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.

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 until 2002 when it was preceded by the HEC. Pakistan produces about 445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduates annually.[2] A number of institutions of higher learning are active in the country, but the HEC recognizes 177 institutions. This article provides a comprehensive list of higher education institutions operationalized and active in Pakistan.

Islamabad Capital Territory[edit]

Public sector[edit]

No. University Established Campuses Specialization Website
1 Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) 1974 Karachi, Lahore General (large) AIOU
2 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology 2000 Abbottabad, Attock, Sahiwal, Lahore, Vehari, Wah, Islamabad Information technology COMSATS
3 Federal Urdu University 2002 Karachi-Sindh General (large) FUUAST
4 Institute of Space Technology (IST) 2002 General IST
5 International Islamic University, Islamabad 1980 General (large) IIU
6 National University of Modern Languages (NUML) 2000 Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta Language NUML
7 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) 1991 Engineering NUST
8 Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) 1957 Economics PIDE
9 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) 1967 Engineering PIEAS
10 Quaid-i-Azam University 1965 General (medium) QAU
11 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University 2013 Medical SZABMU

Private sector[edit]

No. University Established Campuses Specialization Website
1 Foundation University, Islamabad 2002 General FUI
2 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences 2000 Chiniot - Faisalabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar Information technology NU
3 Muslim Youth University 2015 Islamic MYU
4 Riphah International University 2002 Faisalabad, Lahore General (medium) Riphah
5 Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University 2012 General STMU

Armed forces[edit]

No. University Established Force Campuses Specialization Website
1 Air University (Pakistan Air Force) 2002 Pakistan Air Force Multan Engineering AU
2 Bahria University 2000 Pakistan Navy Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad General (large) Bahria
3 National Defence University, Pakistan (NDU) 1965 Pakistan Army General (military) NDU

Balochistan[edit]

Public sector[edit]

No. University Location Established Campuses Specialization Links
1 Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar 1987 General (small) BUETK
2 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Quetta 2002 Information technology BUITMS
3 Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Lasbela 2005 General (medium) LUAWMS
4 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University Quetta 2004 General (small) SBKUW
5 University of Balochistan Quetta 1970 Loralai General (medium) UoB
6 University of Turbat Turbat 2012 General (medium) UoT
7 University of Loralai Loralai 2013 General (small) UoLi

Private sector[edit]

No. University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
1 Al-Hamd Islamic University Quetta 1995 (2005)* Islamabad General (small) AIU

* Granted university status

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa[edit]

Public sector[edit]

No. University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
1 Islamia College University Peshawar 1913 (2008)* General ICP
2 University of Peshawar Peshawar 1950 General UPesh
3 Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan 1974 General GU
4 University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar Peshawar 1980 Abbottabad, Bannu, Jalozai, Mardan Engineering and Technology UET Peshawar
5 University of Agriculture, Peshawar Peshawar 1981 Mardan Agriculture, veterinary and business AUP
6 Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat 2001 General KUST
7 University of Malakand Chakdara 2001 General UoM
8 Hazara University Mansehra 2002 General HU
9 University of Science and Technology Bannu 2005 General USTB
10 Khyber Medical University Peshawar 2007 Abbottabad, Bannu Medical KMU
11 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan 2009 Chitral, Pabbi, Buner General AWKUM
12 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal Upper Dir 2009 General SBBU
13 University of Swat Swat 2009 General UoSwat
14 Bacha Khan University Charsadda 2012 General BKUC
15 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar 2012 General SBBWU
16 University of Haripur Haripur 2012 General UoH
17 Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak 2013 General KKKUK
18 University of FATA Kohat 2013 General UoFATA
19 University of Swabi Swabi 2013 General UoSwabi
20 Abbottabad University of Science and Technology Abbottabad 2015 Science & Technology AUST
21 Women University Mardan Mardan 2016 General

Armed forces[edit]

No. University Location Established Force Specialization Website
1 Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul, Abbotabad 1947 Pakistan Army Training Pakistan Army

Private sector[edit]

No. University Location Established Specialization Website
1 Abasyn University Peshawar 2007 General ABASYN
2 CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences Peshawar 1986 IT & Engineering CECOS
3 City University of Science and IT Peshawar 2008 IT, Engineering & General CITY
4 Gandhara University Peshawar 2002 Medical Sciences GANDHARA
5 Qurtuba University Peshawar & DI Khan 2001 General QURTUBA
6 Sarhad University of Science and IT Peshawar 2001 Science & IT SUIT
7 IQRA National University Peshawar 2012 General QURTUBA
8 Fast University, Peshawar Campus Peshawar 2001 PNU
9 GIK Institute of Engineering & Technology Swabi 1988 Engineering GIK
10 Northern University Nowshera 2002 General NNU
11 COMSATS Institute of IT Abbotabad IT COMA

Punjab[edit]

Public sector[edit]

