HEC Crackdown: 79 Universities in Punjab Declared Illegal

As many as 79 private Universities in the Punjab province have been declared as “ghost” universities by the HEC. These ghost universities are institutes that are registered on paper but have no physical existence. Some even have ghost teachers and students.

An inquiry committee has been set up which will take action against 4 other universities aside from the 79 ghost ones. Federal Higher Education Commission (HEC) has declared over 100 institutes, universities and colleges illegal in the Punjab province.

79 Confirmed Fake, 15 Others To Be Investigated

The previously mentioned 79 ghost universities also issue fake degrees to students. The first phase of the investigation, led by Punjab HEC, found 79 of the total 100 universities were ghost universities. The second phase will have them investigate 15 educational institutes affiliated with universities.

Due to complaints by various students from these so called “educational” institutes, a party of senior vice chancellors has been constituted to investigate 4 private universities in Lahore alone.

These are:

  • Lahore Leads University
  • Global Institute
  • Superior University
  • University of South Asia

Read More: Nearly 170 Illegal Universities Still Operating in Pakistan  [Update]

Dr. Nizam-ud-Din, Chairman HEC, says that students have been barred from going to any college or institute affiliated with a private university for admission.

Fake/Illegal Educational Institutes in Other Areas

It should be noted that there are a number of other fake universities/educational institutes in other provinces as well, according to the list provided by the HEC.

There are 36 of these in Sindh, 3 in AJK, 11 in KPK and 4 of them are in Islamabad only.

The complete list is available on their website and can be accessed here.

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  • Kashif Surhio

    lol
    taraqqi k 30 saal …

  • So are these 4 universities are fake?

    • Ali

      From what I can understand only the affiliated colleges of these 4 universities are illegal. The universities itself are not illegal, but the affiliated colleges are.

    • XeonFX

      The Universities mentioned in post are recognized by HEC as per their website. The writer misunderstood.
      The unrecognized is their affilated colleges.
      Here is the detail from HEC.

      1. All Affiliated Colleges with Lahore Leads University, Lahore across Punjab offering u​ndergraduate and postgraduate programs
      2. All Affiliated Colleges with Global Institute, Lahore offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs
      3. All Affiliated Colleges with Superior College, Lahore across Punjab offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs
      4. All Heritage International Colleges (HICs) affiliated with University of South Asia, Lahore

  • Muhammad Arshad

    Every one know these are the renowned universities in Lahore. and approved by HEC, Pakistan as well, now the newly created Punjab HEC official secondalized these because of ……………when they got a briefcase the all is legalize as now. Ajab curreption ki ghazab kahani.

    • Ali Salman

      Source, name, details ?
      Or this is just another accusation ? Use Internet freedom to disclose/expose.

      #exposewithproof

  • Amir Saleem

    we are the students from NCCS which was old college of University of South Asia.They were noticed in june 2013 that all the 2500 hundred students paid 35000 rupees for each students and they said they will give us USA degrees from HEC recognized degrees. it has been three years ago we have not any update about the degrees and even they have not return our money so we are going to supreme court for ou rights.

    This is scam .

    • Azhar Hussain

      Its a scam and students are also looking for an easy way out to get the degree

      • Amir Saleem

        we are doing case against USA for our degrees because they get 35000 for each students as per their demands.

  • XeonFX

    The Universities mentioned in post are recognized by HEC as per their website. The writer misunderstood.
    The unrecognized is their affilated colleges.
    Here is the detail from HEC.

    1. All Affiliated Colleges with Lahore Leads University, Lahore across Punjab offering u​ndergraduate and postgraduate programs
    2. All Affiliated Colleges with Global Institute, Lahore offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs
    3. All Affiliated Colleges with Superior College, Lahore across Punjab offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs
    4. All Heritage International Colleges (HICs) affiliated with University of South Asia, Lahore

  • Haider Ali

    sindh pakistan ka sab se corrupt city hai jahan 99% rs development pe lagya hi nahi jata aur baat kartay hain k hamay budget hi nai mila. There should be re-selection based on merit from peon to top management.

  • Umair Naeem

    Well its a baseless news actual story is different which is about their affiliated colleges across Punjab as per HEC website all above Universities are in their recognized Universities List and are authorize to issue degrees as per their charter here is the details what HEC says about their affiliated colleges NOT FOR UNIVERSITIES : The Universities mentioned in post are recognized by HEC as per their website. The writer misunderstood.
    The unrecognized is their affilated colleges.
    Here is the detail from HEC.

    1. All Affiliated Colleges with Lahore Leads University, Lahore across Punjab offering u​ndergraduate and postgraduate programs
    2. All Affiliated Colleges with Global Institute, Lahore offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs
    3. All Affiliated Colleges with Superior College, Lahore across Punjab offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs
    4. All Heritage International Colleges (HICs) affiliated with University of South Asia, Lahore

  • how to complain against affiliated college?

  • Khan17

    They are still recongnized on the HEC website, and still running their programs. If this is case, then what the HEC is waiting for? Why don’t they take any action? So, it’s a real joke and injustice with the future of the students mentioned universities by the HEC.

  • Mohammad Baig

    Where waa the HEC when these institutions were established.