Bahauddin Zakariya University is one of the fastest-growing public universities in Pakistan, serving the educational needs of South Punjab. The University of Multan was established in 1975 by an Act of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. To pay homage to the Great Saint, the name was changed from University of Multan to Bahauddin Zakariya University in 1979.

Presently, the university has more than 51 departments/institutes/colleges, offering a wide range of degree programmes in more than 70 subjects, including Pharmacy, Medical, Engineering, Humanities & Languages, Business Administration, Law, Arts, Music, Information Technology, Agriculture.  Out of its 630 faculty members, 389 hold doctoral degrees. Presently, the student strength of the university stands at more than 26000.

In recent years, the University has taken a lead in introducing 4-Year Undergraduate programs in Science, Commerce, Business, Pharmacy, Engineering, and English Literature and Linguistics. Various short-time courses and diplomas have become popular with the general public and are offered from time to time. The University is widely known as an institution of strong performance and high ambition because it has continued to make excellent progress toward its goals. It plays a significant role in developing indigenous human resources through its highly productive achievements, both in sciences and humanities.

Institute of Banking and Finance

Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) was established to cater to the specific industrial skill-requirement in the South Punjab region. It was promulgated in 2012 in collaboration with Bank Alfalah and since then it has been producing top-quality graduates and professionals that are serving in various national and international organisations. Similarly, the research degrees being offered at IBF have helped our students to pursue and enhance their academic careers by working in some of the leading higher education institutions of the country.

At IBF, we take pride in introducing unique industry-oriented programs and producing high-quality academic research. Our main objective is to produce executives and professionals in this competitive era. IBF is the only institution in this region that is offering specific degree programmes with a curriculum that is more aligned with industry needs. Our degree programmes provide the students with skills for employment and positive work values needed to meet the demands of the changing industry and global environment.


To be a leading regional institution of Banking & Finance committed to excellence in teaching and research that could professionally contribute towards Industrial and Economic development.


Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) is striving for a conducive environment in which needs of banking sector could be identified in consultation with the stakeholders and those needs be fullfilled by developing the skilful managers as well as offering research based solutions.


  • Honesty
  • Discipline & Punctuality
  • Hardwork
  • Cooperation