The University of Balochistan was established in October-1970 through an Ordinance issued by the then Governor Balochistan. In June 1996, the Balochistan Assembly passed an ACT called the University of Balochistan ACT 1996. Thus the University of Balochistan became the sole general University of the Province imparting Higher Education to the entire population of the province in Science, Arts and Humanities.
The University initially started with three departments i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Geology. With the passage of time, new departments have been established, Four Institutes (Institute of Management Sciences, Institute of Bio-Chemistry, Institute of Education & Research, Institute of Languages & Literature) and five specialized centers (Center of Excellence in Mineralogy, Pakistan Study Center, Area Study Center, Balochistan Study Center, Center for Advance Studies in Vaccinology and Bio-Technology) of higher studies and research, one constituent Law College, four sub-campuses (Mastung, Kharan, Pishin, Killa-Saifullah) and several other affiliated colleges. Furthermore, the Abdul Samad Khan Shaheed Chair, and Nawab Yousaf Aziz Magsi Chair has been established at UoB.
Four year BS program has only been started in different departments and likewise departments are successfully running Master’s, M.Phil and PhD degree programs. The University has shifted to semester system w.e.f.. 2017.
The current enrolment is over 14000 in different degree programs.
Admission is given to the local as well as domicile residents of the province on the following basis:-
a. Open Merit Balochistan 10%.
b. Open merit Quetta District 15%.
c. Open Merit: District other than Quetta. 75%.
d. A number of seats are also reserved for other disciplines.
The University of Balochistan campus is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified