Admission Notice - 2015 - Lahore University of Management Sciences
Admission open at University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore, for graduate programs in following disciplines.
- MBA Exec
- MS Economics
- MS (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical engineering, Mathematics, Physics)
- PhD Management
- PhD (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical engineering, Mathematics, Physics)
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a world class academic institution with a proud history of achievement, and ambitious plans for the future. The idea of establishing the university took root in the mind of Syed Babar Ali, Pro Chancellor, LUMS who is the guiding spirit behind the university. With his resilient efforts and patronage of the business community, academia and representatives of the government, started the establishment of what was to become one of the leading universities of South Asia.
With support of ten of the leading public and private sector corporations of Pakistan, the National Management Foundation (NMF), the sponsoring body of the University, was incorporated on November 7, 1984. The NMF was granted a charter by the Government of Pakistan for establishing the University on March 8, 1985. Through this charter, the University was given the legal right to establish degree-granting programmes. In addition to this, the government also granted authorisation to set up other schools under the aegis of the "Lahore University of Management Sciences".
The Board of Governors of the NMF, being the sponsors of LUMS, raise the necessary funds for the University’s operations and meet its infra-structure requirements. Consequently all land and university buildings are owned by NMF. Many members of the Board are representatives of the business community and form a crucial link between the University and the business world. The Board of Trustees, the policy-making body of the University, comprises leading members of the business community, academia and representatives of the government. The principal functions of the Board are to set broad policy guidelines and to review the operations of the University which functions on no-profit, no-loss basis.
Since its inception in 1985, LUMS has strived to achieve the aim of imparting world class education while encouraging research and intellectual growth in the country. As a result, LUMS has played a key role in setting high standards of academics and producing professionals who can compete with counterparts from any university across the world.
The LUMS Business School, now known as the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) opened its doors to the first batch of MBA students in 1986. The LUMS MBA programme is first rate in standards and is based on the case methodology of teaching, which is the distinctive quality of the LUMS MBA programme. Adapted from leading business schools all over the world and then customised through local cases, this methodology has produced top business graduates of the country. The first class of MBA students graduated in 1988 and was rapidly placed in national and international companies while others became successful entrepreneurs.
The BSc Honours Programme at LUMS was initiated in 1994 and in 1996, the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) was formed to administer the undergraduate programmes. The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) initially housed the Computer Science (both BSc and MS), Economics, Social Sciences, and Mathematics majors along with the Accounting and Finance minor. Later the Accounting and Finance minor was altered into a major. In 2002, a five year, integrated, BA-LL.B degree was launched by the School of Arts and Sciences.
To counter the scope and diversity of the increased programmes and departments two schools were established at LUMS. The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) was established to oversee the Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics and Law departments and the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) was established to oversee the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics.
Over the years, LUMS also initiated Masters programmes in Economics, Computer Science and Computer Engineering (relaunched in 2012 as MS in Electrical Engineering). An Executive MBA programme was launched in 2002 to facilitate managers and entrepreneurs. In addition, LUMS also offers a wide array of executive courses through the Rausing Executive Development Centre (REDC), which was established in 1994 with support from the Rausing family of Sweden. Since its inception the Centre has maintained its position as one of the finest institutes offering executive education in Pakistan.
LUMS also initiated PhD programmes in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Mathematics in line with its aim to promote research in the country. To date, 10 candidates have obtained PhD degrees in these disciplines. In 2006, a PhD in Management was added to the list of doctoral programmes at LUMS, to cater to the growing need of organisational management and operations management experts.
In 2011, two majors were introduced to the undergraduate programmes at LUMS. The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law added a BA History to their extensive list of majors. The Suleman Dawood School of Business started offering a BSc in Management Science to cater to the increased demand of a business major at the undergraduate level. Living up to its commitment of offering new graduate programmes, the university added new MS and PhD programmes to the portfolio of the School of Science and Engineering in 2012. New MS degree in Electrical Engineering was introduced alongwith new doctoral programmes in Biology, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, andPhysics. Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) was announced which offers BA-LL.B previously offered under the Law Department.
