Founded in 1988, the University of South Asia is a private University located in the heart of Punjab, Lahore. USA’s diverse curricular offerings provide wide-ranging opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with passionate researchers and practitioners in highly advanced learning environment.
In 1987 when the concept of private sector participation at the Higher Education Level was unheard of, National College of Computer Sciences (NCCS) was established as the first Computer training institution imparting most modern computer education in Pakistan. From 1987 to 1993, NCCS offered Short Courses and Diplomas to the students that would provide them employable skills converting them from ordinary BA degree holder to a computer professional.
In 1993, NCCS started first ever degree program in the field of Computer Sciences in Pakistan, giving it the name of BCS (Bachelor of Computer Sciences). NCCS taught 100,000 students in its 18 years of operations. In 1993, the college was awarded a charter with the status of degree awarding institution with the name of “Institute of South Asia”. This charter was later upgraded and was given the status of Degree awarding university through an act of Parliament in 2005 and was named “University of South Asia.”
University of South Asia is a philosophy, a concept, and an ideology that revolves around the phenomenon of “Change for Better.” USA believes that we should continuously upgrade ourselves to keep pace with ever changing demands of human development. We believe that problems in the society must be identified; solutions planned and innovative programs introduced to implement the solutions without any lapse. It is our conviction that even the ongoing academic programs must be kept under microscopic analysis and the curriculum be made a living entity with a built in phenomena of improvement and perfection. USA is determined to bring advancement in every aspect of human learning.
University of South Asia is a leading institution dedicated to empower the citizens of Pakistan through high quality education based on employable skills, research and commercialization of its research projects.
The population of Pakistan is fast growing to become the fifth largest nation thereby creating new challenges and opportunities. The Vision of USA is to train this large population and use it to the advantage of the country by means of providing them useful skills that can be sold globally bringing prosperity in the lives of the citizens.
The mission of University of South Asia is to equip the youth in developing its vision and thinking skills, converting “Manpower to Mind-power.” USA wants to keep producing professionals who are capable of leading in their areas of specializations, becoming instrumental in the growth, development and prosperity of the nation.
- Educating and grooming of manpower in the fields of science, technologies, humanities, management and health sciences, which would meet international standards.
- The institute will also cater the provision of technology research and developmental support to important industries. This support is in the form of trained, skilled manpower and consultancy, is crucial for further progress of the industrial sector in the Pakistan, and other Muslim countries.
- The institute will also set an example to be followed so that other institutes of the same kind could be established.
- The institute will attract and refine young students to promote the highest values and to serve their communities with integrity.
CHAIRMAN BOARD OF GOVERNORS
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.
DR. SHAFKAT ALI BEG
VICE CHAIRMAN,PHD IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON
I take this opportunity of welcoming you to the seat of higher learning i.e. University of South Asia. 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. This delicate and highly sophisticated job is done by the learned faculty and management staff. Basing on the continuous research in the area of human development they provide environment conducive to learning linked with the ever changing and developing global requirements.
HINA M. SADIQ
As a University 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 and to improve the learning experience of our students. 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 simply covering the curriculum alone is not enough, but rather students need a strong educational foundation and the necessary skill sets to ensure that they stand out in today’s world. That is the direction we are working on.
MIAN IMRAN MASOOD
VICE CHANCELLOR – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ASIA
FORMER EDUCATION MINISTER
Quality education is the need of the hour to address the challenges our country faces. Youth is a powerful tool that must be well-guided, made knowledgeable and effectively utilized to propel our country ahead. When I was in the Government, I collaborated with the private sector to take historic steps that have achieved practical results in the field of education. Now at University of South Asia, I continue to strive for excellence.
At USA, we are embarking on the journey of revamping our curriculum, redesigning our teaching methodology, and placing greater emphasis on applied research and leadership. We are enhancing collaborations with our local and international partners- to explore student exchange programs, internship programs and more opportunities for experiential learning of students. We believe all education must be directed towards a cause- of enhancing society and improving the welfare of the community.
We want to create educated citizen leaders- individuals who not only apply their knowledge most effectively to benefit themselves- but find ways of improving their communities. We inculcate the values of accountability and integrity amongst our students- as we wish to produce a generation that will take this country far ahead. Our students understand that their actions impact society- and are mindful of making positive impact.