List of HEC recognized and fake universities in Pakistan


The Higher Education Commission, HEC Pakistan has issued a list of recognized and fake or illegal universities operating in the country and warned students that the degrees of the latter institutions will not be recognized

HEC Recognized Universities

Here is the list of all HEC recognized universities across Pakistan. You can also verify from HEC’s official website, using link below:


HEC Recognized Universities

Public sector universities/degree awarding institutions

Total: 87

HEC Recognized Universities Federal Territory ​ ​

S. No University/DAI Campuses Location
1 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,  Islamabad
  • Abbottabad
  • Attock
  • Lahore
  • Wah
  • Vehari
  • Sahiwal
2 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology, Islamabad
  • Karachi
3 National University of Modern Language, Islamabad
  • Lahore
  • Faisalabad
  • Peshawar
  • Multan
  • Karachi
  • Hyderabad
  • Quetta
4 National College of Arts, Lahore
  • Rawalpindi
4 Bahria University, Islamabad
  • Karachi
  • Lahore
5 Air University, Islamabad
  • Multan
  • Kamra
6 Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore
  • Islamabad
  • Rawalpindi
  • DG Khan
  • Faisalabad
  • Gujranwala
  • Multan
  • Sahiwal
  • Badin
  • Ghotki
  • Karachi
  • Pashin
  • Peshawar
  • Muzaffargarh
  • Hyderabad
  • Jhelum
7 Karakorum International University, Gilgit Baltistan
  • Hunza
  • Diamer (Chilas)
  • Ghizer
​8 ​National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad
  • ​Karachi
​9 ​Institute of Space & Technology (IST), Islamabad
  • ​KICSIT Kahauta
  • Karachi


HEC Recognized Universities Punjab​ ​

S. No University/DAI Campuses Location
1 University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
  • Kalashah Kako
  • Faisalabad
  • Rachna College,  Gujranwala
  • Narrowal
2 University of Punjab, Lahore
  • Gujranwala
  • Jehlum
3 Lahore College of Women University, Lahore
  • Jhang
4 University of Education Lahore
  • Okara(upgraded to full fledged University w.e.f. 01-04–2016)
  • DG Khan
  • Faisalabad
  • Joharabad
  • Multan
  • Vehari
  • Attock
5 University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore
  • Patoki
  • Jhang
6 Bahauddin Zakarai University, Multan
  • Layyah
7 Islamia University Bahawalpur
  • Rahim Yar Khan
  • Bahawalnagar
8 UET Taxila
  • Chakwal
9 Agriculture University Faisalabad
  • Toba Tek Singh
  • Depalpur
  • Burewala
10 University of Gujrat, Gujrat
  • Lahore
  • Sialkot (upgraded to University of Sailkot w.e.f 20-3-2018)
  • Narrowal  (upgraded to University of Narowal w.e.f 20-3-2018)
  • Rawalpindi
11. Government College University, Faisalabad
  • Layyah
  • Sahiwal
12. University of Sargodha, Sargodha
  • Bhakkar
  • Mianwali

(Admissions  in Following Campuses have been stopped w.e.f. Fall 2018 & operations of these campuses have been permanently shut down).

  • Lahore
  • Mandi Bahauddin
  • Gujranwala
  • Faisalabad (Women)
  • Lyallpur

HEC Recognized Universities Sindh

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S. No University/DAI Campuses Location
1 University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • Mirpur Khas
  • Badin
  • Dadu
2 Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  • Khairpur
3 Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
  • Shikarpur
4 Quaid-i-Awan University of Engineering & Technology, Nawabshah
  • Larkana
5 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad
  • Naushahro Feroze
​6 ​The Sukkur IBA University
  • ​Kandkot


HEC Recognized Universities Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

​ ​

S. No University/DAI Campuses Location
1 UET Peshawar
  • Abbottabad
  • Mardan (upgraded to the status of full fledged University w.e.f. 20-07-2018)
  • Bannu
  • Jalozai
  • Kohat
2 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, District Dir (Upper)
  • Wari
​3 ​University of Swat
  • ​Shangla
​4 ​Kohat University of Sciencce & Technology (KUST), Kohat
  • ​Hangu
​5 ​Gomal University, D. I. Khan
  • ​Tank

