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 secondary school, 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 independence, new universities have expanded throughout the country with support provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which had been an autonomous institution of recognizing 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 183 institutions. This article provides a comprehensive list of higher education institutions active in Pakistan.

University Location Established Campuses Specialization Type Province
Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad 1974 Islamabad General (large) Public Islamabad
Federal Urdu University Islamabad 2002 Islamabad General (large) Public Islamabad
Institute of Space Technology Islamabad 2002 Islamabad General Public Islamabad
International Islamic University, Islamabad Islamabad 1980 Islamabad General (large) Public Islamabad
National University of Modern Languages Islamabad 2000 Islamabad Language Public Islamabad
National University of Sciences and Technology Islamabad 1991 Islamabad Engineering Public Islamabad
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Islamabad 1957 Islamabad Economics Public Islamabad
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences Islamabad 1967 Nilore Engineering Public Islamabad
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad 1965 Islamabad General Public Islamabad
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Islamabad 2013 Islamabad Medical Public Islamabad
Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering Islamabad 2001 Islamabad Engineering Public Islamabad
Virtual University of Pakistan Islamabad 2002 Distance education Public Islamabad
Foundation University, Islamabad Islamabad 2002 General Private Islamabad
University of Faisalabad Islamabad 2000 Chiniot - Faisalabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar Information technology Private Islamabad
Muslim Youth University Islamabad 2015 Islamic Private Islamabad
Riphah International University Islamabad 2002 Faisalabad, Lahore General (medium) Private Islamabad
Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University Islamabad 2012 General Private Islamabad
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Islamabad 1995 Karachi, Larkana, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Dubai UAE, Sindh, Islamabad CT General Private Islamabad
Air University (Pakistan Air Force) Islamabad 2002 Multan, Islamabad Engineering Pakistan Air Force Islamabad
Bahria University Islamabad 2000 Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad General (large) Pakistan Navy Islamabad
National Defence University, Pakistan (NDU) Islamabad 1970[3] General (military) Pakistan Army Islamabad
Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar 1987 General (small) Public Balochistan
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Quetta 2002 Information technology Public Balochistan
Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Lasbela 2005 General (medium) Public Balochistan
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University Quetta 2004 General (small) Public Balochistan
University of Balochistan Quetta 1970 Loralai General (medium) Public Balochistan
University of Turbat Turbat 2012 General (medium) Public Balochistan
University of Loralai Loralai 2013 General (small) Public Balochistan
Al-Hamd Islamic University Quetta 1995 (2005)* Islamabad General (small) Private Balochistan
Islamia College University Peshawar 1913 (2008)* General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Peshawar Peshawar 1950 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan 1974 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar Peshawar 1980 Abbottabad, Bannu, Jalozai, Mardan, Kohat Engineering and Technology Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Agriculture, Peshawar Peshawar 1981 Mardan Agriculture, veterinary and business Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat 2001 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Malakand, Chakdara Lower Dir 2001 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Hazara University Mansehra 2002 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Science and Technology Bannu 2005 Likki Marwat[4] General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Medical University Peshawar 2007 Abbottabad, Bannu, Mardan, DI Khan, Saidu Sharif (Swat) Medical Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan 2009 Chitral, Pabbi, Shankar, Main Campus, Palosa Campus, Timergara Campus General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal Upper Dir 2009 Chitral General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Swat Swat 2009 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Bacha Khan University Charsadda 2012 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar 2012 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Haripur Haripur 2012 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak 2013 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of FATA Kohat 2013 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Swabi Swabi 2013 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Abbottabad University of Science and Technology Abbottabad 2015 Science & Technology Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Women University Mardan Mardan 2016 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Women University Swabi Swabi 2016 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Technology Nowshera 2016 Technology Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Chitral Chitral 2017 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
University of Buner Buner 2017 General Public Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul, Abbotabad 1947 Training Pakistan Army Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences Peshawar 1986 IT & engineering Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
