Universities play a huge part in the career development of their students, that’s why it is essential for students to choose the best university for themselves. In this article, we’ll show you the list of the top 10 best universities in Pakistan 2020-2021.

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The Top 10 Best Universities of Pakistan 2020 – 2021

Without wasting time here is the ranking of the top 10 best universities in Pakistan.

top 10 best universities in Pakistan 2020


University of Agriculture Faisalabad:

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad is one of the best agriculture universities in Pakistan. It was established in 1906 and was known as Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute. The University has also provided Pakistan great Research & Analysis institutions.

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University of Karachi (UoK, KU):

The University of Karachi was established in 1951, it is Pakistan’s one of the largest universities containing 53 departments and 19 research institutes. About 145 Colleges are affiliated with UoK. The University conducts examinations of about 150,000 students studying in these colleges, prepare their results and award degrees.

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Agha Khan University (AKU):

Agha Khan University was established in 1983 located in Karachi, Pakistan. AKU also has its campuses in Kenya, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Uganda and Tanzania. The University is mostly popular because of its faculty in health sciences.

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University of the Punjab, Lahore:

It was established in 1882 making it one of the oldest universities in Pakistan. The University comprises of 5 Campuses, 13 Faculties, 10 Constituent Colleges, over 73 Departments, Centers, and 614 affiliated colleges. Its campuses are located in Jhelum, Gujranwala and Khanspur.

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University of Engineering and Technology (UET). Lahore:

UET was established in 1921. It has 7 science faculties with 24 research departments. Pakistan’s most notable scholars and academicians have been affiliated with UET.

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Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS):

One of the top best engineering universities in Pakistan, PIEAS was established in 1997. The quality of teaching of PIEAS has played a huge role in making it in the top 10.

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COMSATS University, Islamabad (CUI):

The university was established in 1998 by S. M Junaid Zaidi. CUI is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in developing countries. In the coming years, it may gain huge international reputations. The University contains a 3-fold mission known as Teaching & Learning, Research & Discovery, Outreach & Public Service.

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Quaid E Azam University:

The university’s former name was The University of Islamabad, it was established in 1967. It is one of the universities which contains many foreign students. The university is mostly known for its research, technological advancement, and intellectual interaction.

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Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS):

The university is mostly known as LUMS, the most popular university in Pakistan, established in 1984. LUMS is not just a leading university in Pakistan but also in Asia. It was founded by DR. Zahid Rahim.

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National University of Science and Technology (NUST):

NUST was established in 1991. It is also known as a new generation of Pakistani Universities; the university is under the administration of the Pakistan Armed Forces. Pakistan universities ranking in the world is currently not quite at the top but NUST is the only Pakistan University that is ranked in the top 100 universities in Asia. The university has multi campuses, although its main campus is located in Islamabad.

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 How are the above Universities ranked? 

There are two most known world university rankings which are (1) the The-QS World University Rankings and (2) the Academic Ranking of World Universities which is also known as ARWU. In this article, the data is taken from the QS world university ranking. The-QS ranking uses six indicators to rank universities which are (1) academic peer review (2) employer review (3) faculty to student ratio (4) citations per faculty member (5) proportion of faculty that are international and (6) proportion of students that are international. Different Universities contain weightage in different indicators. The university which gains weightage in most of these indicators leads first.


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