Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan (MNS-UAM) is located on Old Shujabad Road, Multan. It was established in 2012 and has been recognized by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Multan is famous for the production of cotton and export mango. Furthermore, soil and environmental conditions of this area are also suitable for growing many other agricultural crops. The Southern Punjab was lacking a full-fledged agricultural University and to address this problem, Chief Minister of Punjab announced he establishment of Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Mulan (MNS-UAM) on 31st July, 2012. The University is currently performing its academic activities in a building located on Old Shujabad Road, Multan
The University has acquired qualified and dedicated faculty to provide maximum facilities of research to its students. In order to provide the practical training facilities, the University is utilizing the services of different agricultural institutes located in Multan like Soil and Water testing Laboratory, Mango Research Institute (MRI), Cotton Research Station (CRS), Pesticide Quality Control Laboratory and Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI).
The University has a total area of 680 acres located at two places. A piece of land comprising of 180 acres is allocated at Mouza Rangeel Pur, Old Shujabad Road, Multan, where upon the main campus of the University is located and another piece of comprising 500 acres is allotted at Jalalpur Pirwala for agriculture farm. In future, emphasis would be on healthy and viable seed production, breeding high yielding crop varieties, development of model agriculture farms, integrated pest management strategies, drip irrigation system, tunnel farming, agro-forestry, pre and post-harvest technology of crops, fruits and fish farming etc.
The University had successfully, conducted ” Cotton Seminar & Kisan Mela” and ” Mango Seminar” recently which have given a very positive message to the farming community of the region. It can be said that with the presence of MNS-UAM in the region, there will be a very positive impact on the agriculture of this region and the other parts of the country will also get equal benefits from research conducted under the umbrella of this University.