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Top Universities of Pakistan 2022 Rankings – HEC, World & Times Education Ranking

Top Universities in Pakistan

Are you passed out from your colleges and currently looking for the Admissions in Best Universities of Pakistan? Then here, you will find particulars about the top ten universities in Pakistan for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Admissions. There are many things to consider while choosing your University because University is the place which defines your future, where you get practical knowledge and learn new lessons of your life. 

There is a list of things to check before taking admission to Universities in Pakistan:

  1. Always go for HEC recognized universities and preferably to Universities having Best Rankings.
  2. Go through the University’s website and get details about the Faculty of your Interest.
  3. Always check the affiliation of your Degree Program with the concerned department, like if you are taking admission in engineering university, check its accreditation with Pakistan Engineering Council, Medical University’s accreditation with Pakistan Medical Council and Agriculture or Veterinary University’s accreditation with Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council & National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council. 
  4. Visit the University before taking admission, check its practical labs, classes, and environment. 

List of top 10 Universities in Pakistan 2022

  1. University of Punjab (PU)
  2. Quaid-E-Azam University (QAU)
  3. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
  4. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
  5. University of Management and Technology (UMT)
  6. University of Lahore (UOL)
  7. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR)
  8. COMSATS University, Islamabad (CUI)
  9. University of Engineering and Technology (UET)
  10. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF)

University of Punjab

Situated in the capital of Punjab, Lahore, the University of Punjab is the oldest University of Pakistan. It is one of the best Universities in Pakistan. Notable Alumni of this University include two Nobel prize winners. 

Punjab University has 19 faculties with numerous departments. It also has six campuses, five in Punjab, one summer campus in KPK. Central Library is situated at the Main Campus, and there are many small libraries available in different departments and campuses. Hostel Facility is available to a restrained number of students on a Merit basis. 

The University of Punjab has a highly qualified faculty, learning environment, and education-friendly atmosphere; these make Punjab University the top in List of Pakistan’s top 10 universities. 

Faculties in University of Punjab:

PU is offering Undergraduate & Postgraduate Admissions in following Faculties;

  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business, Economics, and Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Computing & Information Technology
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Electrical, Energy & Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Geo-Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Information and Media Studies
  • Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Oriental Learning
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Quality & Industrial System Engineering
  • Faculty of Science

Degrees Levels

  • Ph.D/PGD
  • Masters/M. A./M. Sc/M. Phil
  • Graduate/B. A./B. Sc/BS/BS (Hons.)
  • Diploma Programs

Punjab University Admissions Date & Schedule: 

Undergraduate Admissions at Punjab University open once a year. They only intake in Fall Semester. Postgraduate Admissions in Punjab are open on the basis of seats and for all Punjab Universities’ Admission-related queries, visit their site: Click here.

Quaid-E-Azam University (QAU)

Established in 1967, Quaid e Azam University is named in remembrance/paying tribute to Pakistan’s great leader and founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. QAU is ranked Number 1 in Pakistan by Times Higher Education, and it is ranked 378th in the top 500 Universities of the world by QS ranking. 

QAU is located in Central Capital, Islamabad, and has state-of-arts buildings and departments. Intercity transport between the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi is available for local students. Hostel facility is solely for students of other areas.

Quaid e Azam University is considered second in the Ranking of top ten universities. Varsity has four facilities and nine research institutes that are aimed at providing quality education through experienced staff. 

QAU Faculties

  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine or Pharmaceutical Sciences

Offered Degree Levels in Quaid-e-Azam University

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

QAU Admissions Schedule

Undergraduate admissions in QAU open once a year, and two uptakes are for postgraduate Admissions at Quaid e Azam University. 

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

NUST is a Public Sector University situated in Islamabad, and Pakistan Army carries out its operations. NUST was formed after the merging of Military Colleges. Currently, Varsity is considered as No.1 in the field of engineering and technology. 

Foreign qualified Faculty is teaching different subjects. Additionally, Armed Forces Persons from Different corps are also getting higher and technical education from NUST Colleges. 

