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University of Sargodha

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Type  Public sector
Chancellor  Governor of Punjab
Students  28342
Mascot  Sargodhians
Established  2002
Academic staff  460
Phone  +92 48 9230811
Founded  November 2002
University of Sargodha

Former names  Government College, Sargodha (1946-2002) De'Montmorency College of Shahpur Sadr (1929-1946)
Address  University Road، Sargodha 40100, Pakistan
Affiliations  Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, University of Health Sciences
Similar  University of the Punjab, University of Lahore, Allama Iqbal Open University, Government College University, Bahauddin Zakariya University

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


It was founded in 2002 by an ordinance of the Government of Pakistan. The university is composed of the central campus in Sargodha, and seven branch satellite campuses located in Faisalabad (Faisalabad Satellite Campus and Women Campus Faisalabad), Lahore, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali and Bhakkar. Its first acting chairman was Vice-Chancellor Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq. 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 programmes, of which 53 are for M.Phil. and Ph.D.. 400 educational institutions are affiliated to it.

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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

Sargodha University has specialised in the production of miracles.

Students of the University have published papers in international research journals. 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 scientist at the university produced a new version of the Paracetamol tablet that is not as injurious to the liver, using the hepatoprotective effects of Rheum emodi roots and their aqueous and methanolic extracts.

A student of pharmacy believed that 80% of all cardiac problems are due to old cooking oil. She 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.

Two university students, and Farhat Batool, 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

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, the Social Sciences and Law
  • University Law College (ULC)
  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Department of Education
  • Department of English
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of History
  • Department of Sports Sciences
  • Department of IR And Political Sciences
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Library & Information Sciences
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology
  • Faculty of Islamic and Oriental Learning
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Oriental Languages
  • Department of Urdu
  • 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
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering & technology
  • Department of Electrical Engineering & technology
  • Department of Civil Engineering & technology
  • University College of Engineering & Technology

    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 with accreditation by PEC.

    Community Service programs

    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.


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