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About USA

University of South Asia is driven by a shared resolve: to make this world in general and Pakistan in particular a better place through education, research, and innovation. We are exciting and eccentric, superlative but not discriminative, creative and imaginative, contemporary and competitive, memorable but not unnoticeable, obsessed with impact, concerned about outreach, and convivial to talented people regardless of their background, origin, color, race, beliefs, and nationality.

When Computer Studies were alien to educational landscape in Pakistan, National College of Computer Sciences (NCCS) was founded by Mr. Mahmood Sadiq in 1987 with an aim to equip Pakistani youth with modern skills. The visualization behind NCCS was to safeguard the instrumentality of education for personality transformation of students along with their social well-being and privileged living after the completion of studies. Today, NCCS has taken the shape of University of South Asia (USA) after a rigorous but remarkable journey of historical transition.

University of South Asia is a project of Gateway Technologies (Pvt.) Limited

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“USA offers a platform to young generation where they are educated, trained and empowered with knowledge”

It gives me immense pleasure to know that the University of South Asia is publishing its prospectus. On this auspicious occasion, I am happy to note that the University has carved out its place not only as a pioneer in higher education but also as a well-reputed and esteemed institution of higher learning within a span of sixteen years.

The University offers a platform to youngsters where they are educated, trained and empowered with knowledge, skills and vision to play a constructive and valuable role at personal level in particular and for the society in general. I appreciate that the University has launched a state-ofthe-art Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), which is dedicated to promote innovation and entrepreneurship and is fully equipped with all the ingredients needed to produce successful entrepreneurs.

I would like to appreciate the faculty and management of the University for their unflagging commitment to the noble cause of education. I would urge their academia to keep themselves and their students abreast of the latest developments in the fields of education and research. I would advise the students to acquaint themselves with the latest research and academic developments for contributing towards progressive and prosperous Pakistan

Governor Punjab/Chancellor Mohammad Sarwar
Chairman Mahmood Sadiq
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“USA intents to convert Man Power to Mind Power accross the nation”

Universities play a leading role in the growth and development of a society. The graduates of universities act as agents of progress and advancement. If properly trained in their areas of specialization, along with understanding the art of learning, students can become catalysts of positive change.

Studying a few subjects, memorizing some theories and doing limited research is not what we at University of South Asia call “Education”. Here, education has a deeper meaning for us and our students. Here, we believe in a complete transformation of the personality coupled with the right knowledge, skills and vision, charting the path to excellence for our students. At the University of South Asia, we are committed to academic excellence in our classrooms; relevant curricula in our programs; and caring, personal attention to our students.

Currently located in Eastern and Western parts of Lahore, we are opening our doors to every student living in Pakistan. We believe the formula for an outstanding university is great students, great faculty and great facilities. You will find them all here at the University of South Asia. Our curriculum is designed to help the students acquire practical knowledge that can be applied in real life situations. Our faculty body is amongst the most qualified from a diverse range of backgrounds. Through our ongoing strategy of recruiting and retaining faculty members of the highest caliber and attracting to the University an increasing number of talented students, we have moved considerably closer to achieving our goal of academic excellence. We offer a challenging intellectual environment with 21 undergraduate degree programs in more than 150 fields of study.

The University of South Asia has completed its 16 years of operating as a chartered Institution and thirty-one years of providing high quality education in the private sector.

From Engineering to Computer Sciences, Health Sciences, Business Management to Language and Literature, USA offers an academic program for every student.

In the end, I hope the challenges we have taken at USA to move to the next level of distinction, and accelerate the pace of our advancement, will enable us to convert Man Power to Mind Power across our nation.

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“The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.”

As a University, we see our role in imparting a higher state of knowledge and equipping our students with the mindset and tools of discovery that they need to build meaningful careers and take decisions with confidence. Our prime focus has always been to increase the employability of our students and to raise the University’s prominence in the world.

Within our campuses we are dedicated to free and open debate, unimpeded inquiry and discovery, and to act as a community whose academic vitality and capacity to serve others flow from, and are promoted by, our core values- excellence, innovation and creativity, openness and responsibility. Our plans for the future include expanding our University Community, bringing people from the widest array of backgrounds and perspectives together to celebrate and learn from our differences, as excellence cannot be achieved without diversity. We will further incorporate technology in our courses to ensure the highest quality instruction to improve the learning experience of our students. We approach work with the ethos of creating value for students in all activities undertaken in campus, be that curricular or extra-curricular.

