Gujrat is a city of Punjab with a population of 390,533 according to the 2017 demographics. It is close to the two famous cities; Sialkot and Gujranwala, forming the golden triangle with the export-producing industrial cities. The city is situated between two rivers, the Jhelum River and the Chenab River, both flowing to the north-western and south-eastern sides of the city. Gujrat district has three tehsils; Kharian, Sarai Alamgir, and Gujrat.
The city’s education system is governed by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Gujranwala, which conducts SSC and HSSC examinations. The city is the main hub of education for students from small towns of Mandi Bahaudin, Sarai Alamgir, Kharian, Dina, and Jhelum city. It is known for providing excellent educational services in universities and producing some famous politicians of Pakistan.
Facts about Universities in Gujrat
- The University of Gujrat/UOG is a public university founded in 2004 by the ordinance of the Punjab Provincial Assembly.
- UOG offers higher education in numerous programs including science, engineering and technology, arts & design, and computer sciences & IT. The campus is expanded over 1000 canals.
- UOG provided students with a state-of-the-art library with more than 90,000 books and access to the digital library.
- An MOU was signed with the international institutes for collaborating on research projects, guidance, and counseling.
- The campus has its own radio station broadcast every day.
- The Nawaz Sharif Medical College/ NSMC is a medical school and a constituent of UOG that offers an M.B.B.S degree. It was set up in 2008, as a department in UOG, but got its own building in 2012.
- NSMC is recognized by the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), and the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for post-graduate training programs.
- The college is also registered in the list of International Directory of Medical Education (IDME).
- There is also a public-private partnership institute available for higher education in Gujrat city.
What is education like in Gujrat
- Gujrat was named “Khita e Younan” (territory resembling ancient Greece) by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in the 19th century, due to the high number of educational institutes.
- Gujrat has become a center for excellence in education because of its brilliant performance in providing quality education.
- Thousands of students from small cities and tehsils are currently enrolled in the University of Gujrat.
- All the educational institutes, public and private are governed by the Punjab Provincial Assembly.
- They are directly associated with granting funds for research, the construction of new departments, and accreditation.
- All the higher education institutes in Gujrat are co-ed.
- Academic education is divided into five zones; primary, middle & high school, intermediate school/college, and university.
Quick facts about Gujrat
- Gujrat itself is a landmark of historical sites. The city is famous for its exquisite furniture, agriculture, and small industries.
- Gujrat manufactures its own ceramic products, hukkahs or water pipe, beautiful craftwork, floral pots, cotton mates, and woolen shawls.
- The area is ideal for growing rice and sugarcane as the major crops because of its proximity to the rivers.
- The founding of the city of Gujrat was established early in the 1900s with the support of regional landowners and the British Empire.
- In 1185, Gujrat became a vassal of the Muslim Sultanate of Delhi, when Sultan Shahab-ud-Din Muhammad Ghauri conquered Punjab.
- The Grand Trunk Road which is also referred to as G. T. Road passes through Gujrat was constructed by Emperor Sher Shah Suri. The road and its ancient stone wall still remain today.