GIK Institute of Engineering & Technology Swabi 1988 Engineering Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Qurtuba University Peshawar & DI Khan 2001 General Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sarhad University of Science and IT Peshawar 2001 Science & IT Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Fast University, Peshawar Campus Peshawar 2001 Information technology Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
City University of Science and IT Peshawar 2001 IT, engineering & general Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
COMSATS Institute of IT Abbotabad 2001 IT Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Gandhara University Peshawar 2002 Medical sciences Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Northern University Nowshera 2002 General Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Abasyn University Peshawar 2007 General Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
IQRA National University Peshawar 2012 General Private Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan 1975 Layyah, Sahiwal, Lahore, Vehari, Islamabad, Dera Ghazi Khan General Public Punjab
Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi 1998 Rawalpindi General Public Punjab
University of Sargodha Sargodha 2002 Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Mandi Bahauddin General Public Punjab
Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan 2012 General Public Punjab
Government College University, Faisalabad Faisalabad 1933 (2002)* Layyah General Public Punjab
Government College University, Lahore Lahore 1864 (2002)* Lahore General Public Punjab
Government College Women University, Faisalabad Faisalabad 2012 General Public Punjab
Government College Women University, Sialkot Sialkot 2012 General Public Punjab
Government Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur 2012 General Public Punjab
Govt. Sadiq Egerton College Bahawalpur Bahawalpur 1886 Bahawalpur General Public Punjab
Information Technology University (Lahore) Lahore 2012 Information technology Public Punjab
Islamia University Bahawalpur 1975 Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar Khan General Public Punjab
Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology Rahim Yar Khan 2014 Engineering Public Punjab
King Edward Medical University Lahore 1860 (2006)* Medical Public Punjab
Kinnaird College for Women University Lahore 1917 General Public Punjab
Lahore College for Women University Lahore 1922 Jhang General Public Punjab
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan 2012 Agriculture Public Punjab
National College of Arts (NCA) Lahore 1875 (1996)* Arts Public Punjab
National Textile University Faisalabad 1959 (2002)* Textile engineering Public Punjab
NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology Multan 1985 Engineering Public Punjab
Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design Lahore 2010 Fashion Public Punjab
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 1970 (1994)* Gujrat Agriculture and veterinary Public Punjab
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Faisalabad 1906 (1961)* Burewala, Toba Tek Singh Agriculture and veterinary Public Punjab
University of Education Lahore 2002 Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Jauharabad, Multan, Okara, Pakistan, Vehari Education Public Punjab
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Lahore 1921 Faisalabad, Kala Shah Kaku, Rachna College of Engineering and Technology (Gujranwala) Engineering Public Punjab
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila Taxila 1975 Chakwal Engineering Public Punjab
University of Gujrat Gujrat 2004 Lahore, Sialkot General Public Punjab
University of Health Sciences, Lahore Lahore 2002 Medical Public Punjab
University of the Punjab Lahore 1882 Gujranwala, Jhelum, General Public Punjab
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore 1882 Jhang, Pattoki Veterinary Public Punjab
Women University Multan Multan 2010 General Public Punjab
University College of Agriculture, Sargodha Sargodha 2009 General Public Punjab
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology Multan 2012 Engineering Public Punjab
University of Engineering and Technology Rasul, Mandi Bahauddin 2014 Engineering Public Punjab
University of Jhang Jhang 2015 General Public Punjab
University of Okara Okara 2015 General Public Punjab
University of Sahiwal Sahiwal 2015 General Public Punjab
Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur Bahawalpur 2014 Veterinary Public Punjab
Ali Institute of Education Lahore 1992 Education Private Punjab
Beaconhouse National University Lahore 2003 General Private Punjab
Forman Christian College Lahore 1864 (2005)* General Private Punjab
Greenfields college sargodha 2013 Education Private Punjab
GIFT University Gujranwala 2002 General Private Punjab
Global Institute, Lahore Lahore 1996 General Private Punjab
Hajvery University Lahore 2002 General Private Punjab
HITEC University Taxila 2007 Engineering Private Punjab
Imperial College of Business Studies Lahore 1991 General Private Punjab
Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore Lahore 1987 Business Private Punjab
Institute of Southern Punjab Multan 2010 General Private Punjab
Lahore Garrison University Lahore 2012 General Private Punjab
Lahore Leads University Lahore 2011 General Private Punjab
Lahore School of Economics Lahore 1997 Business and economics Private Punjab
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore 1984 General Private Punjab
Minhaj University, Lahore Lahore 2005 General Private Punjab
National College of Business Administration and Economics Lahore 1994 Multan

