The primary purpose of the study was to explore the ways and extent of in-class time theft by the university teachers. A sample of ten teachers was selected from the multi-campus public university of Lahore by using random sampling technique. The participatory observation was used as a tool to collect the data. The observations were recorded in checklists. The data was analyzed by using frequency and percentage of occurrence of time theft. It is concluded that all the sample teachers were involved in time theft that ranged from 17.28% to 75.31%, average being 47.05%. The sample teachers taught only for the 53% of the scheduled time. A large majority of the classes were either started 10 minutes late or left 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled time. Twenty-one out of scheduled 90 classes were not taken by the teachers. The findings of this study have implications for academicians, department heads and policy makers