The University of the Punjab, established 1882 in Lahore, is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Pakistan.
Lower 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. 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. A number of institutions of higher learning are active in the country, but the HEC recognizes 174 institutions. This article provides a comprehensive list of higher education institutions operationalized and active in Pakistan.
CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences
City University of Science and Information Technology
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology
Iqra National University
Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology
Qurtaba University of Science and Information Technology
Qurtaba University of Science and Technology |D.I.Khan |Year |- |6 |Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology |Peshawar |Year |- |7 |Institute of Management Sciences |Peshawar |Year |- |8 |Gandhara University |Peshawar |Year |- |9 |Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology |Swabi |Year |- |10 |Northern University |Nowshera |Year |- |11 |Preston University |Kohat |Year |- |12 |Qurtaba University of Science and Technology |Peshawar |Year