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 (167) institutions. This article provides a comprehensive list of higher education institutions operationalized and active in Pakistan.


Islamabad Capital Territory[edit]

Public Sector[edit]

University Established Campuses Specialization Website
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) 1974 General (Large) AIOU
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology 2000 Abbottabad, Attock, Lahore, Sahiwal, Wah, Vehari, Virtual Information Technology COMSATS
Federal Urdu University 2002 Karachi General (Large) FUUAST
Institute of Space Technology (IST) 2002 Engineering and Space IST
International Islamic University, Islamabad 1980 General (Large) IIU
National University of Modern Languages (NUML) 2000 Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Sindh, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta Language NUML
National University of Sciences and Technology (Pakistan) (NUST) 1991 Engineering NUST
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) 1957 Economics PIDE
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) 1967 Engineering PIEAS
Quaid-i-Azam University 1965 General (Medium) QAU
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University 2013 Medical PIMS

Private Sector[edit]

University Established Campuses Specialization Website
Foundation University, Islamabad 2002 Engineering FUI
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences 2000 Chiniot - Faisalabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar Information Technology NU
Riphah International University 2002 General (medium) Riphah
Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University 2012 General STMU

Armed Forces[edit]

University Established Force Campuses Specialization Website
Air University (Pakistan Air Force) 2002 Pakistan Air Force Multan Engineering AU
Bahria University 2000 Pakistan Navy Karachi, Lahore General (Large) Bahria
National Defence University, Pakistan (NDU) 1965 Pakistan Army General (Military) NDU

Balochistan[edit]

Public Sector[edit]

University Location Established Campuses Specialization Links
Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar 1987 General (Small) BUETK
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Quetta 2002 Information Technology BUITMS
Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Lasbela 2005 General (Medium) LUAWMS
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University Quetta 2004 General (Small) SBKUW
University of Balochistan Quetta 1970 Loralai General (Medium) UoB
University of Turbat Turbat 2012 General (Medium) UoT
  • Unrecognized/Newly Established Universities
University Location Established Specialization Website
University of Loralai Loralai 2013 General (Small) UoL

Private Sector[edit]

University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
Al-Hamd Islamic University Quetta 1995 (2005)* Islamabad General (Small) AIU

* Granted University Status [3]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa[edit]

Public Sector[edit]

University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Mardan 2009 General AWKUM
Bacha Khan University Charsadda 2012 General BKUC
Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan 1974 General GU
Hazara University Mansehra 2002 Haripur, Pakistan General HU
Institute of Management Sciences (Peshawar) (IMS) Peshawar 1995 (2002)* Business IMSciences
Islamia College University Peshawar 1913 (2008)* General ICP
Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak, Pakistan 2013 General KKKUK
Khyber Medical University Peshawar 2007 Medical KMU
Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat 2001 Engineering and Technology KUST
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal Upper Dir 2009 General SBBU
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar 2012 General SBBWU
University of Agriculture, Peshawar Peshawar 1981 Agriculture, Veterinary and Business AUP
University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar Peshawar 1980 Abbottabad, Bannu, Jalozai, Mardan Engineering and Technology UET Peshawar
University of FATA Kohat 2013 General none
University of Haripur Haripur 2012 General UoH
University of Malakand Malakand 2001 General UoM
University of Peshawar Peshawar 1950 General UPesh
University of Science and Technology (Bannu) Bannu 2005 General USTB
University of Swabi Swabi 2013 General UoSwabi
University of Swat Saidu Sharif, Swat 2009 General UoSwat

Private Sector[edit]

Islamia College University
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology
University of Malakand, Chakdara
COMSATS Abbottabad
University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
Abasyn University Peshawar 2007 Islamabad General Abasyn
CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences Peshawar 1986 Information Technology CECOS
City University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar Peshawar 2008 Information Technology City University
Gandhara University Peshawar 2002 Medical Gandhara
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Topi, Swabi 1988 (1993)* Engineering and Technology GIKI
IQRA National University Peshawar 2012 General Iqra Psh
Northern University, Nowshera Nowshera 2008 General Northern
Preston University (Pakistan) Kohat 1984 Ajman, Islamabad (W4 Category), Lahore, Peshawar General Preston
Qurtuba University Peshawar 2001 Peshawar General Qurtuba
Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar 2001 Science and Technology SUIT

Armed Forces[edit]

University Location Established Force Specialization Website
Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul, Abbotabad 1947 Pakistan Army Training Pakistan Army

* Granted University Status [4]

Punjab[edit]

Public Sector[edit]

