Bahauddin Zakariya University is in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of the largest universities in Punjab. Bahauddin Zakariya University was formerly known as Multan University. It was renamed in honor of a Sufi saint Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya (1171-1262). It is a degree awarding institute in more than 60 subjects, including pharmacy, medical, engineering, humanities, business administration, law, art, music, IT, agriculture and languages. The university was ranked at No. 8 in General Category Ranking of 2014 by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).
The university started functioning in 1975 in rented buildings with eight departments. Now the university has a large campus with sixty departments and several constituent colleges, such as University Gilani Law College and Multan College of Arts, and faculties including Veterinary, Agricultural Science and Technology (FAST) (formerly University College of Agriculture or UCA), Engineering and Technology. The university also has residential facilities for students and staff.