HEC has published the latest edition of its annual rankings for 129 Pakistani universities.
Quaid-e-Azam University took the honors as Pakistan’s best university. It was followed by University of Punjab (UoP) in Lahore and National University of Science and Technology (NUST). While the top two have maintained the spot for quite some time, NUST jumped three places to come in third.
Rankings were developed based on university’s quality assurance, teaching standards, research papers, finance, facilities and infrastructure, social integration and community development. When talking about the community development, Chairman HEC said “Community development will be an integral part in universities to create the environment of social integration and affiliation.”
University of Agriculture in Faisalabad took the fourth place, dropping down two places. COMSATS was the other university which dropped down from fourth to sixth this year. Here’s the list of top 10 universities:
When it comes to Engineering and Technology universities, NUST took the crown displacing Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) yet again. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences (GIKI) in Topi rose up to take the third place this year. University of Lahore dropped from third to fifth place. The top Engineering universities are listed below:
List of universities in Business Education category was topped by Iqra University, Karachi. It was a surprise entry as the institute didn’t even come in the top five last year. According to Dr Mukhtar “The university is producing some good number of PhDs and that is why it has been ranked the highest.” Lahore School of Economics retained its second rank, while the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi dropped down to third place.
The list of medicinal Universities were topped by Aga Khan University, Karachi. It was followed by University of Health Sciences in Lahore and DOW University of Health Sciences in Karachi. The only change in the Medicine category is Iqra University, which came in fifth this year replacing Riphah International University, Islamabad which didn’t make it into the top 13.
Agriculture and Veterinary universities were topped by University of Agriculture, Faisalabad followed by the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences in Lahore. University of Agriculture, Peshawar jumped one place to come in third in 2015. Here’s the list:
Only two Arts universities were ranked and National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore came in first. Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi came in second this year.
Do you agree with the rankings? What university didn’t make it and you think should have? Are there any universities that don’t deserve to be in the lists? Let us know in the comments below!