About Us - GIFT University

About Us

GIFT University established in 2002 with the vision to bring about a visible change in the society by offering quality education to the youth of the Gujranwala division and also to become a leading educational institute of the region. Looking back at the year 2002 we see no university between Lahore and Islamabad region which can educate the young souls and prepare them to play their meaningful role in the development and progress of the industry. GIFT university takes pride to be the first university in the region and is now the BEST University of this region with W4 ranking and recognition from HEC. GIFT University also takes pride to be the only chartered university of Gujranwala.

Gujranwala division is one of the major industrial hubs of Pakistan which requires talented and professionally trained human resource to meet the challenges and expectations of modern world consumers. GIFT University maintains a close liaison with the industry including the Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gujranwala Business Center, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, SMEDA, NPO and a number of other organizations. By actively engaging with the industry, GIFT University CRD (Corporate Relations Department) aids students in enlisting for internships or getting job placements to get practical experience.

GIFT University with a mission to provide international standard education to the youth of this region has provided modern world facilities, internationally experienced faculty, and best infrastructure to ensure the quality of education for the youth and young professionals of this region.

Who we are?

We are Gujranwala’s premium university offering a variety of Associate, Under Graduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Degree Programmes- that pretty much sums up who we are but that’s just where the story starts.

What do we do?

Our purpose to exist is what describes us in totality. It is to help young professionals convert knowledge into practise so that they can add to the society as quality professionals and noble human beings.

How we do it?

Every programme that we offer makes our professionals not only learn theory but also asks them to practise the theory by making projects or perform other practical activities. The course design for every programme is mixed with practical and up to date information about the respective industry and our teaching style is also designed more like professional trainings. If you are wondering why we mentioned professionals instead of students in the first sentence then we appreciate your curiosity. Reason being that at GIFT University we consider our students as professionals from day one. We believe any applicant who enrols with us is about to start his/her professional life and it is our responsibility to value their opinions and ideas as well as train them for success.

The professional world rewards specialisation and this is why GIFT University has created Schools for each industry that we deal with. Each of our Schools offer specialised knowledge, facilities and expertise for every programme on offer. There are four Schools at GIFT University which includes School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Fine Arts, Design & Architecture and GIFT Business School. Each of our School is equipped with specialised facilities that add practical experience to the programme on offer.

The right mix of practical and theoretical knowledge is what we offer through any of our courses across our Schools. The campus, curriculum, faculty, method of teaching and examination hence every aspect of the University is defined and designed to ensure it is of practical value. Some examples that better explain our focus on practicality include:

  • Having our business professionals work on real business problems faced by real companies (Case Method of Study) so that they know what waits for them in the professional world
  • Having our Computer Sciences professionals develop projects for various leading companies
    Getting our professionals involved with industrial projects
  • Offering the Professional Development Programme to our students to help them perform better during job interviews
  • Working in a close relationship with the Chambers of Commerce, NPO, Small Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) and Gujranwala Business Centre- this has not only helped our graduates secure internships but has also helped our Corporate Relationships Department guide our young professionals to better jobs.

In addition to converting knowledge into practice and producing successful professionals we value the talent & academic performance of the students and since 2012, on average 53% of our graduates receive one of our many performance based scholarships on a yearly basis.

At GIFT University we believe that our graduates not only outshine in professional corporate world but also play their role in the betterment of the community. Social Integration Program (SIP) initiated at GIFT University is aimed to impart social and ethical values of our culture and religion in the minds of young professionals of the region.

With numerous GIFT alumni placed at leading organizations, nationally and internationally and being awarded the W4 Ranking by HEC, we believe there are many milestones awaiting in the future for us and the people of Pakistan if we do our bit to educate this nation.

Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision

To bring about a change in society by becoming a leading educational and research institution that utilizes the latest technology and provides intellectually stimulating, professionally relevant and progressive and innovative education that is consistent with our national values and is accessible to all.

