National College of Arts, Lahore (NCA) - A Federal Chartered Institute

The National College of Arts, which is abbreviated as NCA, is the oldest institute in Pakistan and the second oldest in South Asia offering higher education in fine arts. The National College of Arts is a Federal Chartered and public educational institute approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and is among the best fine art universities all over Asia. It is a co-educational institute with a small enrollment range of students (1,000-1,999). The institute was founded in 1875 and was named in honor of the British Viceroy Lord Mayo. The principal of NCA was Professor Mark Ritter Sponenburgh. The current principal is Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri who took hold in 2013.He strived for 8 years to meet the objective of improving the education

and management quality of NCA which is finally achieved by his hard work. NCA offers different courses and programs e.g., Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees, Diplomas, etc. in various disciplines. The university follows the semester system. In addition to courses, the university also offers various facilities including both academic and non-academic. In addition, it provides different and useful services for students including library services, administrative services, and many more. The students excel in their respective fields and become professionals both locally and internationally. NCA has a friendly, professional, and research-based environment that attracts several professionals for teaching and learning in the university.

Campuses of National College of Arts (NCA).

The National College of Arts has two branches. One is in Lahore and the other one is located in Rawalpindi.

Lahore Campus:

NCA was established in Lahore in Punjab in the 1860s and was given the name 'Punjab School of Arts'. Then it was renamed 'Mayo School of Arts, Lahore'. In the 1890s, it shifted to the present location and was designated as the 'National College of Arts. The university is located in the heart of the cultural capital near the Lahore Museum and the Town Hall. The Punjab University Old Campus is also present across the road. Due to a rich environment in metalwork and plastics around the university location, the university provides extraordinary space for research and innovation.

Link to University website:

Rawalpindi Campus:

The Rawalpindi campus was established in January 2006 in Liaqat Memorial Hall. The Liaquat Hall was designed by Doxiadis who was a Greek Architect. This building has a great history in arts. Rawalpindi city has several professionals who are a part of NCA. The Rawalpindi campus offers admission from all over the world to enhance cultural diversity. The criteria for admission are the same as above. The campus offers all the services including hostels, laboratories, libraries, etc. Additionally, they have a major auditorium for documentaries, films, art exhibitions, and conferences.

Link to University Website: Rawalpindi Campus

Courses Offered at NCA.

The National College of Arts offers different undergraduate and graduate degree courses. The courses list offered by NCA is as follows:

Undergraduate Programmes:

  • Fine Art
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Textile Design
  • Ceramic Design
  • Product Design
  • Architecture
  • Film & Television
  • Musicology
  • Cultural Studies

Masters Programmes:

  • Master of Visual Art
  • Master of Visual Art
  • Master of Multimedia Art
  • Master of Communication & Cultural Studies

MPhil Programmes:

  • MPhil Communication & Cultural Studies
  • MPhil Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management
  • MPhil Cultural Studies

Ph.D. Programs:

  • Ph.D. Communication & Cultural Studies
  • Ph.D. Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management

Other Programs:

  • Certificate in Media Production
  • PGD in Multimedia Arts
  • Diploma in Unity Game Engine
  • Diploma in Concept Art for Game Design
  • Diploma in Video Production
  • Diploma in Web Design & Mobile App
  • Diploma in Computer Graphic Design
  • Certificate in Wood Work
  • Diploma in Game Design
  • Certificate in Luminate Design for Building
  • Diploma in 3D Animation & Motion Graphics
  • Diploma in Digital Film Production
  • Diploma in Make-Up & Lighting
  • Certificate in Graphic Design
  • Certificate in Digital Photography
  • Certificate in Drawing
  • Certificate in Painting
  • Certificate in Non-Linear Film Editing
  • Certificate in Photography
  • Certificate in Sheet Metal Die Design
  • Certificate in Sculpture
  • Certificate in Ceramic Design
  • PGD Diploma in Visual Art
  • Professional Diploma in Traditional Arts
  • Professional Diploma in Interior Design
  • Certificate in Furniture Design
  • Certificate in Prototype Development
  • Certificate in Wood Painting and Polishing
  • Certificate in Fashion Design

Admission Process.

National College of Arts admissions is held on merit bases that are formed by students’ eligibility. Admission tests for NCA are conducted all over Pakistan. Admissions are held twice a year for students’ facilities. Except for foreign candidates, the admissions will stand to be canceled if candidates fail the admission test.

Admission methods:

The candidate must apply before the last date of admission. For this, admissions are offered by both methods i.e., online and hard copy. This is offered to facilitate the candidates because due to their busy lives, people prefer the online method more. As it is an easy and fast method, they can apply anywhere anytime without any difficulty. The hard copy method is mostly used for people who have less knowledge or do not have computer or internet access. It is time taking process as compared to the online method.

