Higher education in Pakistan is the systematic process of students continuing their education beyond secondary school, learned societies and two-year colleges. The governance of higher education is maintained under the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) (HEC) which oversees the financial funding, research outputs and teaching quality in the country. In Pakistan, the higher education system includes the public, private and military universities, all accredited by the HEC. Since independence, new universities have expanded throughout the country with support provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which had been an autonomous institution of recognizing universities until 2002 when it was preceded by the Higher Education Commission. Pakistan produces about 445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduates annually. Following public and private higher education institutions are active in the country:
|1 University of Balochistan||Quetta||1970||Mastung, Kharan, Pishin||General||Public|
|2 Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology||Khuzdar||1987||Engineering and Technology||Public|
|3 Al-Hamd Islamic University||Quetta||1995||Islamabad||General||Private|
|4 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences||Quetta||2002||Zhob||General||Public|
|5 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University||Quetta||2004||Noshki, Pishin, Khuzdar||General||Public|
|6 Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences||Lasbela||2005||Wadh, Dera Murad Jamali||General||Public|
|7 University of Turbat||Turbat||2013||Gwadar||General||Public|
|8 University of Loralai||Loralai||2013||General||Public|
Azad Jammu and Kashmir
|1 Mirpur University of Science and Technology||Mirpur||1980||Bhimber||General||Public|
|2 University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir||Muzaffarabad||1980||Neelam, Jhelum Valley||General||Public|
|3 University of Poonch||Rawalakot||1980||Sudhanoti, Haveli||General||Public|
|4 Al-Khair University||Mirpur||1994||General||Private|
|5 Mohi-ud-Din Islamic University||Nerian Sharif||2000||General||Private|
|6 Women University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bagh||Bagh||2013||General||Public|
|7 University of Kotli||Kotli||2014||General||Public|
|1 Karakoram International University||Gilgit||2002||Hunza Valley, Ghizar, Chilas||General||Public|
|2 Baltistan University||Skardu||2015||General||Public|
- Education in Pakistan
- Rankings of universities in Pakistan
- List of educational boards in Pakistan
- List of engineering universities and colleges in Pakistan
- List of computing schools in Pakistan
- List of business schools in Pakistan
- List of pharmacy schools in Pakistan
- List of medical schools in Pakistan
- Pakistan Academy of Sciences
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