VC Message-Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad (Sitara-e-Imtiaz)

University of the Punjab is the oldest Institution with the greatest faculty and Student Body in the country. The prosperity of a nation’s and wealth predominantly not only relied on possession of natural resources, rather, the way to transform these resources into useful product with minimum waste. This rule for national economic growth and wealth creation is undergoing major revisions. Knowledge and entrepreneurship have appeared as the most important resource for growth and national prosperity. I have always propagated the promotion of entrepreneurial culture amongst our students especially the one which enables transformation of knowledge learned in universities and institutes into the practical fields of industry & commerce.

It is imperative that we realize the fruit of our efforts in the different fields of Science and Technology and convert them into something useful for our communities.  Only by doing this, we can meet the challenges of this century and can be on the path of sustainable economic growth. We all know that the major responsibility of a university is to impart research led higher education – University of the Punjab, being Pakistan’s premier institution for Sciences, Social Science, Engineering and Technology aims to graduate culturally enlightened, technologically sound, academically competent and research oriented productive citizens who are prepared to lead, inspire and serve humanity.