LUMS, NUST and Aga Khan dominate HEC University Rankings 2013

Published: July 5, 2013

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Javaid Laghari. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) released the “Quality & Research-based Ranking 2013” for Pakistani universities on Friday.

HEC chairman Javaid Laghari said the rankings were based on a criteria that relied on feedback from universities and international rankings models.

“These rankings are supposed to be a mirror – they let the universities know their strengths and weaknesses,” he said.

In a press conference, the HEC detailed that the rankings are divided into four discipline-based and three-enrollment-based categories.

LUMS on top

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) emerged as the highest-ranked university in the category of “Business Education”.

Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Science (PIEAS), on the other hand, was declared to be the best university in the “Engineering & Technology” category.

University of Agriculture and Aga Khan University were accorded the highest rank in the respective disciplines of “Agriculture/Veterinary” and “Medicine”.

For the “General Universities” category, three sub-categories were made according to the enrollment size of universities.

Universities with a student body strength of over 7,000 were put in the large sub-category, universities which had 3,000 to 7,000 students were put in the medium sub-category, while universities which had less than 3000 students were categorized as small.

NUST ranks high

National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and University of Faislabad were ranked highest in the large, medium and small “General Universities” category respectively.

“For the 2013 HEC rankings, each university has been named only once in the rankings,” Laghari explained.

He said the universities themselves chose which category they wanted to be considered for.

For instance, NUST opted to be categorized in the general category instead of the “Engineering & Technology” category.

The HEC rankings were based on the implementation status of quality assurance, teaching quality and research produced at the universities in the year 2011-12.

Even though HEC research grants, HEC travel grants and HEC approved PhD supervisors were included in the ranking criteria for research, Laghari asserted that the rankings were conducted objectively.

Vice Chancellors present at the press conference urged the HEC to consider the services of an independent, third-party organization for ranking in the future.

Laghari replied in the affirmative and said that HEC is going to seek the services of an independent body to ascertain university rankings for the next year.

No overall list

The HEC did not release an overall list of university rankings.

HEC Chairman said that it was too difficult to equalize data in different categories to arrive at a consolidated list.

Following is a list of universities according to their ranking in the various categories as released by HEC:

Agriculture

  1. University of Agriculture – Faisalabad
  2. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University – Rawalpindi
  3. University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences – Lahore
  4. The University of Agriculture – Peshawar
  5. Sindh Agriculture University – Tandojam

Business Education

  1. LUMS, Lahore
  2. IBA, Karachi
  3. Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur
  4. SZABIST, Karachi
  5. Institute of Management Science – Peshawar

Engineering and Technology

  1. Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
  2. UET, Lahore
  3. GIKI, Topi
  4. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  5. Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad

Medical

  1. Aga Khan University, Karachi
  2. University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  3. DOW University of Health Scienes, Karachi
  4. Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro
  5. Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

General Universities (Large)

  1. NUST, Islamabad
  2. University of Punjab, Lahore
  3. University of Karachi, Karachi
  4. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad
  5. Government College University, Faisalabad

General Universities (Medium)

  1. QAU, Islamabad
  2. Government College University, Lahore
  3. FAST-NUCES, Islamabad
  4. Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  5. Gomal University, D I Khan

General Universities (Small)

  1. The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad
  2. Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
  3. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad
  4. University of Science & Technology, Bannu
  5. Isra University, Hyderabad

The full HEC ranking can be found here.

Seven Pakistani universities were recently ranked in the top 250 Asian universities for 2013 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK-based university rankings agency.

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Reader Comments (124)

  • UKP
    Jul 5, 2013 - 6:38PM

    SZABIST Zindabad!!

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  • HsA
    Jul 5, 2013 - 6:43PM

    looks like karachi is going to be out in 2-3 years ,..m surprised very few universities from karachi

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  • Brave
    Jul 5, 2013 - 6:52PM

    The news missed out the name of Iqra University ranked No.3 in Business Education, please update the name

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  • Muhammad Faraz
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:05PM

    No IQRA … :D
    Finally justice done…. :)

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  • Aakash
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:08PM

    IBA-Karachi was past, LUMS is present, and KSBL is the future of business education in Pakistan. By the way, I’m happy that this third class institute of Karachi is kicked away from the list, I wonder how was it placed on third position last year. Yes, I’m talking about Iqra University, which ruins the future of so many students.

