The Aga Khan University (AKU; Urdu: آغا خان یونیورسٹی, Sindhi: آغا خان يونيورسٽي) is an independent research university with its primary campus in Karachi, Pakistan, with additional campuses and training programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom and Afghanistan.Founded in 1983 by the Prince Aga Khan IV through the Aga Khan Development Network. The university launched a medical college and a teaching hospital on a 65-acre site in Karachi. The university over the years expanded, in 1993 It established the Institute for Educational Development, Pakistan, in 2004 It established a teaching hospital in Nairobi and in 2016 another one in Dar es Salaam. In 2002, the university established a campus in London dedicated to the study of the Near East and in 2003 launched an examination board.In 2015, the university established the Institute for Human Development funded by the CIDA, and in 2016, the university launched the Graduate School of Media and Communications. In 2016, the university launched the East African Institute. The university's clinical laboratories in Karachi are the only in Pakistan to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists.The universities campus in Karachi is ranked among the top 185 universities in Asia and among the top 300 in the world for medicine by Quacquarelli Symonds. The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan ranks the university as the top medical school in Pakistan. The university runs one of the world's largest networks of Joint Commission accredited teaching hospitals, with 14 hospitals in Pakistan, East Africa and Afghanistan, in 2016, these hospitals treated 1.75 million patients.Air University (Islamabad)
The Air University (AU) (Urdu: جامعہ فضایہ) is a public university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is established by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in 2002. It is a civilian university and offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in IT, engineering, business management and humanities. The university is under the management of Pakistan Air Force's education command. It is ranked among the country's top ten universities in the Engineering and Technology category by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) (HEC). Air University is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) and accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council. It is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom and International Association of UniversitiesCommission of National Education
The Commission of National Education (Polish: Komisja Edukacji Narodowej, abbreviated KEN, Lithuanian: Edukacinė komisija, Belarusian: Адукацыйная камісія) was the central educational authority in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, created by the Sejm and the King Stanisław August Poniatowski on October 14, 1773. Because of its vast authority and autonomy, it is considered the first Ministry of Education in European history and an important achievement of the Polish Enlightenment.Greenwich University, Karachi
The Greenwich University or GU (Sindhi: گرينچ يونيورسٽي) is a private research university located in the residential beach neighborhood DHA Karachi, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as an autonomous degree-awarding university. The University is empowered to offer its degree program overseas, and to grant affiliation to other institutions.Higher Education Commission
A Higher Education Commission or Commission on Higher Education is a private or government agency charged with Higher Education. Commissions responsibilities includes regulating Higher Education, post-secondary education institutions, Universities and other public and private higher education institutions. The Commission is often headed by the Minister for Education or Commissioner.Higher Education Commission (Pakistan)
The Higher Education Commission (HEC), is an independent, autonomous, and statutory institution of primary funding, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education institutions in Pakistan.
Preceded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2002 by promulgation of the Higher Education Commission Ordinance 2002, the universities were formerly accredited by the UGC established in 1947; the institution was revised 1974 and came its modern form in 2002 under the leadership of Atta-ur-Rahman its founding Chairman, with additional executive reforms granted by the constitution. It operates directly under the Prime Minister and is not subservient to the Ministry of Education. Under a new and revised reforms, the HEC is made responsible for formulating higher education policy and quality assurance to meet the international standards as well as providing accrediting academic degrees, development of new institutions, and uplift of existing institutions in Pakistan. The major developments in the higher education sector occurred under the leadership of Atta-ur-Rahman, the founding Chairman, during 2002-2008. The remarkable transformation in the higher education sector was acknowledged in an article in the world's leading science journal, Nature, in which Rahman was called a "force of nature" After Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman resigned in protest in 2008 due to the suspension of scholarships of thousands of students abroad by the PPP government, the university development programmes slowed down due to cut in budget and introduction of cumbersome bureaucratic procedures.The HEC also facilitated the development of higher educational system in the country with main purpose of upgrading the universities and degree awarding colleges in the country to be focal point of the high learning of education, research, and development. Over the several years, the HEC plays an important and leading role towards building a knowledge based economy in Pakistan by giving out hundreds of doctoral scholarships for education abroad every year.Ilma University
Ilma University (Sindhi: علما يونيورسٽي) (formerly the Institute of Business & Technology, IBT) was set up in 2001 in the private sector by the Global Education Consultants Society (GEC) to promote higher education vital for Pakistan`s socio-economic progress. It became a degree-awarding institute through the Act of Assembly, Government of Sindh in 2004 and by the approval granted by the Higher Education Commission. Since then IBT has been providing undergraduate and graduate programs in the faculties of Management & Social Sciences, Computer Science & Information Technology, and Media Sciences. With a history of serving the academic and business communities, Ilma University has more than 1500 alumni in multinational companies, local private sector organizations, government sector departmentsm and NGOs.Jayant Pandurang Naik
Jayant Pandurang Naik, also known as J. P. Naik (5 September 1907 – 30 August 1981) was an Indian educator.
A great humanist, freedom fighter, polymath, encyclopedic thinker and socialist educationist. Recognized by the UNESCO alongside Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi as three pioneering educationists, J.P. Naik is also known as an institution maker.Born at very small town in Kolhapur district Bahirewadi, Taluka- Ajara.
He founded the Indian Institute of Education in 1948.
He served as Member Secretary of the Indian Education Commission from 1964 to 1966.
