In today’s modern world marked with information technology, knowledge based economies and scientific progress, education has become a corner stone for the progress and prosperity of nations and individuals alike. No nation can imagine making inroads on the frontiers of development without knowledge and education which in still in people a constructive, progressive and a forward looking conviction. A modern educational institution equipped with seasoned academics, state-of-the art facilities and updated curricula can provide students with much coveted intellectual and knowledge support together with humanistic and egalitarian ideals which are indispensable for socio-economic progress.
In my capacity as the Vice Chancellor of University of Gujrat (UOG), I am confident that we have human and material resources at our disposal to shape up UOG into a top ranking institution of Pakistan. The dedication exhibited by the University staff and faculty has already brought UOG within the top ten universities of Pakistan in a short span of just six years. It is the manifestation of collective wisdom and efforts made by all the stakeholders and now we are carving our way towards making it a world class university.
At intellectual level, we aim at infusing in our students a deep concern and sense of responsibility towards uplifting the socio-economic conditions of the country and developing a conviction to make Pakistan a progressive democratic state. Only this is the way forward through which we can make the students responsible citizens and rational social actors who can exert hard and contribute their due share to the overall development of Pakistan besides pooling knowledge at regional and global levels. We at University of Gujrat also pay heed to initiate skill based disciplines, in consonance with growing market demands that cater to the emerging needs of resource hailing from poor segments of population. The university has attained remarkable prominence in recent years due to its research and development activities. Several projects of national importance are already underway and significantly contributing towards knowledge generation. Majority of the faculty is proactively competing for national and international research grants. Our direct participation in research activities will be fruitful for teaching in the long run because in today’s world, at university level, teaching and research are inseparable and mutually reinforcing. I appreciate the faculty and staff for demonstrating their enthusiasm and making valuable contributions towards the development of the University. I hope and pray that our bold initiatives and valiant efforts bear fruit in transformation UOG into a World Class University.
I fervently hope the University of Gujrat, Lahore Campus, will go a long way to promote and strengthen the rich cultural and educational traditions fostered by University of Gujrat in the city of Lahore, the cultural hub of the Punjab. I wish the management a glorious success in this noble venture.