University of Okara

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University of Okara
Urdu: جامعہ اوکاڑہ
University of the Okara Logo.jpg
Former names
University of Okara
Motto Urdu: 'تفکر تدبر تحقیق'
Motto in English
Explore, Meditate, Research
Type Public
Established2016;5 years ago (2016)
Academic affiliations
Higher Education Commission (Pakistan)
Chancellor Governor of the Punjab
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr.Zakria Zakar [1]
RegistrarDr. Muhammad Wajid [2]
Students~21000 [3]
Location, ,
Coordinates: 30°52′01″N73°33′58″E / 30.8669°N 73.5660°E / 30.8669; 73.5660
Campus Rural
Colours Yale Blue, white
Nickname UO

The University of Okara (UO) (Urdu : جامعہ اوکاڑہ) is a public university located in Renala Khurd, Okara, Punjab, Pakistan. [4]



In 2005, Okara campus of the University of Education, Lahore (UE) was inaugurated by then Minister of Defence (Pakistan) Rao Sikandar Iqbal. [2] On February 23, 2016, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab passed the "University of Okara Bill 2016". [5] Following that, Government of the Punjab issued a notification on April 1, 2016 for the upgradation of Okara campus to the University of Okara. [2]

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