Mission

  • Employ highly qualified faculty with established research credentials
  • Hire competent and professional administrative staff
  • Ensure quality intake of students
  • Utilize the latest technology in teaching, research and administration
  • Provide adequate infrastructure and facilities for teaching and learning
  • Establish linkages with industry and collaborate with national and international institutions
  • Provide state of the art library, computer laboratories and other research resources
  • Develop professionally relevant and updated curricula recognized at national and international levels
  • Create conducive research environment
  • Set up mechanisms and policies to ensure sustainable growth
  • Reinforce ethical and national values
  • Provide scholarships and financial assistance based on need and merit
  • Adopt established and innovative pedagogical practices leading to independent and life-long learning
  • Produce graduates with strong analytical skills
  • Establish support systems for job placement of graduates

Values

The university adheres to and promotes the following core values;

  • Uphold Islamic values of human dignity, equality, social justice, fairness and ethical conduct resulting in an educational institution that provides equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, caste, colour, creed or financial status
  • Practice professionalism, transparency and accountability
  • Strive for the highest standards of scholarship
  • Implement consultative decision-making

Board of Governors Members

Academic Council Members

Sr. No Name Designation
1 Dr. Faheem ul Islam Rector, GIFT University, Gujranwala
2 Mr. Muhammad Anwar Dar Chairman, Board of Governors GIFT University, Gujranwala
3 Director Academics Higher Education Commission Pakistan
4 Nominee of Secretary Higher Education Department
5 Prof. Dr. Shahid Qureshi Professor IBA, Karachi
6 Dr. Shafey Shamial Associate Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, LUMS Lahore
7 Dr. Shaukat Ali Brah Management Consultant and Founding Rector KSBL
8 Dr. Asir Ajmal Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, GIFT University, Gujranwala
9 Dr. Ameer Abdul Basit Dean, GIFT Business School GIFT University, Gujranwala
10 Dr. Muhammad Ziad Nayyar Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, GIFT University, Gujranwala
11 Dr. Fakhar Ul Islam Lodhi Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, GIFT University, Gujranwala
12 Dr. Qaiser Shehryar Durrani Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, GIFT University, Gujranwala
13 Dr. Masood Ahmad Akhtar Quraishi Professor, Department of Business and Commerce, GIFT University, Gujranwala
14 Dr. Ayesha Rafique Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, GIFT University, Gujranwala
15 Dr. Mustafeez Ahmed Alvi Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, GIFT University, Gujranwala
16 Dr. Altaf H. Khan Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, GIFT University, Gujranwala
17 Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Faruqi Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, GIFT University, Gujranwala
18 Dr. Iqbal Gondal Professor, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
19 Dr. Muhammad Tufail Hashmi Professor, Department of Islamic Studies,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
20 Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed Awan Professor, Department of Islamic Studies,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
21 Dr. Mujahid Mansoori Professor, Department of Mass Communication & Media Studies,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
22 Dr. Ghulam Abbas Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Design & Architecture,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
23 Ms. Beenish Saeed Director Programs, Fine Arts, Design & Architecture,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
24 Mr. Nadeem Mustafa Director, QEC, GIFT University, Gujranwala
25 Dr. Hafiz Mahmood Akhtar HoD, Department of Islamic Studies,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
26 Dr. Muhammad Faheem HoD, Department of Computer Science,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
27 Dr. Saqib Goraya HoD, Department of English,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
28 Dr. Qasim Awais HoD, Department of Electrical Engineering,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
29 Dr. Umme-e Laila HoD, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
30 Dr. Qasim Saleem HoD, Department of Management Sciences,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
31 Mr. Naveed Ahmad Mughal HoD, Department of Business & Commerce,  GIFT University, Gujranwala
32 Dr. Shahid Minhas Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication & Media Studies, GIFT University, Gujranwala       
33 Mr. Tahir Malik HoD, Department of Mass Communication & Media Studies, GIFT University, Gujranwala
34 Dr. Nameeqa Firdous Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, GIFT University, Gujranwala
35 Mr. Faisal Munir Assistant Professor, Department of Business & Commerce,GIFT University, Gujranwala
36 Dr. Junaid Qazi Consultant (Data Scientist) GIFT University, Gujranwala
37 Mr. Qasim Nasim Mir Lecturer, Department of Business and Commerce GIFT University, Gujranwala
38 Ms. Fouzia Hassan Lecturer, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences GIFT University, Gujranwala
39 Dr. Taimour Kiyani Assistant Professor, Department of English, GIFT University, Gujranwala
40 Mr. Waseem Ullah Dar Registrar, GIFT University, Gujranwala