Top Pakistani Universities - HEC Ranking

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) has announced the ranking of Universities in Pakistan. 

This ranking is a quality indicator and this information will help shed light on key indicators of universities/ institutions in Pakistan to allow students, parents, potential employers and all other stakeholders to make informed decisions regarding higher education institutions. A statement issued by HEC said that the primary purpose of the ranking exercise is to share with the general public a comprehensive data on the key issues that determine the state of higher education in a particular institution.

Main objectives of this ranking are to drive the HEIs towards improved Quality, Research and to promote a culture among Pakistani Universities for participation in the World Rankings of Universities.

Ranking criteria for the universities include Implementation status of Quality Assurance, Teaching Quality (Student-Teacher Ratio, Ratio of Ph.D. faculty to total faculty, Total Ph.D. output for 2010, Computers, Library books etc), Research Facilities, Number of Papers Published by the University, University H Index etc.

Universities/ Institutes established after December 2008 and universities based on distance learning education system (Virtual University and AIOU) are excluded from the ranking lists.

Overall Top-10 Universities in Pakistan

Here is a list of Top-10 Universities in Pakistan according to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
  1. Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad
  2. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
  3. Aga Khan University, Karachi
  4. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  5.  University of the Punjab (PU), Lahore
  6. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi
  7. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  8. University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  9. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad
  10. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

Category-wise Universities Ranking in Pakistan

Universities have been ranked category wise of specialization to make it logical. Universities can only be compared within the assigned category.

Medical Universities Ranking

  1. Aga Khan University
  2. University of Health Sciences
  3. Dow University of Health Sciences
  4. Isra University
  5. Zia-ud-Din University
  6. Khyber Medical University
  7. King Edward Medical University
  8. Baqai Medical University
  9. Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences
  10. Gandhara University


Engineering and Technology Universities Ranking

  1. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  2. National University of Sciences and Technology
  3. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology
  4. University of Engineering and Technology (UET)- Lahore
  5. University of Engineering and Technology (UET) -Taxila
  6. Institute of Space Technology
  7. KPK University of Engineering and Technology
  8. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
  9. NED University of Engineering & Technology
  10. Air University
  11. National Textile University
  12. Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science & Technology
  13. Balochistan University of Engg & Technology
  14. Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
  15. Mirpur University of Science & Technology
  16. Dawood College of Engineering & Technology

Computer Sciences and IT Universities Ranking

  1. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
  2. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NU-FAST)
  3. Qurtaba University of Science and Information Technology
  4. Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences
  5. City University of Science and Information Technology
  6. CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences

Business Education Universities Ranking

  1. Lahore University of Management Sciences
  2. Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
  3. Iqra University, Karachi
  4. Sukkur Institute of Business Administration
  5. National College of Business Administration & Economics
  6. Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
  7. Lahore School of Economics
  8. Imperial College of Business Studies
  9. Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore
  10. Institute of Business Management
  11. Institute of Business and Technology
  12. KASB Institute of Technology

Agriculture/Veterinary Universities Ranking

  1. University of Agriculture
  2. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
  3. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
  4. KPK Agricultural University
  5. Sindh Agriculture University
  6. Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences

Art and Design Universities Ranking

  1. National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore
  2. Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture


General Universities (Large) Universities Ranking

Here is a list of large Pakistani universities with a student enrolment of more than 7000.
  1. University of the Punjab
  2. University of Karachi
  3. Bahauddin Zakariya University
  4. University of Peshawar
  5. International Islamic University
  6. Govt. College University, Faisalabad
  7. Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology
  8. University of Sargodha
  9. University of Sindh
  10. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  11. Hazara University Mansehra
  12. University of Education
  13. National University of Modern Languages
  14. University of Gujrat
  15. Bahria University
  16. Preston University, Kohat
  17. University of Lahore

General Universities (Medium) Universities Ranking

This is a list of 16 medium level Pakistani universities which have student enrolment between 3000 to 7000.
  1. Quaid-i-Azam University
  2. Government College University, Lahore
  3. Gomal University
  4. Kohat University of Science and Technology
  5. The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  6. Shah Abdul Latif University
  7. Riphah International University
  8. Fatima Jinnah Women University
  9. University of Balochisan
  10. University of Management & Technology
  11. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology
  12. Forman Christian College
  13. Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
  14. Hamdard University
  15. University of Central Punjab
  16. Jinnah University for Women

General Universities (Small) Universities Ranking

Following 25 universities have student enrolment less than 3000 and categorized as Small General Universities.
  1. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
  2. University of Faisalabad
  3. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University
  4. National Defence University
  5. Karakurum International University
  6. Textile Institute of Pakistan
  7. University of Malakand
  8. Foundation University
  9. Beaconhouse National University
  10. Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education
  11. Frontier Women University
  12. University of South Asia
  13. Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology
  14. GIFT University
  15. Indus Institute of Higher Education
  16. Mohiuddin Islamic University
  17. Hajvery University
  18. Kinnaird College for Women
  19. The Superior College
  20. Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology
  21. Newport Institute of Communications & Economics
  22. Greenwich University
  23. Minhaj University
  24. Preston Institute of Management, Science and Technology
  25. Preston University, Karachi


  1. nice Air University at 10 in engineering.last time it was in 20es...proud to be Airan.!!!!!

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