The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad came into existence through up-gradation of the former Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute, Lyallpur, in 1961-62, and was given the mandate to accelerate infusion of science and technology in the process of modernizing national farming system and related activities in order to simplify productivity and bring more propriety to an aspirant nation. This it does by integrating the functions of teaching, research and extension. The Governor of the Punjab heads the University as its Chancellor. He or his nominee presides over the convocation of the University and the meetings of the Senate. The Minister/Advisor for Agriculture, Government of the Punjab, is its Pro-Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor is the principal executive and academic office of the University.