Here are listed 10 of the best universities in Pakistan:
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIK)
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIK) is a private university in Topi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, HEC ranks GIK among the top universities in Pakistan.
The faculties include Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Power), Electrical Engineering (Electronics), Engineering Sciences, Materials Engineering (Manufacturing), Materials Engineering (Nanotechnology), Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Management Sciences
National University of Science and Technology
This was founded in the year 1991 as a non-profit higher education institution, a highly selective university that considers acceptance after a strict entrance exam, NUST only enrolls 9000 to 10,000.
NUST has many departments that give degrees ranging from undergraduate to Doctorate programs. The faculties include Engineering, Humanities and Social Studies, National and Applied sciences, Business studies.
The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
Established in 1980, the main campus was made in Islamabad and later, the branch campuses were developed in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Chiniot. These campuses provide world class educational environment and recreational facilities to about over 11,000 students, around one quarter are female and over 500 skilled faculty members.
The faculties include PhD (Management Sciences), PhD (Software Engineering), Bachelor of Business Administration, BS (Accounting & Finance), BS (Artificial Intelligence), BS (Computer Science), BS (Cyber Security and Digital Forensics), BS (Civil Engineering), Management sciences etc.
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Founded in the year 2000, COMSATS enrolls 30,000 to 35,000 students every year. With its main campus located in Islamabad, it has branch campuses in Abbottabad, Attock, Lahore, and Sahiwal.
The faculties include Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of information sciences and tech, Faculty of Architecture and Design.
Lahore University of Management Sciences
LUMS was founded in 1985 as a non-profit private higher education institution that is situated in Lahore. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is one of the top universities in Asia. LUMS is one of Pakistan’s most expensive, selective, and progressive universities.
The programs include BS Biology, BS Chemistry, BS Chemical Engineering, BS Computer Science, BS Electrical Engineering, BS Mathematics, BS Physics, Economics & Mathematics (Joint Major) among undergraduate programs.
The NED University of Engineering & Technology
The NED University of Engineering & Technology, was established in March 1977 under an act of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh after upgrading of the former NED Government Engineering College, which was set up in 1921. The NED University is thus one of the oldest institution in Pakistan for teaching and producing Engineering graduates. There are a plethora of engineering programs in their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Aga Khan University
Founded in 1983 by the Prince Aga Khan IV through the Aga Khan Development Network, Aga Khan University (AKU). The campus includes a medical college and a teaching hospital.
In 2015, the university established the Institute for Human Development funded by the CIDA and in 2016, the university launched Graduate School of Media and Communications and East African Institute. The university’s clinical laboratories in Karachi are the only in Pakistan to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists.
Established by the Pakistan Navy in 2000, Bahria University (BU) is a semi-government university, it offers degrees in undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral studies.
BU’s research programs are directed towards the development of engineering, philosophy, natural sciences, social sciences, and medical sciences. Majors include Maritime Studies, Psychology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Law (British,) Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering Sciences, and Health Sciences.
Institute of Business Administration
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) was established as a business school by the government of Pakistan in 1955. In 1982, it became the first Pakistani institute to offer a four-year liberal arts undergraduate degree.
Initially only a graduate business school, it expanded to offering undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees.
With a beautiful 1700 acres campus, Quaid-i-Azam University is one of Pakistan’s largest public universities. Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked QAU between 501-600 globally and among the top 120 in Asia in 2014.
Founded as University of Islamabad in 1967, the University is divided into four faculties and nine affiliated research institutes.