The University of Central Punjab is a private sector university located in Lahore, Pakistan. The current enrollment of the university is 8,000. University of Central Punjab, a part of Punjab Group of Colleges, was Chartered by the Government of Punjab in 2002. According to the HEC ranking 2013, UCP's business school is on number 3rd in Lahore. University of Central Punjab offers undergraduate, graduate as well as postgraduate programs in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Pharmacy, Business, Commerce, Arts and Social Sciences. The are six distinct faculties in the university namely Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Pharmacy, UCP Business School, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.HistoryOn 15 August 1996, The Punjab Group of Colleges petitioned the Government of Punjab for the establishment of a University in the province. In response to this petition, the government issued a No Objection Certificated on October 11, 1999. The University started operating the same year it got a No Objection Certificate from the government and initially offered courses in Management Studies, Information Technology, Commerce and Law. The Punjab College of Business Administration (PCBA), Punjab Institute of Computer Science (PICS), Punjab College of Commerce (PCC), Punjab Law College (PLC) and Punjab College of Information Technology (PCIT) formed the core of the University at the time of establishment.Following a restructuring in 2004, the PCBA and PICS operate under the Faculty of Management Studies and Faculty of Information Technology of the University of Central Punjab respectively. The Punjab Colleges of Commerce and the Punjab Law College respectively function under the Faculties of Commerce and of Law of the University of Central Punjab. The Faculty of Engineering (FOE) has was introduced in 2002.