The Punjab Group has its roots in a Commerce College set up in Lahore in 1985. Over a period of 31 years, the Group has grown into the largest educational network in Pakistan providing top quality education from Playgroup to Ph.D with a student body of over 450,000.The Punjab Group consists of numerous companies in the fields of education, information technology, media, and communications. Amongst these are the Allied Schools, the EFA System, the Resource Academia, and three universities, along with Tower Technologies (Ltd.), a technology company. The Allied School System alone is host to over 200,000 students in more than 200 cities across Pakistan.
In order to vertically integrate the education system to provide additional, high quality education options for Pakistani students, the Group also owns and operates three chartered universities, namely the University of Central Punjab in Lahore, the Capital University of Science & Technology in the Federal Capital, and Mohammad Ali Jinnah University in Karachi. At present more than 15,000 students are enrolled in these universities.
The Group also proudly operates Dunya TV, one of the largest and most sophisticated television networks in the country, in addition toRoznama Dunya, a popular newspaper.
After the first college was set up in 1985, the Network has grown from a single college to the largest group of private colleges in commerce and science in the country. The pioneering spirit of the founding fathers is reflected in its tradition of excellence. The mission from the very beginning has always been ‘to extend quality education to every nook and cranny of the country; and to produce excellent business technicians and scientists to make rich contributions towards national development.’
Intermediate education is provided at all campuses, and students receive the F.A/I.Com./F.Sc./I.C.S. certifications according to their chosen track from the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education. At the Intermediate level students are introduced to the core concepts of the commerce and science.
At the undergraduate level, a public university degree is awarded to students in B.Com./B.Sc. which lays down the foundation of subjects like Accounting, Economics, Business Law, Taxation, Commerce, Banking, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology for future benefit of students. At the Master’s level, Punjab Colleges offer two distinctive programs, i.e. an M.Com. - Accounting and Finance, and a Masters in Banking programs awarded by the UCP.
UCP has the distinction of becoming the first private sector university in the Punjab to acquire the status of a degree awarding institution. Today the University offers numerous courses in its faculties of Business, Information Technology, Engineering, Law, Media, Pharmacy, Communications and the Humanities, amongst others.
MAJU programs are tailored to meet the real needs of today's economy and employment atmosphere. The curriculum is constantly updated to remain in line with the demands of the latest trends in the markets and new developments in technology. The University also conducts training sessions, seminars, and workshops for professionals, which enable our students and others to apply what they have learned in practical situations.
Academics at CUST are designed for a three-pronged purpose. Firstly, the focus is not on the popular market, rather on the real requirements of our country's economic and manpower development. The second focal point is training. In addition to pure academic programs, the University runs trainings, seminars, and workshops for the benefit of the industry, the public sector and the community at large. Lastly, the university's endeavors in research are highly valued. CUST is deeply conscious of the fact that research and development are the main tools countries need to transform their developing economies into developed ones.
Realizing the importance of a high standard education, especially in the formative years, which play a pivotal role in the physical and mental development of children, the PGC has taken a landmark initiative in the field of primary education by establishing a grade one to O'Levels School System.
The Resource Academia provides a highly interactive environment to groom children, engaging them in activities that involve imagination, exploration and innovation. The unique individuality of every child is taken into account, and an individual pattern of learning, understanding, assimilation and analyzing is tailored to meet that requirement. As a result, the dedication of our qualified educationists aim to cross the line between simple learning and excellence.
The Allied School System has become one of the fastest growing educational networks in Pakistan. Within four years, the Allied System has established more than 700 campuses across the country. All together there is an enrollment of more than 200,000 students at this time.
The purpose of Allied Schools is to prepare students with the promise to enhance their intellectual, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and artistic growth so that they may realize their importance as pillars on which Pakistan is built.
In order to ensure this, Allied Schools offer a caring environment with a strong academic foundation, an exclusive focus on the individual child, and a balance between local and global standards with modern approaches.
The Education for All (EFA) School System makes the best of educational standards more accessible to the citizens of Pakistan, thereby attempting to fulfill it’s mission of ‘no child left behind’. The School recognizes that not all parents can afford high fees that most schools are charging, but do not want to compromise on the quality of education being provided to their children. The EFA system fulfils this gap by providing a high standard of education, all the while maintaining an affordable fees structure.
Tower Technologies (Pvt.) Limited (TTL) is a well-established IT company with over 225 man years of experience in software systems design and development. It has been in operation since 2001 and serves, amongst other independent projects, as a support organization for the Punjab Group. Tower Technologies has built a substantial market presence in the sectors of Business Intelligence, Business Process Management, Enterprise Application Development, Financial Solutions, E-Governance, Business Automation, Telecommunications, Media Industry, Computer Hardware, Network Solutions, Data Security and Education Sector.
The economic, political and social fabric of society cannot be reformed until the nation’s media develop critical thinking for the benefit of the general masses. It is a major responsibility undertaken by Dunya TV, which encourages people to think consciously and objectively. Dunya TV was launched by in 2008, with the objective of establishing an informative and entertainment media hub, blended with professional and unbiased news for the masses. Currently it is broadcasting news and current affairs programs countrywide and is targeting the international arena as well.
Roznama Dunya is the next logical step in the progression of the Dunya Media Group after the above mentioned Dunya News Network. Launching initially from Lahore, it has now started its publications from Karachi, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Faisalabad, and will very soon be adding more cities in its fold. Within a short span of time, Roznama Dunya has emerged as one of the most widely read newspapers, held in high esteem by its patrons. The actual force behind the newspaper is its editorial team, who believe in uncompromising journalistic principles, fearless reporting and an unwavering commitment to the truth. Roznama Dunya features the leading columnists and opinion-makers in the country, and is edited by the most respected and well-regarded journalistic minds in the nation.