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The university ranking list, published by the  Higher Education Commission, has been divided into 6 subject categories: Agriculture/ Veterinary, Art/ Design, Business/ I.T, Engineering, General and Health Sciences. A number of universities have been excluded from the list. Detailed information on criteria and key features of university rankings is available at HEC's official website.

Update: The Higher Education Commission has published an updated list of rankings, which includes 4 new categories: Overall Top Ten, Computer Sciences (previously Business/ I.T), General (Medium) and General (Small). Additionally, the commission has also published a list of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs)/ Universities that have been excluded from the ranking list.

The table below shows number of universities listed under each category.

 

Category

 No. of Universities

     
    Agriculture/ Veterinary 6
    Business 5
    Computer Sciences & I.T. 6
    Engineering & Technology 16
    General (Large) 17
    General (Medium) 17
    General (Small) 26
    Medical 10
    Art/ Design 2
     
 

  Total

58

Rankings List (2012)

Overall Top Ten
     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
- 1 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad
- 2 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
- 3 Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi
- 4 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
- 5 University of the Punjab, Lahore
- 6 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
- 7 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
- 8 University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore
- 9 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
- 10 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
     

Agriculture/ Veterinary 

     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
1 1

University of Agriculture (UAF), Faisalabad

3 2 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
- 3 University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
2 4 KPK Agriculture University, Peshawar
4 5 Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
- 6 Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences
     
Business
     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
1 1 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
2 2
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
4 3 Iqra University, Karachi
- 4 Sukkur Institute of Business Administration
- 5 National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA &E), Lahore
     
Computer Sciences & I.T
     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
- 1 COMSAT Institute of Information Tech Islamabad
- 2 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) , Islamabad
- 3
Qurtaba University D.I.Khan
- 4 Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences, Quetta
- 5
City University, Peshawar
- 6 CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences
     
Engineering & Technology
     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
1 1 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
2 2 National University of Sciences and Technology  (NUST)
3 3 Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology (GIKI)
4 4
University of Engineering and Technology (UET)- Lahore
6 5 University of Engineering and Technology (UET)-Taxila
- 6 Institute of Space Technology (IST)
9 7 KPK University of Engineering and Technology
5 8 Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
10 9
NED University of Engineering & Technology
- 10 Air University
- 11
National Textile University (NTU)
11 12 Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science & Technology
13 13
Balochistan University of Engg & Technology
12 14
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET)
- 15
Mirpur University of Science & Technology
- 16 Dawood College of Engineering & Technology
     
General (Large) What is this?
     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
- 1 University of the Punjab (PU)
- 2
University of Karachi (KU)
- 3 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZI)
- 4 University of Peshawar
- 5 International Islamic University (IIU)
- 6
Govt. College University (GCU)
- 7
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST)
- 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 (NUML)
- 14
University of Gujrat
- 15 Bahria University
- 16 Preston University, Kohat
- 17 University of Lahore
     
General (Medium) What is this?
     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
- 1 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU)
- 2 Government College University (GCU)
- 3 Gomal University
- 4 Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST)
- 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 (UMT)
- 11 Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST)
- 12 Forman Christian College
- 13 Lahore College for Women University (LCWU)
- 14 Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU)
- 15 Hamdard University
- 16
University of Central Punjab (UCP)
- 17 Jinnah University for Women
     
General (Small) What is this?
     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
- 1 Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)
- 2 University of Faisalabad
- 3
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University
- 4 National Defence University (NDU)
- 5 Karakurum International University
- 6 Textile Institute of Pakistan (TIP)
- 7 University of Malakand
- 8
Foundation University (FU)
- 9 Beaconhouse National University (BNU)
- 10 Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education
- 11 Frontier Women University
- 12 University of South Asia (USA)
- 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 (KIET)
- 21 Newport Institute of Communications & Economics
- 22 Greenwich University
- 23 Minhaj University
- 24 Iqra University
- 25
Preston Institute of Management, Science and Technology (PIMSAT)
- 26 Preston University, Karachi
     