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  • sick of this nonsense
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:12PM

    during my time in top companies of Pakistan, i only saw 3 business school graduates making the cut IBA, LUMS and CBM (IoBM). Wonder why CBM is not in the rankings.

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  • Falcon
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:15PM

    Mehran University at No 4 <3

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  • zxx
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:17PM

    Come on!!!
    UET lahore gets a better position then GIKI? Are you kidding me!!

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  • jibran
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:19PM

    Reminds me of the Nigar awards where there used to be a category to accommodate every actor and actress.

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:21PM

    180 Million peoples and only 17 universities what a education in Pakistan one Karachi university which is more more like a small college for 18 millions peoples????

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  • LSE KEWL BOI
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:23PM

    Many Employers now Prefer LSE graduates over LUMS graduates. Yet LSE is not seen in rankings.

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  • Iqra123
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:33PM

    LuMS

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  • Ahsan Tariq
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:48PM

    NO Engineering University from karachi in the list…. Strange

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  • LUMSGrad
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:49PM

    Please atleast google what LUMS stands for. Its “Lahore University of Management Sciences” not Lahore School of Management Sciences. Tribune should know this much.

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  • GhostRider
    Jul 5, 2013 - 7:55PM

    besides Lums, IBA, Aga khan and GIKI…what is the market value of these universities??? I think it doesnt matter at all where the university stands in rankings.

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  • Bhulree
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:00PM

    @Bravo: Actually Sukkur IBA is ranked 3 in Business Education and is determined to move one step further in the HEC ranking 2014 and eventually second to none.

    Sukkur IBA Rocks.

    Go Dolphin Go…!

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  • Ahsan
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:03PM

    Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad on 5th !
    IST rocks!

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  • Khan
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:03PM

    Where is Media Eduction? SZABIST Media Sciences first rank in all over Pakistan. Since back to back last few years.

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  • Fawad Sharif
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:06PM

    Institute of Management Sciences formally known as IM|Sciences Peshawar. A very rapid progress the institute has awarded its first degree in 2009 and now its on 5th, Mashallah.

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  • Muneer
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:10PM

    Sukkur IBA on number 2nd in Sindh wawooo thats really great…

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  • NEDian
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:10PM

    where is NED ? :o

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  • Ali
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:25PM

    To all those concerned about dearth of Karachi based universities in the rankings, the list only shows the location of the headquarters or flagship campus of campus based university systems. Hence ‘Islamabad’ is attached with NUST and FAST. Don’t worry, the Karachi campuses of both these universities contributed towards their rankings and you get the same degree regardless of the campus.

    With regards to absence of NED University, I read( some years ago in a newspaper) that NED doesn’t allow HEC personnel access to records and facilities since they believe that it should be ranked by a third party and not by a body that is meant to allocate funds. Hence HEC usually places NED quite low in their rankings.

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  • Jul 5, 2013 - 8:32PM

    @NEDian:
    karachi is suffering due to political interference in the education.

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  • Jul 5, 2013 - 8:34PM

    @Brave: Iqra is no more on number 3. Its replace by Sukkur IBA

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  • F Khan
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:35PM

    I feel proud as a Pakistani that we have LUMS, NUST and AKUH like schools. In this dark times of pakistani history at least we have something to celebrate and cheerish. If only we could have had proper leaders and focus on issues instead of harping awam awam, sher aya sher aya, mazloomon ka sathi and would have come out of nasim hijazi’s novels we would have done a lot better. In Iqbal’s words:’zara nam ho ya miti tou bahut zarkheiz ha saqi’

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  • Bhatti
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:44PM

    lol! Where is LSE?

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  • 123.
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:46PM

    And the war begins.

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  • Shaami
    Jul 5, 2013 - 8:52PM

    @sick of this nonsense: CBM graduates are not well versed with concepts at all but the people who study there mostly belong from Elite so Parchi sometimes help as well otherwise I have met many CBM graduates and apart from Fake British accents i did not find anything commendable in them.

    @LSE KEWL BOI: Yes companies do prefer LSE graduates but of LSE London not of LSE Lahore.

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  • waqas
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:17PM

    IU is missing … But I congratulate lums, iba and agku.