Our desire is to foster entrepreneurial spirit in our students by guiding them to tackle big issues, seize opportunities, and adapt quickly to changing circumstances. We realize simple coverage of the curriculum alone is not enough, but rather students’ need a strong educational foundation and the necessary skillset to ensure that they stand out in today’s world. We offer continuous professional development to our faculty to ensure that students get most-up-to-date knowledge and information in classes, with an emphasis on project based learning to develop student profiles. That is the direction we are working on.

VICE CHAIRPERSON Hina Sadiq
VICE CHAIRMAN Dr. Shafkat Ali Beg
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"I take this opportunity of welcoming you to the seat of higher learning i.e. University of South Asia to begin your self-development process"

As a student you are entering into an institution of knowledge and research that has mastered the art of identifying latent potential of students and guiding them to take such courses that can become their passion. The delicate and highly sophisticated job is done by the learned faculty and management staff. Based on the latest research in the area of human development, they provide conducive environment to learning linked with the ever changing and developing global requirements. The University has produced a number of students who are playing very important role in the development of world economies.

Our claim to be one of the biggest private sector universities in Pakistan is based on our presence with the purposebuilt and state-of-the-art campuses at Tufail Road (Lahore Cantt) and Raiwand Road. These locations are at the heart of a lively, historic, beautiful city of Lahore. Our campuses with easy access to residential vicinities are the finest and most well equipped academic hubs existing in the city.

What makes this University so special? It comes down to people.

First, the academics ranging from Engineering to Biotechnology, Fashion and Design to Health Sciences, Business to Architecture, Media Studies and Law to Literature. I know of no other university in private sector in Pakistan of comparable size with as many faculties and vast range of courses as we offer. The best academicians with extensive international exposure and qualification are part of our faculty. Then there are the administrators, technicians and many others who support the whole enterprise with dedicated commitment. And, of course, there are our students – an extraordinary diverse body of people united by exceptional ability, motivation and potential

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"USA offers a range of varied programs linked with Higher Education Commission’s guidelines and policies"

The University of South Asia (USA), operating as chartered institution has been imparting quality education for the last sixteen years in the private sector. Along with providing higher education in market-competitive disciplines at par with any international University, the USA also endeavors to inculcate rich values and principles in its students.

University offers a range of varied programs linked with Higher Education Commission’s guidelines and policies and are adaptively responsive to the latest developments in industry standards, technologies and pedagogy to inspire young generation to learn, conduct research and ultimately be able to contribute to socio-economic development. Professionally qualified teaching staff, commitment to quality, academic standards and state-of-the-art infrastructure, serve to ensure that USA graduates will contribute to the future of Pakistan as inspired and motivated citizens.

The University of South Asia has the privilege to provide quality higher education in the field of Health Sciences, Engineering, Management Sciences, Art and Fashion Design, Law, Computer Sciences, Architecture, Social Sciences and Humanities on affordable fee structure. The course curriculum is devised based on the ever changing needs of industry so that students are absorbed in industry smoothly and shine as proud alumni of USA. To promote the talent and provide education to students, we offer abundant merit, need-based and other types of scholarships at the University of South Asia.

I know that for students to compete internationally and become a part of world top companies they need to be creative and innovative. We cultivate in our students right attitude with blend of extra-ordinary soft skills and hence make their personality impressive so that they become brand ambassadors of not only the University of South Asia but also the companies with which they get associated. Its immense pleasure for me to share that our alumni are serving on various key posts across the world.

I would also invite the attention of parents and assure that University of South Asia, is the best choice for the future of their children.

Vice Chancellor Imran Masood
Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Akram Ch
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"Be part of the revolurtion led by USA and become the stars of tomorrow"

Welcome to the University of South Asia (USA), a University that is all about transforming innovative ideas into tangible solutions in the region. It is a great time to be in USA as the University is all set to embark on a new chapter in its 17 years privileged journey of progress and excellence in academic innovation – delivering excellence in research and learning. We aim to make our students adaptable to change so that they may thrive in a rapidly evolving job market critical thinkers to be able identify problems in our society and creative to come up with pragmatic solutions.

