Hamza Hall
  • Qasim Hall
  • Mohsin Hall
  • Abdul Sattar Edhi Hall

For girls

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

Staff hiring[edit]

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

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "About". Bahauddin Zakariya University. Retrieved 27 April 2019.

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