Top 6 universities in Pakistan

Is it that time of the year again, when students must choose a university for their further education? Choosing universities for higher education has always been a difficult task as there are so many options but students get confused as to which university falls in the best category. But don’t worry, we have got your back. In this article, we have listed 6 of the top best universities in Pakistan for you.

1. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

National University of Sciences and Technology also known as NUST, was established in 1991 and since then it has been ranked among the top emerging universities of Pakistan. It is in the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad. The university offers graduate and undergraduate degrees which also include professional and doctoral degrees. NUST entry test is extremely difficult, and the competition is also very high as students from all over Pakistan apply here. The acceptance rate at NUST is 4%.

2. University of the Punjab (PU)

University of the Punjab was established in 1882 in Lahore, it is the largest and oldest university in Pakistan. The university has over 5 campuses, 13 faculties, over 83 departments and research centers. Punjab university is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom. They offer a vast variety of programs for their students that include Law, Commerce, Arts and Humanities, Islamic studies, Engineering and Technology, Economics and Management Sciences etc. It is the most selective institution with an acceptance rate of 20%.

3. University of Engineering and Technology (UET)

University of Engineering and Technology also known as UET, was established in 1921, it is one of the oldest engineering universities of Pakistan. It is situated in Lahore. The student population at UET is over 11,000 across undergraduate and master’s disciplines. UET offers a variety of 92 STEM courses within the facilities of civil engineering, architecture, business planning, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and the list goes on. UET is also linked to 42 international institutes including a few universities in the UK which include: University of Manchester and Queen Mary University.

4. COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)

COMSATS University Islamabad, also known as COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is a public university which was established in 1998. When this university was established, it was the first exclusive institute of Information Technology. Comsats is a multi-campus university, the main campus is in Islamabad, but the sub-campuses are found in Lahore, Sahiwal, Abbottabad and Attock. The institute offers various undergraduate programs such as Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Geology, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering and much more.

5. Aga Khan University (AKU)

Aga Khan University is one of the most prestigious universities, it was founded in 1983. In 2000, the university expanded its operations to Afghanistan, Kenya, Uganda and the United Kingdom. Aga Khan University is one of the largest private health-care providers in Pakistan as well as East Africa. The university in Karachi, Pakistan, is an 84-acre campus which also includes a hospital and hostels for their students. Aga Khan University provides all kinds of facilities for its students, they have a huge sports center, cricket and football grounds with an indoor gymnasium, squash courts and much more. The acceptance rate at Aga Khan is 80%.

6. University of Management and Technology (UMT)

University of Management and Technology (UMT) is a private university located in Lahore, it was established in 1990 and recognized by HEC, the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. UMT comes in the W4 category of HEC which is the highest attainable HEC ranking for Pakistani universities. UMT offers more than 100+ bachelor’s, doctoral and master’s degrees. They have a diverse range of programs and fields which include media and communication, textile design, banking, computer science, aviation, management, technology, liberal arts, engineering etc. Their acceptance rate is 100%.

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Kashmir in focus as UET celebrates 72nd Independence Day

University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore observed 72nd Independence Day in solidarity with Kashmiris in light of India’s latest move to annex occupied Kashmir. UET Lahore main campus was fully decorated with national flags, banners and buntings to give a festive look. For this purpose, a Flag Hoisting ceremony was held at UET Seminar Hall.

UET Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar was the Chief Guest of event. He inaugurated the ceremony while hoisting the national flag followed by the National Anthem. Deans, chairpersons, teachers, students, senior administrative staff and other faculty members were also present on this occasion.

Addressing the participants UET Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar said having a fee country was indeed a blessing “Pakistan is our motherland and we should own it by performing our duties with a sense of responsibility. It is a matter of pride that in Muslim Ummah we have a rich and diverse culture, climate and talent. It must be properly used for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan”.

He also said, “This land requires dedication, commitment and enthusiasm and in this regard, our youth has great potential to deliver their level best.” He strongly condemned the brutality of India on the people of occupied Kashmir. Special prayers were said for the peace and prosperity of the country and the people of occupied Kashmir and most of the Muslim world.

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Provincial Minister For Energy Inaugurates Largest Solar Wall In UET

Provincial Minister for Energy Dr Muhammad Akhtar Malik inaugurated Pakistan’s largest solar wall at Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERAD), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Kala Shah Kaku Campus. Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof Dr Aziz Akbar, other faculty members, university’ officials, people from other walks of life and students were also present at the ceremony.