|Government College, Sargodha (1946-2002)|
De'Montmorency College of Shahpur Sadr (1929-1946)
|Chancellor||Governor of Punjab|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad|
|Colors||Yale blue, metallic gold, silver|
|Affiliations||Higher Education Commission (Pakistan), Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan Bar Council, Pharmacy Council of Pakistan|
The Sargodha university (SU) (Urdu : یونیورسٹی آف سرگودھا) is a public university based in Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan.
It was founded in 2002 by an ordinance of the Punjab government. The main campus is located in Sargodha. University has one satellite campus located in Bhakkar. Its first acting chairman was Vice-Chancellor Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq.Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sargodha, Dr. Muhammad Akram Chaudhary has been awarded best Vice-Chancellor of any university in Pakistan. The university has seven faculties and above 150 degree programs, of which 69 are postgraduate programs, 50 Graduate programs and 32 undergraduate programs. Around 180 educational institutions are affiliated to the university.
De'Montmorency College was established at Shahpur Sadr in 1929, Later it was renamed to Government College Sargodha, at Shahpur before independence. The college was shifted to Sargodha in 1946.
In 1987–88, postgraduate classes were introduced at the college in the disciplines of English, Urdu, mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics, Islamic studies, history.
Sargodha University has specialised in the production of miracles.— The Express Tribune, 24 March 2013
University research projects include cooking oil with increased shelf life and a patented project called ‘A Herbal Antioxidant System for Chewing Gum Stability’. The university has established an international-level medical diagnosis center and introduced mineral water with the name of ‘Khus Aab’ (Persian for Pleasant Water), which it exports to Abu Dhabi. A Researcher "Dr. Amin" at the university produced a new version of the Paracetamol (Solvent free synthesis of paracetamol) tablet that is not as injurious to the liver, using the hepatoprotective effects of Rheum australe (R. emodi) roots and their aqueous and methanolic extracts. A student of pharmacy developed a herbal formulation which has enhanced the shelf-life of oils to one calendar year, without any loss in nutritional attributes. A paper she wrote on the subject was published in an international journal, garnering wide acclaim. Farhat Batool; a law student, topped in athletics among all national universities. The university is one of only three centers in Pakistan for X-ray crystallography and also harbours an Electron microscope, another rare find in the country.
The University of Sargodha maintains seven primary faculties, which include Agriculture, Social and Arts and Humanities, Science, Engineering, Healthcare science, and Pharmacy.
UCET was established in 2013 with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering. Later in 2014 the Department of Civil Engineering was started. Programs are accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
Social responsibility is one of the core values of Sargodha University. It has been rendering community service through various initiatives, including free consultancy service to local farmers under an outreach program; providing safe drinking water to faculty, staff and students; instilling rainwater to increase underground water table through aquifer recharge wells, and offering free corneal transplantation at DHQ Sargodha. The Telemedicine Centre, currently operating from the Facilitation Centre, will soon be shifted to the adjoining block, where the University Medical and Research Centre were already offering OPD medical services besides running a model university pharmacy for the people of Sargodha city.
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