List of universities in Pakistan

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The University of the Punjab, established 1882 in Lahore, is one of the oldest institution of higher learning in Pakistan.

The higher education in Pakistan is the systematic process of students continuing their education beyond high schools, learned societies, and two-year colleges. The governance of higher education is maintained under the Higher Education Commission (HEC) which oversees the financial funding, research outputs, and teaching quality in the country.[1] In Pakistan, the higher education system includes the public, private, military, and vocational universities; all accredited by the HEC.

Since its independence from the British Indian Empire, the system of the universities have expanded throughout the country with the support provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC) which had been an autonomous institution of recognizing the universities till 2002 when it was preceded by the HEC. Pakistan produces about ~445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduates annually.[2] There are numbers of institutions of higher learning active in the country but the HEC recognizes 203 institutions. This article provides a comprehensive list of higher education institutions operationalized and active in Pakistan.

Universities and Institutions[edit]

Islamabad Capital Territory[edit]

Universities and Institutions Year of establishment Institution type HEC Category Webs
Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (C@SE) 2003 Private General (medium) C@SE
Quaid-i-Azam University (Qau) 1965 Public General (medium) QAU
Quaid-i-Azam Postgraduate Medical College-Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) 1989 Public Medical (medium) PIMS-QPGMC
International Islamic University (IIU) 1980 Public General (large) IIU
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics 1957 Public General (small) PIDE
Abasyn University (AU) 2012 Public General ABASYN
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences 1967 Public Technology PIEAS
Preston University 1984 Private General (small) PRESTON
Allama Iqbal Open University 1974 Public General (large) AIOU
Hamdard University 2000 Private General (medium) HUISB
National University of Sciences and Technology 1991 Public Technology NUST
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology 1995 Private General (medium) SZABIST
Iqra University 2001 Private General (small) Iqraisb
Muhammad Ali Jinnah University 1998 Private Technology MAJU
Bahria University 2000 Public General (large) BAHRIA
Comsats Institute of Information Technology 2000 Public IT COMSATS
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences 2000 Private IT NUCES
National University of Modern Languages 2000 Public General (large) NUML
Air University 2002 Public Technology AU
Federal Urdu University 2002 Public General (large) FUU
Foundation University 2002 Private General (small) FUI
Institute of Space Technology 2002 Public Technology IST
Riphah International University 2002 Private General (medium) RIPHAH
National Defence University 1965 Public General (military) NDU

Balochistan[edit]

Universities and Institutions Year of establishment Institution type HEC Category Links Location
University of Balochistan (Qau) 1970 Public General (medium) UOB Quetta
International Islamic University (IIU) 1980 Public General (large) IIU
University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar 1987 Public General (small) BUETK Khuzdar
Al-Hamd Islamic University 1995 (2005)* Private General (small) AIU Quetta
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences 2002 Public IT BUITMS Quetta
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University 2004 Public General (small) SBKUW Quetta
Command and Staff College 1901 Public General (military) CSC Quetta

* Granted University Status.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa[edit]

Islamia College University
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology
University of Malakand, Chakdara
COMSATS Abbottabad
University Location(s) Established Type Specialization Website
Islamia College University Peshawar 1913 (2008*) Public General ICP
Pakistan Military Academy Kakul, Abbotabad 1947 Military Military PAKARMY
Cecos University Peshawar 1986 Private Information technology CECOS
National University of Modern Languages (Peshawar Campus) Peshawar 1970 Private General NUML
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan 2009 Public General AWKUM
Bacha Khan University Charsadda 2012 Public General BKUC
University of Peshawar Peshawar 1950 Public General UPESH
University of Engineering and Technology (Peshawar) Jalozai 2012 Public Engineering & technology NWFPUET
Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan 1974 Public General GU
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (Peshawar Campus) Peshawar 2000 Private Information technology NUCES
Peshawar College of Engineering Peshawar 1996 Private Engineering PCE
University of Engineering and Technology (Peshawar) Kohat 2011 Public Engineering & technology NWFPUET
Iqra University Peshawar 1998 Private General IQRAPSH
Agricultural University (Peshawar) Peshawar 1981 Public Agricultural Sciences, veterinary & management sciences AUP
Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar 2001 Private General QURTUBA
Preston University Kohat 1984 Private General PRESTON
University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar 1980 Public Engineering & technology NWFPUET
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Topi, Swabi 1988 (1993)* Private Engineering Technology GIKI
University of Engineering and Technology Bannu 1980 Public Engineering & technology NWFPUET
Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar 1995 (2002)* Public Management Sciences imsciences
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad 2001 Public Science and Technology CIIT
Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat 2001 Public Science & technology KUST
Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology Dera Ismail Khan 2001 Private General QURTUBA
University of Engineering and Technology Mardan 1980 Public Engineering & technology NWFPUET
Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar 2001 Private Science and Technology SUIT
University of Engineering and Technology (Peshawar) Abbottabad 1980 Public Engineering & technology NWFPUET
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Risalpur 1991 Public Engineering NUST
University of Malakand Chakdara 2001 Public General UOM
University of Science and Technology, Bannu Bannu 2001 (2005)* Public Science & technology USTB
Gandhara University Peshawar 2002 Private Medical Sciences GANDHARA
Hazara University Mansehra 2002 Public General HU
Frontier Women University Peshawar 2005 Public General FWU
Abasyn University Peshawar 2007 Private General ABASYN
Khyber Medical University Peshawar 2007 Public Medical Sciences KMU
Northern University Nowshehra 2008 Private General NORTHERN
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sharingal, Upper Dir 2009 Public General SBBU
Swat University Swat, Saidu Sharif 2009 Public General USWAT
Tracks Institute of Management Education & IT Bannu 2013 Public General TIMEnIT
University of Haripur Haripur 2010 Public General UOH
University of Fazl Khan Nowshera 2014 private General UOFK
Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy (INOR) Abbotabad 2000 private General INOR

