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:
|D||Finance & Facilities||10|
|E||Social Integration / Community Development||4|