As the years unfold, the university remains committed to offering new programmes in relevant, emerging fields for the youth of the region.
To become an internationally acclaimed research university that serves society through excellence in education and research.
LUMS aspires to achieve excellence and national and international leadership through unparalleled teaching and research, holistic undergraduate education, and civic engagement to serve the critical needs of society.
It seeks to accomplish this mission as a unified institution with cutting-edge research, a modern and rigorous curriculum and socially responsible outreach to the nation and region.
A University of the Future
- A research university dedicated to advancement and creation of new knowledge
- A place for holistic undergraduate experience and strong graduate education
- A diverse community with a distinctive commitment to ethics, tolerance, and social responsibility
- Engaged with the society and a change agent for economic growth and development
Merit Based Approach
LUMS adheres to merit as the sole criteria in it's decision making. This applies to all aspects of its operations, from selection of faculty and staff, to admission and evaluation of students.
We believe that sustained hard work provides the underpinning for the socio-economic development of a nation. LUMS academic programmes help develop the stamina and diligence essential for success in the increasingly competitive international environment.
Our programmes are structured so that every activity enhances student learning and individual development. All activities are thus designed with definite learning objectives.
The programmes offered at LUMS not only require the capacity to work hard, but also the ability to think analytically and to solve problems. The mental strength that comes from a rigorous academic programme prepares the participants to perform demanding intellectual tasks.
We consider character building to be an integral aspect of our programmes, as learning without personal integrity will be of little value to the individual and the society.
The Academic Block designed by the renowned architect Mr. Habib Fida Ali, is a two-storeyed building, spread over an area of 150,000 sq ft. This red bricked structure comprises semi independent wings assembled around a central courtyard and houses classrooms, auditoriums, discussion rooms, conference rooms, and offices. Currently, the classes for the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) and Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) are conducted in the academic block.
Suleman Dawood School of Business Building
The Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) has been moved to an independent building, which is presently under construction. The new building occupies a covered area of 160,000 square ft. and will have the capacity to accommodate 1324 undergraduate and graduate students. This 5-storey building will accommodate 54 faculty offices, 54 discussion rooms, 1 auditorium of 300 seating capacity, 2 auditoriums of 200 seating capacity, 1 computer lab, 12 meeting rooms, 6 case method class rooms, support staff and research assistant offices, student lounges and staff rooms.
School of Science & Engineering Complex
The recently constructed, 5-tiered building, housing the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) stands tall on a covered area of 300,000 sq ft. Presently, the building is partially in use. On completion, it will house 10 teaching labs, 20 research labs, 4 central research labs, 2 support labs, 5 computer rooms, 2 lecture halls of 200 seating capacity each, 4 classrooms of 75 seating capacity each, 100 faculty offices, office space for up to 500 graduate and post-doctoral students, a utility building and 10MW electrical grid station. The building has an adaptable space design that can be changed as requirements develop.
This building is the first of its kind in Pakistan, providing the most modern facilities and following international standards according to which the labs include vibration control and functional safety codes. The wet labs (biology and chemistry) have been provided with special ventilation and exhaust systems.
Gad & Birgit Rausing Library
The Gad & Birgit Rausing library at LUMS offers advanced systems and technologies and a wide array of user empowered services. It has a rich and assorted collection of over 220,000 books and 140,000 electronic books that support scholarly interests and practical research activities, 450 print journal subscriptions, more than 35,000 electronic journals, a collection of 3200 resources including audio and video libraries, 40 CD-ROM databases and campus-wide access to more than 35,000 online journals dating back to 1800s.
The library allows free and secure access to library catalogues, user accounts and campus-wide access to its full text resources through a web interface called iPortal. Through this, members can manage their library accounts and keep tabs on circulation activities including renewals or reservations of circulated items. Another useful service provided by the library is Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) which keeps members updated about new additions to the library collection.