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  • Ahmad Khanzada
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:17PM

    @Ali:

    Why are you justifying the failure of university from Karachi. We should accept the faults and focus on improving education not making false reasons.

    Soon Karachi based universities will be on top of rankings if we work on them!!

    Involvement of politics with education in the city is the main reason for the poor standard. IBA and AKU do not let politics influence them therefore they are at the top.

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  • Shan
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:23PM

    Is any pakistan universities or colleges are up to the standards of top Indian college or university?

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  • F Khan
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:26PM

    I see KU as No 3 in large university rankings…….really ???…..may be Dr.Rehman Malik’s PhD would have sky rocketed the KU ranking?

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  • khurram
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:34PM

    PIEAS the best university in the “Engineering & Technology” category as always.:)

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  • Waqar
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:36PM

    @Ahsan:
    Feeling Proud..:)

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  • Noor
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:36PM

    Wow!! Sukkur IBA on 3rd :D Good to see its attractive progress Day by Day MashaALLAH ;)

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  • Usman786
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:39PM

    there is only 1 university in Pak, rest all are money minting factories where materials are not aval for prac, works on chappa. Students must be given whether to opt for research paper as some do not want to do it esp those who are jobs.

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  • LUMS
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:44PM

    @Shaami:
    UBL Bank -MTO
    Habib Metropolitan Bank -MTO
    Fatima Fertilizers -MTO
    Coca Cola -MTO
    Haleeb Foods Limited -MTO
    Metro Cash n Carry -Trainees

    They all hire solely from LSE. 80% of their MTOs are LSE Graduates. Above mentioned are just the few names from long list of MNCs and National Companies.

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  • shoaib
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:45PM

    proud to be mehranian

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  • Bravo
    Jul 5, 2013 - 9:45PM

    Sukkur IBA rocks!!!

    I’ve visited there.
    Very nice infrastructure and now its emerging reputation.
    I am really very impressed.

    May it become No.1. (Ameen)

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  • Ginger
    Jul 5, 2013 - 10:01PM

    No. Shifa No.1. Shifa is Pride

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  • Qazi Umer Jamil
    Jul 5, 2013 - 10:15PM

    Don’t know why NUST choose to be in General Category. But I guess their is a big mind behind this scene.

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  • saad
    Jul 5, 2013 - 10:16PM

    Sukkur IBA <3

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  • Ovais
    Jul 5, 2013 - 10:20PM

    The best institute will always be GIKI , regardless of its rank.

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  • nadia
    Jul 5, 2013 - 10:22PM

    y did u say “nust on top” when QAU is also there with another uni on top :X

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  • waqas
    Jul 5, 2013 - 10:53PM

    COMSATS on no4.a young unv & still a v good progress. if we compare it with the given established unvs list its progress is stubborn.

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  • Latif Hyder Wadho
    Jul 5, 2013 - 10:55PM

    Wow MUET ranked As 4th Best University Of Engineering and technology A big Progress…

    keep it up

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  • Zargar
    Jul 5, 2013 - 10:56PM

    well, HEC has its own policies which are at some point unfair. They need to revise there policies and I feel their is some biasness so HEC must play a unique role in the academia and be serious in there job. Millions of scholarships offered by foreign countries are not being screened to the students. All of you know how many scholarships come to Pakistani students. And when it come to degrees attestation, it feels like a nightmare… everyone is aware of this so lets look for a change.

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  • ak
    Jul 5, 2013 - 11:09PM

    vu is the best distance learning university!

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  • ashfaque jalbani
    Jul 5, 2013 - 11:09PM

    wao thats really nice to see sukkur IBA as 3rd best business school , , now just two more steps to reach destiny …

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  • Ali
    Jul 5, 2013 - 11:10PM

    @Ahmad Khanzada:

    What false reasons did I make?
    NUST and FAST are top universities for engineering and computer sciences respectively. All of their campuses are a lot better than some other university. Yet their names only come once since they are university systems. You don’t come across FAST Lahore, NUST-EME Rawalpindi, NUST CAE Risalpur, NUST PNEC Karachi etc in the rankings.

    Regarding the low ranking of NED, please read this:

    http://archives.dawn.com/archives/161458

    There is no doubt that NED has its flaws( I do find its grading policies and teaching methodologies lax compared to NUST). Yes there are political elements within the university but that does not fully explain a low position in HEC rankings. Just look at Karachi University. Its filled with political meddling but over the years it has received better scores from the HEC.

