The Quaid-e-Azam University has been declared as the top of Pakistan’s higher learning institutes. – Photo courtesy by Quaid-e-Azam University’s website

ISLAMABAD: Quaid-e-Azam University has been declared as top of Pakistan after an overall performance evaluation by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

A total of 136 public and private universities were evaluated by the Quality Assurance Committee of the HEC on the criteria of research, learning standard and annual examination results.

Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) secured second while Aga Khan University earned the third spot in the national rankings.

Only one university from Balochistan, the country’s largest province, was listed in a separate category-wise ranking, highlighting a dire need for funding and up gradation of education in that region.

It was the Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences of Quetta that had the honour, ranking in the top five in the Information and Technology category.

The top 10 universities of the country are:

1. Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

2. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences

3. Aga Khan University, Karachi

4. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

5. University of Punjab, Lahore

6. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

7. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University

8. University of Health Sciences, Lahore

9. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)

10.Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

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February 23, 2012 7:33 pm
AKU is 3rd while LUMS is 10th! What were they thinking when they compiled these?
Salman Popa
February 23, 2012 8:10 pm
I do not know, what type of ranking HEC has introduced. This is totally false, QUA do not have faculty in it most of the department. If you do not believe go and visit the website of IT and Computer Science departments. Moreover, there is no practical approach in both departments.
February 23, 2012 8:16 pm
Punjab university better than LUMS and Nust =P What a joke
February 23, 2012 8:43 pm
Quaidian once Quaidian forever...
February 23, 2012 9:03 pm
it isn't surprising all top ten is in Punjab with the one exception, and teh AKU is a private one. with due to respect, all Pakistani learning centers need to be financed appropriately/justly.
Pawan Chankotra
February 23, 2012 9:13 pm
This is good news for the Pakistan academician but the Quaid-e-Azam University is still far behind the Indian Top Universities. My suggestion is that there should be cooperation and coordination between the Indian IIT's , IIM's and other Indian Universities to made the Quaid-e-Azam University a world class university. This is possible under the umbrealla of SAARC. Pakistan should also go in for one SAARC university on the lines of Delhi SAARC university.
February 23, 2012 9:37 pm
Comsats better than LUMS?! This is a sham!
wasif hamdani
February 23, 2012 11:11 pm
Proud to be Quaidian "Quaidian Once, Quaidian Forever"
February 23, 2012 11:11 pm
Is there any information where the University of Karachi is ranked.
Muhammad Arif
February 24, 2012 2:15 am
Is the full list or study available somewhere? Only one university from Baluchistan; what about Sarhad? How did its universities rank?
Arshad Ali
February 24, 2012 2:54 am
Nice to see my alma mater on the top of list!
February 24, 2012 7:41 am
Islamabad University is on top that is best for all us bu what is on anvil to boost public sector universities of Sindh to get momentum.
February 24, 2012 12:50 pm
Proud to be Quaidian “Quaidian Once, Quaidian Forever”
February 24, 2012 3:13 pm
Great news Quaid-e-Azam University Always best
Adeel Arif
February 24, 2012 5:57 pm
February 24, 2012 6:18 pm
lv u qau........ ofcrs quaidian once quaidian forever
Asif Jeelani
February 24, 2012 7:22 pm
I reckon this report is fake....Someone must have given bribe to whoever compiled this report....Where are NED, KU, IBA, FAST, Are you surprised.....?
Qazi Sohail
February 24, 2012 10:35 pm
Congratulations to all Quaidians. Proud to be Quaidian!!
February 25, 2012 12:30 am
For Heaven's sake AKU makes Nurses and MBBS Doctors only!!! PIEAS has only one Bachelor's program Mughalpura Institute of Technolgy (MIT) and Jamshoro Univ could have also made it to this bright list.
February 25, 2012 7:36 am
Quaid-e-Azam University decalred itself number one. It is simple answer.
February 26, 2012 1:41 pm
It is high point tthat institutions like CPSP take notice of prevailing standards and come up with a strategy . CPSP should be closely highlighted and monitored. Every year hundreds of postgraduate doctors appear in the FCPS Part 2 exams, but not much is known about evaluation and merit standards there.
February 26, 2012 7:53 pm
ofcourse we are the Quaidians.
February 27, 2012 6:17 am
Such an impatient nation,can't tolerate the facts
March 6, 2012 12:10 am
qau not wasting its funding on the maintenance of buildings and any other stuff related but on research work... that's why it stands first.... proud to be quadian....
March 7, 2012 9:25 pm
QAU is best no doubt but the thing is..students belonging to other Universities instead of giving false comments against the grading system of HEC should realize what are the reasons that there Universities cant compete QAU.
Mehtab Abbasi
March 9, 2012 1:30 pm
Infact there is no dobt that QAU is one of the top University of Pak I appreciate its management with full core of heart & want to be see QAU in world,s top ten universities list.
Asaad Jamal
April 30, 2012 5:51 pm
Muhammad Ali Bhatti
May 5, 2012 10:11 am
are you old Quaidian? what was your department and session?
May 12, 2012 2:33 pm
kindly tell me...QAU meb kis medium men lecture diye jaty hen.... english or urdu??
May 16, 2012 1:30 pm
May 24, 2012 6:39 pm
i think all universities r best.
May 24, 2012 6:40 pm
i think ri8
M. Asghar
June 29, 2012 7:14 pm
It is good to know that QAU is tha best in country, but how good is it in the Shaghai rating of the international classification of universities?
Muhammad Hasham
May 31, 2012 5:50 pm
try to make muslim than pakistani to be proud
June 28, 2012 5:13 am
where stands UET Lahore, strange.
July 30, 2012 4:54 am
if QAU is really stands first then its good but i dnt think so that its a fair evaluation as nothing is fair in Pakistan.
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