Mujahid Kamran (born 23 January 1951) is a Pakistani theoretical physicist and a former vice-chancellor of the University of the Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. He is a professor of Physics and previously served as the chairman of the Physics Department at the University of the Punjab (1995–2001 and January 2007 – January 2008). From 2004–2007, he served as the dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the same institution. In January 2008, he was appointed as vice-chancellor of the Punjab University by the Governor of Punjab, Lieutenant General Khalid Maqbool, on the recommendation of a search committee. Mujahid Kamran was removed from the office of Vice Chancellor on the order of the Lahore Court division bench on Monday 19 December 2016. Kamran joined the University of the Punjab as a lecturer in 1972 and became an assistant professor in 1982, associate professor in 1986, and professor in 1988. He is a former Fulbright Fellow at the University of Georgia from 1988–89
Kamran was born on 23 January 1951, in Gujrat, Pakistan. In his early youth, he moved to Rawalpindi, where his father, Syed Shabbir Hussain, took a position as a political correspondent for the Pakistan Times. From 1955 to 1969 he studied at the educational institutions of Rawalpindi. In 1965, Kamran did his matriculation from Sir Syed High School, standing first in the class. Kamran later did his F.Sc. in 1967 and BSc in 1969 from Gordon College, Rawalpindi.
He attended the University of the Punjab and earned an MSc in Physics in 1971, specialising in theoretical particle physics. He won merit scholarships during the periods 1965–1967, 1967–1969, 1969–1971. Mujahid Kamran was awarded a doctoral scholarship by the Government of Pakistan under the Central Overseas Training Scholarship Scheme and travelled to Great Britain to attend the University of Edinburgh in 1975. There, he received a PhD in theoretical physics in 1979. His doctoral thesis was titled “The Dual Absorptive Model and Elastic Hadronic Scattering at High Energies and Small Momentum Transfers” and was supervised by Dr. L.L.J. Vick.