HEC ranking of medical universities

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan ranks various medical universities according to the following criterion:

1. Teaching quality

2. QA criteria

3. Research

1. Aga Khan University, Karachi:

Agha Khan University is a private sector medical university established in 1983. It bags the first number in HEC rankings of medical universities across Pakistan. Apart from MBBS, this university also offers other medical courses like BDS, Allied Health Sciences Nursing. The University has campuses and programmes in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom.

Official website: https://www.aku.edu/Pages/home.aspx


2. University of Health Sciences, Lahore:

Established in the year 2002, this university is placed at number 2 in Higher Education Commission of Pakistan's University Ranking for 2015 in the field of medical and health sciences, and at number 8 in all universities of Pakistan. It is situated in Lahore and it offers medical courses like MBBS, BDS, DPT, Allied Health Sciences, and Nursing.

Official website: http://www.uhs.edu.pk/

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3. Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi:

Established in the year 2003, Dow University of health sciences is a public sector medical university, located in Karachi. According to HEC, it is ranked third among all the medical universities of Pakistan. It has educated and trained more than 8,000 students and residents from different academic institutes.

Official website: http://www.duhs.edu.pk/

4. Isra University, Hyderabad:

Al-Nafees Medical College and Teaching Hospital is associated with Isra University Hyderabad and is ranked fifth among all the medical universities of Pakistan by the HEC. It is a private sector college situated in Islamabad.

Official website: http://www.isra.edu.pk/


5. Zia-ud-Din University, Karachi:

Named after Sr. Dr. Zia-ud-din Ahmad, an eminent educationist and scholar of Sub-continent, this university is situated in Karachi. Zia ud din College of Medical Sciences is a private medical college associated with this university and is ranked fifth among the medical institutes of Pakistan, according to HEC.

Official website: https://zmc.zu.edu.pk/

5. Khyber Medical University, Peshawar:

Established in 2007, this medical university is ranked fourth among all the medical institutes of Pakistan, according to HEC. The college offers MBBS, BDS, Nursing, Allied health sciences, Pharmacy and many other postgraduate courses. Some of the institutes affiliated with this medical university are:

-Khyber Medical College Peshawar

-Khyber Girls Medical College Peshawar.

-Ayub Medical College Abbottabad

-Saidu Medical College Swat

-Gomal Medical College.

-Bacha Khan Medical College, Mardan

-Khyber College of Dentistry.

Official website: https://www.kmu.edu.pk/

6. King Edward Medical University, Lahore:

KEMU is the oldest medical institute in Pakistan and is one of the medical institutes having the highest closing merit in Pakistan every year. According to HEC ranking 2015, this university is ranked sixth among all the medical institutes of Pakistan. Following medical hospitals are affiliated with this university:

-Mayo Hospital Lahore

-Lady Willingdon Hospital

-Lady Aitchison Hospital

-Kot Khawja Saeed Hospital

-Shahdra Hospital

-Govt. Said Mitha Teaching Hospital Lahore

Official website: http://kemu.edu.pk/

7. Baqai Medical University:

Baqai Medical University, situated in Karachi, was founded in 1988. This university offers courses in medicine, dentistry, health management sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and veterinary science, and other interdisciplinary courses. It is ranked tenth among all the medical universities of Pakistan according to HEC.

Official website: http://baqai.edu.pk/

8. Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences:

Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences started as a Medical School in 1881. It is ranked eighth among all the medical institutes of Pakistan by the HEC. The university offers the following medical courses:




-Biomedical Engineering

-Pharm-D Program

-Postgraduate programs

Official website: http://www.lumhs.edu.pk/home/

9. Gandhara University, Peshawar:

Founded in 2002, Gandhara University is a private university located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is ranked ninth among the medical institutes all over the country. This university offers the following medical courses:



-Pharm D



-Doctor of Physiotherapy(D.P.T)

Official website: http://www.gandhara.edu.pk/


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