The Journey from ILM to UMT
UMT is a project of Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Trust. ILM was established in 1990 by leading educationists, professionals, and industrialists with an aim to enhance the organizational and individual effectiveness. Guided by the noble mission of helping others in actualizing their limitless human potential to its finest shape, ILM sought to respond to the challenges of information-based economy, globalization, and ever increasing complexity.
The University of Management and Technology has evolved into a premier institution of higher learning in the country. It is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as a 'W4' category (highest rank) university. For more than two years, UMT was also at the top as per HEC ranking in General Category (medium-sized) of private sector institutions in the Punjab.
UMT – now an independent, not-for-profit, private institution of higher learning – received her degree-granting charter first as the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in 2002 through an Act of the Assembly of the Punjab. Later, on 16 June 2004, IMT became University of Management and Technology through the passing of a similar Act by the Punjab Assembly.
In September 2007, the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, upgraded the category of UMT from ‘Category X’/ previous ‘Category B’ to ‘Category W’/ previous ‘Category A’.
UMT offers a broad range of bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in 150+ disciplines such as Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Banking and Finance, Business and IT, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Aviation, Management, Supply Chain, Textile Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Agribusiness, School Management, Social Sciences, Educational Leadership Management, Law, English Language Teaching, and many more.
All academic programs meet HEC criteria. The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has accredited electrical engineering program and permitted industrial engineering programs while the BBA and MBA programs are accredited by the National Business Education Accreditation Council. The National Computer Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) has accredited the BC Computer Science and Software Engineering programs. Quality assurance systems as suggested by HEC have been implemented at UMT.
At present, fourteen schools and five institutes are operating under the umbrella of UMT, namely: School of Business and Economics (SBE), School of Systems and Technology (SST), School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSS&H), School of Professional Advancement (SPA), School of Law and Policy (SLP), School of Textiles and Design (STD), School of Commerce and Accountancy (SCA), School of Engineering (SEN), School of Governance and Society (SGS), School of Advanced Studies (SAS), School of Health Sciences (SHS), School of Architecture and Planning (SAP), School of Science (SSC), School of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Islamic Banking (IIB), Institute of Aviation Studies (IAS), Institute of Communication and Cultural Studies (ICCS), Institute of Clinical Psychology (ICP), and Institute of Trade and Competitiveness.
UMT distinguishes itself with 600+ faculty members including 125+ PhDs, 16,000+ alumni-ae and 10,000+ students from 100 districts of Pakistan and 18 countries across the globe. The University has state-of-the-art science, engineering and textile laboratories, computer network, well-stocked library with over 130,000+ books and digital resources to facilitate learning and research. The University also offers generous financial assistance to students. Scholarships and merit based awards are being availed by a large number of students.
UMT holds the distinction of launching the South Asian Triple Helix Association (THA) Chapter, covering the countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
An effective chain of linkages with some leading institutions of the world has been established. Harvard law School has agreed to sponsor students for internship at the School of Law and Policy. An MoU has been signed with HCCI and Schulick Business School of York University, Toronto, Canada. The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, and Swinburne Institute of Technology have extended licensee arrangements to SPA. UMT is now included in CMGA-CIMA Masters Gateway Assessment through which our MBA affiliates can claim up to 11 exemptions. UMT has also set up an exclusive office for direct international placement for admission into foreign universities. The University is in touch with international recruitment agencies to project its graduates abroad. Various UMT Centers have been activated to initiate industry linkages.