HEC Recognised Universities and Degree Awarding Institutions

HEC Recognized Universities in Pakistan, Lists and complete details

The Higher Education Commission has issued a list of recognized and fake or illegal universities operating in the country and warned students that the degrees of the latter institutions will not be recognized.

Public sector universities/degree awarding institutions
Islamabad Capital Territory/Azad Jammu and Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan
S. No University/DAI City
1 Air University
  • Islamabad
2 Allama Iqbal Open University
  • Islamabad
3 Bahria University
  • Islamabad
4 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
  • Islamabad
5 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology
  • Islamabad
6 Health Services Academy (HSA), Islamabad
  • Islamabad
7 Institute of Space Technology
  • Islamabad
8 International Islamic University
  • Islamabad
9 National Defense University
  • Islamabad
10 National University of Modern Languages
  • Islamabad
11 National University of Sciences & Technology
  • Islamabad
12 National University of Technology (NUTECH)
  • Islamabad
13 Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)
  • Islamabad
14 Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Islamabad
15 Quaid-i-Azam University
  • Islamabad
16 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University
  • Islamabad
17 Mirpur University of Science & Technology
  • Mirpur
18 University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  • Muzaffarabad
19 University of Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir
  • Kotli
20 University of the Poonch, Rawalakot
  • Poonch
22 Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  • Bagh
23 Karakurum International University
  • Gilgit
24 University of Baltistan
  • Skardu
Punjab​ ​
S. No University/DAI City
1 Bahauddin Zakariya University
  • Multan
2 Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur
  • Bahawalpur 
3 Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad
  • Faislabad
4 Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore
  • Lahore
5 Fatima Jinnah Women University
  • Rawalpindi
6 Ghazi University
  • Dera Ghazi Khan
7 Government College University
  • Faisalabad
8 Government College University, Lahore
  • Lahore
9 Government College for Women University
  • Faisalabad
10 Government College for Women University, Sialkot
  • Rawalpindi
11. Government Sadiq College Women University
  • Bahawalpur
12. Information Technology University of the Punjab
 
  • Lahore
13 Islamia University
  • Bahawalpur
14 Khawaja Freed University of Engineering & Information Technology
  • Rahim Yar Khan
15 King Edward Medical University
  • Lahore
16 Kinnaird College for Women
  • Lahore
17 Lahore College for Women University
  • Lahore
18 Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture
  • Multan
19 Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering & Technology
  • Multan
20 NFC Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Multan
21 National College of Arts
  • Lahore
22 National Textile University
  • Faislabad
23 National University of Medical Sciences
  • Rawalpindi
24 Nishtar Medical University Multan
  • Multan
25 Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design
  • Lahore
26 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
  • Rawalpindi
27 Punjab Tianjin University of Technology, Lahore
  • Lahore
28 Rawalpindi Medical University
  • Rawalpindi
29 Rawalpindi Women University, Rawalpindi
  • Rawalpindi
30 The Women University
    • Multan
31 University of Agriculture
  • Faislabad
32 University of Education
  • Lahore
33 University of Engineering & Technology
  • Lahore
34 University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila
  • Rawalpindi
35 University of Gujrat
  • Gujrat
36 University of Health Sciences
  • Lahore
37 University of Home Economics, Lahore
  • Lahore
38 University of Mianwali
  • Mianwali
39 University of Narowal
  • Narowal
40 University of Okara
  • Okara
41 University of Sahiwal
  • Sahiwal
42 University of Sargodha
  • Sargodha
43 University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
  • Lahore
44 University of the Punjab
  • Lahore
45 Virtual University of Pakistan
  • Lahore
 
Sindh
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S. No University/DAI City
1 Begum Nustrat Bhutto Women University, Sukkur 
  • Sukkur
2 Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari 
  • Karachi
3 Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology & Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs 
  • Khairpur
4 DOW University of Health Sciences 
  • Karachi
5 Dawood University of Engineering & Technology 
  • Karachi
​6 Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences 
  • ​Khairpur
7 Government College University, Hyderabad 
  • Hyderabad
8 Institute of Business Administration 
  • Karachi
9 Jinnah Sindh Medical University 
  • Karachi
10 Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences 
  • Jam Shoro
11 Mehran University of Engineering & Technology 
  • Jam Shoro
12 NED University of Engineering & Technology 
  • Karachi
13 Pakistan Naval Academy 
  • Karachi
14 Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women 
  • Nawabshah
15 Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Sciences & Technology 
  • Nawabshah
16 Shah Abdul Latif University 
  • Khairpur
17 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences 
  • Nawabshah
18 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad 
  • Nawabshah
19 Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University 
  • Larkana
20 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law 
  • Karachi
21 Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam 
  • Hyderabad
22 Sindh Madresatul Islam University 
  • Karachi
23 Sukkur Institute of Business Administration 
  • Sukkur
24 The Shaikh Ayaz University, Shikarpur Sindh 
  • Shikarpur
25 University of Karachi 
  • Karachi
26 University of Sindh 
  • Jam Shoro
27 University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhitshah Sindh 
  • Bhit Shah
 
