Top 10 Universities in Pakistan Recognized By HEC



Ever dreamed of studying in one of the top Universities in Pakistan Recognized By HEC? Since childhood, was it your aim to serve the country as the most appreciated doctor? Or as the finest engineer? Or by simply becoming the most powerful businessman? Here, in this article I will discuss how you can easily achieve your dream by admitting into a top university in Pakistan.

Top 10 Universities In Pakistan Post Contains

  1. Quaid-e-Azam University
  2. University of Punjab
  3. National University (NUST)
  4. University of Agriculture
  5. Aga Khan University
  6. COMSATS Institute
  7. Pakistan Institute (PIEAS)
  8. University of Karachi
  9. University of Health Sciences
  10. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

First of all, the most important homework to be done by every student is to search up the best universities one can find in Pakistan. The Higher Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is the board in-charge of ranking the top universities of Pakistan and has made much easier for students to find the top university in their respective areas. According to the latest rankings, down below I have described 10, top universities recognized by the HEC, and why you should be a part of those institutions.

List of top 10 Universities in Pakistan Recognized By HEC

Following is the list of top 10 universities in Pakistan recognized by HEC


  1. Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad

Based in the capital, this university ranks the top in the HEC list with a complete score of  100 points. It offers the students with multiple degrees and courses in various disciplines with affordable fees. The university sends out one of the most heart touching message to its students  on its website stating “ The Quaid-e-Azam University takes Pakistan forward by providing an affordable high standard education to students from all corners of the country, creating interprovincial harmony, providing solutions through research relevant to the national needs and towards the transformation of the country into a knowledge-based economy.” The university is globally known for its research, technological advancement, and intellectual interaction with various international names, including the United Nations, University of Tokyo and the ICTP. It is one of the most popular universities in the country and has attracted various world-known personalities to become a part of its faculty, researchers, or alumni since its establishment in so this is a sure shot tick off for the upcoming student race.

  1. University of Punjab, Lahore

It is one of the largest and the oldest university of Pakistan, ranking 2nd on the HEC scale, with a score of 83 points. Being a public university, it has numerous campuses across the fields of Punjab; Gujranwala, Khanspur and Jhelum; Thereby facilitating so many students for easy enrollment. UOP offers top undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programmes to its students.

  1. National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

NUST is amongst the top universities in Pakistan because of its ever advancing and comprehensive curriculum ranging from business studies to engineering to even social sciences. It ranks 3rd on the HEC rankings list scoring about 80 points. NUST has collaborations with many foreign universities such as University of Stanford, University of Manchester, University of Michigan, the University of Central Florida and the list goes on. Definitely one of the top choices on a student’s list.


  1. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

It is the first major institution of higher agricultural education in Pakistan, ranking  4th  on the HEC list with about 78 points. For Pakistani students who wish to excel in agriculture, food, energy system and textile engineering should definitely become a part of this top university.

  1. Aga Khan University

For MBBS dreamers, this is the top choice without any doubts. It holds the 5th  position in the HEC rankings list with a total score of 77. AKU has maintained its position as the top medical university in Pakistan since 2005. Aga Khan introduced the concept of modern medical science research in Pakistan and overall ranked its research on the top globally. It is one of the first independent universities in Pakistan and produces by far one of the finest pool of doctors. It has a School of Nursing as well.

  1. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

Another public research university with its main campus located in the capital, holds the 6th position in the top university ranking list by HEC , scoring around 76 points. It is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities and its student body includes international students from over nine countries. Hence providing a prime environment for its students to develop mental and social education.

  1. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)

This institute initially had its affliation with the Quaid-e-Azam University, and later became Centre for Nuclear Studies (CNS) in 1976, gaining its new name and started developing charter in nineties. It also located in the capital and ranks 7th on the HEC ranking list of top universities, scoring about 74 points.

  1. University of Karachi

It is probably the largest and the oldest universities of Pakistan with a student body of more than 24,000 full-time students and a campus size spanning over 1200 acres, Karachi University has  a distinguished reputation for multi-disciplinary research in science and technology,medical research, and social sciences. Ranked at 8th position by HEC, scoring around 70 points.


  1. University of Health Sciences Lahore

One of the latest to hit the top university panel, ranked at 9th position by HEC, scoring around 68 points. University of Health Sciences, Lahore was inaugurated by General Pervaiz Musharraf, former president of Pakistan on October 2, 2002. UHS is research-intensive. Its objective from the beginning has been to produce highly relevant research that solves real health problems and that improves  people’s quality of life.UHS has also been awarded as the “Best Educational Institute in Healthcare” by World Education Congress Asia. Definitely a must try for newbie science lovers.

  1. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore

Last on the HEC top 10 ranking list is the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, scoring around 66 points. Established in 1882, it is one of the oldest institutions of veterinary sciences and microbiology in Asia and is one of the institutions founded by the Great Britain. Over the time period it has also maintained its position as one of the famous and renowned institution in Veterinary and animal sciences, conducting a wide range of research in microbiology and development of human resource. The university offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes in diverse fields of animals health, food irradiation, security and safety.

All in all, whether being part of the public or the private sector, one has numerous options to choose from be it medical, engineering or business group.