Different monitoring and analyzing authorities and organizations in Pakistan issue the list of top-ranked universities in Pakistan. At the local level, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is always given priority for its annual HEC Universities Ranking. At the international level, Times Education Ranking of Top Pakistani Universities and QS Ranking of Top Universities in Pakistan are considered as credible sources.

For last seven years, HEC annually published the list of Top Universities in Pakistan in General and Subject Category. However, this year it has not released the list of top Universities in Pakistan for the year 2016 in The year 2017.

Below is our list of Top 10 Universities in Pakistan in General as per list issued by HEC in the year 2016.

Top Universities in Pakistan

Rank University Name Relative Score
1 Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad 100.00
2 University of the Punjab, Lahore 83.28
3 National University of Science & Technology (NUST) 80.27
4 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 78.72
5 Aga Khan University, Karachi 77.28
6 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad 76.51
7 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad 74.88
8 University of Karachi, Karachi 70.09
9 University of Health Sciences, Lahore 68.00
10 University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore 66.78

 HEC University Ranking Criteria and Scores

According to HEC, its ranking criteria are independent and are being done in all categories in addition to the overall ranking category.

HEC has defined its own ranking criteria along with scores and universities are evaluated on this criterion and given the overall ranking score. Its scores are revised each year. However, last year scores in each component were as below:

Sr. No. Components Scores
A Quality Assurance 15
B Teaching Quality 30
C Research 41
D Finance & Facilities 10
E Social Integration / Community Development 4
  Total Marks 100

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