Punjab University (Punjabi :, اردو :, also called Punjab University) is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Senate University is now known as the oldest campus in Punjab. Punjab University was designed by architect Baha’i Ram. Singh. It is the oldest government university in Pakistan since 1911. It has several campuses in Gujranwala, Jhelum and Hanspur, following the first conference on the establishment of higher education. The university was officially established by the British government at the Shimla Educational Institution. Punjab University is the fourth university in the Indian subcontinent to be established by the British colonial authorities. The first three universities in British India were established in other parts.
It has 45,678 students (27,907 first graders, 16,552 evening students, 1,219 diploma students). The university has 13 colleges including 83 academic departments, research centers and research institutes.  Punjab University was ranked number one among major multi-college universities by HEC in 2012. University alumni and alumni are also two Nobel laureates in the faculty. In addition, the university is a member of the British Commonwealth Universities Association. Recently, in the Asian University Rankings, the QS International University ranking has risen from 232 to 193, and the ranking has risen to 39th position. According to the 2019 QS International University Rankings by Subject, it ranks 251-300 in Agriculture and Forestry, 501-550 in Physics and Astronomy, and 501-550 in Chemistry.