Ghazi University in D.G.Khan
University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan 1975 Dera Ghazi Khan, Layyah, Sahiwal General BZU
Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi 1998 General FJWU
Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan 2012 General Ghazi University
Government College University, Faisalabad Faisalabad 1933 (2002) General GCUF
Government College University, Lahore Lahore 1864 General GCU
Government College Women University, Faisalabad Faisalabad 2012 General GCWUF
Islamia University Bahawalpur 1975 Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar Khan General IUB
King Edward Medical University Lahore 1860 (2006) Medical KEMU
Kinnaird College for Women University Lahore 1917 General Kinnaird
Lahore College for Women University Lahore 1922 Jhang General LCWU
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan 2012 Agriculture MNSUAM
National College of Arts (NCA) Lahore 1996 Arts NCA
National Textile University Faisalabad 1959 (2002) Textile Engineering NTU
NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology Multan 1985 Engineering NFCIET
Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design Lahore 2010 Fashion PIDF
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 1970 (1994) Agriculture and Veterinary UAAR
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Faisalabad 1906 (1961) Depalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Toba Tek Singh Agriculture and Veterinary UAF
University of Education Lahore 2002 Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Jauharabad, Multan, Okara, Pakistan, Vehari Education UE
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Lahore 1921 Faisalabad, Kala Shah Kaku, Rachna College of Engineering and Technology (Gujranwala) Engineering UET
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila Taxila 1975 Chakwal Engineering UET Taxila
University of Gujrat Gujrat 2004 General UoG
University of Health Sciences, Lahore Lahore 2002 Medical UHS
University of Sargodha Sargodha 2002 General UoS
University of the Punjab Lahore 1882 Gujranwala General PU
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore 1882 Jhang, Pattoki Veterinary UVAS
Virtual University of Pakistan Lahore 2002 Badin, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Ghotki, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Sindh, Islamabad, Jhelum, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Peshawar, Pishin, Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal Distance Education VU
Women University Multan Multan 2011 General WUM

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  • Unrecognized/Newly Established Universities
University Location Established Specialization Website
Government College Women University, Sialkot Sialkot 2012 General GCWUS
Government Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur 2012 General GSCWU
Information Technology University, Lahore Lahore 2012 Information Technology ITU
Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan Rahim Yar Khan 2014 Engineering none
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology Multan 2012 Engineering MNSUET
University of Engineering and Technology (Rasul) Rasul 2014 Engineering none
University of Sahiwal Sahiwal 2014 General none
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur Bahawalpur 2014 Veterinary none

Private Sector[edit]

University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
Ali Institute of Education Lahore 1992 Education AIE
Beaconhouse National University Lahore 2003 General BNU
Forman Christian College Lahore 1864 (2005) General FC College
GIFT University Gujranwala 2002 General GIFT
Global Institute, Lahore Lahore 1996 General Global
Hajvery University Lahore 2002 General Hajvery
HITEC University Taxila 2007 Engineering Hitech Uni
Imperial College of Business Studies Lahore 1991 Business Imperial
Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore Lahore 1987 Business Pak-AIMS
Institute of Southern Punjab Multan 2010 General USP
Lahore Garrison University Lahore 2012 General LGU
Lahore Leads University Lahore 2011 General Leads
Lahore School of Economics Lahore 1997 Business and Economics Lahore School of Economics
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore 1984 Business LUMS
Minhaj University, Lahore Lahore 2005 General MUL
National College of Business Administration and Economics Lahore 1994 Multan Business and Economics NCBAE
Nur International University Lahore 2015 General N/A
Qarshi University Lahore 2011 General QU
The Superior College Lahore 2004 General Superior
University of Central Punjab Lahore 2002 General UCP
University of Faisalabad Faisalabad 2002 General TUF
University of Lahore Lahore 2002 Islamabad, Sargodha General UoL
University of Management and Technology, Lahore Lahore 1990 Sialkot Business and Technology UMT
University of South Asia (Pakistan) Lahore 2003 General USA
University of Wah Wah 2009 General UW

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* Granted University Status

Sindh[edit]

