Top Ten Universities in Pakistan
Pakistan is an emerging country and faces many challenges in the future. To cope with these challenges and build a strong nation, education has to play a key role. Pakistan’s institutions produce many good & intelligent mind who compete and make their country a remarkable nation. In this article, we will discuss the top ten universities in Pakistan according to Higher Education Commission(HEC). HEC ranked the institutions on different factors like student range, education standard, degree level, and courses. We will describe briefly the characteristics of each university that make them unique among other institutions in Pakistan. These universities also offer admission to the international students.
National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
University of Punjab
Aga Khan University (AKU)
Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
National University of computer and emerging sciences (NUCES)
University of Engineering &Technology Lahore (UET)
International Islamic University Islamabad(IIUI)
NED University of Engineering & Technology (NED-UET)
Quaid-i- Azam University (QAU)
1. National University of Science & Technology (NUST)
NUST is a public sector university located in the urban area of Islamabad. NUS sits on top in a list of top ten universities in Pakistan, as per HEC Ranking 2017. It is a co-education university and offers the bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in different fields of study. NUST has student enrollment hat ranges upto 10,000 in the main campus and has campuses in Rawalpindi, Karachi, and Risalpur. The admission to the university is offered on the basis of previous academic record and entrance test. NUST is considered as one of the most prestigious university in Pakistan and provides best facilities to the students. The students of NUST has every facility like sports, library, scholarships, financial aids, hostel and chance for study abroad. The motto of the university is “Defining Future”.
2. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
LUMS is a private sector university , with its main campus located in Lahore. LUMS sits at second position in a list of top ten universities in Pakistan, as per HEC Ranking 2017. It was established in 1984 and recognized by the government of Pakistan in 1985. Lahore University of Management Sciences is the outstanding university of Pakistan in the field of business. The student range in the university is about 3,000-3,999 including foreigners. The motto of the university is “Salute to Education”. The admission criteria for the students is very selective and based on grades and entrance test marks. It offers bachelor, master and a doctorate degree in the field of arts, management sciences, Humanities, natural sciences, Business, and languages.
3. University of Punjab
The University of Punjab was established in the British era and one of the oldest university of Pakistan. It was the first university in Pakistan for public research located in urban area of Lahore. The University of Punjab has the capacity to manage a large number of students (30,000-34,999) and does offer many degrees, diplomas at bachelor, master and doctorate level. It has campuses in Jhelum, Gujranwala, and Khanspur. The motto of the university is “Eman, Ittihad, and Tanzeem “. The University of Punjab is best for those who can not afford the expensive education because it is a public-funded university & offers high-quality education at low cost. PU ranks at number three in a list of top ten universities in Pakistan, as per HEC Ranking 2017.
4. Aga Khan University
Agha Khan University is first private and well-known university located in Karachi. It is officially recognized by HEC and placed at number 4th in the list of top ten universities in Pakistan . It has a student enrollment that ranges upto (1,000-1,999). Aga Khan University is well-known in the field of Medical. The main campus is situated in Pakistan but its teaching hospitals are located in African Great Lakes and the United Kingdom. It is also included in the list of Commonwealth universities the United Kingdom.
5. Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
Comsats is a leading private university of Pakistan in the field of technology and computer sciences. The main campus of the Comsats is situated in Islamabad but has sub-campuses in Lahore, Sahiwal, Wah, Vetri, Abbottabad. CIIT has the capacity to manage a large number of students (30,000-34,999) and offers different bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. Comsats provides very good opportunities to the students in the field of engineering and technology and this is the reason which makes it a prestigious institute. The motto of the CIIT is “Learn to Excel”. COMSATS sits a number 5 in a list of top ten universities in Pakistan.
6. The National University of Computer and Emerging sciences (NUCES)
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences is also a private sector university. Its main campus resides in Islamabad. The university attracts the students from all over the country who have special interests in Computer & Engineering. It is a medium-sized university and can enroll 8,000-8,999 students. The campuses of the university are located in Lahore, Peshawar, and Karachi. It is known as one of the top technical institutions of Pakistan & goes with the motto “Who has taught by the pen, has educated man that which he knew not”.It offers courses in engineering, business administration, and management sciences.AS per HEC ranking 2017, this university made its way to the top ten universities in Pakistan.
7. University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET)
It is one of the best public university for all types of engineering situated in Lahore. It is abbreviated as UET and now has campuses in Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Kalashah Kako. Admission criteria for UET is very rigid because this institution provides the high-quality education in the field of engineering.UET is the largest co–education public institution with a student enrollment that goes upto 10,000-14,999 students. The motto of UET is “Read in the name of thy Lord who creates”. Over the years, UET has successfully managed to retain its position in the list of top ten universities of Pakistan.
8. International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI)
International Islamic University, Islamabad is the public institution in the urban area of Islamabad that offers courses in arts, business &social sciences & technology and language & cultural. The student range in the university is 20,000-24,999. It provides best facilities to their students like library, financial aids, and extracurricular activities.The university sits at eighth position in a list of top ten universities in Pakistan, as per HEC ranking 2017.
9. NED University of Engineering & Technology (NED-UET)
NED University of Engineering and Technology is a non-profit public higher education institution in Karachi. This medium-sized institution can enroll 8,000-8,999 students. The motto of the university is “Serve to Humanity”. It has served Pakistan for 96 years? and still provides high standard education to their students and make them competent for their future.
10. Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU)
Quaid-i-Azam University is the fourth oldest university located in Islamabad. This public institution provides the courses in every field like medical, engineering, arts and management sciences. According to HEC ranking, it has accompanied huge amount of students (7,000-7,999). The motto of the institution is “And he to whom wisdom is granted receive indeed a benefit overflowing”. QAU was once on top in the list of top ten universities in Pakistan, but has plunged but somehow managed to retain last position in HEC ranking 2017 for top ten universities in Pakistan.