HEC released the Universities Ranking 2016

Higher Education Commission (HEC) released the Universities Ranking 2013 baised on quality and research.

Higher Education Commission

HEC chairman Javaid Laghari said the rankings were based on international rankings models and feedback from universities.Futher he added that the rankings are divided into four discipline-based and three-enrollment-based categories.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) placed at the highest-ranked university in the category of “Business Education”

NUST, QAU Islamabad and University of Faislabad were ranked as top universities in the large, medium and small “General Universities” category respectively.

Discipline-based catagories

Business Education
Engineering and Technology


General Universities (Large)
General Universities (Medium)
General Universities (Small)

Discipline-based catagories


  1. Aga Khan University, Karachi
  2. University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  3. DOW University of Health Scienes, Karachi
  4. Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro
  5. Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

Business Education

  1. LUMS, Lahore
  2. IBA, Karachi
  3. Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur
  4. SZABIST, Karachi
  5. Institute of Management Science – Peshawar


  1. University of Agriculture – Faisalabad
  2. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University – Rawalpindi
  3. University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences – Lahore
  4. The University of Agriculture – Peshawar
  5. Sindh Agriculture University – Tandojam

Engineering and Technology

  1. Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
  2. UET  Lahor
  3. GIKI, Topi
  4. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  5. Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad


General Universities (Large)

  1. NUST, Islamabad
  2. University of Punjab, Lahore
  3. University of Karachi, Karachi
  4. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad
  5. Government College University, Faisalabad

General Universities (Medium)

  1. QAU, Islamabad
  2. Government College University, Lahore
  3. FAST-NUCES, Islamabad
  4. Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  5. Gomal University, D I Khan

General Universities (Small)

  1. The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad
  2. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
  3. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad
  4. University of Science & Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  5. Isra University, Hyderabad                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 Pakistani universities were recently ranked in the top 250 Universities a UK-based university rankings agency.

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