HEC’s ranking of universities

Updated Jul 12, 2013 07:29am

THE HEC has announced the ranking of public and private sector universities, categorising them into four discipline-based and three enrolment-based groups.

Lahore University of Management Sciences and NUST are the most highly ranked. The sampling mechanism chosen is both qualitative and quantitative. In the world universities are ranked for their qualitative performance only.

Also, most universities were given charter after 2002 and, thus, they cannot compete with the PU and QAU on the basis of enrolment criterion.

These universities are still facing serious financial issues due to which they are not able to build new campuses etc.

The HEC ranking system is good, but it needs improvement in a way that in the future a 100-year-old university is not compared with a newly-built one.

HASSAM WAHEED Lahore

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Comments (4) (Closed)


Salman Syed
Jul 12, 2013 10:26am

Very good assessment. A 100 year old university should not be compared with a newly built one. It should not be called a university then - why not call it kindergarten?

jazi
Jul 12, 2013 11:05am

Why nascent universties cant be compared with hundred years old universities? this does not appear palpable to me. Any new university can compete with any old one provided it has experienced faculty, good infrastructure and state of the art technological support. In my opinion, the universities must be ranked on qualitative basis in Pakistan.

Ishtiaq
Jul 12, 2013 11:17am

Yeah LUMS baby!

Usman Masood
Jul 13, 2013 05:25am

Thanks for bringing this up. A valid observation. Old and well-funded universities may score a higher score than what their quality - minus enrollments - qualifies them for. Even THE has come up with a seperate ranking for relatively new universities.