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10 Most Searched Universities of Pakistan


Ever wondered which are the most searched universities of Pakistan all around the world?  I R NUSTIAN brings forth a list of 10 most searched universities of Pakistan ever since 2004, as per Google statistics. Let’s take a look!



  1. University of the Punjab


The University of the Punjab aka Punjab University was established in 1882 and is the oldest university of Pakistan. The university has the honor of educating two Noble Laureates from Pakistan viz. Dr. Abdus Salam and Har Gobind Khorana. The University strives to provide a conducive environment for the pursuit of the academic activities. On account of its quality degrees, pleasant environment and low tuition fees the University remains the institution of first choice for admission seeking students.


The University comprises of 5 Campuses, 13 Faculties, 10 Constituent Colleges, over 73 Departments, Centres, Institutes, and 614 affiliated colleges. It has over 818 permanent faculty members involved in teaching/research and over 36,000 on campus students.


  1. Allama Iqbal Open University


Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is the first Open University in Asia. AIOU is a unique institution in Pakistan because of its philosophy, system, approach, functions and overall structure. The University with its main campus at Islamabad and a huge network of regional centers spread all over the country is serving its clientele all over Pakistan and in the Middle East. AIOU is a Distance Education institution, which provides multi disciplinary education from basic to doctoral level programs.



  1. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)


The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) is arguably the best engineering university in Pakistan. The university’s inclusion among the world’s top universities by the most renowned ranking agencies of the world i.e. Times Higher Education and QSWUR, speaks volumes of its success and popularity. What adds more to its value is the fact that it’s the only Pakistani university to maintain its rank among the Top 500 World Universities since 2007. Chartered in 1993, NUST has gained this coveted position in a very short span of time. NUST is a new-age university defining new frontiers in teaching and research. The programs are distinctive for their high-quality research orientation. Notwithstanding the significance of undergraduate courses, there is ever-growing emphasis on postgraduate studies and research output. No wonder, it is the third most searched university of Pakistan.



  1. University of Karachi


The University of Karachi (UoK) aka Karachi University (KU) was established through the parliament as a Federal University in 1951. The Karachi University today is the biggest university in the country. It comprises eight faculties with which all the colleges of the city are affiliated. B.S., M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. classes under five of these faculties Arts, Science, Pharmacy, Management and Administrative Science and Islamic Learning are conducted on the campus, while under the Faculties of Medicine, law and Education it examines the students admitted to their affiliated colleges. Research programmers leading to M.Phil and Ph.D Degree are offered under all the faculties.


  1. University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore


The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) is located in the northern region of Lahore. The institution started its career in 1921 as the ‘ Mughalpura Technical College ’. UET Lahore is the oldest engineering educational institution in Pakistan and is the only university other than NUST to have ever been ranked among the top 500 universities of the world. The university offers academic programmes in undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies in the disciplines of engineering, business management, law, philosophy, natural and social sciences. The university is organized in 7 science faculties with administration of 24 research departments. Since its establishment, country’s most notable scholars and academics have hailed from UET.


  1. COMSAT’S Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)


The CIIT was established in 1998, as a project of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS). CIIT is one of the leading research institute in Pakistan and is most known for its Information Technology (IT) Department. With campuses spread all across Pakistan, CIIT provides an opportunity to every student to avail the best, at a reasonable cost. The university is also among the Top 300 Asian Universities by QSWUR.


  1. Bahauddin Zakaria University


Bahauddin Zakariya University is located in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the Largest university of South Punjab. Bahauddin Zakariya University was formerly known as Multan University. It was renamed in honour of Hazrat Baha-ud-din Zakariya (RA), a revered sufi saint of the region. It is a degree awarding institute in more than 60 subjects, including Pharmacy, Medical, Engineering, Humanities, Business Administration, Law, Art, Music, Computer/IT/Telecom, Agriculture and Languages.


  1. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)


LUMS – The “giant” behind Pakistan’s most successful business tycoons is the 8th most searched university of Pakistan. Founded in 1984 by the patronage of the business–industrial community, the university offers programmes in science, arts, humanities, business and managements sciences. Quacquarelli Symonds, one of the most prestigious ranking agencies in UK, ranked LUMS among the top 700 world universities in 2013 and 2014. The university offers scientific research in arts, humanities, philosophy, arts, management engineering, social and natural sciences. The university is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom. LUMS is known for educating some of the most renowned Pakistani media personalities including Momina Duraid.


  1. Islamia University


Jamia Abbasia was declared as a chartered University in the year 1975, and renamed as The Islamia University of Bahawalpur.  In order to construct a modern and self-contained campus, 1250 acres of sandy land was acquired by the University on Hasilpur Road about eight kilometers away from the city center. Currently, there are 60 Departments offering 127 programs. Apart from conventional disciplines of Religious Affairs, Languages, Social and Basic Sciences; education is being imparted in the areas of Business Administration, Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Computer, Law, Education, Fine Arts, Pharmacy, Life Sciences and Sports Sciences.


  1. International Islamic University


The foundation of the University was laid on the first day of the 15th Hijrah Century, Muharram 1, 1401 (November 11, 1980).


The University started as “Islamic University” with only 9 students in its LL.M degree Program and classes being held at the Campus of Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. The University was upgraded, restructured and reconstituted as “International Islamic University” with the promulgation of the International Islamic University Ordinance by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in March, 1985.


Presently, the University has nine (9) faculties and six (6) autonomous academies, institutes and centers. The University is conducting around One Hundred Twenty (120) academic programmes with enrollment of over 17,000 students that include around 7,000 female students. In addition around 2,000 are enrolled in the Iqra Centre for Technical Education (ICTE), a constituent unit of the University.


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