In addition, the library maintains a very informative website http://library.lums.edu.pk/. This is an interactive and user friendly website that uses social software applications like Facebook, Blog, Linked-in, Delicious and Flicker for communicating with library members. A range of access levels are also provided to library resources including online access through mobile phones and Virtual Private Network (VPN). Besides remote access, the library remains operational seven days a week until mid night and is open 24 hours a day during exams.
Information Systems Technology (IST)
LUMS has always relied on technology-intensive, challenging methods of teaching and learning. Information Systems and Technology (IST) at LUMS is designed to provide a wide-ranging computing environment that would cater to the needs of students, faculty and staff. The LUMS community, on a daily basis, connects to the campus LAN via 3000 access points available across the campus at computing labs, academic units, student hostels, faculty residences and the library. A secure, off-campus, web-based access to on-line course support services such as enrollment, assignments and grades, message boards and e-mail is also provided by IST. The campus network operates on a high-speed fibre backbone with Gigabit uplinks and dedicated high-end servers and switches.
At the six general purpose labs, resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have the capacity to accommodate 300 students. The labs are equipped with high-end workstations, document scanners and high speed laser and line printers. The university also houses a special Java lab with an Ultra Sparc II server and sunray appliances. Email kiosks at the library and the dining block have also been installed by IST to improve access and availability.
The IST also manages an Assistive Technology Lab for visually impaired students. This lab offers users the latest technologies, including text-to-speech computer screen reading, computer magnification, Braille screen display and Braille embossing and printed material conversion to audio and digital formats.
The IST strives to facilitate modern teaching, research and learning methods through high quality services and technological infrastructure while ensuring that all users are sufficiently skilled to make the maximum use of the provided services.
For additional information, please visit http://ist.lums.edu.pk/
More than half of the student body at LUMS lives on campus each year. To accommodate them, the University offers quality housing facilities in the form of six male and four female hostels. The girls hostels have a capacity to house 614 students on the basis of double occupancy and the six boys hostel buildings occupy 1204 residents based on double occupancy as well.
The hostel block offers its inhabitants a sociable and secure environment. It also provides important facilities including, kitchens, TV lounges and easy access to dining facilities as well as the LUMS computer network. Laundry services have been outsourced at very economical rates. Students can easily get in touch with the dedicated hostel staff if the need arises and access emergency services including transport facilities.
The Residential College System is also practiced at LUMS with a view to improve student life on campus.
The LUMS faculty is offered modern residential facilities on campus in the form of 7 faculty residential blocks providing high quality 1-3 bedroom apartments. The state-of-the-art apartments have a comfortable and spacious architecture and are accessorised with the latest facilities.
Syed Maratab Ali Sports Complex
In an effort to tend to the physical well-being of individuals at LUMS, the university offers an extensive range of modern sports facilities to its students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Syed Maratab Ali Sports Complex at LUMS offers the ideal environment to carry out numerous sporting activities like tennis, squash, gym, football, volleyball, cricket, basketball etc.
The following facilities are present in and around the Sports Complex:
- Indoor basketball court
- Floodlit outdoor basketball court
- Badminton courts
- Table tennis areas
- Squash courts with viewing galleries
- Outdoor, floodlit, all-weather tennis courts
- Gymnasiums for men and women
- Floodlit football pitches with changing rooms
- Grass cricket ground with changing room
- Meeting rooms for student clubs/associations
The Pepsi Dining Centre (PDC), which covers an area of 14,000 sq ft., offers a diverse range of food for meals and snacks at very reasonable prices. The first floor of the PDC accommodates food stalls from popular cafes from across the city. Other eating facilities on campus include Khokha (canteen) where edibles and everyday routine stuff are available to the students.
Super Store & ATM
The LUMS Super Store provides easy access to daily provisions including toiletries, snacks and medicines to individuals living on campus. Along with catering to the basic needs of the LUMS community, the super store also has an ATM facility for individuals’ convenience.