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  • Hra Zahid
    Jul 5, 2013 - 11:13PM

    IBA sukkur ??? are you kiddin me???
    i guess this list is focussing on the institutes of sindh..
    this list just lost its credibility in my eyes

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  • Ebad
    Jul 5, 2013 - 11:28PM

    @sick of this nonsense: Quality of education at CBM is going down. It’s no more the university it used to be. SZABIST is the big thing in Business education in Karachi now, after IBA of course.

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  • sajid
    Jul 6, 2013 - 12:02AM

    where is air univ ?

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  • Muslim Leaguer
    Jul 6, 2013 - 12:03AM

    Institutions like LUMS and AKU are competing globally in their respective categories.

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  • Niaz IBAian
    Jul 6, 2013 - 12:14AM

    @Bhulree:
    with in next five years, we(the IBAian) determined to to be ranked at first position..!!

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  • Niaz IBAian
    Jul 6, 2013 - 12:24AM

    getting first RANK in next 5 years, is not our destiny, as we know that the sky is our first step (we are the Sukkur IBAians)…:-)

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  • Jul 6, 2013 - 12:32AM

    Mrhran university of Engineering & Technology graduates Engineers are the best Engineers in pakistan…. Mehran university zindabad

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  • Dr Aslam Ali
    Jul 6, 2013 - 12:39AM

    No surprise that LUMS is tops. Everything one hears of it is tops.
    But here is irony. The VC who made it tops and brought it into great national limelight Dr Adil Najam was just let go by the LUMS board. Kind of like replacing the captain who wins you the World Cup!!!!!

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  • sss
    Jul 6, 2013 - 12:50AM

    yehhh nust,,as alwax

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  • abdul
    Jul 6, 2013 - 1:26AM

    proud to be comsians

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  • sunny
    Jul 6, 2013 - 1:45AM

    where is our university of sindh??

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  • Muhammad Adil Mansoor
    Jul 6, 2013 - 1:50AM

    ET, Post link to the report, please?

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  • comsian
    Jul 6, 2013 - 2:16AM

    COMSATS rocks…. proud to be a comsian

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  • Nedians
    Jul 6, 2013 - 2:55AM

    In Sindh NED is the best Engineering university.Currently, NED has provided the complete data of 10 newly built departments to HEC. This kind of attitude from HEC is just the result of not providing the data about these departments.

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  • Kanwal
    Jul 6, 2013 - 3:03AM

    @Ali:
    makes sense! iv always wondered why NED si not there in any of the rankings.

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  • Sherazi
    Jul 6, 2013 - 3:03AM

    Fast-Nuces is a pioneer In Producing best IT brains in industry. I seriously doubt this ranking !

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  • The Khan-Waterloo,Ontario
    Jul 6, 2013 - 4:24AM

    Only the graduates of NUST, GIKI, UET, NED, LUMS, IBA (before 2007) are dominating the ranks of Elite Pakistanis in Canada.

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  • Szabistian
    Jul 6, 2013 - 5:30AM

    Szabist Karachi should have been placed on 3rd position, IBA sukkar is no match to Szabist karachi.

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  • Usman
    Jul 6, 2013 - 9:23AM

    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Zindabad!!

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  • Indian
    Jul 6, 2013 - 10:01AM

    Had there been no division of India now top institutes would have been like this, for engineering IIT Lahore, IIT Karachi, IIT Peshawar and top business schools would have been IIM Islamabad, IIM Karachi and IIM Quetta.

    From above which institutes you guys wana join?

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  • CBM_graduate
    Jul 6, 2013 - 10:36AM

    the time when i entered in CBM in 2007, it was a crazy time everyone who was not cleared in IBA or Lums entered Cbm, i remember when i saw the newspaper for job ads, it only says, LUMS, IBA, CBM graduate preferred.

    BUT, now dean of cbm is changed like every year, they are going on a mismanagement side, having some extra ordinary Ego, in them is letting them down and the value of CBM as well.

    i am a cbm graduate but never started a job, because i prefer to do my own business, you never know where your degree takes you. :S while doing a job

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  • Mechanic
    Jul 6, 2013 - 10:42AM

    UET taxila kicked out? 0_0

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  • MH
    Jul 6, 2013 - 11:37AM

    … Good to see the justice done finally … UET Lahore is definitely better than GIK … GIK is not that old GIK … Besides the only Engineering University comparable to UET Lahore is NUST … Both of these appear on the international rankings too while no other Engineering university appears on international rankings like Q&S .

