List of universities in Pakistan

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The University of the Punjab, established 1882 in Lahore, is one of the oldest institutions 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]

Public Sector[edit]

Universities and Institutions Year of establishment Institution type HEC Category Webs
FG Woman University (FGWU) 2014 Public General FG
National Institute Of Science and Technical Education University (NISTE) 2014 Public General Niste
Quaid-i-Azam University (Qau) 1965 Public General (medium) QAU
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) 2013 Public Medical 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 Economics PIDE
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) 1967 Public Engineering PIEAS
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) 1974 Public General (large) AIOU
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) 1991 Public Engineering NUST
Bahria University (BU) 2000 Public General (large) BAHRIA
Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) 2000 Public IT COMSATS
National University of Modern Languages (NUML) 2000 Public Language NUML
Air University (AU) 2002 Public Engineering AU
Federal Urdu University 2002 Public General (large) FUU
Institute of Space Technology (IST) 2002 Public Engineering and Space IST
National Defence University (NDU) 1965 Public General (military) NDU

Private Sector[edit]

Universities and Institutions Year of establishment Institution type HEC Category Webs
CASE (Degree Awarded By UET Taxila (C@SE) 2003 Private Engineering C@SE
Abasyn University (AU) 2012 Private General ABASYN
Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU) 2012 Private General STMU
Capital University (CU) 2013 Private General Expected
Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) 2013 Private General Expected
My University Islamabad (MUI) 2013 Private General Expected
Preston University (PU) 1984 Private General (small) PRESTON
Hamdard University (HU) 2000 Private Medical HUISB
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) 1995 Private Business SZABIST
Iqra University (IU) 2001 Private Business Iqraisb
Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) 1998 Private Engineering MAJU
Dar-Ul-Madina International University (DMIU) 2013 Private General Expected
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU) 2000 Private IT NUCES
Foundation University (FUI) 2002 Public Engineering FUI
Riphah International University (Riphah) 2002 Private General (medium) RIPHAH
Isra University Islamabad (IU) 2001 Private Medical Isra
South Asian Stragetic Institute University Islamabad (SASIU) 2013 Private General Expected



Universities and Institutions Year of establishment Institution type HEC Category Links Location
University of Balochistan (Qau) 1970 Public General (medium) UOB Quetta
University of Turbat (UOT) 2012 Public General (medium) Turbat
University of Loralai (UOL) 2014 Public General (medium) Under Development Loralai
COMSATS Jafarabad Campus 2014 Public General (medium) Comsats Jafarabad
Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWM) 2005 Public General (medium) LUAWMS Lasbela
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. [4]

Kyber Pakhtunkhwa[edit]

Public Sector[edit]

University Location(s) Established Type Specialization Website
SBB Woman University Peshawar(SBBWU) Peshawar 2012 Public General SBBWU
Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak(KKKUK) Karak 2013 Public General KKKUK
University of FATA(UOF) Kohat 2013 Public General [Under Construction]
Islamia College University(ICU) Peshawar 1913 (2008*) Public General ICP
Pakistan Military Academy(PMA) Kakul, Abbotabad 1947 Military Military PAKARMY
National University of Modern Languages (Peshawar Campus) Peshawar 1970 Private General NUML
Abdul Wali Khan University(AWKUM) Mardan 2009 Public General AWKUM
Bacha Khan University(BKU) Charsadda 2012 Public General BKUC
University of Peshawar(UOP) Peshawar 1950 Public General UPESH
University of Swabi(UoSwabi) Swabi 2013 Public General UoSwabi
Gomal University(GU) Dera Ismail Khan 1974 Public General GU
Kohat University Of Science & Technology(KUST) Kohat 2001 Public Engineering & technology KUST
University of Agriculture,Peshawar(UAP) Peshawar 1981 Public Agricultural Sciences, veterinary & management sciences AUP
UET Peshawar(UET) Peshawar 1980 Public Engineering & technology UETPESHAWAR
Institute of Management Sciences(IMS) Peshawar 1995 (2002)* Public Management Sciences imsciences
COMSATS Abbotabad(CIIT) Abbottabad 2001 Public IT CIIT-ATD
Aeronautical Engineeering College (NUST)(AEC) Risalpur 1991 Public Engineering NUST
University of Malakand(UOM) Malakand 2001 Public General UOM
Hazara University(HU) Mansehra 2002 Public General HU
Khyber Medical University(KMU) Peshawar 2007 Public Medical Sciences KMU
SBBU Sharingal Upper Dir 2009 Public General SBBU
University Of Swat(UoSwat) Swat, Saidu Sharif 2009 Public General UoSwat
University of Haripur(UOH) Haripur 2012 Public General UOH

