7 Pak varsities among world top 200 institutions

STAFF REPORT IBD: As many as seven universities of Pakistan have made it to the list of top 250 Asian universities while three other universities find themselves among the top 200 world universities in agriculture and forestry.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), United Kingdom-based universities ranking agency, has recently issued the ranking of the universities for the year 2013.

According to the QS, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad (QAU) has secured 119th position among top 250 Asian varsities while National University of Science and Technology Islamabad (NUST) was declared 120, Agha Khan University Karachi (AKU) between 151-160, Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore (LUMS) between 191-200, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (UET), University of Karachi and University of the Punjab Lahore between 201-250 are now in top 250.

According to an official of the Higher Education Commission, this is a big achievement on the part of the commission as it has gone an extra mile in ensuring the maintenance of higher education standards in the local universities.

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