He also was Educational Adviser to the Government of India.Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology
PAF Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (KIET) (Sindhi: ڪراچي انسٽيٽيوٽ آف ايڪانامڪس اينڊ ٽيڪنالاجي) was established in 1997. KIET received recognition by the Higher Education Commission (formerly named UGC) vide letter no. 15-22/UGC-SEC/97/1291 dated 1 August 1998. HEC ranks KIET as 8th best university in Business/IT category.KIET was awarded a degree-granting status through a charter from the government of Sindh on 24 May 2000. KIET has also been granted NCEAC Accrediation for its BSCS, MCS program.London Borough of Camden
The London Borough of Camden is a borough in north west London, and forms part of Inner London. Historically in Middlesex, some southern (more central) areas of the borough, such as Holborn, are sometimes described as part of the West End of London.
The local authority is Camden London Borough Council.Maryland Higher Education Commission
The Maryland Higher Education Commission is the State of Maryland's governing board for higher education. It is responsible for establishing state policies for public and private colleges and universities and for-profit career schools. It is an independent agency created in 1988 and given responsibility for the planning, supervision and coordination of Maryland’s postsecondary education system under Education Article, §§10-207, 11-105.Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
The Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China is the agency of the State Council of the People's Republic of China that regulates all aspects of the educational system in mainland China, including compulsory basic education, vocational education, and tertiary education. The MOE certifies teachers, standardizes curriculum and textbooks, establishes standards, and monitors the entire education system in an effort to "modernize China through education". It is headquartered in Xidan, Xicheng District, Beijing. The MOE stresses technical education over other subjects.
The MOE was established in 1949 as the Ministry of Education of the Central People's Government, and was renamed the State Education Commission of the People's Republic of China from 1985 to 1998. Its current title was assigned during the restructuring of the State Council in 1998.Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
The Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (Sindhi: محمد علي جناح يونيورسٽي) (Urdu: جامعہ محمد علی جناح, abbreviated as MAJU) is a private university located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.Established in 1998, the university offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs with a strong emphasis on business management, applied sciences, engineering and computer science. It is one of the top institution of higher learning in the country and was listed in the top ten universities for "general category" by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan), as of 2013. In addition, the university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.The university operated an additional campus in Islamabad, but it changed into Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) in 2015. Now CUST is separate from MAJU, Karachi and under the MAJU Trust.National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (Initials: NUCES) (Urdu: نیشنل یونیورسٹی آف کمپیوٹر اینڈ ایمرجنگ سائنسزSindhi: نيشنل يونيورسٽي آف ڪمپيوٽر اينڊ امرجنگ سائنسز), also commonly known as FAST, is a private university in Pakistan. It has five campuses based in different cities and was the first multi-campus university in Pakistan.It is consistently ranked among the leading institutions of higher education in the country and top in computer sciences and information technology by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in 2010. Its Engineering programs have been accredited with Pakistan Engineering Council.National University of Modern Languages
The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) is a public university with its main campus located in Islamabad, Pakistan and other satellite campuses in different cities of Pakistan. It was established as an institute in 1969 and upgraded to university on May 29, 2000. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in languages, linguistics, social sciences, communications, engineering, management sciences and computer sciences. It is one of the largest university in the country. In 2013, the university was ranked in top 15 by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) (HEC) "general category" ranking.Orthodox Christian Education Commission
The Orthodox Christian Education Commission is an agency of SCOBA. It was founded in 1957 by a group of Orthodox theologians and educators as a forum where they could exchange ideas and search for solutions to common educational problems. It currently aims to develop and publish educational materials and offer support services to Orthodox churches in North America.Rankings of universities in Pakistan
This article presents an overview of university rankings in Pakistan. Within Pakistan, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) provides official rankings of higher education institutions (HEIs) nationally, based on a multitude of criteria. There are also various magazines, newspapers and international agencies/standards which provide rankings and analysis.
According to the 2015 HEI rankings released by the HEC, the top five universities in Pakistan are, in descending order: Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), University of the Punjab (PU), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), University of Agriculture in Faisalabad (UAF) and Aga Khan University (AKU).As of 2016, six universities in Pakistan are currently placed by QS World University Rankings in the top 800 world rankings: National University of Sciences and Technology (#501), Quaid-i-Azam University (#651), Lahore University of Management Sciences (#701), University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore (#701), University of Karachi (#701) and the University of Lahore (#701).As of 2018-2019 QS Ranking of Universities. There are 7 Pakistani universities in top 1000. P.I.A.S #397 N.U.S.T #417 QAU #551-560 L.U.M.S #701-750 C.O.M.S.A.T.S #751-800 U.E.T Lahore #801-1000 P.U Lahore #800-1000Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) (Sindhi: شهيد ذولفقار علي ڀٽو انسٽيٽيوٽ آف سائنس اينڊ ٽيڪنالاجي) is a private institute with multiple campuses in the residential and commercial areas of Pakistan and United Arab Emirates. Its main campus is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.University Grants Commission (Bangladesh)
The University Grants Commission (UGC) (Bengali: বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় মঞ্জুরী কমিশন Biśbobidyālaẏ mañjurī komiśan) of Bangladesh was established on 16 December 1972. It was created according to the Presidential Order (P.O. No 10 of 1973) of the Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh. In 2010, the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) announced bringing out reforms in University Grants Commission (UGC) and decided to change UGC into Higher Education Commission of Bangladesh (HEC).University Grants Commission (India)
The University Grants Commission of India (UGC India) is a statutory body set up by the Indian Union government in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development, and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education. It provides recognition to universities in India, and disbursements of funds to such recognised universities and colleges. Its headquarters is in New Delhi, and has six regional centres in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore.UGC is modelled after University Grants Committee of UK which was an advisory committee of the British government and advised on the distribution of grant funding amongst the British universities. The committee was in existence from 1919 until 1989.