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  • UETian
    Jul 6, 2013 - 11:54AM

    As a student of UET Lahore, I respect all the universities included in the Engineering & Technology category. Whether we were placed behind GIKI or ahead of GIKI, atleast UET Lahore and GIKI have always been included in the rankings, so have some respect and stop being so judgemental.

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  • Jul 6, 2013 - 12:04PM

    I think ranking is as per the fee structure.

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  • bilal
    Jul 6, 2013 - 1:34PM

    @sunny:
    in Sindh hyderabad

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  • ghazi
    Jul 6, 2013 - 1:45PM

    pieas offers engineering in only two disiplanes at undergraduate level but still on top and uet lahore offers engineering in twenty four disiplanes and still on second…ye to khula tazad hay..

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  • ghazi
    Jul 6, 2013 - 1:50PM

    pieas offers engineering in only two disiplanes at undergraduate level but still on top and uet lahore offers engineering in twenty four disiplanes at undergraduate level and still on second …kya ye khula tazad nae hay..

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  • Namaloom Afraad
    Jul 6, 2013 - 1:58PM

    Sukkur IBA? Seriously?

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  • Bilal
    Jul 6, 2013 - 2:14PM

    PIEAS <3
    GIKI is good, but PIEAS rocksssss :)
    NUST is not as good as they claim huh!
    I have been to all three, and undoubtedly PIEAS is the best in engineering and tech.
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  • Bilal
    Jul 6, 2013 - 2:21PM

    And as for the international rankings of which NUSTians and UETians boast of, let me inform you that PIEAS is not in the international rankings because they can’t let international bodies visit PIEAS for this purpose.

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  • Ahmed
    Jul 6, 2013 - 3:05PM

    Too much criticism against Iqra University. Don’t know why but seriously people grow up. There are many other reasons to be proud of, not just the university rankings!!! If Iqra was on top then it is HEC to decide not Iqra itself. Do your research and then answer.

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  • sobaan
    Jul 6, 2013 - 3:12PM

    COMSATS rocks……!!!! proud to be a comsian

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  • excalibur
    Jul 6, 2013 - 3:13PM

    I am not sure about this Ranking game and the criteria employed in drawing up the roll.

    While AKU is tops in its category of Medicine and LUMS in Business On a holistic
    basis AKU is way ahead of LUMS on the QS Rankings

    Also it is funny why a poll is being conducted here to compare IBA and LUMS There is no comaprision. IBA is way ahead of LUMS and is involved in teaching Business Administration not Economics per se

    Lastly any University is as good as the quality of the student intake. If toppers join AKU /IBA what output do you expect from these universities even if the faculty was largely on autopilot ?

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  • Jibran khan
    Jul 6, 2013 - 3:19PM

    Seems like Hamdard University is out of the game.
    Sad

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  • excalibur
    Jul 6, 2013 - 3:24PM

    Spare a thought for Perevz Musharraf and Dr Ataur Rahman for creating the HEC and the massive investments in education especially Higher Education Before 2001 there was not a single Pakistani University in any Ranking even in the top 500

    Success has many fathers but failure is always an orphan

    An ungrateful nation now wants to try him for this Treason? Pathetic

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  • COMSIAN
    Jul 6, 2013 - 3:24PM

    Where are the computer science rankings? COMSATS is best university of Pakistan in Computer ScienceRecommend

  • Umair
    Jul 6, 2013 - 3:56PM

    Proud to be a SZABISTIAN…one of the finest business school in Karachi which produces street smart graduates :)

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  • aaddii
    Jul 6, 2013 - 9:21PM

    Top universities will surely take their fee structure to top….. Bad habbit.Recommend

  • Amir
    Jul 6, 2013 - 11:25PM

    It’s surprising that King Edward University is not included…..

