HEC ranked the following universities among the 136 public and private sector universities of Pakistan. HEC Ranking of top ten universities is a way to judge the popularity and research setup of n institute.
Ranking has also been issued in individual sectors for Agriculture/Veterinary, Art & Design, Computer Sciences & IT, Engineering & Technology, Business Education and Medical.
The Top Ten Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) of Pakistan, according to HEC 2012 ranking are:
1. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
2. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences
3. Aga Khan University, Karachi
4. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
5. University of The Punjab, Lahore
6. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
7. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
8. University of Health Sciences, Lahore
9. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
10. Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
Categorically the standings are as follows: