Institutes Review – Top Ten Best Universities of Pakistan

Career Counseling – Top 10 Most Popular Universities in Pakistan

Large number of private and public universities are functioning in Pakistan. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) regulates the higher education in Pakistan. Today we shall introduce you with the top ten universities of Pakistan. It is not HEC university ranking, as HEC university ranking changes every year. We have given information about those top ten universities of Pakistan on this page which are most popular among the students.

Career Counseling-Top Ten Best Universities of Pakistan

University Ranking – Top Ten Best Universities of Pakistan


1-Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Quaid-i-Azam University (old name Islamabad University) was established in 1967 under the act of parliament. University is situated in capital city Islamabad below margalla hills comprising about 1700 acres. About 5500 students are currently enrolled in university. It offers undergraduate to doctoral programs in various disciplines. Quaid-i-Azam University was first Pakistani university which ranked among top 500 universities of the world. It has four faculties with number of department’s i.e

1-Faculty of Natural Sciences

2-Faculty of Social Sciences

3-Faculty of Biological Sciences

4-Faculty of Medicine


2-Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences

PIEAS was established in 1967, but it gained the status of university in1997.It is the top engineering university in Pakistan. University is situated in Islamabad near a remote village nilore. University is spread over an area of 150 acres. Institute has two faculties i.e

1-Faculty of engineering

2-Faculty of applied sciences

University campus comprises of nine academic blocks, four workshops, plants for production of liquid nitrogen and oxygen, twenty seven state of the art laboratories, lecture halls, conference rooms, a 400-seat auditorium, four hostel blocks, cafeteria, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a rest-house, and houses for the faculty and staff of the university.


3-Aga Khan University, Karachi

Aga Khan University was established in 1983 by His Highness the Aga Khan. It is the largest and oldest private sector medical university in Pakistan. About 2500 students are currently attending the university. It is an international university with its campuses in UK and Kenya. University ranks among 250 top universities of Asia. Main campus is spread over area of 84 acres. Aga Khan University has two faculties i.e

1-Faculty of health sciences

2-Faculty of arts and sciences


4-University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

University of Agriculture was established in 1906 as first higher agriculture Education College in Punjab (Faisalabad) .It gained university status in 1961. Now over 12000 students are attending university. It has a vast campus comprising about 1950 acres. University has played an important role in agriculture research. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad offers BS, MS, DVM, BSc (Hons), MPhil and PhD programs. It is the best university of Pakistan in fields of agriculture and veterinary sciences. University has following faculties

1-Faculty of Agriculture

2-Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology

3-Faculty of Veterinary Science

4-Faculty of Social Sciences

5-Faculty of Animal Husbandry

6-Faculty of Sciences and humanities

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad has sub campuses in Toba Tek Singh and Dera Ghazi Khan.


5-University of the Punjab, Lahore 

University of Punjab is the largest and oldest university in Pakistan. It was established in 1882. The fact that two Nobel laureates (Dr. Abdus Salam and Har Gobind Khorana) are from this University speaks volumes for its academic and research excellence. Punjab University has two main campuses i.e

1-ALLAMA IQBAL Campus (old campus, located on historic Mall road)

2-QUAID-i-AZAM Campus (new campus, located on canal bank road)

Punjab University comprises over area of 1800 acres. The University of Punjab comprises of 5 Campuses (including sub campuses of Khanaspur, Gujranwala and Jehlum), 14 Faculties, 10 Constituent Colleges, over 73 Departments, Centres, Institutes, and 596 affiliated colleges. It has over 793 permanent faculty members involved in teaching/research and over 33,000 on campus students. Punjab University has following faculties

