Best Universities in Pakistan

Best Universities in Pakistan
Best universities in Pakistan

Choosing the right university is really important for a person’s career. In university you not only study but also make lifelong friends, University is also the first place where you learn how to deal with different types of people and also the importance of networking.

However, it is not an easy task to select the right university with so many to choose from. Here I have compiled a list of top universities in Pakistan, hope this will help you in deciding

University of Karachi

University of Karachi

University of Karachi or commonly known as Karachi University was first established in1951 as a federal university. Later in 1962, it became recognized as a university under Sindh province after the passing of parliamentary bill.

Today Karachi University is recognized as the biggest university in the country with the largest number of courses and degrees being offered under one roof.

Following is the list of programs available at Karachi University.

Education Departments

Teacher education
Special education
Department of engineering
Chemical engineering

Department of Law

School of law

Management and Administrative Sciences

Karachi university business school
Public administration

Department of Medicine

Pharmaceutical chemistry

Department of Science

Agriculture and agribusiness managementApplied chemistry and chemical technology
Applied physicsBiochemistry
ChemistryComputer sciences
Food scienceGenetics
Health physical education and sports sciencesGeology
PhysicsPetroleum technology
Lahore University Of Management Science

Lahore University Of Management Science

The Lahore University of Management Sciences is a famous academic institution founded in 1985 with a world class academic course syllabus. LUMS business school opened its BBA and MBA program simultaneously and now has become one of the best in their fields.

Following is the list of their programs.

BBA (Honors) EnglishBS Physics
BA (Honors) HistoryBS (Honors) Anthropology and sociology
BA-LL.B (Honors)BSc (Honors) Management Science
BS BiologyBSc (Honors) political science
BS Chemical EngineeringMBA Executive
BS ChemistryMS Chemistry
BS Computer ScienceMS Biology
BS Electrical EngineeringMS Computer Science
BS MathematicsPHD in Physics
PHD in Physics PHD in electrical engineering
PHD in electrical engineeringPHD in Management
PHD in Computer SciencePHD in Chemistry
PHD in BiologyAnd many more
Dow University Of Health Science

Dow University Of Health Science

Founded in 2003, Dow University of Health Sciences is one of the youngest university on this list but the popularity and reputation that it has gained in the passing years can easily compete with the old popular ones on this list.

Dow University is famous for its medical programs, the complete list of programs are as follow.

Bachelors In Dental SurgeryDoctor Of Physiotherapy
BS Generic NursingBS In Medical Technology
BS In Dental Care ProfessionBachelors In Business Administration
Bachelors In Business AdministrationBS In Nutrition Science
BS In BiotechnologyAssociate Of Applied Science
Associate Of Bio-Medical EngineeringAnd Many More
NED University

NED University

NED University of Engineering and Technology got upgraded to the status of university in 1977 from the NED Government Engineering College, which was established in 1921. It is considered one of the oldest institutions who are producing engineering students.

Following are the departments and programs that are being offered at NED University.

Department Of Civil EngineeringDepartment Of Textile Engineering
Department Of Urban And Infrastructure EngineeringDepartment Of Industrial And Manufacturing Engineering
Department Of Petroleum EngineeringDepartment Of Automotive And Marine Engineering
Department Of Earthquake EngineeringDepartment Of Electrical Engineering
Department Of Mechanical EngineeringDepartment Of Computer And Information System Engineering
Department Of Computer Science & Information TechnologyDepartment Of Bio-Medical Engineering
Department Of MathematicsDepartment Of Software Engineering
Department Of Chemistry Department Of Computer Science & Information Technology
Department Of HumanitiesDepartment Of Chemical Engineering
Department Of Material EngineeringDepartment Of Metallurgical Engineering
Department Of Polymer And Petrochemical EngineeringDepartment Of Food Engineering
Department Of Environmental EngineeringDepartment Of Architecture And Planning
Department Of Economics And Managements SciencesAnd many more
University of Peshawar

University Of Peshawar

University of Peshawar comes under the top HEC recognized universities of the four provinces of Pakistan and the biggest university of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The University of Peshawar was established in 1950. Being the biggest university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it is not only catering to the educational needs of KPK province but also of federally administered tribal areas (FATA).

