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Top Ranked Pakistani Universities

Pakistan is enriched by many outstanding universities. The total number of universities in Pakistan is 132, which is recognized by HEC. Out of which 73 are public universities and 59 are private. Let’s have a look at some best and top-ranked universities in Pakistan.

University Of Punjab

The oldest university in Pakistan and a member of the Association of Common Wealth UniversitiesUK is named The University of Punjab, also called Punjab University. It has historical value as it was formally established by the British Government in 1882 at Simla.

The University of Punjab has many campuses located in Jhelum, Khan Pur, Gujranwala and Allama Iqbal Campus Lahore which is also known as the old campus. Faith, unity, and discipline are the motto of this public university.  It has 45,000 (on-campus), 331796 (off-campus) student strength.

It is affiliated to the Higher Educational Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Engineering Council. In 2012 HEC announced Punjab University as first ranked among large-sized multiple faculty universities.PUNJAB university

National University of Sciences and Technology

Another prominent name in this respect is NUST abbreviation of the National University of Sciences and Technology established in 1991 by military and civil education resources. Its main campus is in Islamabad, and other cities like Karachi has also honored to have it.

In 1991 MCS was the first college that was affiliated with it. The university is also home to an under-construction IASP certified National Science & Technology Park.

NUST offers degrees in Mechanical and Biomedical specialty Engineering and is one in all the foremost competitive engineering faculties of Pakistan with more than 15,000 full-time students enrolled.

According to QS World Ranking NUST is included in the top 300 Electrical Engineering and in the top 500 universities in the world.National University of Sciences and Technology

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

In Search of Excellence is the motto of COMSATS which is a public university establish in 1998 by Dr.SM Junaid Zaidi. It is Pakistan’s first exclusive institute of information technology with 2679 academic staff and 35452 students.

Its Campuses are located in Abbott bad, Attock, Vehari, Lahore, Wah, and Sahiwal. According to the QS Rankings (2014), the CIIT is placed among the top 250 Universities of Asia. In the category of Computer Sciences & IT, the university grabs the top positions in Pakistan.

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Luckily Pakistan has many high performing universities producing proficient students every year. Some other such top-ranked universities and their important details are given in the chart.


NameEstablished inCampusesstudentsAffiliationsAttributes
Aga Khan University1983 in KarachiKarachi, Tanzania
Kampala, Uganda
London, United Kingdom
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
College of American Pathologists
Joint Commission
Top-Ranked Medical school in Pakistan by HEC Pakistan accounts for 75% of all biomedical research in Pakistan.
Lahore University of Management Sciences1984 in LahoreUrban, 100 acres (40 ha)6000HEC, PEC, Association of Commonwealth UniversitiesIndependent research University, certified by the South Asian Quality Assurance System
Virtual University of Pakistan


2002 in Lahore PunjabMain Campus: M.A. Jinnah Campus, Defense Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore, Pakistan.10000+MoiTT, HECPakistan’s first University based completely on modern Information and Communication Technologies. Online Learning-based with awesome management.
The University of Management and Technology (UMT)1990 in LahoreUrban areas12000+HEC, PECMember of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), recognized by the HEC of Pakistan as a ‘W4 Category’ (highest rank) university.
International Islamic University, Islamabad


1980 in IslamabadUrban areas30,000HEC, PEC.A center of Islam, theology, and the Islamic sciences, 2014, the university awarded King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia an honorary doctorate in politics and international relations.
Bahauddin Zakariya University


1975 in MultanMultan, Sahiwal, Layyah, Vehari, Lahore35000HEC, PEC, and PMDC.General university, providing education in Arts and Science, considered expedient to train manpower for solving agriculture problems.

Quaid-i-Azam University


1967 IslamabadUrban Areas9700HECIt was ranked as the top 120 in Asia in 2014. nationally known for its research, technological advancement, and intellectual interaction with international institutes
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