University of Okara is a rapidly emerging center of higher learning of international standards, situated at the bank of Lower Doab Canal and adjacent to the National Highway. The university gained its independent identity in 2016 through the Government of Punjab Act. Right after its inception, UO started offering some high profile programs and the local students were attracted towards them, thanks to the competent and diligent faculty. Currently, the university has more than 4000 regular students enrolled in both morning and self-support programs. With the beginning of the new academic session 2018, this number is expected to soar up further.