BZU started working in 1975 with 8 departments. With the passage of time University got fame and prestige for its quality education. BZU is the fastest growing public university in Pakistan, and it will continue to play a vital role in the development of the country.
The University is providing facilities of higher education and research to the population of the Southern region of the Punjab. The University fulfills three functions: teaching, affiliation and examination. The University has 135 affiliated colleges, which include old and prestigious institutions such as the Government Emerson College Multan, the Government College, Sahiwal and the NFC Institute of Engineering & Technology, Multan