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 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 has also been named among the top 500 in QS Asia University Rankings 2019.
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 the 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 140 bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in 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, 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 BS Electrical Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Civil Engineering and BS 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 BS Computer Science, Software Engineering and BS Information Technology programs. Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) has granted accreditation to BS City and Regional Planning and B. Architecture program. The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has also accredited the LLB program. 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 Architecture and Planning (SAP), School of Business and Economics (SBE), School of Commerce and Accountancy (SCA), School of Engineering (SEN), School of Food and Agricultural Sciences (SFAS), School of Governance and Society (SGS), School of Health Sciences (SHS), School of Law and Policy (SLP), School of Professional Advancement (SPA), School of Science, School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSS&H), School of Systems and Technology (SST), School of Textile and Design (STD), School of Media and Communication Studies (SM&CS), Institute of Aviation Studies (IAS), Institute of Clinical Psychology (ICP), Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA), Institute of Islamic Banking (IIB) and Institute of Islamic Perspective and Guidance (IIPG)
UMT distinguishes itself with 700+ faculty members including 200 PhDs, 20,000+ alumni-ae and 25,000+ 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.