​ HEC Recognized Universities Balochistan

S. No.   University/DAI Campus Location
​1 ​University of Turbat
  • ​Gawadar
​2 ​National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Islamabad
  • ​Quetta

Program allowed;

  • BE-Civil Engineering (subject to aprpoval of PEC)
  • BS Computer Science
​3 ​Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta
  • ​Pishin
  • Noshki
  • Khuzdar


Private sector universities/degree awarding institutions

Total: 35

S. No University/DAI Campuses Location
1 University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Islamabad (Intake stopped after Fall 2019)
  • Sargodha
  • Gujrat (Intake stopped after Fall 2019)
2 Preston University, Kohat
  • Islamabad (Admissions allowed w.e.f. 09-9-020)
  • Peshawar (Admissions stopped)
  • Lahore (Admissions stopped)
3 SZABIST, Karachi
  • Islamabad
  • Larkana
  • Dubai
  • Hyderabad
4 Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar (Campus and Distance Education Centres)
  • Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE (Campus)
  • Admissions are allowed through Distance Education mode only at approved Distance Education Centers (DEC’s) of Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for undergraduate degree programs in arts, humanities, social sciences, education, business and commerce only:
  • Comwave Institute of Information Technology, F-8 Markaz, Islamabad.
  • National Textile Institute (NTI), Main Park Road, Lane # 7, Chak Shehzad, Islamabad
  • Islamabad Federal College (IFC), Plaza # 154, St. No # 30, I&T Center, G-9/1, Islamabad.
  • Abbott Group of Colleges,
    Islamabad Expressway, Near TM CNG Station, Khanapul, Islamabad.
  • College of Business & Technologies, Comsats University Road, Mandian, Abbottabad.
  • Comwave Institute of Sciences & I.T Opposite New China Market, Near Noor Surgical Hospital, D-Stop, Abbottabad Road, Haripur.
  • Abbott Group of Colleges,
    Adjacent Zarai Taraqiati Bank, P.O Jhangi, Mansehra Road, Abbottabad.
  • Abbott Group of Colleges,
    Opposite WAPDA Grid Station, Near Dhangri Chowk, Shahra-E-Resham, Mansehra.
  • Comwave Institute of Sciences & I.T, Near Sultan Plaza, Supply Area, Mansehra Road, Abbottabad.
  • ANSI Institute of Education, Science &Technology (AIMS), Nowshera Road, Mardan.
  • Institute of Education & Management Sciences, University Road, D.I. Khan
  • Bannu Institute of Education, Science &Technology (BEST), Kacharey Road, Bannu.
  • Al Noor College of Engineering & Technology, Rawalpindi Road, Near Bypass Bridge, Opposite U.E.T Campus, Kohat.
  • Swabi Engineering College of Technology (SECT), Ahmadabad, Shah Mansoor, Swabi.
  • College of Business & I.T, Khaar Road, Opposite Saddam Petrol Pump, College Colony, Batkhela.
  • Chakdara Polytechnic Institute, G.T Road, Amir Abad, Chakdara Distt: Dir (L)
  • Dir College of Science & Technology, Saddo, Timergara, Dir Lower.
  • Saidu Polytechnic Institute,
    Park Avenue, College Colony, Saidu Sharif, Swat.
  • Indus Polytechnic Institute,
    G.T Road, Odigram, Swat.
5 ISRA University, Hyderabad
  • Islamabad
  • Karachi
6 IQRA University, Karachi
  • Islamabad
  • Quetta
7 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (FAST)
  • Lahore
  • Karachi
  • Peshawar
  • Chiniot
8 Abasyn University, Peshawar
  • Islamabad
9 Hamdard University, Karachi
  • Islamabad (Admission Banned for Spring, 2018)
10 National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore
  • Multan
  • Bahawalpur (Intake stopped after Fall 2019)
  • Rahim Yar Khan (Intake stopped after Fall 2019)
11 Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, Dera Ismail Khan
  • Peshawar
12 University of Management & Technology, Lahore
  • Sialkot
13 The Riphah International University, Rawalpindi
  • Lahore
  • Faisalabad
  • Malakand (up till Fall 2020)
14 Al-Hamd Islamic University, Quetta
  • Islamabad
15 Greenwich University, Karachi
  • Mauritius
16 Hajvery University, Lahore
  • Sheikhupura (Admissions stopped)
17 Aga Khan University, Karachi
  • Institute For the Study of Muslim Civilizations, London
​18 ​Foundation University, Islamabad
  • ​Sialkot 

