Islamabad: Maintaining its previous record, Quaid-i-Azam University once again declared best university among all the higher education institutions (HEIs) across the country, according to the ranking of Higher Education Commission (HEC).
In the press conference held on Thursday, HEC declared QAU as one of the best university among the top ten universities of the country. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad ranked as second, The Aga Khan University, Karachi third and University of Agriculture, Faisalabad remained at fourth position.
University of the Punjab, Lahore, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi and University of Health Sciences, Lahore, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and Lahore University of Management Sciences were also declared best among the top ten universities. According to the category wise ranking, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, National College of Arts, Lahore, COMSAT Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Science, Islamabad, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad , Lahore University of Management Sciences and Aga Khan University, Karachi were declared as best institutes in various categories.
Addressing the press conference, Chairperson HEC Dr. Javaid R. Laghari said that the ranking of Pakistani universities was conducted on the basis of quality teaching and research.
The primary purpose of the ranking exercise is to share with the general public a comprehensive data on the key issues that determine the state of higher education in a particular institution. Institutions established after December 2008 as well as distance education universities are excluded from the ranking lists.
Ranking criteria for the universities include student intake as well as graduates produced at BS, MS and PhD levels, number of qualified faculty members, student-teacher ratio, quality of research produced and published in journals of international repute, physical and technological infrastructure, international collaborations, resource generation and sports facilities.