Public 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 Established Campuses Specialization Website
Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Karachi 2010 (2007)* General BBSUL
Dawood University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1962 (2007)* Engineering DUET
Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi 1945 (2003)* Medical DUHS
Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences Khairpur 2012 Medical N/A
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi Karachi 1955 Business IBA
Jinnah Sindh Medical University Karachi 2012 Medical JSMU
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro 1881 (2002)* Medical LUMHS
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro 1963 (1977)* Khairpur Engineering MUET
NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1921 (1977)* Engineering NEDUET
Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women Nawabshah 2013 Medical PUMHS
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology Nawabshah 1974 (1996)* Larkana Engineering QUEST
Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur 1974 (1987)* Shikarpur, Sindh General SALU
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Nawabshah Benazirabad 2010 General SBBUSBA
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana 2008 Medical SMBBMU
Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam 1977 Agriculture and Technology SAU
Sindh Madrasatul Islam Karachi 1885 (2012)* General SMIU
Sukkur Institute of Business Administration Sukkur 1994 Business and Information Technology IBA-Suk
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law Karachi 2012 Law SZABUL
University of Karachi Karachi 1951 General UoK
University of Sindh Jamshoro 1947 Badin, Dadu, Pakistan, Mirpur Khas General USindh
  • Unrecognized/Newly Established Universities
University Location Established Specialization Website
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Karachi 2013 Veterinary SBBUVAS

Private Sector[edit]

University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
Aga Khan University Karachi 1983 Medical AKU
Baqai Medical University Karachi 1989 (1996)* Medical Baqai
Commeces Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences Karachi 1993 Business Commeces Institute
Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education Karachi 2000 General Dadabhoy
DHA Suffa University Karachi 2012 General DSU
Greenwich University, Karachi Karachi 1998 General Greenwich University
Hamdard University Karachi 1991 Islamabad (Subject to the renewal of NOC in December, 2015.) General Hamdard
Habib University Karachi 2009 (2014)* Liberal Arts and Sciences Habib
Indus University Karachi 2004 General Indus
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi 1989 (1994)* Arts and Architecture Indus Valley
Institute of Business Management Karachi 1995 Business, Engineering and Technology IoBM
Institute of Business & Technology, Karachi Karachi 2001 Business BizTek
Iqra University Karachi 1998 (2000)* Islamabad, Quetta General Iqra
Isra University Hyderabad, Sindh 1997 Islamabad, Karachi General Isra
Jinnah University for Women Karachi 1998 General JUW
Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology Karachi 1997 General PAFKIET
Karachi School for Business and Leadership Karachi 2009 (2012)* Business KSBL
KASB Institute of Technology Karachi 2011 Business KASBIT
Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi 2009 Islamabad (W4 Category) Business, Engineering and Technology Jinnah
Nazeer Hussain University Karachi 2012 Business NHU
Newports Institute of Communications and Economics Karachi 2013 Business Newports
Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology Karachi 2001 Business and Technology PIMSATK-Khi
Preston University (Pakistan) Karachi 1984 General Preston
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto City University Karachi 2013 General SBBCU
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Dewan University Karachi 2013 General none
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Karachi 1995 Dubai, Hyderabad, Sindh, Islamabad, Larkana General SZABIST
Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences Karachi 2009 Medical none
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1993 Engineering SSUET
Textile Institute of Pakistan Karachi 1994 (2001)* Textile TIP
Ziauddin University Karachi 1995 Medical ZU
  • Unrecognized/Newly Established Universities
University Location Established Specialization Website
Hyderabad Institute of Arts, Science and Technology Hyderabad 2013 Sciences HIAST
Qalandar Shahbaz University of Modern Sciences Karachi 2013 Sciences QSUMS
University of East Hyderabad 1999 Sciences UoE

Armed Forces[edit]

University Location Established Force Specialization Website
Pakistan Naval Academy Karachi 1970 Pakistan Navy Military Pak Navy

* Granted University Status [7]

Azad Kashmir[edit]

Mirpur University of Science and Technology

Public Sector[edit]

University Location Established Specialization Website
Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) Mirpur 1980 (2008)* Engineering and Technology MUST
University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad 1980 General AJKU
University of Management Sciences and Information Technology Kotli 1980 (2014)* General UMSIT
University of Poonch Rawalakot 1980 (2012)* General UPR
Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Bagh Bagh, Azad Kashmir 2013 General none

Private Sector[edit]

University Location Established Specialization Website
Al-Khair University (The University is restricted for MS/M.Phil/PhD admissions/programs and can only offer admissions up to Masters’ level at its Bhimber campus, AJK, from Fall 2014.) Bhimber 1994 (2011)* General AL-Khair
Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University Nerian Sharif 2000 General MIU

* Granted University Status [8]

Gilgit-Baltistan[edit]

University Location Established Specialization Website
Karakoram International University Gilgit 2002 General KIU

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See also[edit]

education786.com

References[edit]

http://www.education786.com/list-of-universities-in-pakistan/

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