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Higher Education commission of Pakistan is an independent autonomous statutory to look-over and take care off of Higher Education Institutions of Pakistan.

Higher Education commission of Pakistan

Higher Education commission of Pakistan

Total universities in Pakistan

There are total 197 Public, Semi-government, and Privately operated universities in Pakistan. Delivering quality education in several fields including Engineering, Medical Sciences, Arts, Law, etc.

University Graduates
University Graduates

The complete information on the HEC recognized universities under the Private, Semi-government, and Public categories is as below.

HEC Recognized universities

Name starting with Prefix A

  1. Abasyn University
  2. Abbottabad University of Science and Technology (AUST)
  3. Abdul Wali Khan University
  4. Aga Khan University
  5. Air University
  6. Al-Hamd Islamic University
  7. AlKhair University (Admission has been banned)
  8. Ali Institute of Education
  9. Allama Iqbal Open University

Name starting with Prefix B

  1. Bacha Khan University
  2. Bahauddin Zakariya University
  3. Bahria University
  4. Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology
  5. Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences (BUITEMS)
  6. Baqai Medical University
  7. Barret Hodgson University
  8. Beaconhouse National University
  9. Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari
  10. Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology & Skill Development.
  11. Brains Institute Peshawar

Name starting with Prefix C

  1. COMSATS University
  2. CECOS University of Information Technology & Emerging Sciences
  3. Capital University of Science & Technology
  4. Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur
  5. City University of Science and Information Technology
  6. Commecs Institute of Business & Emerging Sciences

Name starting with Prefix D

  1. DHA Suffa University
  2. DOW University of Health Sciences
  3. Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (Admissions banned for all illegal campuses)
  4. Dawood University of Engineering & Technology

Name starting with Prefix F

  1. Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore
  2. Fatima Jinnah Women University
  3. Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology
  4. Forman Christian College
  5. Foundation University, Islamabad

Name starting with Prefix G

  1. GIFT University
  2. Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences
  3. Gandhara University
  4. Ghazi University
  5. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology
  6. Global Institute, Lahore (Admission & Attestation stopped by HEC from 2016)
  7. Gomal University
  8. Government College University
  9. Government College University, Lahore
  10. Government College for Women University
  11. Government College for Women University, Sialkot
  12. Government Sadiq College Women University
  13. Greenwich University

Name starting with Prefix H

  1. HITEC University
  2. Habib University
  3. Hajvery University
  4. Hamdard University
  5. Hazara University

Name starting with Prefix I

  1. ILMA University(Admissions allowed Only in BS(CS), BBA & BS (Media Scienes) with max. intake of 40
  2. Imperial College of Business Studies (Admissions bannned w.e.f April 2017)
  3. Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
  4. Indus University
  5. Information Technology University of the Punjab
  6. Institute for Art and Culture
  7. Institute of Business Administration
  8. Institute of Business Management
  9. Institute of Management Sciences
  10. Institute of Management Sciences
  11. Institute of Southern Punjab
  12. Institute of Space Technology
  13. International Islamic University
  14. Iqra National University
  15. Iqra University
  16. Islamia College University
  17. Islamia University
  18. Isra University

Name starting with Prefix J

  1. Jinnah Sindh Medical University
  2. Jinnah University for Women

Name starting with Prefix K

  1. KASB Institute of Technology
  2. Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology
  3. Karachi School for Business & Leadership
  4. Karakurum International University
  5. Khawaja Freed University of Engineering & Information Technology
  6. Khushal Khan Khattak University
  7. Khyber Medical University
  8. King Edward Medical University
  9. Kinnaird College for Women
  10. Kohat University of Science and Technology

Name starting with Prefix L

  1. Lahore College for Women University
  2. Lahore Garrison University
  3. Lahore Leads University
  4. Lahore School of Economics
  5. Lahore University of Management Sciences
  6. Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences
  7. Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences

