Top 10 Universities in Pakistan 2018- HEC New Rankings

Are you looking for rankings of top 10 universities in Pakistan? Yes, you are in the right place. In this post, we will discuss the best universities in Pakistan.

Top 10 Universities in Pakistan 2018

Who declare these Rankings:

HEC and PEC are the autonomous bodies who are responsible for these rankings of universities in Pakistan. HEC, Higher Education Commission is an independent, constitutional institution of accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan.

These rankings are declared every year by these institutions to maintain the quality of higher education in Pakistan.

Factors upon which Rankings Depend:

Many students think that these rankings are only based upon the quality of education or any other single factor. But you should keep in mind that this is not true. Generally, a number of factors are there, based upon which HEC/PEC decides which university is prioritized.

Universities are strictly evaluated on the basis of

  • quality assurance
  • quality of teaching
  • research
  • finance 
  • facilities
  • social integration
  • community development.

These are the most important filters each and every university in Pakistan has to pass through to get their Rankings from HEC.

Why These Rankings are Important:

Relating to the current situation of Pakistan. Hundreds and even thousands of new universities/ colleges are opened/opening in Pakistan. The sole purpose of most of them is money. They don’t think about providing quality education to their students, instead, they are quenching their money thirst.

So, there is a firm need for an autonomous organization that would do a quality assurance test of these universities. So that students would decide which university is best for them. HEC is doing that particular work.

Without wasting any time let’s move towards Rankings.

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Top 10 Universities in Pakistan 2018-HEC Rankings

In this post, I have ranked top universities in Pakistan based on a number of factors I defined above.

This ranking of universities in is descending order ( number 1 be the best one). Let’s get started.

1- National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST):

NUST, National University of Sciences and Technology is located in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. This university was founded in 1991, and they currently provide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education all over the world.

2- Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan:

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad ranked in 2nd number in the top 10 universities in Pakistan. Founded as the University of Islamabad in 1967. The University covered the area of 700 acres and is currently the largest University of Pakistan ( By area). It is the public sector institute working under Higher Education Commission (HEC) the autonomous body which holds affiliate of universities in Pakistan.

3- COMSATS University Islamabad:

Comsats University Islamabad, formerly known as CIIT (Comsats Institute of Information Technology), Islamabad. It is located in the capital city of Pakistan. It is a public sector university working under HEC. It has several campuses across the nation. It is the public sector institute founded in 1994. Currently, it provides best undergraduate and postgraduate programs to nearly 35,000 students.

4- Government College University, Lahore:

Government College university also famous as GC University Lahore is one of the oldest educational institutions of Pakistan. It was founded in 1st January 1864 as an affiliate of University of Calcutta. In 1882, the affiliation was transferred to the University of Punjab. Its affiliated by HEC, PEC, and National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC). Nearly 8500 students have been studying here with only 1% comprising of international students.

UAF is located at Agriculture University Road, Faisalabad. It is a public sector research university in Faisalabad, Pakistan. It was founded in 1906. It holds following undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

BSc. Courses:

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Agriculture
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • B.Sc.(Hons) Agricultural Engineering
  • B.Sc.(Hons) Environmental Engineering
  • B.Sc.(Hons) Energy System Engineering
  • B.Sc.(Hons) Food Engineering
  • B.Sc.(Hons) Textile Technology
  • B.Sc.(Hons) (Home Economics)
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Software Engineering
  • BS Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Business administration (BBA)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (D.Pharma)
  • B.Sc.(Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Postgraduate Courses:

  • M.Sc./M.Sc. (Hons.) four semesters, offered in 35 subjects, after completing first degree course,
  • M.Phil. in pure science four semesters, offered in five subjects after completing M.Sc. in the relevant subject,
  • Ph.D., offered in 28 subjects, four semesters, after completing M.Sc. in the relevant subject.

Bahauddin Zakariya University is ranked at no. 6 position in Pakistan. This largest south Punjab university is located in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. It was founded in 1975, and is currently one of the largest universities in Punjab, Pakistan. It comprises of undergraduate and graduate programs quenching the knowledge thirst of nearly 35,000 students from all over the Pakistan.

7- University of Lahore:

University of Lahore famous as UOL is founded in 1999 as a private sector university in Lahore, Pakistan. Nearly 36,000 were enrolled there. HEC, PEC, PMDC, PCP are the autonomous bodies affiliating and accrediting UOL.  It has 5 major campuses all over the nation. 2 in Lahore, 2 in Islamabad and 1 in main Sargodha city.

8- University of Peshawar:

University of Peshawar is also a public sector university university located in Peshawar KPK, Pakistan. It was founded in 1950. Currently it provides undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various disciplines. Arts and literature and Engineering Faculties are here.

9- University of Karachi:

Its is also a public sector university in the heart of Karachi city. It was founded in 1951 and is among the oldest universities of Pakistan. It currently affords 25,000 students in its campus only.

10- Beaconhouse National University:

It is a private university located in Lahore, Pakistan. It has limited number of courses till now. Recognized by HEC and (ACU) Association of Commonwealth Universities Pakistan. This university has produced nearly 2900 graduates and still counting.

Source: HEC, Official Website.

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