In today’s modern world marked by information technology, knowledge-based economies and scientific progress, the education has become a cornerstone for the progress and prosperity of nations and individuals alike. No nation can imagine touching the apex of development without knowledge and education which ingrain in people a constructive, progressive and forward looking worldview. A modern educational institution backed by robust academicians and equipped with state-of-the art facilities and modern curriculum can provide students with much coveted intellectual backing together with humanistic and egalitarian ideas for social progress. In my capacity as the Vice Chancellor of University of Gujrat (UOG), I am more than satisfied that we have the desired human and non-human resources at our disposal to bring UOG, as a top ranking institution of Pakistan. The dedication injected by all the University staff and faculty has brought UOG, within top ten universities of Pakistan in the span of just six years. All of them have pooled their mental and physical resources in this academic institution to make it at par with world class universities .At intellectual level, we aim to infuse in students a sense of responsibility towards social conditions to make Pakistan a progressive state. Only in this way we can be able to make students responsible citizens and rational social actors who can also contribute in the development of Pakistan besides knowledge-pool at global level. As we know that the world has become a global village, therefore at University of Gujrat we pay special heed to skill based disciplines in consonance with market demands.
Seminars, conferences and co-curricular activities under my supervision are the hallmark of this University. Every social, political, economic, scientific and environmental issue is brought under limelight by conducting various seminars and conferences in which experts from their respective fields are invited to give their opinions. The result of these activities has coagulated in the form of a strong culture of debate and dialogue amongst academicians and students. Students have also shown their eagerness by participating in these activities which carry good omens for the social integration of Pakistan. This culture of debate is also necessary for the peaceful resolution of intellectual differences in which these students can play an essential role in the future. At UOG the middle path laid down in Islamic thought is given special emphasis. The principles of peaceful coexistence, tolerance and humanism taught by our great Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) are guiding lights for our thoughts and actions. We strive hard to instill these shining principles of Islam in students and faculty alike. Conferences and seminars on Islamic issues are regularly arranged in University’s premises to enlighten minds of the participants on current Islamic issues. The University has attained immense prominence in recent years due to its involvement in the research and development activities. Research projects funded by various national and international donor agencies have been successfully completed. It is a great source of pleasure for me that the majority of the faculty from University of Gujrat took part in these projects and showed their research expertise. Their direct involvement in research activities can be fruitful for their teaching in the long run because in today’s world teaching without research is just like the head without brain. To further this tradition of excellence and to carry it to the doorsteps of the students of Sialkot, this campus of UOG at Sialkot has been opened. We are cognizant of the needs of the city and believe in provision of the same without much hassle across the board. UOG Sialkot Campus will open new vistas of brilliance and will emerge as a unique center of research and exploration in this historical city of Iqbal. The vision and path laid before us by our national hero is the source of inspiration for the development of this campus. I assure all of you that this new campus of UOG will set the same standards which have been established by its parent campus. In the end, I would appreciate all the faculty, staff members and administration of this campus for exhibiting their enthusiasm in the development of this University. I hope and pray that their efforts in making this Campus a place of excellence may coagulate into reality soon