The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is an independent research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
LUMS was founded in 1984 by the patronage ofthe business–industrial community spearheaded by Syed Babar Ali. With advice from the Harvard Business School and a $10 million grant from USAID, It established a graduate business school in 1986. LUMS is ranked as the top varsity in Pakistan in the QS University Rankings for the year 2016, 111th in Asia and among the top 700 in the world. It is also ranked by QS as among the top 300 universities globally for business and among the top 400 universities globally in mathematics. Following a liberal arts curriculum, LUMS is one of Pakistan’s most expensive, selective and progressive universities.
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia and on junction of West Asia, Central Asia and East Asia. It is the fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 207.77 million people. Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre coastline along
the Arabian Sea and its Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China in the far northeast, respectively. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the north-west, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.
Lahore is the capital city of the Pakistani province of Punjab. It is the second-most populous city in Pakistanafter Karachi. The city is located in the north-eastern end of Pakistan’s
Punjab province, near the border with the Indian state of Punjab. Lahore is ranked as
a beta-world city, and is one of Pakistan’s wealthiest cities with an estimated GDP of
$58.14 billion (PPP) as of 2014. It is the historic cultural centre of the Punjab region, and is the
largest Punjabi city in the world. The city has a long history, and was once under the rule of the Hindu Shahis, Ghaznavids, Ghurids, and the Delhi Sultanate. It is one of Pakistan’s most liberal and cosmopolitan cities.
LUMS promotes student participation in a variety of physical, intellectual, athletic and
recreational activities, and provides students with opportunities to engage in the activities of their choice at various skill levels, providing virtual real-life environments that directly contribute to the development of student leadership amid increased collaboration between the individual clubs.
LUMS has 12 beautifully designed and well-equipped residential buildings on campus, with 1250 modern, comfortable and secure rooms that can make moving away from home a much less daunting prospect. These rooms can house a total of 2500 students. The University encourages diversity in room sharing to make the experience a delightful one for both students.
In the early 16th century, Babur, a Timurid descendant of Timur and Genghis Khan from Fergana Valley, swept across the Khyber Pass and founded the Mughal Empire, which ended up covering modern day Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The Mughals were descended from Central Asian Turco-Mongols. Padshah Akbar the Greatmade Lahore one of his original twelve subahs, bordering Multan Kabul and (Old) Delhi subahs. It reached the
zenith of its glory during the Mughal rule from 1524 to 1752. Many of Lahore’s most renowned sites date from this period, and include the Badshahi Mosque, Wazir Khan Mosque, the Lahore Fort, and the Shalimar Gardens.