I feel immense pleasure in providing institutional leadership to a University whose name is synonymous with quality education and whose graduates are the torch bearers of the highest degree of academic, professional and moral ethos which is the hallmark of their alma mater. Being an educationist having 35 years of experience in public sector education industry, it is a matter of great pride and privilege to be part of this esteemed organization and it is my commitment to raise the productivity of our graduates through quality education and practical knowledge to contribute in a significant way to the national economy.

I am adamant that the University offers a range of degree programs that are adaptively responsive to the latest developments in industry standards, technologies and pedagogy to inspire young generation to learn, conduct research and ultimately be able to contribute to socio-economic development of the country. Professionally qualified teaching faculty, commitment to quality teaching, academic standards and state-of-the-art infrastructure including Labs, Library and classrooms fully equipped with the latest audio-visual tools serve to ensure that USA graduates will contribute to the future of Pakistan as inspired and motivated citizens.

The experience at a university for a student is not only driven by the excellence in academics and research but the entire experience of being involved in the projects that the university takes on, as well as the experiences that a student gains from outside the classroom. We at USA have extensive co-curricular activities ranging from sports to cultural events, media and society events etc. that keep our students engaged and entertained across the year.

I urge you to be part of this revolution led by University of South Asia and become the stars of tomorrow. May your journey with USA be memorable!

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Computer Sciences. Prior to establishment of University of South Asia as degree awarding institution, it was the first renowned and reputable institute offering BCS (Bachelors of Computer Science) program in Pakistan. The Faculty has been the pioneer in producing qualified computer science graduates to date who are serving in the country and abroad adopting their career in education, business and particularly in Computer Science/Information Technology. The Faculty of Computer Sciences offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs led by qualified and experienced faculty passionate about teaching and research. Our flexible updated track-based curriculum allows students to select the courses that meet their career requirements. Keeping in view our country needs we impart quality education and train our students to meet future challenges ahead of ever rapidly changing world. The students who have decided to pursue degree in Computer Science, Information technology, and Software Engineering, there will be ample and bright opportunities for them in their future career.

We have excellent computer labs equipped with latest personal computer, networking environment and modern teaching aids / outstanding classroom facilities for learning environment to be conducive up to entire satisfaction of our students. The department always assists students in getting internships and securing jobs in various professional organizations through placement office. The alumni network is frequently tapped into and they visit the department, share their experience and provide valuable guidance to students regarding how to pursue their future careers keeping in view market trends and opportunities available in near future.

We are proud of our past achievements, and the role our graduates are playing in ICT sector’s development in Pakistan. Our prime focus is future-based, preparation and training of students to be exceptionally good and excel in competitive global environment they will enter upon doing graduation. Our qualified and dedicated faculty members remain fully involved in teaching to strengthen the capacity of students to be capable enough to find solutions of challenging issues. The faculty members are looking forward to welcome new students. This is the best opportunity to be student of Faculty of Computer Sciences at USA to enjoy and benefit from exciting academic environment.

Dean (Computer Science) Dr. Rahat Hussain Bukhari
Dean (Management Sciences) Prof. Dr. Suleman Aziz Lodhi
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The Business world has always been very practical and dynamic. As an essential part of the society the businesses not only serves the society in which they exist, it is the major source of economic activity in the community.

Our goal at the Department of Business Administration is to provide students with the necessary knowledge-base and skill-set required for developing business value in the community. We believe that Pakistan needs to invest in the skill-set of the coming generation in order to produce a business eco-system that supports smaller businesses at SME level and provides a strong basis for multinational setups.

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We are dedicated to provide an education and environment that encourages and develops analytical thinking and brings responsible professionals in the fields of Architecture, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Textile Design. We have an experienced and competent team of instructors which understand that art and architecture related professions are very sensitive in terms of absorbing scientific, technological, environmental, social and cultural developments creating impact on requirement, process and product. Therefore, we shape teaching and learning process as professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling future of our graduates by giving emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches and the latest knowledge to meet emerging requirements. We believe on student centered approach in the education system and have effective plans to provide guidance and to train them in their respective area of studies. We encourage our students to become critical observer by providing them extensive exposure of professional and fieldwork through visits of live projects and internship program.

Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Akram Ch
Dean (Humanities & Social Sciences) Prof. Dr. M. Shafique Baig
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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences fosters critical thinking, creative expression, and intellectual curiosity. In classrooms, laboratories, studios, and on stage, students are prepared for a variety of careers, and they are equipped to prosper in an unpredictable future. I am proud to lead this Division as Dean, and I am dedicated to the belief that the programs offered in the Humanities and Social Sciences are the best preparation for the contemporary world.

