Six Pakistani universities among world’s top 800

Lahore—Six Pakistani universities are ranked among the world’s top 800 universities by British ranking agency, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) The universities that represent Pakistan in the top 800 according to the QS are Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), National University of Sciences And Technology (Nust) Islamabad, Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums), University of Karachi (KU), University of Lahore and University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore.
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 takes 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 internationalisation. University rankings: QAU, Aga Khan lead rankings On the other hand, 15 Indian universities made it to the list.
Two of them, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) were ranked within 200, at 147 and 179 respectively. The top 10 universities in the world in the QS rankings are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College, ETH Zurich and the University of Chicago.
Quaid-e-Azam University has been ranked Pakistan’s best university in the general category, according to rankings for 2015 released by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
University of Punjab in Lahore and National University of Science and Technology (NUST) secured second and third positions respectively, as per the HEC as chairperson Dr Mukhtar Ahmed unveiled the rankings of 129 universities in Islamabad.—INP

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