Top 5 Universities of Pakistan

Top 5 Universities of Pakistan REGION

High Ranked Universities of Pakistan By HEC

Universities of Pakistan: Getting higher education is a need of the hour in this race when Pakistan is still a developing country. Pakistan needs help to compete with the international standard of education. HEC (Higher Education Commission) takes the initiative to set a standard.

Moreover, ranking is one of the measures to scale the success of the efforts of the HEIs to achieve international competitiveness in education, research and innovation. After all, it provides a complete picture to stakeholders like researchers, students, the business community, parents, industry etc., to compare institutions according to different parameters of their needs, such as Quality & Research.

However, research has generally shown that countries with a better-educated population via university have higher levels of innovation and productivity. So the listed universities are top 5 Universities of Pakistan via ranking by HEC. 

Quaid-e-Azam University


First and foremost is Quaid e Azam, which filled first place in the HEC ranking list of universities in 2015. Quaid e Azam University was established under the act of NA in 1967. Well equipped with international standard education. The university is initially established for the post-graduate programs MS and PhD, but later it introduces graduate and ungraduated programs. It has four significant faculties other than teaching and research centres.

The university enrolled over 13,000 and is well known for its research work and intellectual participation worldwide. Many notable personalities are graduated from the university, and others are earning applause around the globe.


Top Universities of Pakistan-Quaid e azam University

Top Universities of Pakistan-Quaid e Azam University


Moreover, the university’s motto is to build an intellectual society where individuals have high moral attitudes and qualifications to compete with the other world. An institute where students not only get degrees but seek knowledge logically and meet the needs of society.

The university also offers co-circular activities that boost the student’s mental level. University welcomes a significant number of international students every year, which will increase opportunities for competition around the globe.

Address: Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad Capital Territory 15320
Phone: (051) 90644050

University of Punjab, Lahore

The University of Punjab is second in the HEC ranking list of top universities in Pakistan. However, the University of Punjab is one of the oldest universities in Pakistan. It is because it was built in the subcontinent by the Muslim majority there in 1882. It is located at the hub of the historical and cultural city of Lahore and has become a famous landmark in consideration of education.

The university comprises 5 Campuses, 13 Faculties, 10 Constituent Colleges, over 73 Departments, Centers, Institutes, and 614 affiliated colleges. Moreover, it has over 818 permanent faculty members involved in teaching/research and over 36,000 on-campus students. It establishes an environment that will increase the abilities of the student to perform better in educational and professional careers. The University of Punjab provides several facilities to staff and students, including health, a hostel, transport, a library, and sports.

Top 5 Universities of Pakistan- University of Punjab

Top Universities of Pakistan- University of Punjab


Furthermore, their objectives make a great deal in building up the individuals, to make them capable beyond the line more critically and creatively. Pass-out students pride the country in their leadership qualities and positively affect society’s development. Accountability in academic programs and research work is monitored throughout the year. The university’s faculty is well equipped to build up individual characters and emphasise their maturity growth. That makes the university top of the list in the HEC ranking.

Address: F7H8+HFV, Canal Rd, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore, Punjab


NUST- National University of Science and Technology


NUST is ranked third in the HEC Ranking of Top universities from all over Pakistan. The national university of Science and Technology was initially built by the military to give technical education that can be termed STEM subjects, i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

More and more innovations came in the way of NUST to make it more effective for the students. Not only in Pakistan, is it recognized as the best university but throughout the world. QS World Ranking, Times Higher Ranking, has also been acknowledged among the next 50 leading young universities globally.


Top 5 Universities of Pakistan- NUST

Top Universities of Pakistan- NUST


Furthermore, graduates make us proud by making different inventions in the field of technology. The Director and the faculty have a mission to provide a level of education with implementations of QA (Quality Assurance) policies and procedures and compete with world-class universities. Above all university has more than 20 departments regarding science, technology, engineering, and commerce. The above 1200 faculty staff is ready to guide 15,000 enrolled students.

NUST is a multi-campus university with its headquarters located in Islamabad. There are much more achievements by NUST that cannot be summarized in an article. The purpose of education is to build the character of individuals and polish the born qualities to make someone productive in society NUST is doing the right thing; that’s why it considered being the third-best university in Pakistan.

Address: Scholars Ave, H-12, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory
Phone: (051) 111 116 878


University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

The fourth place in the HEC ranking 2015 is filled by the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. As Pakistan is an Asian country and most of its economy runs with the agriculture sector, there is also a need for education in the agriculture sector. UAF is working an excellent job in the education of agriculture. The university was built in 1906 in the undivided Punjab and later became a part of Pakistan.

UAF is one of the milestones of higher education institutes; it has significant faculties that are associated with the science of agriculture. That include Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Food Nutrition and Home Economics, Social sciences, Animal Husbandry, and Veterinary Science and Sciences. Over 500 well-trained faculty members are ready to polish the generation to play their part in the positive progress of our country.

Top 5 Universities of Pakistan- UAF

Top Universities of Pakistan- University of Agriculture


Moreover, the university has several hostels for students. There are a couple of sub-campuses to spread awareness of the land, especially in southern areas of Punjab, notably in Burewala Vehari and Toba Tek Singh. The university offers PhD programs to undergraduates and also allows learning in short-term courses.

The reason for being in the top 5 universities of Pakistan is that our country is still on the list of underdeveloped countries and earns the lion’s share from the agriculture sector. Our students will be constructive to society when they get an education in this field. Last but not least, it is not only in the top ranking in Pakistan, but it is also recognized by QS world ranking top 100 universities around the globe.

Address: Jail Road، near Al-Khidmat Police Markaz, Police Lines, Faisalabad, Punjab 38000
Phone: (041) 9200161

Aga Khan University

Being in the 5th rank of the Top 5 universities of Pakistan, Aga Khan University is one of the famous top-ranked medical universities. The university was founded in collaboration with Aga Khan Hospital to educate the generation in medicine in 1983. Soon after, many changes occur in the infrastructure, and it expands to 65 acres of medical college.

It also has many other training programs in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, US and Afghanistan. University is the leading source of nurses, teachers, doctors anything related to medicine and serving their country voluntarily. Moreover, Aga Khan University also holds the title of the most important research centre in the medical field across Pakistan.

Top 5 Universities of Pakistan- Aga Khan University

Top Universities of Pakistan- Aga Khan University


The university is committed to the motto of humanity and purely Islamic ethics, and over 2500 enrolled students serve as academic excellence and as social servers. The past graduate is making the country proud around the world.

Furthermore, AKU also runs an Examination Board and manages the French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul, Afghanistan. The faculty provides a healthy environment that demands excellence in academics and promotes leadership and teamwork, which will benefit the student to learn and serve for the betterment of the country and compete with another world. Besides medical science, the university also offers programs of M.Ed and PhD in education.

Address: National Stadium Rd, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh


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