Six Pak universities among worlds top 800

STAFF REPORT LHR: Six Pakistani universities are ranked among the worlds top 800 universities by British ranking agency, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). These universities included Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), NUST Islamabad, Lums, University of Karachi, University of Lahore and UET Lahore.

According to details, NUST leads with 501-550, QAU ranks second among Pakistani universities with 651-700 while Lums, UET, KU and University of Lahore follow with 701+.

The British agency considers employer reputation (10pc), citations per faculty (20pc), student to faculty ratio (20pc), international students (5pc) and international faculty ratio (5pc). National University of Sciences And Technology has also been ranked separately in Engineering and Technology category at 340.

The QS rankings take into account academic reputation (40 per cent), employer reputation (10pc), student to faculty ratio (20pc), citations per faculty (20pc), international faculty ratio (5pc) and international students (5pc).

The methodology aims to assess research, teaching, employability and internationalization. University rankings: QAU, Aga Khan lead rankings On the other hand, 15 Indian universities made it to the list.

Quaid-e-Azam University has been ranked Pakistans best university in the general category, according to rankings for 2015 released by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

University of Punjab in Lahore and NUST have secured second and third positions respectively, as per the HEC as chairperson Dr Mukhtar Ahmed unveiled the rankings of 129 universities in Islamabad.

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