Our Faculty includes eight departments: English, Psychology, Sociology, Media Studies, Education, Economics, Mathematics and Physical Education. Our focus is to preparing students for the globe. I welcome you to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to explore our course offerings, the expertise of our teaching faculty and our state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities.

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Dear prospective students I welcome you to the Law Department of the University of South Asia, a rapidly growing and emerging as one of the best institutions of legal education in Pakistan and providing quality education at affordable fee structure. Here you will find competent and kind faculty, which grooms the knowledge, skills and appropriate professional attitude of the students, to make them successful law professionals.

The faculty has done a wonderful job in accepting the challenge of transition from physical classes to virtual (on line) classes in minimum possible time to help the students to continue their education without loss of their valuable time. Our Law Department became the pioneer of on line legal education in Pakistan by dedicated devotion of the Faculty.

You will find many of our graduates as judicial officers, law teachers and prominent lawyers. I wish you success in your studies and future professional life having the mission to serve the rule of law and protect the legal rights of all citizens of Pakistan.

Dean (Law) Prof. Dr. Dil Muhammad

Historical Evolution of University of South Asia

University of South Asia is a leading private sector University in Pakistan that is recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, Islamabad as well as Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC), Lahore. University of South Asia is also a recognized seat of higher learning by all accreditation councils in Pakistan related to Higher Education.

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Charter of the University

University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan was founded in 2005 via Charter/ Act titled “The University of South Asia Act , 2005” (Act IX of 2005) passed by the Assembly of Punjab Province, Pakistan on June 18, 2005. The University of South Asia Act 2005 was assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on July 6, 2005. The Act of the University was published in Punjab Gazette (Extraordinary) Pages 223-231 on July 9, 2005.

Faculties and Academic Programs

University is offering academic programs at undergraduate and graduate level with the provision of eight faculties namely (1) Faculty of Computer Sciences, (2) Faculty of Management Sciences, (3) Faculty of Commerce, (4) Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, (5) Faculty of Law, (6) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, (7) Faculty of Engineering and Technology, (8) Faculty of Arts and Fashion Design.

Why USA?

Faculty

Professionally qualified teaching faculty including a number of qualified PhDs fully dedicated to impart quality education.

Academic Standards

High with zero tolerance on academic integrity, honesty and ethics.

Infrastructure

State-of-the-Art computing and discipline-specific laboratories, libraries, digital resources, air-conditioned classrooms equipped with audio and visual apparatus, green and beautiful campuses and vivacious campus life full of energy and excitement.

Education and Research

Focused to accelerate nation’s industrial revolution and prepare our graduates to face the challenges of Digital Economy with learning of emerging technologies through modern curriculum in the prevalence of Industry 4.0.

Quality

University of South Asia’s Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is one of the most agile QEC in Pakistan. Our Quality Enhancement Cell is strategically moving forward to induce culture of quality assurance to make University of South Asia, Lahore as one of the best universities of Pakistan where quality is the hallmark of all activities.

Blended Learning Models

Technology is the forerunner in all types of teaching pedagogies in the university. We assure that student learning experience at University of South Asia must be memorable, hence, we have an alternative plan of each missed class so that students should learn with ease and comfort. The blended learning along with a range of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities make us student-centric university.

Beyond Curricula

University is the firm believer that abundance of cultural events, media and society events are very effective in personality development and grooming of the students. The experience at a University for a student is not only driven by the excellence in academics and research but also the entire experience of being involved in the projects that the university takes on as well as the experiences a student gains from outside the classrooms.

Our Vision

To prepare a generation that can take the lead and put the nation on the path of progress and prosperity through applying their knowledge and skills with dedication.

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university of south asia mission

Our Mission

  • Equip our youth in developing the vision, thinking and analytical abilities for converting the Manpower to Mind-Power
  • Stimulate innovation, research and scholarly activities for the promotion of human development
  • Promote Strategic Linkages with Industry

Core Values

Quality Innovation
Modern Curriculum Competent Faculty
Teaching Excellence Research
Skills Development Personality Transformation
Education Distinctively Outcome Based Education (OBE)
National & International Recognition of Academic Programs Social Responsibility
Best value for money to students