No. University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
1 Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan 1975 Layyah, Sahiwal, Lahore, Vehari, Islamabad, Dera Ghazi Khan General BZU
2 Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi 1998 Rawalpindi General FJWU
3 University of Sargodha Sargodha 2002 Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Mandi Bahauddin General UoS
4 Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan 2012 General Ghazi University
5 Government College University, Faisalabad Faisalabad 1933 (2002)* layya General GCUF
6 Government College University, Lahore Lahore 1864 General GCU
7 Government College Women University, Faisalabad Faisalabad 2012 General GCWUF
8 Government College Women University, Sialkot Sialkot 2012 General GCWUS
9 Government Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur 2012 General GSCWU
10 Information Technology University, Lahore Lahore 2012 Information technology ITU
11 Islamia University Bahawalpur 1975 Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar Khan General IUB
12 Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan Rahim Yar Khan 2014 Engineering
13 King Edward Medical University Lahore 1860 (2006)* Medical KEMU
14 Kinnaird College for Women University Lahore 1917 General Kinnaird
15 Lahore College for Women University Lahore 1922 Jhang General LCWU
16 Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan 2012 Agriculture MNSUAM
17 National College of Arts (NCA) Lahore 1875 (1996)* Arts NCA
18 National Textile University Faisalabad 1959 (2002)* Textile Engineering NTU
19 NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology Multan 1985 Engineering NFCIET
20 Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design Lahore 2010 Fashion PIDF
21 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 1970 (1994)* Gujrat Agriculture and veterinary UAAR
22 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Faisalabad 1906 (1961)* Burewala, Toba Tek Singh Agriculture and veterinary UAF
23 University of Education Lahore 2002 Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Jauharabad, Multan, Okara, Pakistan, Vehari Education UE
24 University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Lahore 1921 Faisalabad, Kala Shah Kaku, Rachna College of Engineering and Technology (Gujranwala) Engineering UET
25 University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila Taxila 1975 Chakwal Engineering UET Taxila
26 University of Gujrat Gujrat 2004 Lahore, Sialkot General UoG
27 University of Health Sciences, Lahore Lahore 2002 Medical UHS
28 University of the Punjab Lahore 1882 Gujranwala, Jhelum, General PU
29 University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore 1882 Jhang, Pattoki Veterinary UVAS
30 Virtual University of Pakistan Lahore 2002 Chakwal , Talagang , Badin, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Ghotki, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jhelum, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Peshawar, Pishin,, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal Distance education VU
31 Women University Multan Multan 2010 General WUM
32 University College of Agriculture, Sargodha Sargodha 2009 General

 • Unrecognized/newly established universities

No. University Location Established Specialization Website
1 Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology Multan 2012 Engineering MNSUET
2 University of Engineering and Technology Rasul, Mandi Bahauddin 2014 Engineering UET Rasul
3 University of Jhang Jhang 2015 General
4 University of Okara Okara 2015 General
5 University of Sahiwal Sahiwal 2015 General
6 Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur Bahawalpur 2014 Veterinary

Private sector[edit]

1 University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
1 Ali Institute of Education Lahore 1992 Education AIE
2 Beaconhouse National University Lahore 2003 General BNU
3 Forman Christian College Lahore 1864 (2005)* General FC College
4 GIFT University Gujranwala 2002 General GIFT
5 Global Institute, Lahore Lahore 1996 General Global
6 Hajvery University Lahore 2002 General Hajvery
7 HITEC University Taxila 2007 Engineering Hitech Uni
8 Imperial College of Business Studies Lahore 1991 General Imperial
9 Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore Lahore 1987 Business Pak-AIMS
10 Institute of Southern Punjab Multan 2010 General USP
11 Lahore Garrison University Lahore 2012 General LGU
12 Lahore Leads University Lahore 2011 General Leads
13 Lahore School of Economics Lahore 1997 Business and economics Lahore School of Economics
14 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore 1984 General LUMS
15 Minhaj University, Lahore Lahore 2005 General MUL
16 National College of Business Administration and Economics Lahore 1994 Multan, Gujrat Business and economics NCBAE
17 Nur International University Lahore 2015 General
18 Qarshi University Lahore 2011 General QU
19 The Superior College Lahore 2004 General Superior
20 University of Central Punjab Lahore 2002 General UCP
21 University of Faisalabad Faisalabad 2002 General TUF
22 University of Lahore Lahore 2002 Gujrat, Islamabad, Sargodha General UoL
23 University of Management and Technology, Lahore Lahore 1990 Sialkot Business and technology UMT
24 University of South Asia Lahore 2003 Chakwal General USA
25 University of Wah Wah 2009 General UW
26 Sargodha Institute of Technology Sargodha 2005 General
27 University Of Chakwal Chakwal 2015 General [1]

* Granted university status

Sindh[edit]

Public sector[edit]

