The University of Sargodha will be the first institute in Pakistan to start a PhD program on Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW). Prime Minister Imran Khan stated this in an interview, recently given to a private channel.
The institute – which is a major public sector university in Punjab – has already submitted two PC-1s to the Planning Commission of Pakistan (PCP).
One of the PC-1s envisions establishing the Sargodha Institute of Muslim Civilization, intended to highlight the diverse aspects of the Islamic civilization and culture by promoting research through balanced dialogue on Islam all over the world.
The other PC-1 is aimed at strengthening the university’s doctoral programs in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities.
It is pertinent to note that University of Sargodha – which has over 25,000 students and 800 faculty members – started its journey in 1929 with the establishment of De’Montmorency College, later renamed as Government College, which was awarded the University Charter in 2002.