Main Campus is located at Sector H-12 Campus; there are several Colleges accredited with NUST;

Faculties/Colleges of NUST

  • Military College of Engineering (Pakistan) (MCE)
  • College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE)
  • Military College of Signals (MCS)
  • College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME)
  • NUST Balochistan Campus (NBC)
  • Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC)
  • School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • School of Chemical & Materials Engineering
  • School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Research Centre for Modelling & Simulation
  • Institute of Environmental Sciences & Engineering
  • Must Institute of Civil Engineering
  • Institute of Geographical Information Systems
  • Business Studies, Social Sciences, And Architecture
  • Must Business School
  • School of Art, Design & Architecture
  • School of Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Natural and Applied Biosciences

Offered Degree Levels in National University of Science & Technology

  • Undergraduate BC/BE
  • Graduate M. A./M. Sc.
  • Postgraduate Ph. D

NUST Admissions

NUST takes three Entry tests in a year for Undergraduate Admissions. On the basis of Entry Test Marks and Academic Aggregate, NUST grants admissions. For Postgraduate Admissions, you can visit their Website

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

LUMS University is a Private University situated in the heart of Lahore City. It is a “Not for Profit Organization” where exceptional quality education is being provided. If you are interested in business studies, then LUMS is no doubt the best University in Pakistan. Varsity was leading in Pakistan according to QS World Ranking in 2016. Currently, LUMS is at 3rd in overall Universities ranking and top in business Universities Ranking.

LUMS is equipped with modern facilities. Intra-City transport is available for locals, and a Hostel facility is available for migrants of other cities. Varsity also welcomes International Students every year.  

Modern E-Library is available for Faculty and Students. More than 270,000 Books, 180,000 EBooks, and 35,000 Online Journals are available in the Central Library. You can access the library while sitting at your home.

Faculties/Schools in LUMS

  • School of Business
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Science and Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Education

Degree Levels offered in LUMS

  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate

Admission in LUMS

LUMS opens admission twice in year i.e. Fall and Spring. Throughout the Year Postgraduate Admissions are advertised based on the availability of Seats. 

University of Management and Technology (UMT)

UMT is a Private, Not-for-profit, and one of the top ten universities in Pakistan. Higher Education Commission Pakistan categorized UMT in W4 Category (Highest). In addition, UMT is considered one of the best universities in management and Social Sciences. 

More than 25000 students are currently studying at UMT. Varsity has 2200+ staff for administrations and other operations. More than 220 faculty members are Ph. D holders. 

UMT is offering 58 Bachelor Degrees, 54 MS/M. Phil Programs and 11 Ph. D Programs. 9 National and International Councils accredit Varsity. 

Disciplines/Faculties in UMT, Lahore

Following Disciplines are available in UMT Lahore: 

  • Commerce, Accounting, Business administration, Banking and Finance, Business Management, Supply chain, and Economics
  • IT, Computer science, Information systems & Artificial Intelligence
  • English, Education, Linguistics, Educational Leadership Management,
  • Aviation, Security and Strategic sciences media, and Communication
  • Textile, Industrial and Electrical Engineering
  • Social sciences & Law
  • Dairy, Food Science and technology 
  • Horticultural sciences

Degree Levels in UMT

  • Associate Degree Programs
  • Bachelor
  • Masters/MS/M. Phil
  • Postgraduate
  • Doctoral

UMT admissions

There are two intakes in UMT for both Undergraduate & Postgraduate Admissions i.e Fall and Spring Semester. 

University of Lahore (UOL)

UOL is the largest Private University in Pakistan, with over 36,000 students across the country. UOL is one of the HEC recognized universities and is categorized in the top category, W4. Departments of UOL are accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pharmacy Council of Pakistan, Pakistan Bar Council, and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) accordingly. 

UOL provides Transport, Accommodation, Digital Library, Sports facility, State-of-art buildings, comfortable and relaxing learning environment. Varsity always promotes extra and co-curricular activities. 

Campuses of University of Lahore

UOL campuses are situated in Lahore, Gujrat, Pakpattan, Islamabad & Sargodha. 

Faculties in UOL

Following are faculties of UOL campuses:

  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts and Architecture
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Information and Technology
  • Faculty of Languages and Literature
  • Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Degree Levels

  • Associate Degree Programs
  • Doctoral
  • Bachelors
  • Master
  • M. Phil/MS
  • Ph. D

Admissions in UOL

UOL intakes new students in the fall and spring Semester. UOL admissions are advertised in Major Newspaper of Pakistan nad their Website throughout Pakistan. 

