QAU clinches top spot in HEC university rankings 2015Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Quaid-i-Azam University beat out higher educational institutes across Pakistan to secure the leading spot in the Higher Education Commission (HEC) ranking of top Pakistani universities in 2015.
It is followed by the University of Punjab and the National University of Science and Technology at second and third place respectively.
In addition to a list of top 10 universities overall, the best educational institutes in various disciplines have also been ranked.
Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmad announced the rankings during a press conference held at the Commission Secretariat in Islamabad on Tuesday. Rankings are based on data collected during the previous year, he said, adding that HEC verifies and checks data from all universities before compiling the final list.
Universities are evaluated on the basis of quality assurance, quality of teaching, research, finance and facilities and social integration and community development.
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The first HEC rankings were announced in 2006. After a pause of about six years, the second rankings were announced in 2012, followed by the third and fourth in 2013 and 2014 respectively.