The University of South Asia is continuation of National College of Computer Sciences (NCCS) that started in 1987 when Computer Studies was not a part of education in Pakistan. In the year 2003 NCCS was awarded the Charter by the Government of the Punjab as a Degree awarding Institute with the name of “Institute of South Asia” with Computer Sciences as Faculty. In the year 2005 Institute of South Asia, Lahore was upgraded as The University of South Asia, Lahore with degree awarding status for offering six Faculties under the “The University of South Asia, Lahore” Act 2005 (Act IX of 2005). The University is recognized by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan and other relevant accreditation bodies.
Currently, the University of South Asia has its three state-of-the-art campuses in the city of Lahore, i.e Tufail Road Cantt Campus, Raiwind Road Campus and Barki Road DHA Campus imparting quality education. The University of South Asia offers a range of degree programs under Faculty of Computer Sciences, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Faculty of Art & Fashion Design and Faculty of Engineering & Technology that are adaptively responsive to the latest development in industry standards, technologies and pedagogy to inspire the young generation to learn, conduct research and ultimately be able to contribute in the socio-economic development of the country.
Recently, the University has achieved another mile stone by launching a state-of-the-art Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at DHA Campus which is fully equipped with all the ingredients needed to produce successful Entrepreneurs in the country. The objective of this Center is to expose the students with the industry practices and foster their creativity through all possible channels. The University of South Asia aims to make its graduates adaptable to change so that they may thrive in a rapidly evolving job market, critical thinkers to be able to identify problems in our society and come up with pragmatic solutions.
Professionally qualified teaching faculty including a number of foreign and local qualified PhDs fully committed to impart quality education, with excellent academic standards and state-of-the-art infrastructure including laboratories, library, air-conditioned classrooms fully equipped with the latest audio-visual tools serve to ensure that the USA graduates will contribute to the future of Pakistan as inspired and motivated citizens. To maintain quality education the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) 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.
The University is a student-centric University, which provides the abundant co-curricular activities ranging from sports to cultural events, media and society events etc. that 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.
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.
To equip our youth in developing the vision, thinking and analytical abilities to convert the Manpower to Mind-Power by producing Engineers, Architects, Fashion Designers, Media Personnel, Educationists, Computer Scientists, Business Executives, Lawyers, and Health Scientists capable of leading their respective areas of specialization and becoming instrumental in the growth and prosperity of the nation.