Name starting with Prefix M

  1. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
  2. Minhaj University
  3. Mirpur University of Science & Technology
  4. Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
  5. Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University
  6. Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture
  7. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of  Engineering & Technology
  8. Muslim Youth University

Name starting with Prefix N

  1. NED University of Engineering & Technology
  2. NFC Institute of Engineering & Technology
  3. Namal Institute, Mainwali
  4. National College of Arts
  5. National College of Business Administration & Economics
  6. National Defense University
  7. National Textile University
  8. National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences
  9. National University of Medical Sciences
  10. National University of Modern Languages
  11. National University of Sciences & Technology
  12. National University of Technology (NUTECH), Islamabad
  13. Nazeer Hussain University
  14. Newport Institute of Communications & Economics
  15. Northern University
  16. Nur International University

Name starting with Prefix P

  1. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)
  2. Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  3. Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design
  4. Pakistan Military Academy
  5. Pakistan Naval Academy
  6. Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women
  7. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
  8. Preston Institute of Management, Science & Technology (Banned for admissions w.e.f 10-06-2017)
  9. Preston University KPK
  10. Preston University Sindh
  11. Punjab Tianjin University of Technology, Lahore

Name starting with Prefix Q

  1. Qarshi University
  2. Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Sciences & Technology
  3. Quaid-i-Azam University
  4. Qurtaba University of Science & Information Technology

Name starting with Prefix R & S

  1. Rawalpindi Medical University
  2. Riphah International University
  3. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University
  4. Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology
  5. Shah Abdul Latif University
  6. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto City University
  7. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Dewan University
  8. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University
  9. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
  10. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad
  11. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University
  12. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University
  13. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology
  14. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University
  15. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law
  16. Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University
  17. Shuhada-e-Army Public School University of Technology, Nowshera
  18. Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
  19. Sindh Institute of Management & Technology (Admissions allowed only at LS 37/10 Sector-15, Main Korangi Industrial, Karachi in BBA, B.Ed & Computer Sc. Maximum intake 40 till Spring 2020)
  20. Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences
  21. Sindh Madresatul Islam University
  22. Sir Syed (CASE) Institute of Technology, Islamabad
  23. Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
  24. Sukkur Institute of Business Administration

Name starting with Prefix T

  1. Textile Institute of Pakistan
  2. The Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences, Quetta
  3. The Superior College
  4. The University of Agriculture Peshawar
  5. The University of Faisalabad
  6. The University of Lakki Marwat
  7. The Women University

Name starting with Prefix U

  1. University of Agriculture
  2. University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  3. University of Balochistan
  4. University of Baltistan, Skardu
  5. University of Buner
  6. University of Central Punjab (Admissions allowed only at Principal seat; i.e. Johar Town Lahore)
  7. University of Chitral
  8. University of Education
  9. University of Engineering & Technology
  10. University of Engineering & Technology
  11. University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Mardan
  12. University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila
  13. University of FATA
  14. University of Gujrat
  15. University of Haripur
  16. University of Health Sciences
  17. University of Karachi
  18. University of Lahore
  19. University of Loralai
  20. University of Malakand
  21. University of Management & Technology
  22. University of Okara
  23. University of Peshawar
  24. University of Poonch
  25. University of Sahiwal
  26. University of Sargodha
  27. University of Science & Technology
  28. University of Sialkot, Sialkot
  29. University of Sindh
  30. University of South Asia
  31. University of Swabi
  32. University of Swat
  33. University of Turbat
  34. University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
  35. University of Wah
  36. University of the Punjab

Name starting with Prefix V

  1. Virtual University of Pakistan

Name starting with Prefix W

  1. Women University Mardan
  2. Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  3. Women University, Swabi

Name starting with Prefix Z

  1. Zia-ud-Din University

Pakistan is an emerging economy. Pakistan is a home to 220 million people. Pakistan spend millions on the education sector each year.

Update: COMSATS Institute Of Information Technology is now changed to COMSATS University.

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