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Top Pakistani universities ranking worldwide in 2015-2016

(Last Updated On: 17/09/2015)

On 15 September Quacequarelli Symonds (QS) came up with ‘World University Rankings 2015-2016, six of the Pakistani universities had made themselves into the list.

Pakistan is amid crisis, although determinant to get rid of the issues which intervene between its successes. As in recent world, Education is carried as one of the basic need and a road to brighter future. Pakistani officials also vows to get high-on education with making increase in Educational GDP but in several past years they are failing to do so.

In QS list of Top Universities worldwide, we have following Pakistani Universities:

  • National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
  • Quaid-i-Azam University
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
  • University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore
  • University of Karachi
  • University of Lahore

Ranking Methodology of QS:

  • Academic reputation (40%)
  • Employer reputation (10%)
  • Student-to-faculty ratio (20%)
  • Citations per faculty (20%)
  • International faculty ratio (5%)
  • International student ratio (5%)

The list issued by QS is regarded highly across the globe and also let the institutes know, how their performance is perceived internationally.

NUST: Having its Headquarter in Islamabad, was built in 1981 by government with aim to edify the members of Pakistan armed forces, after they get clear from military institutes and colleges. NUST stood 501  in World University ranking 2015/16, if we look at its previously acquired slot, it lied on 401 back in 2012. In Asian University rankings it has been placed at 119th position.


Quaid-i-Azam University: It was established  in 1967 and was named after the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The university was ranked number 1  by Higher Education Commision  in category of General Universities this year. The university made it first time in QS rankings,  was able to secure 651 position worldwide and 116 among Asian.

Quaid-e-Azam University
Quaid-e-Azam University

Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS): The business graduate from LUMS is highly obliged in Pakistan. As it’s pass out are performing well in business hubs of Pakistan. In, 2012 rest upon 601 in worldwide rankings and now is allocated 701 position in worldwide ranking and 161 in Asian.


University of Engineering and Technology (UET) : Established in 1921  is the foremost engineering University in province Punjab.  It is pertinent to mention, Punjab is the most literate province of Pakistan having 61% of literacy rate. The university is standing on 701 slot continuously form last 3 years and has captured 251st position among Asian  Universities.

UET Lahore
UET Lahore

University Of Karachi: It is widely referred as (Jamia Karachi) is among one of the oldest universities in Pakistan. It has retained its position at 701 since 2013 and lies on 251 in the Asian University Rankings.

University of Karachi
University of Karachi

University of Lahore:  It was founded in 1999 under the Ibadat Educational Trust and later was granted degree awarding status in 2002. University of Lahore ranked 701 among worldwide universities.

University of Lahore
University of Lahore

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