Private Sector[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
Iqra National University Peshawar(NIU) Peshawar 2012 Private General NIU
CECOS University(CU) Peshawar 1986 Private Information technology CECOS
Peshawar College of Engineering (Degree Awarded by UET Peshawar) Peshawar 1996 Private Engineering PCE
Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology(QUSIT) Peshawar 2001 Private General QURTUBA
Preston University(Kohat Campus)(PU) Kohat 1984 Private General PRESTON
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology(GIK) Topi, Swabi 1988 (1993)* Private Engineering Technology GIKI
Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology(SUIT) Peshawar 2001 Private Science and Technology SUIT
City University of Science and Information Technology(CUSIT) Peshawar 2008 Private IT CITY
Gandhara University(GU) Peshawar 2002 Private Medical Sciences GANDHARA
Abasyn University (Peshawar Campus) (AU) Peshawar 2007 Private General ABASYN
Northern University(NU) Nowshehra 2008 Private General NORTHERN

* Granted University Status. [5]


Public Sector[edit]

University Location Established Website
NFC Faisalabad (Degree Awarded By UET Lahore) Faisalabad 1996
NFC Multan Multan 2002
Bahria University Lahore Lahore 2013
NCA Lahore Lahore 1996
Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore Lahore 2010
UET Faisalabad (Campus) Faisalabad 1998
Baba Guru Nanak University Nankana Sahib 2013 Expected
UET Narowal (Campus) Narowal 2012
Comsats Attock Attock 2013
UET Kala Shah Kaku (KSK) (Campus) Kala Shah Kaku 2006
UET Gujaranwala RCET (Campus) Gujaranwala 2001
Bahauddin Zakariya University,Multan (BZU) Multan 1975
Bahauddin Zakariya University Lahore Lahore 2007
Air University Multan(AUMC) Multan 2011
Fatima Jinnah Women University(FJWU) Rawalpindi 1998
Ghazi University D.G.Khan(GU) D.G.Khan 2012
Comsats Sahiwal Sahiwal 2009
GC University, Faisalabad Faisalabad 1933 (2002)
GC University, Lahore Lahore 1864
Comsats Vehari Vehari 2012
Comsats Lahore Lahore 2007
Comsats Wah Wah 2010
University Of Sahiwal Sahiwal 2014 Under Construction
Khawaja Fareed UEIT,RY Khan R.Y.Khan 2014 Under Construction
MNS University of Engineering & Technology Multan Multan 2012
UET Rasul Rasul 2013 Under Construction
UOS Lahore Lahore 2009
UOS Lyallpur Lyallpur 2012
Information Technology University(ITU) Lahore 2013
GC Women University(GCWUF) Faisalabad 2012
Islamia University Bahawalpur(IUB) Bahawalpur 1975
UOS Mandibahauddin Mandibahauddin 2013
King Edward Medical University(KEMU) Lahore 1860 (2006)
Kinnaird College for Women(KCFW) Lahore 1917
UOG Sialkot Sialkot 2011
UOG Lahore Lahore 2009
Lahore College for Women University(LCWU) Lahore 1922
GSC Woman University(GSCWU) Bahawalpur 2013
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University(UAAR) Rawalpindi 1970(1994)
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad(UOAF) Faisalabad 1906 (1961)
University of Education(UE) Lahore 2002
UET Lahore Lahore 1921
University of Health Sciences, Lahore(UHS) Lahore 2002
University of the Punjab(PU) Lahore 1882
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences , Lahore (UVAS) Lahore 1882
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Bahawalpur Bahawalpur 2014 Under Construction
UET Taxila Taxila 1975
University of Gujrat(UOG) Gujrat 2004
University of Sargodha(UOS) Sargodha 2002
The Woman University(WUM) Multan 2011
GC Women University , Sialkot(GCWUS) Sialkot 2014 Under Construction
Virtual University of Pakistan(VU) Lahore 2002


Private Sector[edit]

University Location Established Website
Sharif College of Engineering & Technology ,Lahore Lahore 2006
Pakistan Institute Of Engineering and Technology Multan 2013
Quaid-e-Azam Engineering College ,Sahiwal(Degree Awarded By UET Lahore) Sahiwal 2008
Quaid-e-Azam Engineering College ,Patoki(Degree Awarded By UET Lahore) Patoki 2011
Swedish College of Engineering & Technology ,RY Khan(Degree Awarded By UET Lahore) Rahim Yar Khan 2009
Islam College of Engineering & Technology(Degree Awarded By UET Lahore) Sialkot 2010
Ali Institute of Education(AIE) Lahore 1992
Beaconhouse National University(BNU) Lahore 2003
Namal College Mianwali (NC) Mianwali 2008
Forman Christian College(FC) Lahore 1864 (2005)
Global Institute(GIU) Lahore 1996
Hajvery University(HU) Lahore 2002
Imperial College of Business Studies(ICBS) Lahore 1991
Institute of Management Sciences(IMS) Lahore 1987
Lahore Leads University(LLU) Lahore 2011
Lahore School of Economics(LSE) Lahore 1997
Minhaj University(MU) Lahore 2005
National College of Business Administration & Economics(NCBAE) Lahore 1994
Qarshi University(QU) Lahore 2011
The Superior College(SCU) Lahore 2004
University of Central Punjab(UCP) Lahore 2002
University of Lahore(UOL) Lahore 2002
University of Management & Technology(UMT) Lahore 1990
University of South AsiaUoSA) Lahore 2003
HITEC University(HU) Taxila 2007
Institute of Southern Punjab(ISP) Multan 2010
GIFT University(GU) Gujranwala 2002
The University of Faisalabad(TUF) Faisalabad 2002
University of Wah(UOW) Wah 2009



