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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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Comments (36) Closed

RazaH Feb 23, 2012 07:33pm
AKU is 3rd while LUMS is 10th! What were they thinking when they compiled these?
Salman Popa Feb 23, 2012 08:10pm
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.
Adnan Feb 23, 2012 08:16pm
Punjab university better than LUMS and Nust =P What a joke
Naseem Feb 23, 2012 08:43pm
Quaidian once Quaidian forever...
ahmed Feb 23, 2012 09:03pm
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 Feb 23, 2012 09:13pm
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.
Asad Feb 23, 2012 09:37pm
Comsats better than LUMS?! This is a sham!
wasif hamdani Feb 23, 2012 11:11pm
Proud to be Quaidian "Quaidian Once, Quaidian Forever"
"Y" Feb 23, 2012 11:11pm
Is there any information where the University of Karachi is ranked.
Muhammad Arif Feb 24, 2012 02:15am
Is the full list or study available somewhere? Only one university from Baluchistan; what about Sarhad? How did its universities rank?
Arshad Ali Feb 24, 2012 02:54am
Nice to see my alma mater on the top of list!
AIJaz Feb 24, 2012 07:41am
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.
ss Feb 24, 2012 12:50pm
Proud to be Quaidian “Quaidian Once, Quaidian Forever”
shahbazkhan Feb 24, 2012 03:13pm
Great news Quaid-e-Azam University Always best
Adeel Arif Feb 24, 2012 05:57pm
rabbiyah Feb 24, 2012 06:18pm
lv u qau........ ofcrs quaidian once quaidian forever
Asif Jeelani Feb 24, 2012 07:22pm
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 Feb 24, 2012 10:35pm
Congratulations to all Quaidians. Proud to be Quaidian!!
Zain Feb 25, 2012 12:30am
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.
Umer Feb 25, 2012 07:36am
Quaid-e-Azam University decalred itself number one. It is simple answer.
Noreen Feb 26, 2012 01:41pm
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.
asad Feb 26, 2012 07:53pm
ofcourse we are the Quaidians.
Maasoom Feb 27, 2012 06:17am
Such an impatient nation,can't tolerate the facts
sadia Mar 06, 2012 12:10am
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....
annon Mar 07, 2012 09:25pm
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 Mar 09, 2012 01:30pm
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 Apr 30, 2012 05:51pm
Muhammad Ali Bhatti May 05, 2012 10:11am
are you old Quaidian? what was your department and session?
bina May 12, 2012 02:33pm
kindly tell me...QAU meb kis medium men lecture diye jaty hen.... english or urdu??
sehrish May 16, 2012 01:30pm
anny May 24, 2012 06:39pm
i think all universities r best.
noor May 24, 2012 06:40pm
i think ri8
M. Asghar Jun 29, 2012 07:14pm
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 05:50pm
try to make muslim than pakistani to be proud
aryanazlam Jun 28, 2012 05:13am
where stands UET Lahore, strange.
Misbah Jul 30, 2012 04:54am
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.