Universities and Colleges in Pakistan

The Higher Education Commission directs the development of Pakistani’s higher education system and aims to advance Pakistani universities into global centres of education and research. In June 2012, the Higher Education Commission recognised 137 degree-awarding institutions, 74 in the public sector. Allama Iqbal Open University was established in 1974, the first open university in Asia. Fatima Jinnah Women’s University, Rawalpindi, opened in 1998 and was Pakistan’s first university exclusively for women. Other leading higher education institutions include Quaid-i-Azam University, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), National College of Arts, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and The Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad.  Less than 3% of Pakistanis of relevant age are enrolled in higher education.The female–male ratio for gross enrolment in tertiary education is 0.83:1 (2008). Literacy among people aged 15–24 is 71% (2009). There is an extensive literacy programme.

Universities and Colleges organisations in Pakistan
Aga Khan University
Air University
Allama Iqbal Open University
Ayub Medical College
Bahauddin Zakariya University
Bahria University
Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology
Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences
College of Accounting and Management Sciences
Dawood College of Engineering and Technology
Education for All (EFA)
Faisalabad Government College University
Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology
Gandhara University
GC University Lahore
Gomal University
Government College of Technology
Government College University, Lahore
Government Polytechnic Institute
Hamdard University
Hazara University
Institute of Business & Technology
International Islamic University
Islamia University Bahawalpur
Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre
Jinnah University for Women
Karakuram International University
Kohat University of Science and Technology
Lahore College for Women University
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology
National Collage of Arts
National College of Textile Engineering, Faisalabad
National Textile University
National University of Modern Languages
National University of Science and Technology
Ned University of Engineering and Technology
North West Frontier Province Agricultural University
North West Frontier Province University of Engineering and Technology
Pakistan Administrative Staff College
Pakistani Swedish Institute of Technology
Punjab University College of Information Technology
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Sciences and Technology
Quaid-i-Azam University
Rawalpindi Government College of Technology
Shah Abdul Latif University
Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
Swedish Pakistani Institute of Technology
Textile Institute of Pakistan
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The Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi
University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad
University of Balochistan
University of Education
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
University of Health Sciences
University of Karachi
University of Malakand
University of Peshawar
University of Sargodha
University of Sindh
University of the Punjab
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Virtual University of Pakistan