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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S. No University/DAI Campuses Location
1 Abbottabad University of Science and Technology (AUST)
  • Abbottabad
2 Abdul Wali Khan University
  • Mardan
​3 Bacha Khan University
  • Charsadda
​4 Gomal University
  • ​Dera Ismail Khan
​5 Hazara University
  • Mansehra
6 Institute of Management Sciences​
  • Peshawar
7 Khushal Khan Khattak University​
  • Peshawar
8 ​Kohat University of Science and Technology
  • Kohat
9 ​Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Haripur
  • Haripur
10 ​Pakistan Military Academy
  •  Abbottabad
11 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University​
  • Upper Dir
12 ​Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University
  • Peshawar
13 Shuhada-e-Army Public School University of Technology, Nowshera​
  • Nowshera
14 The Islamia College, Peshawar​
  • Peshawar
15 The University of Agriculture Peshawar​
  • Peshawar
16 The University of Lakki Marwat​
  • Lakki Marwat
17 ​University of Buner
  • Bunair
18 ​University of Chitral
  • Chitral
19 ​University of Engineering & Technology
  • Peshawar
20 University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Mardan​
  • Mardan
21 University of FATA​
  • Kohat
22 ​University of Haripur
  • Haripur
23 ​University of Malakand
  • Malakand
​University of Peshawar
  • Peshawar
University of Science & Technology​
  • Bannu
​University of Swabi
  • Swabi
University of Swat​
  • Swat
Women University Mardan​
  • Mardan
Women University, Swabi​
  • Swabi

​ ​Balochistan
S. No.  University/DAI City
​1 Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology
  • ​Khuzdar
​2 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences (BUITEMS)
  • ​Quetta
​3 Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences
  • Lasbella
​4 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University
  • Quetta
5​ The Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences, Quetta
  • Quetta
6​ University of Balochistan
  • Quetta
​7 University of Loralai
  • Loralai
8​ University of Turbat
  • Turbat

 

Private sector universities/degree awarding institutions

S. No University/DAI Campuses Location
1 Capital University of Science & Technology
  • Islamabad
2 Foundation University, Islamabad
  • Islamabad
3 Muslim Youth University
  • Islamabad
4 National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences
  • Islamabad
5 Riphah International University
  • Islamabad
6 Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University
  • Islamabad
7 Sir Syed (CASE) Institute of Technology, Islamabad
  • Islamabad
8 AlKhair University (Admission has been banned at all levels Bachelors & Masters w.e.f Fall 2016 & MS/MPhil/PhD w.e.f Fall 2014)
  • Bhimber (AJK)
9 Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University
  • Nerian Sharif (AJK)
10 Ali Institute of Education
  • Lahore
11 Beaconhouse National University
  • Lahore
12 Forman Christian College
  • Lahore
13 GIFT University
  • Gujranwala
14 Global Institute, Lahore [HEC-NOC SUSPENDED] (Admission & Attestation stopped by HEC from 2016)
  • Lahore
15 HITEC University
  • Rawalpindi
16 Hajvery University
  • Lahore
17 Imperial College of Business Studies
  • Lahore
18 Institute for Art and Culture
  • Lahore
19 Institute of Management Sciences
  • Lahore
20 Institute of Southern Punjab
  • Multan
21 Lahore Garrison University
  • Lahore
22 Lahore Leads University
  • Lahore
23 Lahore School of Economics
  • Lahore
24 Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • Lahore
25 Minhaj University
  • Lahore
26 Namal Institute
  • Mianwali
27 National College of Business Administration & Economics
  • Lahore
28 Nur International University
  • Lahore
29 Qarshi University
  • Lahore
30 The Superior College
  • Lahore
31 The University of Faisalabad
  • Faislabad
32 University of Central Punjab
  • Lahore
33 University of Lahore
  • Lahore
34 University of Management & Technology
  • Lahore
35 University of Sialkot
  • Sialkot
36 University of South Asia
  • Lahore
37 University of Wah
  • Rawalpindi
38 Aga Khan University
  • Karachi
39 Baqai Medical University
  • Karachi
40 Barret Hodgson University
  • Karachi
41 Commecs Institute of Business & Emerging Sciences
  • Karachi
42 DHA Suffa University
  • Karachi
43 Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (Admissions allowed only at SNPA-17/B, Block 3, P.E.C.H. Society,Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Karachi)
  • Karachi
44 Emaan Institute of Management & Sciences, Karachi
  • Karachi
45 Greenwich University
  • Karachi
46 Habib University
  • Karachi
47 Hamdard University
  • Karachi
48 ILMA University
  • Karachi
49 Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
  • Karachi
50 Indus University
  • Karachi
51 Institute of Business Management
  • Karachi
52 Iqra University
  • Karachi
53 Isra University
  • Hyderabad
54 Jinnah University for Women
  • Karachi
55 KASB Institute of Technology
  • Karachi
56 Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology
  • Karachi
57 Karachi School for Business & Leadership
  • Karachi
58 Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
  • Karachi
59 Nazeer Hussain University
  • Karachi
60 Newport Institute of Communications & Economics
  • Karachi
61 Preston Institute of Management, Science & Technology (Banned for admissions w.e.f 10-06-2017)
  • Karachi
62 Preston University
  • Karachi
63 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto City University
  • Karachi
64 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Dewan University
  • Karachi
65 Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology
  • Karachi
66 Sindh Institute of Management & Technology (Admissions allowed only at LS 37/10 Sector-15, Main Korangi Industrial, Karachi in specific departements Maximum intake 40 till December 2022)
  • Karachi
67 Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Karachi
68 Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
  • Karachi
69 Sohail University
  • Karachi
70 Textile Institute of Pakistan
  • Karachi
71 Zia-ud-Din University
  • Karachi
72 Abasyn University
  • Peshawar
73 CECOS University of Information Technology & Emerging Sciences
  • Peshawar
74 City University of Science and Information Technology
  • Peshawar
75 Gandhara University
  • Peshawar
76 Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology
  • Swabi
77 Iqra National University
  • Peshawar
78 Northern University
  • Nowshehra
79 Preston University
  • Kohat
80 Qurtaba University of Science & Information Technology
  • Dera Ismail Khan
81 Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology
  • Peshawar
82 ​​Brains Institute Peshawar
  • Peshawar
83 Al-Hamd Islamic University
  • Quetta

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