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  • Panday G
    Jul 7, 2013 - 12:00AM

    Gimme a break….
    So you are tellng that Sukkar IBA is on third number.Cmon pEople grow up…
    The university which just broke off from IBA Karachi makes its way to top charts..
    POLITOCALLY INFLEUNCED RESEARCH :(

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  • gps
    Jul 7, 2013 - 3:06AM

    @Amir: dont be surprised. UHS has been colleges under it, its education system is far more better and tests quite much of medical knowledge much like AKU! king edward is nothing but a bunch of ratta baz students getting into it after fsc!the same rote system of fifty years ago is being tested in your university

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  • FASTian
    Jul 7, 2013 - 3:20AM

    FAST-NU is the best university in computer science. Last year there was a separate category of computer science and IT and if there were the same categories this year, FAST would have ranked at first place due to its research, teaching quality and quality assurance. But ranking does,t matter for FAST because its graduates have market worth greater than that of others. Top multinational organizations like microsoft, google, oracle, youtube, EA and many more all have FASTians. I feel proud to be FASTian :-)

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  • babar
    Jul 7, 2013 - 7:26AM

    See the world Q.S. ranking for Asia. These top universities are among top universities150…… but no Indian university@Shan:

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  • babar
    Jul 7, 2013 - 7:35AM

    @Shan: Just see Q.S. ranking for Asian Universities. Pakistani Universities are among ahead of Indian’s

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  • Aemal
    Jul 7, 2013 - 10:03AM

    Uet Peshawar is been Under-estimated by HEC…

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  • Majid Ali Mako
    Jul 7, 2013 - 11:16AM

    I am very pleased to see that Sukkur IBA has got 3rd Rank in all over the Pakistan business education, Mehran University ranked 4th in Engineering and liaquat University ranked 4th in Medical Education.The youth from Sindh has proved their talent and showed their potential to all the nation that without having facilities like in big cities they can even compete and ranked in best categories.
    Now its the turn of big Multinational companies working in our country to facilitate them by providing jobs and organizing job fairs and creating an strong liaison with above mentioned institute on equal opportunity basis.lets do this for the betterment and welfare of all the talented youth on equal basis without any creed and cast means without discrimination.Talent can be found every where its not the rule of thumb that talent always lies in big cities because of big facilities and infrastructure,great people having great minds always came from small town and cities.
    I hope the day is not far away when equal opportunities will be provided to all and favoritism, institutional sympathy and likeliness will remain no more in our society.

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  • muhammad ubaid
    Jul 7, 2013 - 12:42PM

    muet ranked 4th is a big progress

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  • Jul 7, 2013 - 12:43PM

    muet roxx

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  • excalibur
    Jul 7, 2013 - 1:51PM

    @ majid ali mako

    This only confirms that the infamous quota system rampant in Pakistan even after more than 60 years must go. Merit should reign supreme

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  • gul
    Jul 7, 2013 - 3:04PM

    NED ? all i know that ned is well known. and definetely a better university than most mentioned above. strange..

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  • suhail
    Jul 7, 2013 - 3:48PM

    @HsA:
    the poor law and order condition is responsible for it

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  • suhail
    Jul 7, 2013 - 3:50PM

    the catastrophic condition is standing behind itRecommend

  • suhail
    Jul 7, 2013 - 3:52PM

    yo should ask about it to political representatives

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  • Saadat
    Jul 7, 2013 - 10:48PM

    Congrats to all GCians,Faculty members and Vice chancellor for this great achievement.

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  • Jul 7, 2013 - 10:52PM

    Congrats to all gcians,faculty members and vice chancellor for this great achievement. Am proud to be a gcian.**

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  • Paki
    Jul 8, 2013 - 1:01AM

    Another prank by Hideous Education Commission of Pakistan. Chances are very high that it is politicized, every province gets one university in top 5 business schools, I mean IMS peshawar and sukkur IBA!! REALLY!! HEC should stop playing around, Anyone with a decent education would prefer CBM or LSE over these baloney universities. I am really disgusted this time.

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  • JK
    Jul 8, 2013 - 9:08AM

    now lets get out IBA Sukkar then we will see 3 the best universities of Pakistan on top LUMS, SZABIST and IBA karachi

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  • comsian
    Jul 8, 2013 - 12:38PM

    nice to c my university name ranked 4th in general university rankingsRecommend

  • Salman Ahmad
    Jul 8, 2013 - 6:31PM

    Good to see Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar (IMSciences), in the top 5 business schools of Pakistan. It got ahead of CBM karachi and Iqra University. It can even break in to the top 3 three business schools if it tried a bit harder. Also, its a good omen for education in Peshawar that KMU (Khyber Medical University), Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar and University of Agriculture, Peshawar are in the top 5 institutes in their respective/relevant categories. Good Job!