* Granted University Status.

Punjab[edit]

Public Sector[edit]

University Location Established Website
Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan 1975 www.bzu.edu.pk
Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi 1998 www.fjwu.edu.pk
Ghazi University D.G.Khan 2011 http://www.ghaziuniversity.edu.pk/
Government College University, Faisalabad Faisalabad 1933 (2002) www.gcuf.edu.pk
Government College University Lahore 1864 www.gcu.edu.pk
Government College for Women University Faisalabad 1933 (2002) www.gcuf.edu.pk
Islamia University Bahawalpur Bahawalpur 1975 www.iub.edu.pk
King Edward Medical University Lahore 1860 (2006) www.kemu.edu.pk
Kinnaird College for Women Lahore 1917 www.kinnaird.edu.pk
Lahore College for Women University Lahore 1922 www.lcwu.edu.pk
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 1970(1994) www.uaar.edu.pk
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Faisalabad 1906 (1961) www.uaf.edu.pk
University of Education Lahore 2002 www.ue.edu.pk
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Lahore 1921 www.uet.edu.pk
University of Health Sciences Lahore 2002 www.uhs.edu.pk
University of the Punjab Lahore 1882 www.pu.edu.pk
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore 1882 www.uvas.edu.pk
University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila Taxila 1975 www.uettaxila.edu.pk
University of Gujrat Gujrat 2004 www.uog.edu.pk
University of Sargodha Sargodha 2002 www.uos.edu.pk
The Women University Multan 2010 www.wum.edu.pk
The Government Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur 2013 http://www.gscwu.edu.pk/
Government College Women University, Sialkot Sialkot 2014

Private Sector[edit]

University Location Established Website
Ali Institute of Education Lahore 1992 www.aie.edu.pk
Beaconhouse National University Lahore 2003 www.bnu.edu.pk
Namal University, Mianwali Mianwali 2008 www.namal.edu.pk
Forman Christian College Lahore 1864 (2005) www.fccollege.edu.pk
Global Institute Lahore 1996 www.global.edu.pk
Hajvery University Lahore 2002 www.hajvery.edu.pk
Imperial College of Business Studies Lahore 1991 www.imperial.edu.pk
Institute of Management Sciences Lahore 1987 www.pakaims.edu.pk
Lahore Leads University Lahore 2011 www.leads.edu.pk
Lahore School of Economics Lahore 1997 www.lahoreschoolofeconomics.edu.pk
Minhaj University Lahore 2005 www.mul.edu.pk
National College of Business Administration & Economics Lahore 1994 www.ncbae.edu.pk
Qarshi University Lahore 2011 www.qu.edu.pk
The Superior College Lahore 2004 www.superior.edu.pk
University of Central Punjab Lahore 2002 www.ucp.edu.pk
University of Lahore Lahore 2002 www.uol.edu.pk
University of Management & Technology Lahore 1990 www.umt.edu.pk
University of South Asia Lahore 2003 www.usa.edu.pk
HITEC University Taxila 2007 www.hitecuni.edu.pk
Institute of Southern Punjab Multan 2010 www.usp.edu.pk
GIFT University Gujranwala 2002 www.gift.edu.pk
The University of Faisalabad Faisalabad 2002 www.tuf.edu.pk
University of Wah Wah 2009 www.uw.edu.pk

