Lahore: Famous university Lahore University of Management Sciences, commonly abbreviated as LUMS, has chosen to change as Lums University as part of a recent overhaul and notified faculty, staff and students via email this morning.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Arshad Ahmad said in an email to the students and faculty that the step has been taken as the university has evolved from a management school to a “comprehensive university offering over 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes through its schools of business, humanities, and social sciences, science and engineering, law and education”.
The reasoning given for this was that while initially the university had indeed focused on Management Sciences, of late it had expanded to many other areas of study and therefore the acronym didn’t make sense anymore. So the university would now be known as LUMS University where the word LUMS was a word itself.
Assistant Professor of LUMS Mr Umair Javed confirms this change in the name of LUMS.
Woke up to an admin email that says LUMS is no longer an acronym. The university is now formally called LUMS University (i guess on account of it being way more than just a place for people to study management)
— Umair Javed (@umairjav) January 6, 2020
But people on Twitter has gone crazy over this change and social media users are making jokes on it.
Been reading about LUMSU, thank God I'm in FCC-U. pic.twitter.com/PzaLsG5HXQ
— ° (@Itseemsokay) January 6, 2020
LUMSU sounds like a nickname you’d give to a pet donkey
— . (@PsychedSam) January 6, 2020
Such an awesome University we decided to name it twice!#LUMSU
— Omair Khan (@Omair28Khan) January 6, 2020
LUMSU is what you call LUMS pyaar say in desi teenage relationships. thanks.
— Mustafa (@moodstafa) January 6, 2020
Lums ka toh swag level minus mein chala gaya hai with this #LUMSU nonsense!
Random person: beta aap kidher parhte ho?
Student: Uncle LUMSU mein
RP: err beta I think you mean LUMS
S: yes uncle, LUMSU
RP: errr … okay! pic.twitter.com/PG6sUFQeoH
— Sabine Rizwan (@sabinerizwan) January 6, 2020
— Rehan Amjad (@Hann1Ray) January 6, 2020