No. University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
1 Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Karachi 2010 (2007)* General BBSUL
2 Dawood University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1962 (2007)* Engineering DUET
3 Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi 1945 (2003)* Medical DUHS
4 Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences Khairpur 2012 Medical
5 Institute of Business Administration, Karachi Karachi 1955 Business IBA
6 Sindh Medical University Karachi 2012 Medical JSMU
7 Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro 1881 (2002)* Medical LUMHS
8 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro 1963 (1977)* Khairpur Engineering MUET
9 NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1921 (1977)* Engineering NEDUET
10 Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women Nawabshah 2013 Medical PUMHS
11 Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology Nawabshah 1974 (1996)* Larkana Engineering QUEST
12 Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur 1974 (1987)* Shikarpur General SALU
13 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Nawabshah Benazirabad 2010 General SBBUSBA
14 Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana 2008 Medical SMBBMU
15 Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam 1977 Agriculture and technology SAU
16 Sindh Madrasatul Islam Karachi 1885 (2012)* General SMIU
17 Sukkur Institute of Business Administration Sukkur 1994 Business and information technology IBA-Suk
18 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law Karachi 2012 Law SZABUL
19 University of Karachi Karachi 1951 General UoK
20 University of Sindh Jamshoro 1947 Badin, Dadu, Pakistan, Mirpur Khas General USindh

 • Unrecognized/newly established universities

No. University Location Established Specialization Website
1 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Karachi 2013 Veterinary SBBUVAS

Private sector[edit]

No. University Location Established Campuses Specialization Website
1 Baqai Medical University Karachi 1989 (1996)* Medical Baqai
2 Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences Karachi 1993 Business Commecs Institute
3 Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education Karachi 2000 General Dadabhoy
4 DHA Suffa University Karachi 2012 General DSU
5 Greenwich University, Karachi Karachi 1998 General Greenwich University
6 Hamdard University Karachi 1991 Islamabad (subject to the renewal of NOC in December, 2015) General Hamdard
7 Habib University Karachi 2009 (2014)* Liberal arts and sciences Habib
8 Indus University Karachi 2004 General Indus
9 Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi 1989 (1994)* Arts and architecture Indus Valley
10 Institute of Business Management Karachi 1995 Business, engineering and technology IoBM
11 Institute of Business & Technology Karachi 2001 Business BizTek
12 Iqra University Karachi 1998 (2000)* Islamabad, Quetta General Iqra
13 Isra University Hyderabad 1997 Islamabad, Karachi General Isra
14 Jinnah University for Women Karachi 1998 General JUW
15 Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology Karachi 1997 General PAFKIET
16 Karachi School for Business and Leadership Karachi 2009 (2012)* Business KSBL
17 KASB Institute of Technology Karachi 2011 Business KASBIT
18 Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi 2009 Islamabad Business, engineering and technology Jinnah
19 Nazeer Hussain University Karachi 2012 Business NHU
20 Newports Institute of Communications and Economics Karachi 2013 Business Newports
21 Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology Karachi 2001 Business and technology PIMSATK-Khi
22 Preston University Karachi 1984 General Preston
23 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto City University Karachi 2013 General SBBCU
24 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Dewan University Karachi 2013 General
25 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Karachi 1995 Dubai, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Larkana General SZABIST
26 Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences Karachi 2009 Medical
27 Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1993 Engineering SSUET
28 Textile Institute of Pakistan Karachi 1994 (2001)* Textile TIP
29 Ziauddin University Karachi 1995 Medical ZU

 • Unrecognized/newly established universities

No. University Location Established Specialization Website
1 Hyderabad Institute of Arts, Science and Technology Hyderabad 2013 Sciences HIAST
2 Qalandar Shahbaz University of Modern Sciences Karachi 2013 Sciences QSUMS
3 University of East Hyderabad 1999 Sciences UoE

Armed forces[edit]

No. University Location Established Force Specialization Website
1 Pakistan Naval Academy Karachi 1970 Pakistan Navy Military Pak Navy

* Granted university status

Azad Kashmir[edit]

Mirpur University of Science and Technology

Public sector[edit]

No. University Location Established Specialization Website
1 Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) Mirpur 1980 (2008)* Engineering and technology MUST
2 University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad 1980 General AJKU
3 University of Management Sciences and Information Technology Kotli 1980 (2014)* General UMSIT
4 University of Poonch Rawalakot 1980 (2012)* General UPR
5 Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Bagh Bagh, Azad Kashmir 2013 General

Private sector[edit]

No. University Location Established Specialization Website
1 Al-Khair University (The University is restricted for MS/M.Phil/PhD admissions/programs and can only offer admissions up to Master's level at its Bhimber campus, AJK, from Fall 2014.) Bhimber 1994 (2011)* General AL-Khair
2 Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University Nerian Sharif 2000 General MIU

* Granted university status

Gilgit-Baltistan[edit]

No. University Location Established Specialization Website
1 Karakoram International University Gilgit 2002 General KIU
2 Baltistan University Skardu 2015 General

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