Monday, July 6, 2009

Lahore University of Management Sciences(Punjab)

Student Life


Campus


LUMS has a beautifully landscaped campus, spread over 100 acres, with world class facilities. The University provides a single site for teaching, administration and recreation in an incredible atmosphere with superb convenience and safety for all students. The campus is equipped with all modern facilities easily accessible to students and has been carefully planned to create an environment conducive to learning.

Academic Block


A large two-tiered building, the Academic Block, has a covered area of 150,000 square feet. It comprises a cluster of semi-independent modules assembled around a central courtyard. Some of the main facilities include classrooms, auditoriums, discussion rooms, conference rooms and offices.

Library


The LUMS Library is the first automated library of Pakistan that provides excellent services and facilities to fulfil the information needs of its clients. The library is equipped with state-of-the-art systems and technologies. It has a collection of over 52,000 volumes comprising printed and electronic information sources. The library aims to encourage and support the academic and research activities of LUMS faculty, staff and students. It provides a full range of services that include book loans, online information searching, reference services, inter-library loan, document delivery, photocopying, viewing of audiovisual and microfilm materials, access to virtual collections & digital resources, CD-ROM & online searching etc.

Information Systems and Technology (IST)


Teaching and learning at LUMS has always been rigorous, challenging, and technology-intensive. The Information Systems and Technology (IST) supports academic and administrative computing systems and spearheads IT-initiatives to ensure adequacy of the technology infrastructure. LUMS offers a rich and diverse computing environment that effectively meets the productivity requirements of its students, faculty and staff. Each day, the LUMS community plugs-in to the campus LAN via 1200 access points spread across computing labs, academic units, student hostels, faculty residences, and the library. Those who are off-campus have secure, web-based access to on-line course support services such as enrollment, assignments and grades, message boards and e-mail. The campus network is based on a high-speed fiber backbone with Gigabit uplinks and dedicated high-end servers and switches.

Computing resources in labs are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are a total of five general-purpose labs equipped with high-end workstations, document scanners and high-speed laser and line printers. The University also hosts a dedicated Java lab with an Ultra Sparc II server and sunray appliances. Students living on-campus also have the facility to connect their personal computers to the LUMS network via high-speed connections provided in each hostel room. To improve access and availability, IST has recently introduced e-mail kiosks at the new library building.

Residential Accommodation


LUMS offers quality on-campus housing facilities to students as almost 50% of them stay on campus every year. A total of eight hostel blocks (three for girls and five for boys) are already operational. The on-campus hostel accommodation currently has a capacity to house 414 female students and 804 male students. Each hostel block offers a friendly and secure environment to its inhabitants, and is equipped with a wide range of facilities including laundry rooms, kitchens, TV lounges, and easy access to dining facilities as well as the LUMS computer network. Dedicated hostel staff is accessible to students for help at all times, and emergency services including transport facilities are available.

Dining Block


The dining block, known as the Pepsi Dining Centre, covers an area of 14000 square feet. It is open for all meals to students, faculty and staff. The centre offers a diverse range of food for meals and tasty snacks at very reasonable prices. It includes a student centre and an executive dining area.

Super Store


The LUMS super store caters to the basic requirements of the individuals living on campus. It provides easy access to daily provisions including toiletries, snacks and medicines.

Mosque


The University has a beautiful and spacious mosque on campus that has separate facilities for men and women for offering their prayers.

Sports Complex


The University has a comprehensive collection of sports facilities that includes a state of the art sports complex. There are lots of opportunities to get involved in sporting activities at LUMS. The options of basketball, badminton, squash, football, table tennis, volleyball, cricket and more.

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