PMAS-Arid Agriculture University is located on Murree Road Rawalpindi, was named after the Saint Pir Mehr Ali Shah.
The university with attractive architecture lies within the center of the twin cosmopolitan city its location ideal for that that the residents of the twins cities.
During the 1970s on orders of the Government of Punjab an agricultural college was established in Rawalpindi with the aim of improvement in agriculture sector of Pakistan. In 1994 that college was upgraded and its status changed from a college to a university. The university is given a second rank by the HEC in the category of Agriculture/Veterinary Universities. It has climbed up to the rank 7 in overall ranking of Pakistani Universities by the HEC.
The university offers a dynamic and stimulating environment to the students. The university prepares the students to take on challenges, to work under adverse conditions, to acquire skills and to enhance their capabilities and potentials.
A substantial and remarkable research on agriculture of Pakistan occurs at the ARID University. Being an Agricultural university the main concern of the authorities and staff is to produce competent and innovative Agricultural Scientist.
The university commits itself to bring revolutionary transformations and improvements in the field of agriculture. Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistan. The agricultural scientists and students at ARID University aim to improve the agriculture of Pakistan for its overall development and prosperity. The university wishes to contribute greatly to agricultural advancements, technology and development.
UAAR has been undergoing remarkable growth since its inception. It is offering some acknowledged and recognized graduate, undergraduate and post graduate degree programs in many disciplines.
There are many on-campus facilities for the students such:
Well-designed administrative block
Well-ventilated and lighted classroom
Four multi-storied, state-of-the art built academic blocks
The staff is well-qualified and expert in their fields. About 46% of the staff holds a PH.D. Degree, while others possess at least M.Sc. And M.Phil. Degrees.
The university attracts many students for its excellent reputation and acknowledged degrees. Students are able to enjoy their student life to the fullest in ARID University as many opportunities are provide that enrich the student experience. Students are allowed to take part in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. This university gives the students a well-diversified learning environment to the pupil.