Sindh[edit]

Department of Economics, University of Karachi
Mehran University, Main Entrance
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology
IQRA University Main Campus
Hamdard University
University Location(s) Established Type Specialization Website
Karachi School for Business and Leadership Karachi 2009 (2012)* Private Business and management KSBL
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Larkana 1881 (2002)* Public Medical Sciences LUMHS
Sindh Madrasatul Islam University Karachi 1885 (2012*) Public General SMIU
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad Benazirabad 2010 Public General SBBUSBA
Karachi Institute of Management & Technology (K.I.M.T) Karachi 2000 Private Engineering KIMT
NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1921 (1977)* Public Engineering UE
DHA Suffa University Karachi 2012 Private General DSU
Indus University Karachi 2004 Private General INDUS
Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi 1945 (2003)* Public Medical Sciences DUHS
University of Sindh Jamshoro 1947 Public General USINDH
Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan Karachi 1951 (1966*) Public Accountancy ICMAP
University of Karachi Karachi 1951 Public General UOK
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi Karachi 1955 Public Business Studies IBA
Dawood University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1962 (2007)* Public Engineering DUET
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro 1963 (1977)* Public Engineering MUET
Pakistan Navy Engineering College Karachi 1966 Public Engineering PNEC
Pakistan Naval Academy Karachi 1970 Public Military PAKNAVY
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology Nawabshah 1974 (1996)* Public Engineering QUEST
Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur 1974 (1987)* Public General SALU
Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam 1977 Public Agricultural sciences and technology SAU
Aga Khan University Karachi 1983 Private Medical Sciences AKU
Preston University, Pakistan Karachi 1984 Private General PRESTON
Baqai Medical University Karachi 1989 (1996)* Private Medical Sciences BAQAI
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi 1989 (1994*) Private Arts & Architecture IVSAA
Hamdard University Karachi 1991 Private General HAMDARD
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1993 Private Engineering SSUET
Sukkur Institute of Business Administration Sukkur 1994 Public Business and IT IBAS
Textile Institute of Pakistan Karachi 1994 (2001)* Private Textile & Apparel (Design/Science/Business) TIP
Institute of Business Management Karachi 1995 Private Business Management, Engineering & Technology IOBM
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST-Larkana) Larkana 2004 Private General SZABISTL
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Karachi 1995 Private General SZABIST
Ziauddin Medical University Karachi 1995 Private Medical Sciences ZMU
Isra University Hyderabad 1997 Private General ISRA
Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology Karachi 1997 Private General PAFKIET
Greenwich University (Karachi) Karachi 1998 Private General GWUK
Iqra University Karachi 1998 (2000)* Private General IQRA
Jinnah University for Women Karachi 1998 Private General JUW
Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi 1998 Private General JINNAH
Bahria University Karachi 2000 Public/Naval General BAHRIA
Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education Karachi 2000 Private General DIHE
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Karachi 2000 Private Information technology sciences NUCES
Institute of Business and Technology (Biztek) Karachi 2001 Private Business BIZTEK
Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology (PIMSAT) Karachi 2001 Private Management, Technology and Business Studies PIMSATK
Federal Urdu University Karachi 2002 Public General FUUAST
Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University (Karachi) Karachi 2010 (2007)* Public General BBSUL
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana 2008 Public Medical SMBBMU
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Larkana Larkana 2011 Public Engineering QUEST
Usman Institute Of Technology (Hamdard-Univsersity), Karachi Karachi 1994 Public Engineering UIT
ZA Bhutto Agricultural College Dokri Larkana 1992 Public Agriculture College SAU
Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering (IIEE), Karachi Karachi 1989 Public Engineering IIEE

* Granted University Status. Sindh

Azad Kashmir[edit]

Mirpur University of Science and Technology
University Location(s) Established Type Specialization Website
Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur Mirpur 1980 (2008)* Public Engineering & Technology MUST
University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad 1980 Public General AJKU
University of Poonch Rawalakot 1980 (2012)* Public General [1]
Al-Khair University Bhimber 1994 (2011*) Private General ALKHAIR
Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University Nerian Sharif 2000 Private General MIU
Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bagh Bagh 2013 Public General [2]

* Granted University Status.

Gilgit-Baltistan[edit]

University Location(s) Established Type Specialization Website
Karakoram International University Gilgit 2002 Public General KIU
Karakoram International University Skardu 2012 Public General KIU

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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