The campus also has a beautifully designed, community mosque which is open 24 hours a day. Daily sermons are delivered in both Arabic and Urdu. The spacious mosque offers separate prayer facilities for men and women.
|The National Management Foundation incorporated in November
Javed Hamid appointed as the first Director
|The University Charter granted in March
The first admissions policy was approved on the 18th of November 1985 and set at a maximum of 50 students – but just 46 applicants made the cut
The first campus opened near Liberty Market at a rented house, 103-C
The first computer lab was inaugurated; it was a basic setup with just about five computers in the basement, but at the time it was state of the art
|4th of September 1986 was the first day of the first class of the Lahore University of Management Sciences
Syed Babar Ali chosen as Pro Chancellor, LUMS
Abdul Razak Dawood chosen as Rector, LUMS
Dr. Jan-Eric Vahlne appointed as Associate Dean
Case Research Centre established
|In 1987, the LUMS library became the first library in Pakistan to computerize its holdings and services using INMAGIC software
|Dr. James A. Erskine appointed as the first Dean
|On the 4th of April 1989, the USAID grant for $10 million, to be utilized by the Lahore University of Management Sciences for campus construction, was signed jointly by Syed Babar Ali and the US Ambassador
Dr. Waseem Azhar appointed as the second Dean
Dr. Salman Shah appointed as Associate Dean of the Executive Development Centre (EDC)
June 29th 1989 the first Convocation for the class of '88 and '89 held with President Ghulam Ishaq Khan as the Keynote Speaker
|Small and Medium Enterprise Centre (SMEC) set up with the help of Konrad-Adenauer Foundation of Germany
|US $1 million donated by Tetra-Laval, Sweden for Executive Development Centre, courtesy of the Rausing family
|On the 8th of October 1992 the undergraduate program was given the go-ahead by the Board of Trustees
|LUMS received 689 applications for its first batch of undergraduates
100 acre LUMS campus built in DHA, Lahore
Convocation for the class of '93 held with President Farooq Ahmed Leghari as the Chief Guest and Shaukat Aziz, Executive Vice President, Citibank as the Keynote Speaker
|16th November 1994: the Rausing Executive Development Centre (REDC) becomes fully functional
24th of August 1994 marked the day when the first batch of 65 undergraduates stepped onto the new campus
The Pepsi Dining Center (PDC), partially funded by Pepsi International, becomes operational
|First phase of faculty housing completed
|School of Arts and Sciences (SOAS) formed to oversee the undergraduate programmes
An additional funding of US$ 1 million given by Tetra-Laval, Sweden, through the Rausing family
|Syed Babar Ali donated Rs. 20 million over a period of four years for the construction of the first female hostel; this was the first hostel building to be constructed; it was inaugurated on 15th June, 1998 and named Mubarik Hostel, after his mother
|Dr. Wasim Azhar appointed as the first Pro Vice Chancellor
|Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan appointed as the second Pro Vice Chancellor of LUMS
The Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) established with funding from CIDA
|Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan appointed as the first Vice Chancellor
Dr. Ehsan-ul-Haq appointed as the Dean of the Business School
LUMS Mosque starts its functions
|The Centre for Advanced Studies in Mathematics (CASM) established
The Business School renamed as the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB)
|Dr. Jawaid Abdul Ghani appointed as the Dean of SDSB
Khalid Ishaque collection given to the Gad and Birgit Rausing Library in April 2005
|SOAS renamed as School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (MGSHSS)
First LUMS PhD students graduate
School of Science and Engineering launched
|Dr. Shaukat Brah appointed as the Dean of SDSB
|Dr. Ahmed Jan Durrani appointed as the second Vice Chancellor of LUMS
First batch of 17 students graduate from the law programme
Dr. Ijaz Nabi appointed as the first Dean of MGSHSS
|B.A. (Honors) in the Humanities was introduced; a B.Sc. (Honors) in Anthropology/Sociology and Political Science was launched.
