About BNU

Established in 2003 and chartered by the Government of Punjab in 2005, Beaconhouse National University (BNU) is Pakistan's pioneering not-for-profit liberal arts institution. Rooted in values of diversity, inclusiveness, and academic freedom, BNU offers a comprehensive education spanning conventional and emerging disciplines. Its commitment to need-based scholarships has provided over one billion rupees in financial assistance, ensuring accessibility for all eligible students.

At BNU, we offer interdisciplinary higher education programs in Visual Art & Design, Architecture, Media and Communication, Liberal Studies, Economics, Business, Computer Science, Education, Psychology, and Hospitality Management. Our curriculum fosters a well-rounded understanding, preparing students for diverse challenges. We blend modern content with respect for Pakistani culture, nurturing skilled professionals and responsible citizens among our graduates.

BNU is planned as a non‑profit, private university disseminating learning and encouraging research in diverse areas where the essential focus of the programs offered has been determined by the type of workforce identified for the future economic, business, academic, cultural, and technological advancement of the country. As such, BNU offers students a range of subject areas that are of immense relevance to the country’s economy.

The diverse body of knowledge that a student gains at BNU, together with the tools of examination and analysis that one learns to use, will enable him or her to develop opinions, attitudes, values, and beliefs, based not upon authority or ignorance, whim, or prejudice, but upon one’s worthy evaluation of argument and evidence. We foster the development of an active engagement with knowledge, and not just the passive reception of facts.

At BNU, the knowledge disseminated will help you learn new subjects by one of the most common methods of learning--analogy. As George Herbert noted, people are best taught by using something they are familiar with, something they already understand, to explain something new and unfamiliar. Many times the mind will create its analogies, almost unconsciously, to teach itself about the unfamiliar through the familiar. The education at BNU creates an improvement in perception and understanding. This is done by several unique, innovative practices at BNU:

  • An academic format that encourages the student to read across the curriculum allowing for cross-registration in courses offered at Schools other than the one the student is registered in. These courses may be taken as minors or electives.
  • The University underscores the importance of the creative and performing arts which form an integral part of any liberal arts education. Open workshops and seminars are offered where students interact with scholars and practitioners of international repute.
  • Each student works with an academic adviser who helps design a program of study most suited to the individual student’s talent and is also available for personal guidance throughout the student’s stay at the University.
  • A system of education in which students learn in small, interactive class sessions.
  • A system of student evaluation based on frequent written assignments and research projects rather than a traditional method of examination.

At Beaconhouse National University, education is enriched through a free exchange of ideas and debate which is expertly guided by qualified faculty. Most courses are intensive in which students are encouraged to question assumptions, listen to diverse opinions, and challenge convention. This strategy is further developed through disciplined and motivated work on the student’s part and the evaluation of individual progress through written reports and ongoing interaction between students and teachers.

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