Medical
     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
1 1 Aga Khan University (AKU)
- 2
University of Health Sciences (UHS)
- 3
Dow University of Health Sciences
- 4 Isra University
4 5 Zia-ud-Din University
- 6 Khyber Medical University
- 7
King Edward Medical University (KEMU)
3 8 Baqai Medical University
2 9 Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS)
- 10 Gandhara University
     
Art/ Design
     
Rank Before 2012

Rank 2012

University Name
1 1 National College of Arts (NCA)
3 2 Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
     

Notes:

  • '-' indicates that either the university was not ranked or was placed against a different category in the previous version of rankings

  • General (Large): student enrollment > 7000

  • General (Medium): student enrollment >3000 and <7000

  • General (Small): student enrollment <3000


Rankings List (Prior to February 2012)

The table below shows number of universities listed under each category:

 

Category

 No. of Universities

     
    Agriculture/ Veterinary 4
    Health Sciences 4
    Business / I.T. 10
    Engineering 13
    General 24
    Art/ Design 3
     

 


Agriculture/ Veterinary 

University Name

Total Rank Score

   

University of Agriculture (UAF), Faisalabad

66.44
NWFP University of Agriculture , Peshawar 64.10
University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi 43.57
Sindh Agriculture University,  Tandojam 39.31
   

Business / I.T 

University Name Total Rank Score
   

Lahore Uni. of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

57.20
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi 40.30
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Sci. & Tech. (SZABIST), Karachi 33.73
Iqra University, Defence View, Karachi 28.82
Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore 26.37
Institute of Business Management (IBM),   Karachi 22.41
* Qurtuba University of Science & Information Technology D.I Khan 17.67
* Karachi Institute of Economic & Technology (KIET), Karachi 15.74
CECOS , Peshawar 13.40
City University of Science & Information Tech., Peshawar 10.30
   

Engineering

University Name  Total Rank Score
   

Pakistan Institute of Engg. and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad

61.35
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi 49.07
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering (GIKI), Swabi  45.78
University of Engg. & Technology (UET),  Lahore 42.26
Mehran University of Engg. & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro 29.17
University of Engg. & Technology (UET), Taxila 25.00
National Univ. of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Islamabad 24.84
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad 22.42
NWFP University of Engg. & Technology,  Peshawar 18.85
NED University of Engg. & Technology,  Karachi 18.65
Quaid-e-Awam University, Nawabshsh 18.64
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi  17.06
Balochistan University of Engg & Tech.  Khuzdar 15.57
   

General 

University Name  Total Rank Score
   

Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad

58.16
University of the Punjab (PU), Lahore 45.92
University of Karachi (UoK),  Karachi 42.01
University of Peshawar, Peshawar 36.78
Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan 33.34
Government College Lahore University (GCU),  Lahore 31.78
Isra University, Hyderabad 29.84
International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad 29.82
University of Sindh,  Jamshoro 29.00
Hamdard University, Karachi 27.68
University of Balochistan, Sariab Road, Quetta 24.69
Gomal University, D.I.Khan 23.60
Islamia University, Bahawalpur 22.92
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir , Muzaffarabad 22.05
Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore 20.99
Hazara University , Dhodial, Mansehra 20.47
Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU), Karachi 19.52
Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU),  Rawalpindi 19.29
Bahria University (BU), Islamabad  18.60
Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur 17.20
University of Malakand  Chakdara, Dir, Malakand 13.49
Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat 12.84
National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad 12.23
* Jinnah University for Women (JUW), Karachi 9.24
   

 

Health Sciences 

University Name  Total Rank Score
   

Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi 

69.91
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro 48.29
Baqai Medical Universit, Karachi  32.69
Zia-ud-din Medical University,  Karachi 30.38
   

Art/ Design  

University Name  Total Rank Score
   

National College of Arts (NCA),  Lahore

52.55
Textile Institute of Pakistan (TIP), Karachi 51.51
Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi 28.20
   

For an up-to-date list, see HEC's official page on rankings and quality assurance.


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