LUMS changed its name to LUMSU…
Lahore University of Management Sciences has been a prestigious institution for almost three decades of its existence. It has also been target of a lot of criticism, trolling and conversation by virtue of being one of the most prestigious private higher education institutions in the country. It is also popularly known as ameeron ki university for being training grounds for the corporate elite.
LUMS has found itself in a weird controversy today.
Earlier today, the Vice Chancellor of LUMS announced an email to the whole community that LUMS was changing its name to LUMS University
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. Yes, everyone was as confused as you are right now.
In the email, another change that was discussed was the addition of the phrase “Not-For-Profit University” to the logos of the institution. The reasoning for this was that while the university had always been non-profit, that image was probably unclear to the general public.
So naturally, this news about LUMS name change made its way to the internet and the jokes began
LUMSU sounds like LUMS ka annoying chota bhai who no one takes seriously
— alarmed cat (@fuzzonkadonks) January 6, 2020
LUMS: *Abbreviates Lahore University of Management Science*
Pakistanis: *Start calling it Lums University*
LUMS: *Rebrands itself is Lums University*
Pakistanis: "Lumsu University"
— ⎋ (@e_scape_artist) January 6, 2020
People just couldn’t handle the fact that LUMS already had the word ‘University’ in it and the addition of the word ‘University’ at the end just makes it even weirder
From my University name to My pet name Tak ka saffer 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/zusZYTbBmP
— Atta Ur Rahman Syed (@AR_Syed92) January 6, 2020
Students of the university were particularly shook by the name change
Slept as LUMS student, woke up as LUMSU one.
— Shayan (@iamshayyan) January 6, 2020
— Ali Zar Raza (@alizarraza) January 6, 2020
So we scoured the lengths and breadths of social media so we could bring to you hard hitting journalism in the form of all the hilarious jokes people are making about the LUMS name change
LUMS went out to play and this is how his mother called him in
"LUMSU, o LUMSU!!!"#lums
— 𝓢𝓮𝓱𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓱 🇵🇰 (@itsmeSehrish) January 6, 2020
"How do we stop people calling LUMS LUNS?"
"Make students act less entitled with their opinions and teach them to be better humans?"
"Nah, it's easier just renaming it to LUMSU"
— Halaku Khan (@HalakuKhan_) January 6, 2020
It's 2020 & nobody in the board said LUMSU sounds like a pet cat?
— Atlas Abeer (@KabootarHunMain) January 6, 2020
'Fuck LUMSU ke burger' just doesn't have the same ring to it
— F. (@DatGuyAlam) January 6, 2020
People paying a mil a year just to study at LUMSU don't kill mee pic.twitter.com/FfsFavIXaG
— Shiekhinho (@shiekhinho) January 6, 2020
lmao what even urged LUMS to change their name to lumsu?? sounds like a disease.
“I’m sorry to tell you but aapke bachay ko lumsu hogaya hai”
— Gomz 👽 (@KomzHolmes) January 6, 2020
LUMSU sounds like when people say ‘Happy Eid Mubarak’
— Anaya Khan (@AnayaNKhan) January 6, 2020
Lahore (spoken as Chandler from friends would):
Could we be any more paindu?
Hold my beer……#LUMSU
— Ali Jawed (@alijawed) January 6, 2020
"I see on ur application u went to LUMS University"
"Well it used to be called Lahore University of Management Sciences but management felt-"
"So Lahore University of Management Sciences University?"
"It was either this or I go to Lahore School of Economics"
— Mohammad Zaheer (@mzaheer88) January 6, 2020
“It’s not Lums it’s LUMS UnIvErSiTy”
The ‘U’ in LUMS: pic.twitter.com/pXyI6cGXtp
— Zaynab (@ZaineeAamir) January 6, 2020
LUMS University is karma. God is laughing at the fact that you wont be able to boast about your university on social media anymore without sounding like an ass.
— Waqas (@waqas_x) January 6, 2020
Can't correct my amma when she says lums university anymore. She won.
— itsdatboi (@swiggityswoi) January 6, 2020
in an unprecedented episode of power move, lums got renamed to lums university, throwing shade at other muggle institutes by being twice the university.
— Talal Swati (@talal_swati) January 6, 2020
LUMS became LUMSU or
Lahore university of management sciences becomes LUMS University, and it's short form is LU.
Yani k LU ka Zeera plus…
— What? (@Ali_TechOn) January 6, 2020
LUMSU is what you call LUMS pyaar say in desi teenage relationships. thanks.
— Mustafa (@moodstafa) January 6, 2020
Remember my friends making fun of a singer who came to LUMS during our junior year. The singer spoke about how he was happy to be playing at ‘LUMS University’. This is Karma I swear
— Mirza Moiz Baig (@MoizBaig26) January 6, 2020
Honestly, I don’t even know WTF the LUMSU administration was thinking considering that LUMS could also be changed into ‘Lahore University of Management AND Sciences’ maybe if they really wanted to show it’s expanded scope of subjects. At least this suggestion is better than LUMS University.
Actually, it’s really not. I DON’T EVEN KNOW! What do you think? Comment and let us know.
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Cover image via: lums.edu.pk