For nearly 51 years before in 1969, established as an institute, National University of Modern Languages acronym, NUML has transformed from purely a language training cradle to an institute of higher learning, achieving further eminence in Social and Management Sciences as well as Engineering and Computer Software disciplines. As an epitome of teaching multiple national and international languages, NUML has won laurels of sages and international community, producing copious alumnae by virtue of antiquity, erudite faculty and vivacious curriculum in producing self- assured graduates from within and outside Pakistan. In addition to the main campus at Islamabad, we are imparting multilingual and interdisciplinary education through 9 regional precincts mapping the entire geographical length and breadth of Pakistan. The Islamabad campus has 9 academic blocks, an admin block, 6 hostels including one each for females and overseas students. The campus houses an opulent Auditorium, Gym, Cafeteria, a Mosque and a Central Library with over 162997 books, language and computer labs in addition to numerous magazines, journals and dailies. With a fleet of 33 buses and 5 wagons, NUML meets the growing commuting demands of the faculty, staff and its students.
As an autonomous Higher Education Institution since 2000, NUML Chancellor; the President of Pakistan, is assisted by the Vice Chancellor/Rector, Board of Governors (BoG), Executive and Academic Boards. The professional staff and dedicated faculty draws inspiration from the Rector’s Vision, ascribing to turn NUML as an acme of excellence in providing higher education, research and innovation thus opening new vistas of knowledge for the national and international community. NUML offers equal learning opportunities to all genders, irrespective of their religion, race, class or creed, promoting interfaith harmony and tolerance. It distinguishes itself with higher ratio of female gender in teaching, administrative staff, 22071 students and 71970 alumnae. NUML acts as a vigilante in protecting individual human rights, and resolutely safeguarding its commitment to the principles of equity, fair play and justice. We help our community in promoting clean and green environments through sustainable schemes and an efficient management of solar energy, water and other natural endowments. NUML’s ability to upshot lasting positive change has been significantly enhanced through philanthropic spirit aimed at supporting the talented students, regardless of their background or faith.
The Rector’s strategic foresight sets out a framework of priorities, underpinning main thrust lines by charting-out a cogent operational plan creating harmony among staff, students and alumnae. NUML graduates are equipped with cross-cutting domains scaling curricular and extra-curricular skills alike to benefit Pakistani and global citizenry. We encourage independent bursary with total academic freedom, while fostering a culture of innovation, teamwork and meritocracy. Thus the NUML’s collegiate structure comprising 5 main faculties, 30 teaching including 11 language departments (23 languages taught) together with nearly 1239 faculty members and 1035 supporting staff is able to attract over 14184 applicants seeking admission in every semester. Over 100 faculty members are enrolled in various ongoing PhD courses. The outreach training programmes are linked to the regional and extra-regional universities via Video Conferencing, Web Page and Face Book, forming the core critical mass of an overall E-learning educational echo system.
To benefit our students and the faculty, NUML has signed 50 MOUs with over 17 countries and have established 4 major International institutes including the Chinese Confucius Centre at Islamabad. We also serve as an international test centre for Chinese, Korean, Japanese and German languages. French language test centre is being established shortly. NUML is also playing an active part in poverty alleviation and control of social evils through different Scholarship Programs. For sustainability, vibrancy and future dynamism, Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) together with Business Incubation Centre (BICON) are propelling the intellectual and social capital of NUML into globally competitive knowledge-based society. Thus, NUML’s shining alumnae include some of the best known Pakistan’s chief executives, diplomats, academicians, bureaucrats and entrepreneurs.