Who is up, who is down?
By Ali Arshad
ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has ranked Quaid-e-Azam University number one and Punjab University as number two in the general category according its rankings for 2015 released recently.
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) secured third positions. HEC chairperson Dr Mukhtar Ahmed unveiled the rankings of 129 universities on basis of 100 marks including: quality assurance (15 marks), teaching quality (30), research (41), finance and facilities (10) and social integration and community development (4).
Winners: QAU maintained its position, PU improved its position from 3rd to 2nd position and the NUST has secured third position jumping three steps higher than last year’s. Losers: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad dropped to the fourth position from last year’s second position, while Comsats Institute of Information Technology dropped to sixth position compared to last year’s fourth position.
Engineering: The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad retained the top slot in Engineering & Technology category, while Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad remained second and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology got 3rd spot pushing
behind University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore to 5th place.
In Business Education Iqra University tops rankings for producing good number of PhDs, Lahore School of Economics retained its second place while Institute of Business Administration, Karachi dropped down to third position.
Agriculture: University of Agriculture – Faisalabad topped for Agriculture. Aga Khan University remained first in Medicine, University of Health Sciences Lahore 2nd and DOW University of Health Sciences Karachi as 3rd. NCA Lahore topped rankings for Arts, Indus Valley School Karachi remained second.
Webometrics Ranking 2016: PU has been declared top university of Pakistan by the Webometrics maintaining its last year’s top position. In South Asia its ne
w ranking it number 24 as all other 23 universities are Indian. The Webometrics released its January 2016 Edition evaluating 12000 universities of the world.