Online Method:

  • Register by giving the email id.
  • Fill out the form with the required information that is being asked.
  • Scan and attach the required documents.
  • Challan is given which has to be paid and attached with the form.
  • Send all the information to the official website.

Hard Copy Method:

  • Visit the University yourself.
  • Collect the prospectus and admission form.
  • Fill out the admission form with the required information.
  • Attach attested copies of documents.
  • Submit them to the respected department.

Admission Eligibility Criteria:

  • 45% marks in previous education.
  • Entry test is required.
  • There should be no criminal record.
  • Minimum division should be second division.
  • Must apply before the last date.
  • For postgraduate courses, the CGPA should be at least 2.5.

Entry Test Instructions:

Additionally, interviews and entry tests are also held having large weightage. The date of entry test is announced to the candidates. The candidates must be present in the respected center on that day. Admit cards are necessary. The candidates should come with proper preparation.

Starting Date: October 24th, 2021
Last Date: November 10th, 2021

Admission Dates.

Candidates should apply for admission before the last date. Exceeding this limit will be of no use. According to last year’s admissions, the dates of admission are as follows:

Link for the test, interview, and venues announcement:

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) is a formal agreement between two (bilateral) or more (multilateral) parties that isn’t a legal agreement but indicates their combined business goals bound by a contract. It indicates that the parties have established an understanding and will proceed with a legal agreement for their mutual goals.

MoU Objectives:

Seamless Linkage:

This develops a smooth and continuous link between both parties in different areas such as Learning and Development, Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and other avenues including Consulting Program, Cooperative educational program, Career Opportunities for NCA students.

Internship and Job Opportunities:

WBM Care will provide internships, MTO programs, and permanent positions as per the policies to the NCA students which will help them to enhance their careers.

COOP Program:

Both the parties will collaborate on HR development through Coop Program. This program is a structured program that encourages learning, both classroom-based and work-based, for helping the students to become more talented by developing creative thinking.

Workshops and Seminars:

WBM care will provide a platform to organize workshops, seminars, and webinars in NCA.

Guest Speaker Sessions:

WBM Care along with senior management will visit NCA for different sessions like Guest Speakers Sessions and Projects Evaluations which will give awareness about the company to the students.

From Project to Product:

NCA students will get help from WBM Care which will facilitate them by supervising them in their Final Year Projects (FYPs).

Corporate Industry Advisory Board:

The students of NCA will be appointed as members of the corporate industry advisory board by WBM Care through which they will be able to learn the latest trends and needs in the industry added by WBM Care.

Faculty Internships:

WBM can offer internships for the faculty of NCA too.

Social Media Marketing:

The mutual link between both the parties will help in their social media marketing as well as the placement of the Parties’ names and logos prominently on each other’s websites/webpages.

Mega Career Fairs with the Collaborative Efforts.

A major challenge in business is to achieve business goals which can be a difficult task. The job fair is a way to present various potential benefits to companies. WBM Care also organizes job fairs in different universities to enhance their business and achieve their goals. In these job fairs, they offer different jobs and internships to the students of the universities. WBM Care does not currently organize it in NCA but some of the benefits of these job fairs, when organized by WBM Care in this university in the future, will be:

Access to Qualified Candidates:

The event will give a chance to recruit employees who excel in a specific field. Job fair helps the company to increase resumes received by the interested students who are qualified for the position they need.

Saving Time and Money:

The job fairs will help WBM C are in reaching a large pool of candidates without any advertisement. As the company pays a fee for participation, this will save time and money for WBM Care in approaching candidates.

Workshops and Seminars:

WBM will get a chance to provide a platform to organize workshops, seminars, and webinars in the university.

Brand awareness:

By participating in a job fair, WBM will be able to develop awareness among the students. Plus, it will help to develop the company’s reputation.

Face to face interaction:

This will also help in direct communication with the students. This will help decide whether the person is eligible for the Company or not.

WBM Foundation and NCA.

A WBM Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2012. It is currently focusing on environmental sustainability in several of its projects. The ongoing projects of the WBM Foundation include plantation, bioremediation, removal of plastics, and soil erosion. It promotes the reduction of pollution and other wastes and tries to make a secure environment. WBM Foundation is working to bring innovation by giving awareness about its products. Moreover, with smart technology, the WBM foundation is striving to make lives better. The goal is to make have rich diversity conservation in Pakistan to benefit the next generations. NCA and WBM Foundation with their collaborative efforts can make this planet clean and green. The world is changing rapidly and businesses are looking for new ways to stay ahead of the curve. With the advent of new technologies and collaborations between businesses, WBM Care and NCA collaboration can be a valuable tool for future success.


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