Here’s How Pakistani Universities Ranked in the QS Subject Rankings for 2019

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2019 is out. The ranking reveals the best universities for 48 different academic subjects.

It has featured National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) as the top in the discipline of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan. It has already been ranked for its disciplines of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems, and Physics and Astronomy.

This time, it has also been ranked by QS in the category of Business and Management and Mathematics, says the university’s press release.

Other universities ranked in the subject area of Engineering and Technology include COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore.


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Other universities that made to the QS Subject-wise rankings include

  • Agha Khan University, ranked for the subject area of Life Sciences and Medicine with a rank of 398.
  • Quaid-i-Azam University for the discipline of Natural Sciences with a risk of 401-450.

Pakistani Universities Ranked for Specific Subjects:

QS ranked several Pakistani universities for various subjects.

Agriculture and Forestry

The universities ranked for the subject of Agriculture & Forestry include:

  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad with ranking 101-150
  • Arid Agriculture University with rank 201-250
  • Quaid-i-Azam University with rank 201-250
  • University of Punjab with rank 251-300
Business and Management Studies
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) with ranking of 301-350.
  • National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) with ranking of 401-450.
Chemistry
  • University of Karachi with ranking 401-450
  • Quaid-i-Azam University with ranking 451-500
  • University of Punjab 501-550
Computer Science and Information Systems
  • NUST with ranking 201-250
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology with ranking 301-350
  • LUMS with ranking of 351-400
  • Quaid-e-Azam University with ranking 451-500
Economic and Econometrics
  • LUMS with ranking 351-400
  • Quaid-e-Azam University with rank 401-450
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology with rank 451-500
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • NUST with ranking 251-300
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology with rank 301-350
  • UET, Lahore, with rank 351-400
  • LUMS with rank 451-500
Mathematics
  • NUST with ranking 301-350
  • Quaid-i-Azam University with ranking 301-350
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology with rank 351-400
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • NUST with rank 351-400
  • UET, Lahore with rank 401-450
  • COMSATS with rank 451-500
Medicine
  • Agha Khan University with rank 301-350
Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • University of Karachi with ranking 251-300
Physics and Astronomy
  • Quaid-i-Azam University with rank 301-350
  • NUST with rank 351-400
  • COMSATS with rank 501-550
  • LUMS with rank 501-550
  • University of Punjab with rank 501-550


  • It should be a matter of serious concern for HEC as well as Pakistani universities that not one of them is in the top 395 rankings. PIEAS is at 397 and NUST is at 417. Pakistani universities need to improve the quality of their faculty, their student intake, their curriculum, and the quality of their PhD research before they can make it to the top 100 universities. That will take at least a decade if not more. But HEC and universities have to start now to achieve this in 10 years or more.


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