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR)

Situated in the Garrison City, Rawalpindi, PMAS-AAUR is ranked at 7th Number in Universities ranking of Pakistan. Varsity is ranked 2nd in the category of Agriculture and Veterinary Universities followed By the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.  Arid University Rawalpindi Stood first in UI GreenMetric Pakistan’s Ranking.

20,000+ Students are currently studying at Arid Agriculture University gathered from all over Pakistan. Arid University is providing hostel and Transportation services. Hostel facility is available for 40% of the student population, and allocation of the hostel is purely based on merit. Two Boys Hostels are there in Agriculture University, Jinnah Hall inside University and Iqbal nearer to Uni’s location. 

Academics/Faculties in PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi

Pir Mehr Ali Shah University has two campuses Barani Institute of Information Technology (BIIT) and Barani Institute of Management Sciences (BIMS), situated nearer to the Main campus’s premises. Arid University’ faculties are given below:

  • Faculty of Crop and Food Science
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
  • Faculty of Forestry, Range Management and Wildlife
  • University Institute of Management Sciences
  • University Institute of Information Technology
  • University Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • University Research Farm, Chakwal (URF): Arid University has 1880 acres of agricultural land in Koont, Tehsil Gujjar Khan, Near Chakwal. This farm aims to equip Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences students to impart their Theoretical Knowledge and do practicals here on University’s Farm. 

Degree Levels in Arid University

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Poultry, Veterinary and Livestock related Diplomas

Admissions in Arid University

Arid University opens admission to Undergraduate programs once a year, i.e., Aug/Sep. Postgraduate Admissions in Arid University are 

COMSATS University, Islamabad

COMSATS generally refers to the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South. Comsats University Islamabad is also a Project of the same commission. Comsats University is ranked 1st in the top 10 universities of Pakistan for Computer Science and Information Technology. There are seven nationwide campuses of COMSATS University, i.e., Abbottabad, Islamabad, Lahore, Vehari, Sahiwal, Wah, and Lahore. QS Ranking ranked COMSATS at No. 4 in Best Universities of Pakistan. 

Faculties/Schools in Comsats University

  • Faculty of Information Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Architecture & Design
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

COMSATS University provides fully furnished Computer and IT labs for students to practice their IT-Related skills efficiently in a comfortable environment! Digital Libraries with millions of books/ebooks are there in each campus. Varsity has accommodation facilities for limited students. 

Degree Levels Available in Comsats University

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Admissions in Comsats University

COMSATS University opens admission twice a year. Comsats Admissions are advertised in both Newspapers and Digital Media. 

Fall: June/July

Spring: Nov/Dec

University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

UET Lahore is the oldest Engineering University in Pakistan, and it ranks first in the list of top 10 engineering Universities of Pakistan. Varsity is offering a wide range of research in the domains of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students passed out from this institute are representing Pakistan in National and International positions. 

UET Campuses:

UET has two major campuses in Taxila and Peshawar. Secondly, Sub campuses are in Narowal, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Kala Shah Kaku. 

Academics/Faculties in UET Lahore

  • Faculty of Architecture and Planning
  • Faculty of Chemical, Metallurgical and Polymer engineering
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences, Humanities and Islamic Studies

Degree Levels in UET

  • Undergraduate
  • MSc/M. Phil
  • Ph. D

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

UAF is the oldest and leading University in the Category of Agriculture and Veterinary Universities of Pakistan. Established in 1906, UAF is among the list of universities that Britians establish. 

UAF has a great history in providing Research and Practical based education in South Asia. Students from different countries come here to get an education. In return, UAF is also providing facilities to ensure a flawless learning process. 

There are three campuses of UAF in Burewala, Depalpur and Toba Tek Singh. The main campus of UAF is in 1950 Acres and is situated in Main City. There are nine different faculties in UAF.

Faculties/Academics in UAF

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry
  • Faculty of Sciences

Degree Levels in University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

  • Diploma Courses
  • Intermediate (Pre-Agriculture)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate/PGDs

UAF Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admissions

University of Agriculture Faisalabad opens Undergraduate and Postgraduate admissions in June/July. There is Subject related Entry test for UAF Undergraduate admissions and GAT/GRE for Postgraduate admissions. 

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