Gujrat Sargodha

Business and economics Private Punjab
NUR International University Lahore 2015 General Private Punjab
Qarshi University Lahore 2011 General Private Punjab
The Superior College Lahore 2004 General Private Punjab
University of Central Punjab Lahore 2002 General Private Punjab
University of Faisalabad Faisalabad 2002 General Private Punjab
University of Lahore Lahore 2002 Gujrat, Islamabad, Sargodha General Private Punjab
University of Management and Technology, Lahore Lahore 1990 Sialkot Business and technology Private Punjab
University of South Asia Lahore 2003 Chakwal General Private Punjab
University of Wah Wah 2009 General Private Punjab
Sargodha Institute of Technology Sargodha 2005 General Private Punjab
University of Chakwal Chakwal 2015 General Private Punjab
Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Karachi 2010 (2007)* General Public Sindh
Dawood University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1962 (2007)* Engineering Public Sindh
Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi 1945 (2003)* Medical Public Sindh
Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences Khairpur 2012 Medical Public Sindh
Sindh Madressatul Islam University Karachi 1885 (2012)* General Public Sindh
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi Karachi 1955 Business Public Sindh
Sindh Medical University Karachi 2012 Medical Public Sindh
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro 1881 (2002)* Medical Public Sindh
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro 1963 (1977)* Khairpur Engineering Public Sindh
NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1921 (1977)* Engineering Public Sindh
Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women Nawabshah 2013 Medical Public Sindh
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology Nawabshah 1974 (1996)* Larkana Engineering Public Sindh
Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur 1974 (1987)* Shikarpur General Public Sindh
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Nawabshah Benazirabad 2010 General Public Sindh
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana 2008 Medical Public Sindh
Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam 1977 Agriculture and technology Public Sindh
Sindh Madrasatul Islam Karachi 1885 (2012)* General Public Sindh
Sukkur IBA University Sukkur 1994 General Public Sindh
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law Karachi 2012 Law Public Sindh
University of Karachi Karachi 1951 General Public Sindh
University of Sindh Jamshoro 1947 Badin, Dadu, Pakistan, Mirpur Khas General Public Sindh
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Karachi 2013 Veterinary Public Sindh
Greenwich University, Karachi Karachi 1998 Pakistan Mauritius Business Private Sindh
Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences Karachi 1993 Business Private Sindh
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Karachi 1985 General Private Sindh
DHA Suffa University Karachi 2012 General Private Sindh
Baqai Medical University Karachi 1989 (1996)* Medical Private Sindh
Hamdard University Karachi 1991 Islamabad (subject to the renewal of NOC in December, 2015) General Private Sindh
Habib University Karachi 2009 (2014)* Liberal arts and sciences Private Sindh
Indus University Karachi 2004 General Private Sindh
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi 1989 (1994)* Arts and architecture Private Sindh
Institute of Business Management Karachi 1995 Business, engineering and technology Private Sindh
Institute of Business & Technology Karachi 2001 Business Private Sindh
Iqra University Karachi 1998 (2000)* Islamabad, Quetta General Private Sindh
Isra University Hyderabad 1997 Islamabad, Karachi General Private Sindh
Jinnah University for Women Karachi 1998 General Private Sindh
Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology Karachi 1997 General Private Sindh
Karachi School for Business and Leadership Karachi 2009 (2012)* Business Private Sindh
KASB Institute of Technology Karachi 2011 Business Private Sindh
Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi 2009 Islamabad Business, engineering and technology Private Sindh
Nazeer Hussain University Karachi 2012 Business Private Sindh
Newports Institute of Communications and Economics Karachi 2013 Business Private Sindh
Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology Karachi 2001 Business and technology Private Sindh
Preston University Karachi 1984 General Private Sindh
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto City University Karachi 2013 General Private Sindh
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Dewan University Karachi 2013 General Private Sindh
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Karachi 1995 Dubai, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Larkana General Private Sindh
Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences Karachi 2009 Medical Private Sindh
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Karachi 1993 Engineering Private Sindh
Textile Institute of Pakistan Karachi 1994 (2001)* Textile Private Sindh
1995 Medical Private Sindh
Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education Karachi 2000 General Private Sindh
Hyderabad Institute of Arts, Science and Technology Hyderabad 2013 Sciences Private Sindh
Qalandar Shahbaz University of Modern Sciences Karachi 2013 Sciences Private Sindh
University of East Hyderabad 1999 Sciences Private Sindh
Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi Karachi 2005 Medical Private Sindh
Pakistan Naval Academy Karachi 1970 Military Pakistan Navy Sindh
Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur Mirpur 1980 (2008)* Engineering & Technology Public Azad Kashmir
University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad 1980 General Public Azad Kashmir
University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Neelam Campus) Neelam 2013 General Public Azad Kashmir
University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Jhelum Valley Campus) Jhelum Valley District 2013 General Public Azad Kashmir
University of Poonch Rawalakot 1980 (2012)* General Public Azad Kashmir
University of Poonch ( SM Campus, Mong, Sudhnoti District) Sudhnoti District 2014 General Public Azad Kashmir
University of Poonch ( Kahuta Campus, Haveli District) Haveli District 2015 General Public Azad Kashmir
Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bagh Bagh 2013 General Public Azad Kashmir
University of Management Sciences and Information Technology Kotli 2014 General Public Azad Kashmir
Mirpur University of Science and Technology ( Bhimber Campus) Bhimber 2013 Science & Humanities Public Azad Kashmir
Al-Khair University Mirpur 1994 (2011*) General Private Azad Kashmir
Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University Nerian Sharif 2000 General Private Azad Kashmir
Karakoram International University Gilgit 2002 General Public Gilgit-Baltistan
Baltistan University Skardu 2015 General Public Gilgit-Baltistan

* Granted university status

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "HEC Ordinance, 2002" (PDF). Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.dawn.com/2011/02/28/towards-e-learning.html[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "History of National Defence University". National Defence University. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "USTB Likki Marwat Sub Campus". www.ustb.edu.pk. Retrieved 2017-08-30. 

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