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  • Syed Suleman Imam
    Jul 8, 2013 - 6:44PM

    NUST couldn’t beat PIEAS so they opted to change the category :D
    GO PIEAS !! :D

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  • MUETian
    Jul 10, 2013 - 9:41AM

    MUET rocks <3
    MUET has improved its ranking this year, no doubt we have some political issues here, but not in all departments. Our students are trying their best to fight against this political influence in MUET. Apart from that MUET was ranked in top 400 universities in Asia by QS in 2010/2011. Those who are talking about NED must know that, most of the students in NED are not on merit base, they just get the percentage by giving bribes in FSC and get the seat in their respecitve engineering field, NED doesnt care about the Test Score, most of the students which enter NED university except the students from Karachi Board (as they have a large number of seats) are improvers in FSC. I mean can you imagine only 2-3 students were freshers this year from 28 seats of Hyderabad Board, same case is for MirpurKhas board and other respective boards too. We agree that our graduates get less jobs than NED graduates its not because they are more talented, its because they have studied in a university which is located in a big city and is full of opportunities unlike Jamshoro.

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  • uhh
    Jul 10, 2013 - 5:49PM

    @LUMS: please get your facts straight. Coca-Cola primarily hires IBA and LUMS graduates as their management trainees out of the approximate 64 management trainees hired in the past 2 years (business schools and engineering combined) less than 10% are LSE grads. Their sales trainees are hired from other institutes.

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  • Abdullah
    Jul 11, 2013 - 8:32PM

    I thought bahria university, islamabad was good in business ????

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  • xeesh
    Jul 12, 2013 - 5:55PM

    to all those who doubt the iba sukkur’s ranking are no where near to truth. I am student at the community colleges set up by Sukkur iba . There are four community colleges built in rural areas of sindh to build and grow future intellects and grow the rural areas of sindh. And it takes guts to do that bcoz neither iba karachi nor lums does that. As a student at these colleges , i can proudly say that iba has given us international level facilities from class room environment to highly qualified faculty. And to those that say that university is over ranked they are no where near to reality or haven’t visited siba. It provides world class to students of rural sindh. It has the best infra-structure compared to lums. It has recently been entitled as green campus by wwf. It is first university tn get this award in pakistan. SAYING SO it hs easy for lums and karachi to find good studnts frm kar nd lhr bt nt fr suk iba in rural areas of sindh bt it has easily coped up with ths challenge. Those who are still nt satisfied must visit suk iba to open their eyes

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  • Mehran Memon
    Jul 14, 2013 - 3:47PM

    @Ahsan Tariq: They need to raise standard in Research

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  • wajahat
    Jul 20, 2013 - 5:11PM

    which is better uet lhr or nust islamabad?Recommend

  • wajahat
    Jul 20, 2013 - 5:14PM

    which is better nust isl or uet lhr?Recommend

  • Jul 20, 2013 - 9:11PM

    where is Air university in hec ranking 2013…???

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  • Bhatti
    Jul 23, 2013 - 2:23PM

    @Ch Ehtisham: In AIR :D

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  • haseeb
    Aug 15, 2013 - 12:17PM

    @zxx:
    i agree with u

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  • Aug 16, 2013 - 2:27PM

    @LSE KEWL BOI:
    No one prefers LSE over LUMS.. get yo facts straight..

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  • Moyed Ansari
    Aug 18, 2013 - 10:55AM

    Where is fast karachi campus in CS category? it has produced finest computer scientist for the industry.

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  • abdul rashid
    Aug 18, 2013 - 3:05PM

    It is good effort to view ranking of Pakistan Universities but I feel some very important ones have been ignored intentionally or due to lack of interest for a genuine survey and ranking. I am sure ignoring NED university whose service cannot be denied particularly the services of late Dr.Abul Kalam who changed the ghunda culture and converted it into institute. Forman Christian university Lahore is comparable to any top five universities.There is very poor performance of Punjab University in multiple departments, just because of poor standard of education. The majority of students could not get jobs because of poor education system.There are many more examples with whom no justice have been made. I suggest please have a genuine servey of universities once again.

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