HEC Top Pakistani Universities Ranking List 2012

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Thursday revealed the first-ever national academic ranking of universities, with Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad leading and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) landing at the 10th position in the overall list.

The ranking model has been developed by HEC’s Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) through stakeholder participation.HEC announces ranking of Pakistani universities

The ranking is based on the number of students, research productivity and quality, innovation and knowledge transfer, infrastructure, annual graduate output, international collaborations, student satisfaction and financial health of the institution.HEC (Higher Education Commission Islamabad has issued Ranking of Universities of All Pakistan. Following are lists published by HEC on 23rd Febuary, 2012.

The overall ranking is as follows:

  1. Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
  2. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  3. Aga Khan University, Karachi
  4. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  5. University of The Punjab, Lahore
  6. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
  7. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
  8. University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  9. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
  10. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

The ranking are also based on categories including Agriculture/Veterinary, Art & Design, Computer Sciences & IT, Engineering & Technology, Business Education and Medical.


  1. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  2. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  3. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
  4. KPK Agriculture University, Peshawar
  5. Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam

Art & Design:

  1. National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore
  2. Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Karachi

Computer Sciences & IT:

  1. COMSAT Institute of Information Tech Islamabad
  2. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences , Islamabad
  3. Qurtaba University D.I.Khan
  4. Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences, Quetta
  5. City University, Peshawar

Engineering & Technology:

  1. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Science, Islamabad
  2. National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad
  3. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering and Technology , Swabi
  4. University of Engineering and Technology , Taxila
  5. Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad

Business Education:

  1. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
  2. Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
  3. Iqra University, Karachi
  4. Sukkur Institute of Business Administration
  5. National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA), Lahore


  1. Aga Khan University, Karachi
  2. University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore
  3. Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  4. Isra University, Hyderabad
  5. Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

General Universities (Large):

  1. University of the Punjab, Lahore
  2. University of Karachi, Karachi
  3. Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  4. University of Peshawar, Peshawar
  5. International Islamic University, Islamabad

General Universities (Other):

  1. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  2. Government College University, Lahore
  3. Gomal University, DI Khan
  4. Kohat University of Science and Technology
  5. The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir


Quality Assurance and Enhancement =60

Implementation status of QA criteria =18

Teaching Quality  =42

Research  =40

Total  = 100

The following HEIs are exclued from ranking based on three reasons:

  • Established after December 2008
  • Distance education institues (AIOU and Virtual University)
  • incomplete data
S # University Name Year of establishment
1 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University Karachi.


2 HITEC University, Taxila


3 University of Wah, Wah Cantt.


4 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan.


5 Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan


6 Lahore Leads University, Lahore


7 Global Institute, Lahore


8 Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences, Karachi


9 Al-Khair University AJK


10 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Benazirabad


11 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Upper Dir KPK


12 University of Swat, Swat


Distance Learning Institutions
13 Allama  Iqbal Open University.
14 Virtual University.
Incomplete Data
15 Lahore college for women University
16 Northern University Nowshera
17 Al hamid Islamic University Quetta

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