|The Development Policy Research Centre (DPRC) established
Nawab Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani Centre established by the Gurmani Foundation
Office of Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research established
Dr. Arif Nazir Butt appointed as the Second Dean of SDSB
|LUMS celebrates its 25th year anniversary
The SBASSE building inaugurated
The LUMS library building renamed as the Gad & Birgit Rausing Library in recognition of the Rausing family's support towards the building
Dr. Adil Najam appointed the third Vice Chancellor of LUMS
Dr. Sohail Qureshi appointed as the Dean of SBASSE
MGSHSS launches a B.A. (Honors) in History
|Dr. Anjum Altaf appointed as the second Dean of MGSHSS
First Batch of SBASSE graduates
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law renamed Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS)
School of Science and Engineering renamed as Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE)
Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) announced
Minors in the following disciplines were introduced: Anthropology/Sociology, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.
|Dr. Sohail Naqvi appointed as the fourth Vice Chancellor of LUMS
MGSHSS launched a B.A. (Honours) in English and a minor in Psychology
Degree Programmes at LUMS
- BS Biology
- BS Chemistry
- BS Computer Science
- BS Electrical Engineering
- BS Mathematics
- BS Physics
- BSc Economics
- BSc (Honours) Economics and Politics
- BSc (Honours) Political Science
- BSc (Honours) Anthropology and Sociology
- BA (Honours) English
- BA-LL.B Programme
- BSc (Honours) Accounting and Finance
- BA (Honours) History
- BSc (Honours) Management Science
- MS Chemistry
- Executive MBA
- MS Economics
- MS Computer Science
- MS Electrical Engineering
- MS Biology
- MS Physics
- MS Mathematics
- PhD Mathematics
- PhD Management
- PhD Computer Science
- PhD Biology
- PhD Chemistry
- PhD Electrical Engineering
- PhD Physics
Executive education at LUMS is offered by the Suleman Dawood School of Business through the Executive MBA programme, the Rausing Executive Development Centre (REDC), and the Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC).
The Executive MBA programme offered by the SDSB is designed for mid-career managers and entrepreneurs who are aiming to take on greater challenges as they take their careers onto the next level and make an impact on the productivity of their organisations. This programme attracts participants from a diverse range of organisations from all over Pakistan and other countries. The case method of teaching, combined with the experiential learning through mutual interaction, gives a unique flavour to the programme.
Special development courses for executives are offered through the Rausing Executive Development Centre (REDC) at LUMS. Established in 1989, the centre offers a wide range of executive development and training programmes, effectively responding to the evolving development needs of managers and leaders around the globe. REDC offers both open-enrollment and organisation-focused programmes.
The Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) serves as a scholarship-based research centre working towards the capacity building of social enterprises in Pakistan. The centre has linkages with more than 500 social sector organisations and has published more than 170 case studies and notes written by the LUMS faculty for the social sector. It has published 6 casebooks on the social sector with several more in progress. The centre also assists development professionals to network, collaborate and take on policy initiatives jointly and offers customised and open-enrollment training programmes for NGOs in various aspects of capacity building.
Schools at LUMS
Suleman Dawood School of Business – SDSB
Launched in 1986, the Business School, now renamed as the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), was the pioneer. Its unique teaching pedagogies, such as the case method of teaching, prepare students academically, personally, and professionally for successful careers as managers and entrepreneurs.
- BSc (Honours) Accounting and Finance
- BSc (Honours) Management Science
- Executive MBA
- PhD Management
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences – MGSHSS
The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities Social Sciences (MGSHSS) (formerly School of Arts and Sciences) is the largest school at LUMS with a maximum share of the student body. It has made a great contribution towards the country's repertoire of superior multidisciplinary education in the liberal arts.
Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering – SBASSE
Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) which through its world-class science and engineering students and high quality, industrially relevant research, will catalyse genuine industrial development in the region.
Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law – SAHSOL
The newest addition to LUMS portfolio is the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) which combines the richness of a liberal arts education with a solid professional programme in Law.
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