Oldest Universities in Pakistan

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in Pakistan? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 177 Pakistani Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Pakistani higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Pakistani Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Pakistan

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66 King Edward Medical University Lahore
30 Forman Christian College Lahore
26 Government College University, Lahore Lahore
44 University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore ...
61 Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro
1 University of the Punjab Lahore ...
109 Islamia College Peshawar Peshawar
110 Kinnaird College for Women Lahore
20 NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi
78 Lahore College for Women University Lahore ...
23 The Islamia University of Bahawalpur Bahawalpur ...
37 University of Sindh Jamshoro ...
163 Fatima Jinnah Medical University Lahore
35 University of Peshawar Peshawar ...
24 University of Karachi Karachi
94 University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar Peshawar ...
52 National Textile University Faisalabad
12 Institute of Business Administration Karachi
33 Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Islamabad
10 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Faisalabad ...
9 University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Lahore ...
51 National Defence University Islamabad ...
34 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro ...
131 Dawood University of Engineering and Technology Karachi
13 Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
18 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences Islamabad
31 National University of Modern Languages Islamabad ...
65 University of Balochistan Quetta ...
106 Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology Nawabshah ...
97 Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan
41 University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila Taxila ...
17 Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan ...
89 Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam
29 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
102 University of Azad Jammu and Kashmirs Muzaffarabad
11 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Islamabad ...
14 International Islamic University, Islamabad Islamabad
45 The University of Agriculture, Peshawar Peshawar ...
2 Aga Khan University Karachi ...
121 Preston University Kohat ...
64 Minhaj University Lahore
4 Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore
59 National College of Arts Lahore ...
136 The Institute of Management Sciences Lahore
118 Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur ...
120 Greenwich University Karachi ...
85 Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi
5 University of Management and Technology Lahore ...
125 Imperial College of Business Studies Lahore
3 National University of Sciences and Technology Islamabad ...
54 Hamdard University Karachi ...
168 Commecs Institute of Business and Emerging Sciences Karachi
119 Newports Institute of Communications and Economics Karachi
67 Lahore School of Economics Lahore
49 Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Karachi
27 Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Topi
112 National College of Business Administration and Economics Lahore ...
60 Sukkur Institute of Business Administration Sukkur
107 Textile Institute of Pakistan Karachi
113 Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar
15 Riphah International University Islamabad ...
80 Ziauddin University Karachi
32 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Karachi ...
16 Institute of Business Management Karachi
91 Baqai Medical University Karachi
55 Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology Karachi
63 Isra University Hyderabad ...
98 Capital University of Science and Technology Islamabad
19 Iqra University Karachi ...
87 Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Karachi ...
38 Jinnah University for Women Karachi
58 Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi ...
108 KASB Institute of Technology Karachi
6 The University of Lahore Lahore ...
139 Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University Trarkhal
127 Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education Karachi
75 University of South Asia Lahore
25 The Superior College Lahore ...
8 Bahria University Islamabad ...
7 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad ...
101 Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat
100 University of Malakand Chakdara
81 Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar ...
62 Ilma University Karachi ...
69 Qurtaba University Dera Ismail Khan ...
111 City University of Science and Information Technology Peshawar
74 CECOS University Peshawar
56 Institute of Space Technology Islamabad
21 University of Central Punjab Lahore ...
28 Government College University, Faisalabad Faisalabad ...
68 Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar
77 Karakurum International University Gilgit ...
22 University of Sargodha Sargodha ...
82 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology Gulshan Town ...
53 University of Education Lahore ...
122 Northern University Nowshera
79 Hazara University Dhodial ...
90 The University of Faisalabad Faisalabad
46 Hajvery University Lahore ...
130 Gandhara University Peshawar
73 GIFT University Gujranwala
57 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Quetta
103 Foundation University Islamabad Islamabad ...
47 University of Health Sciences, Lahore Lahore
39 Air University Islamabad ...
104 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar
42 DOW University of Health Sciences Saddar Town ...
72 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University Quetta
43 University of Gujrat Gujrat ...
135 Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Lasbela ...
126 University of Wah Wah Cantt
153 Al-Hamd Islamic University Quetta ...
95 Beaconhouse National University Lahore
134 University of Science and Technology, Bannu Bannu ...
137 Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design Lahore
174 Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences Khairpur
123 HITEC University Taxila
36 Khyber Medical University Peshawar
115 Abasyn University Peshawar ...
116 Mirpur University of Science and Technology Mirpur
96 University of Haripur Haripur
150 Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana
129 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal ...
76 Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Mardan ...
154 Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women Nawabshah
88 The Women University Multan Multan
48 Institute of Southern Punjab Multan
93 Lahore Garrison University Lahore
117 Karachi School for Business and Leadership Karachi
146 Iqra National University Peshawar
156 Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari Karachi
160 Ali Institute of Education Lahore
149 University of Swat Mingora
128 Lahore Leads University Lahore
144 Qarshi University Lahore
92 Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University Islamabad
151 University of Turbat Turbat
141 University of Swabi Swabi
145 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Shaheed Benazirabad Nawabshah ...
138 Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan
124 Sindh Madresatul Islam University Karachi
133 DHA Suffa University Karachi
86 Government College Women University, Faisalabad Faisalabad
140 Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan Multan
155 Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak
143 Government College for Women University, Sialkot Sialkot
71 Indus University, Pakistan Karachi
147 NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology Multan
142 Jinnah Sindh Medical University Karachi
114 Bacha Khan University Charsadda
161 Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology Multan
164 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Sakrand
166 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law Karachi
158 University of Loralai Loralai
175 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto City University Karachi
165 Nazeer Hussain University Karachi
99 The Government Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur
40 Information Technology University Lahore
152 University of Poonch Rawalakot Rawalakot
132 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Islamabad
172 FATA University Darra Adam Khel
70 Habib University Karachi
170 Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bagh Kotli
173 University of Kotli Azad Jammu and Kashmir Kotli
50 Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology Rahim Yar Khan
83 National University of Medical Sciences Rawalpindi ...
167 Women University Swabi Swabi ...
162 Muslim Youth University Islamabad ...
157 Abbottabad University of Science and Technology Abbottabad
171 Barret Hodgson University Karachi
159 Nur International University Lahore
176 Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology and Skill Development Khairpur
105 Rawalpindi Medical University Rawalpindi
169 University of Baltistan, Skardu Skardu
177 Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences Quetta
148 University of Chitral Chitral ...
84 National University of Technology Islamabad
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