Public Sector[edit]

University Location(s) Established Type Specialization Website
Bahria University (Karachi Campus) Karachi 2000 Public/Naval General BAHRIA
Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences(PUMHS) Nawabshah 2013 Public Medical PUMHS
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences(LUMHS) Larkana 1881 (2002)* Public Medical Sciences LUMHS
Sindh Madrasatul Islam University(SMIU) Karachi 1885 (2012*) Public General SMIU
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University(SBBU) Benazirabad 2010 Public General SBBUSBA
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterniary & Animal Sciences Sakrand(SBBUVAS) Sakrand 2013 Public Animal Sciences SBBUVAS
Jinnah Sindh Medical University(JSMU) Karachi 2012 Public Medical JSMU
NED University of Engineering and Technology(NED-UET) Karachi 1921 (1977)* Public Engineering NEDUET
Dow University of Health Sciences(DUHS) Karachi 1945 (2003)* Public Medical Sciences DUHS
University of Sindh(UOS) Jamshoro 1947 Public General USINDH
Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan(ICMAP) Karachi 1951 (1966*) Public Accountancy ICMAP
University of Karachi(KU) Karachi 1951 Public General UOK
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi(IBA) Karachi 1955 Public Business Studies IBA
Dawood University of Engineering and Technology(DUET) Karachi 1962 (2007)* Public Engineering DUET
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology(MUET) Jamshoro 1963 (1977)* Public Engineering MUET
Pakistan Navy Engineering College(PNEC) Karachi 1966 Public Engineering PNEC
Pakistan Naval Academy(PNA) Karachi 1970 Public Military PAKNAVY
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology(QUEST) Nawabshah 1974 (1996)* Public Engineering QUEST
Shah Abdul Latif University(SALU) Khairpur 1974 (1987)* Public General SALU
Sindh Agriculture University(SAU) Tandojam 1977 Public Agricultural sciences and technology SAU
Sukkur Institute of Business Administration(IBA) Sukkur 1994 Public Business and IT IBAS
Federal Urdu University Karachi(FUUSAT) Karachi 2002 Public General FUUAST
BBS University Lyari,Karachi(BBSUL) Karachi 2010 (2007)* Public General BBSUL
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University(SMBBMU) Larkana 2008 Public Medical SMBBMU
ZA Bhutto Agricultural College Dokri(ZABAC) Dokri 1992 Public Agriculture College SAU
Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering (IIEE), Karachi(IIEE) Karachi 1989 Public Engineering IIEE

Private Sector[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
Qalandar Shahbaz University of Modern Sciences(QSUMS) Karachi 2012 Private General QSUMS
Hyderabad Institute of Arts, Science And Technology(HiAST) Hyderabad 2014 Private General HiAST
Pakistan Institute of Management Karachi(PIMK) Hyderabad 2014 Private General PIM
Karachi School for Business and Leadership Karachi 2009 (2012)* Private Business and management KSBL
Habib University(HU) Karachi 2009 (2012)* Private Business and management HABIB
Newport Institute of Communications & Economics(NewPorts) Karachi 2013 Private Business and management NICE
Nazeer Hussain University(NHU) Karachi 2012 Private Business and management NHU
KASB Institute of Technology(KASB) Karachi 2011 Private Business and management KASBIT
DHA Suffa University Karachi 2012 Private General DSU
Indus University Karachi 2004 Private General INDUS
Aga Khan University Karachi 1983 Private Medical Sciences AKU
Preston University,Karachi 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
Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences(SIUT) Karachi 2001 Private Medical SIUT
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1993 Private Engineering SSUET
Textile Institute of Pakistan(TIP) Karachi 1994 (2001)* Private Textile & Apparel (Design/Science/Business) TIP
Institute of Business Management Karachi 1995 Private Business Management, Engineering & Technology IOBM
Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi 2009 Private Business Management, Engineering & Technology MAJU
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
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto City University Karachi 2013 Private General SBBCU
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
Usman Institute Of Technology,Karachi(UIT) Karachi 1994 Private Engineering UIT

* Granted University Status. Sindh [8]

Azad Kashmir[edit]

Mirpur University of Science and Technology
University Location(s) Established Type Specialization Website
Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur(MUST) Mirpur 1980 (2008)* Public Engineering & Technology MUST
University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir(UoAJ&K) Muzaffarabad 1980 Public General AJKU
University of Poonch(UPR) 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 [Under Construction]
University of Management Sciences and Information Technology Kotli(UOMSIT) Kotli 2014 Public General [Under Construction]

* Granted University Status. [9]


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


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