Following are the sectors that University of Peshawar is catering.

Art and HumanitiesNumerical and Physical Sciences
Islamic and Oriental StudiesSocial Sciences
Life and Environmental SciencesManagement and Information Sciences

Following are the other institutions supported by the University of Peshawar.

i. Jinnah College For Women
ii. University college for boys
iii. University Model School
iv. University Public School
National College of Arts

National College Of Arts

National College of Arts (NCA) is a renowned institution for its arts program and has one of the highest admission application rate among all the art universities across Pakistan.

NCA has a history that spans over a period of 140 years. National College of Arts offers both graduate and postgraduate degrees in a number of areas.

Following is the list of departments.

Fine Arts Musicology
DesignCultural Study
Visual CommunicationsVisual Arts
Textile DesignInterior Design
Ceramic DesignCultural Heritage
Product Design Calligraphy
Architecture And many more.
Film and Television
Aga Khan University

Aga Khan University

Agha Khan University was first established in 1983 and quickly rose to the status of one of the best medical universities in the country.

Aga Khan University has campuses not only in Pakistan but also in East Africa and England as well.

Aga khan provides both graduate and postgraduate degrees such as MBBS, MPhil and Ph.D.

Following are the programs that are being offered by the Aga Khan University.

Medical College
School of Nursing
School of Midwifery


National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) was founded in March 1991. In just 2 decades, the University has gained immense popularity for their high standard academia. National university of Sciences and Technology is famous for producing scholars and leaders of high quality.

Following are the programs offered by NUST

Undergraduate Program

Bachelors Of Environmental EngineeringBachelors Of Mechanical Engineering
Bachelors Of Geoinformatics EngineeringBachelors Of Aerospace Engineering
Bachelors Of Civil EngineeringBachelors Of Avionics Engineering
Bachelors Of Chemical EngineeringBachelors Of Computer Engineering
Bachelors Of Metallurgy And MaterialsBachelors Of Mechatronics Engineering
Bachelors Of Electrical EngineeringBachelors Of Science In Management Software
Bachelors Of Software EngineeringBachelors Of Business Administration
Bachelors Of Science In Computer ScienceBachelors Of Science In Accounting And Finance
Bachelors Of Science In EconomicsBachelors Of Science In Mass Communication
Bachelors Of Public AdministrationBachelors Of Psychology
Bachelors Of Science In PhysicsBachelors Of Chemistry
Bachelors Of ArchitectureBachelors Of Science In Mathematics

Master’s Program

MS Geotechnical EngineeringMS Structural Engineering
MS Geotechnical & Tunneling EngineeringMS Transportation Engineering
MS Urban and Regional PlanningMS Environmental Science
MS Remote Sensing & GISMS Construction Engineering & Management
MS Water Resources Engineering and ManagementAnd many more

Ph.D. Programs

PhD Structural EngineeringPhD In Water Resource Engineering And Management
PhD Geotechnical EngineeringPhD Nanoscience And Engineering
PhD Transportation EngineeringPhD Information Technology
PhD Urban And Regional PlanningPhD Design And Manufacturing Engineering
PhD Environmental EngineeringPhD Aerospace Engineering
PhD Remote Sensing And GISPhD Avionics Engineering
PhD Construction Engineering & ManagementPhD Robotics And Intelligent Machine Emerging
PhD Materials And Surface EngineeringAnd Many More
Institute Of Business Management

Institute Of Business Management

Institute of business management had been established 24 years ago and in such a short amount of time, it has created a place among the top tier universities of the country.

It has earned its reputation through an excellent academic program along with great employment record.

Institute of Business Management is providing diverse range of programs such as.

BBA Honors BS In Risk Management
Be (EE, Et) BS In Computer Science
B.Ed. BS In Data Science
BS In Accountancy BS In Entrepreneurship
BS In Law Management BS In Industrial Management
BS In Logistics And Supply Chain MBA
BS In Business And Psychology


Above mentioned universities are one of the best universities of Pakistan. However, the thing to remember is that carefully choose what program you are applying for and which university seems like the best option to better serve you future ambitions.

Hope this article will help you in finding the right option.

Rafay Waqar

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