The first ever nuclear State in the Islamic world Pakistan is a developing country which is currently facing lots of challenges where the serious one is terrorism and extremism. Having the nuclear power Pakistan is the electricity scares country, besides that it is facing water problems as well due to the lacks of dams. This affected the growth of the foods and other agricultural products but having all this God has blessed Pakistan with all the natural resources and granted talented people like Dr. A.Q Khan, Arfa Karim and many others. In spite the limited funds and resources Pakistan is also competing with the world in various Departments like Sports, Education, Entertainment and others. When we talk about the Educational structure of Pakistan then we have come to know that in spite of having major threats there are also quality educational institutions in Pakistan that are internationally recognized as well. Here in this special article we bring to you the information about the Top Ten Universities in Pakistan. These universities are not only providing quality education but also very expensive where the poor students can’t afford them. Let’s have a look.
1-National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
The national University of Science and Technology which is commonly known as NUST is the top university in Pakistan which serves as the public research for the country. It came into existence in 1981 by the Government of Pakistan with the initial purpose of giving training to the members of Pakistan’s armed forces and after that it was chartered in 1993 and the Prime Minister of Pakistan is its chancellor. The university is basically is the combinations of schools or we can say it as the Multi schools university and it’s headquarter is in Islamabad. In the 2014 QS Ranking the university got the 129th place in the Top Asian Universities in the field of Engineering & Technology. Similarly NUST is the 398th university in the Top universities of the world in 2015. The other major campuses of NUST are located in Rawalpindi, Karachi and Risalpur.
2-Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
The number one university in Pakistan in the Business field according to the ranking of Higher Education commission of Pakistan (HEC) the Lahore university of management sciences commonly known as LUMS got the and spot in our countdown. LUMS serves as the private research university for the country where many foreigners also studying there. It was created in 1984 and was chartered by the Government of Pakistan in March 1985. The Motto of the University is “Salute to Education” and it is working in this direction rightly so. Currently the university got the place among the top 700 universities of the world according to QC (Quacquarelli Symonds). It offers scientific research programs to the students like Humanities, arts, management engineering, philosophy, social and natural sciences and many others.
3-University of the Punjab
At number 3 there Comes University of the Punjab or simply Punjab University which was established in 1882. The British Government created this university where it was fourth university in the South Asia at that time. That’s why it is one of the oldest and also most expensive universities in Pakistan serving as the public research. The Governor of Punjab is its chancellor and has multiple campuses in Gujranwala, Khanpur and Jhelum. Here the Undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral programs are being offered to the students. The Motto of the University is Eman, Ittehad and Tanzeem and Unity, Faith and Discipline in English.
4-Aga Khan University
Establishing in 1983 with the name of famed person Aga Khan 1V private Research University is none other than Aga Khan University. The university got greatest recognition in Pakistan as being one of the first Universities of Pakistan in the private sector. The central campus of the university is situated in Pakistan while the teaching hospitals are located in United Kingdom and African Great Lakes. According to the higher education commission (HEC) the university is consistently ranking as the top University of Pakistan in the field of Medical school. Besides that in the current rankings of British QC (Quacquarelli Symonds) it is listed 250 in the top Asian Universities. Aga Khan University is also the member of United Kingdom’s association of Commonwealth universities.
5-University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
University of Agriculture Faisalabad which is abbreviated as UAF is another top and expensive universities of Pakistan. Having the motto of “the university brings out all abilities, including incapability” it was created in 1906 and upgraded in 1961. It basically serves as an education and research and the Governor of Punjab is its Chancellor. After the creation of Pakistan the agriculture has been the central part of its economy in spite of having subsequent industrialization. That’s why it was decided in appointed National Commission of Food and Education to create an agriculture university for the research in agricultural department. So this university is the result of that decision.
6-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES)
At number six there comes National University of Computer & emerging Sciences which is one of the top Technical institutions in Pakistan having the motto of “Who has taught (writing) by the pen, has taught man that which he knew not”. The university got the consistent place among the Top Ten educational institutions in Pakistan by the HEC. It is still keeping the top one position in the IT or computer sciences as the ranking released by HEC in 2010. It was established in 2000 as the private institution and its nick name is FAST-NU NUCES. It offers variety of programs for its students like Management sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Business Administration and some others.
7-University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (UET)
The public research University having the motto of “Read in the name thy Lord who creates” comes at number seven in our ranking. The University of Engineering and Technology Lahore abbreviated as UET was established in 1921. It is one of the most quality educational suppliers in Pakistan where you can guess its quality that in 2013, 42500 students had applied for their admissions and only 1800 were selected. Due to its quality education it is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the Engineering department. Besides those, in the QS current rankings the university got the 300th place among the top Asian universities in the field of science and technology.
8-University of Karachi
The one of oldest and quality educational supplier universities of Pakistan included University of Karachi which was came into existence in June 1945. The chancellor of the university is Governor of Sindh. When we talk about the international standards of education then the University surely made its place in Pakistan and maintained its top position among the top educational institutions of Pakistan. In the recent ranking released by QC, the University of Karachi was included in the list of top 500 universities in the world. This one of the most expensive university is also the member of United Kingdom’s Association of Commonwealth Universities.
9-University of Central Punjab (UCP)
University of Central Punjab is the 9th top university of Pakistan according to the current ranking of HEC (Higher education commission). It is the private sector university which was created on 10 October 1999 with the motto of “Assiduous Pursuit of Professional Excellence”. If we explore the history then we have come to know that the university was made in the response of petition which was entered by the Punjab Group of Colleges to the Government of Punjab to create a university in the province. The government accepted the petition and in the same year it started operating.
10-Institute of Business Administration (IBA)
The last name in our countdown is the Institute of Business Administration which is one of the oldest schools of business in Pakistan. The University of Dhaka came into existence with the collaboration of IBA. It was created in 1955 with the collaboration of University of Pennsylvania and Wharton school and is the only University in South Asia who was established on the USA MBA model. The motto of Institute of Business Administration is “Leadership and Ideas for Tomorrow”. In HEC ranking it made its place in the Top ten educational institutions of Pakistan.