List of HEC-Recognized Universities in Pakistan

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The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is responsible for accrediting universities in Pakistan. The HEC works to ensure Pakistani universities and graduates are competitive internationally. In addition to improving the buildings, libraries and resources available to students, the HEC works to improve the curricula and university research.

Air University

  • Air University is an HEC recognized university near Islamabad, Pakistan. It is a public university. Air University offers undergraduate degrees in business administration, engineering and computer science. The school also offers master's programs in business, aerospace and engineering and Ph.D. programs in avionics and electronics. The school also has many student clubs including cultural society, drama society and music society.

    Air University
    Sector E-9
    Islamabad, Pakistan

University of Gujrat

  • The University of Gujrat is an HEC recognized public university, located near the city of Gujrat, Pakistan. The university offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as art and design, business, computer sciences, basic sciences, engineering and communications. The university also conducts research in areas such as aging, robotics and climate change.

    University of Gujrat
    Hafiz Hayat Campus
    Jalalpur Jattan Road
    Gujrat, Pakistan

Karakoram International University

  • Karakoram International University is a public university accredited by the HEC. The school is located in Gilgit, Pakistan. The university offers undergraduate degrees in areas such as computer sciences, modern languages, chemistry and mathematics. Master's degree programs are available in areas such as economics, biological sciences and business management.

    Karakoram International University
    University Road
    Gilgit (15100)

IQRA University

  • IQRA University is a private university recognized by the HEC. The University has four campuses and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in areas such as advertising, business administration, social sciences and fashion design.

    IQRA University, Main Campus
    Defence View, Shaheed-e-Millat Road (Ext.)

Preston University

  • The HEC recognized Preston University's main campus is in Karachi and the school also has campuses in Kohat, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore and Faisalabad. The university offers bachelor's and master's degrees in several fields including education, business administration, and information technology. In addition, master's programs are available in electronics, mathematics, telecommunications, economics, psychology and international relations. The school is also home to the Disaster Research Institute, which offers a Diploma in Disaster Risk Management, and the Preston Institute of Nano Science and Technology which offers research and workshops in nanotechnology.

    Preston University
    Main Campus
    15, Banglore Town, Shahrah-e-Faisal,




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