1-Faculty of Administrative

2-Faculty of Arts and Humanities

3-Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences

4-Faculty of Commerce

5-Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

6-Faculty of Education

7-Faculty of Engineering & Technology

8-Faculty of Islamic Studies

9-Faculty of Law

10-Faculty of Life-Sciences

11-Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

12-Faculty of Oriental Learning

13-Faculty of Pharmacy

14-Faculty of Science


6-National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

NUST is a public sector university which is affiliated with HEC and PEC. It was established in 1991 and it got its charter in 1993. It is a multi-campus university spread all over Pakistan. Its main campus is in Islamabad with other campuses at Rawalpindi, Risalpur and Karachi. At present NUST is ranked 417th in the world by QS, UK. In subject-wise ranking, NUST is rated among the top 300 universities in Engineering & IT (250th). NUST is also ranked 108th in Asia by QS, UK. Above 7000 students are enrolled in different campuses of NUST. Currently following programs are being offered in different campuses of NUST.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical (Telecom) Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering

Software Engineering

Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering


Avionics Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

BS Computer Science

Chemical Engineering

Materials Engineering



BBA (Hons)

BS Economics

BS Public Administration

BS Mass Communication

BS Accounting & Finance

BS Applied Biosciences

Bachelor in Architecture

Bachelor in Industrial Design

BS Mathematics


7-Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University was established in 1970 Agriculture College and it was upgraded as university in 1994.It has 7500+ students enrolled in different disciplines. AAUR has four faculties, one division and two institutes.

Faculty of Crop and Food Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Faculty of Forestry, Range Management and Wildlife

Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

Institute of Education and Research

University Institute of Management Sciences

University Institute of Information Technology

University Institute of Biochemistry & Biotechnology


8-University of Health Sciences, UHS Lahore

University of Health Sciences Lahore (UHS) was established in 2002. It is the best public sector university in Punjab with 71 colleges and institutes affiliated and around 48,000 undergraduate and 4,000 postgraduate students registered with it. UHS was awarded “Best Educational Institute in health care” by World Education Congress Asia and best public sector university by HEC in 2013. The university offers number of undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, allied health sciences, bio-medical engineering and nursing.


9-COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)

COMSATS University of Science & Technology (CUST) was established in 1998. It is a semi government research university with multiple campuses in different cities. Over 27000 students have enrolled in the COMSATS University. It has 8 campuses (Out of which 7 Campuses are ISO 9001:2008 Certified), 18 academic departments and 6 centers. COMSATS is offering 86 under graduate (39), graduate and post graduate programs (47) .In June 2012 COMSATS established its virtual campus in Islamabad. It has its campuses in following cities; Lahore, Islamabad, Sahiwal, Wah, Attock, Abbottabad, and Vehari. COMSATS offers following programs.

Bachelor’s degrees in:

Accounting and Finance, Architecture, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biosciences, Business Administration, Business Studies, Business Studies, Chemical Engineering,

Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Central library, Computer Engineering, Design, Earth Sciences, Economics, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Electrical (Computer) Engineering, Electrical (Power) Engineering, Electrical (Electronics)Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Pharmacy, Psychology, Software Engineering-BSSE Electrical (Telecommunication) Engineering, Telecommunication & Networking

MS Degrees in:

Business Administration, Banking and Finance, Bioinformatics, Biosciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Development Studies, Economics, English, Energy Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Health Informatics, Management Sciences, Mathematics, Meteorology, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Virology, Nanotechnology Physics, Project Management, Public Administration, Quality Management, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Software Engineering, Strategic Marketing Statistics, Sustainable Water Sanitation Health and Development, Telecommunication Engineering

PHD in:

Pharmacy, Biosciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Management Sciences, Mathematics, Meteorology, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Physics, Pharmacy, Statistics.


10-Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

LUMS is a private sector university situated in Lahore. It is famous for its quality business education. It was founded in 1984.It has above 4000 registered students. LUMS has following departments/schools,

1-Suleman Dawood School of Business

2-Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

3-Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering

We have already written detailed articles on two best distance learning universities of Pakistan i.e VU and AIOU. Links of these 2 guiding articles have been given below. We shall continue to guide you about the top ten best universities and colleges of Pakistan in future too, so stay connected with and its facebook page.

Virtual University (VU) Admission Procedure, Fee & Courses

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Admission Schedule & Courses


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