(Admissions allowed in undergraduate degree programs in the field of Management Sciences, Software Engineering/Computer Science)

19 ​Iqra National University, Peshawar
  • ​Swat

List of Illegal/ Fake Institution

List of illegal/fake institutions in​ Punjab


 All Affiliated Colleges with Global Institute, Lahore offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs
2  All Affiliated Colleges with Superior College, Lahore across Punjab offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs
3  All Heritage International Colleges (HICs) affiliated with any Private University across Punjab imparting undergraduate and postgraduate education
4  The Open International University for Complimentary Medicines, (Sri Lanka) and its operations anywhere in Pakistan including Karachi and Islamabad offices
5  American International University, 7 up Chowk, Gulberg III, Lahore
6  Softlogix College of Information Technology, Lahore
7  TIU Institute, 29-C/1, Gulberg III, Ghalib Road, Lahore
8  Pakistan College of Science & Technology, 447-D, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
9  AIMS Institute of Management Sciences, AIMS House 11 A, Opposite Pizza Hut, Gulgasht, Multan
10  National Textile College of Professional Sciences & IT, 62-C/1 M.M. Alam Road, Gulberg 3, Lahore
11  Standard Institute of Emerging Technologies & Sciences (SIETS), 225-A-new Muslim Town, Lahore
12  Ali Garh Institute of Management Science (AIMS), 3-D Model Town, Club Road, Rahim Yar Khan
13  Mishigan International College, Lahore
14  American International College, Faisal Town, Lahore, Punjab
15  American University of London, National College of Business Management and Technology, 365-M, Model Town, Lahore
16  Rawal Open International University of Alternative Medicine Pakistan, Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi
17  INFOVISION Institute of Management and Information Technology, Lahore
18  Islamia College of Commerce, Kot Ada, Muzaffargarh
19  Opstech College of Computer Science, Lahore
20  CIT College, Majeed Plaza, Bank Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi.
21  University College of Commerce, Peoples Colony, Khanewal
22  National College of Commerce, Mian Channu
23  Quaid-e-Azam College, Mian Channu
24  International College of Commerce, Mian Channu
25  Leads Law College, Burewala
26  Comstech Law College, Gulgasht Colony, Multan
27  Comstech Degree College, Gulgasht Colony, Multan
28  Pakistan Mission Law College, Neel Kot, Bosan Road, Multan
29  Lahore University of Computer Excellence, New Garden Town, Lahore
30  Arqum College of Science & Arts, Court Road, Gujranwala
31  Cosmiq Institute of Technology, Cosmiq Complex, 54-Commercial Area, Cavalry Ground Extension, Lahore Cantt
32  NICON College of Computer Sciences, Adam Jee Road, Rawalpindi
33  SINTEC System, North Star Plaza, Murree Road, Rawalpindi
34  Higher Education College, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
35  National Textile College of Professional Sciences and IT, 62-C/1 M.M, Alam Road, Gulberg-III, Lahore.
36  National Group of Textile College, IC-1, MM Alam Road, Sir Syed stop, Gulberg III, Lahore
37  Pakistan Institute of Technology, Trust Plaza, GT Road, Gujranwala
38  The National College, Faisalabad
39  Excelsior College of Information Technology, Lahore
40  Fashion Design Institute, Majeed Plaza, Bank Road, Rawalpindi
41  Raees ul Ahrar College, Murree Road, Rawalpindi
​42 ​​Independent University (Independent Medical College), 175-Jinnah Colony, Faisalabad
43  Preston University, Faisalabad campus
44  NICON College of Computer Sciences, 29/A, Officers Colony, Faisalabad
45  Preston University School of Business, 7th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
46  Institute of Professional Studies (Canal Campus) 4-A, New Muslim Town, Near New Campus Bridge, 24-E-II near New French Center, Gulberg III, Lahore
47  College of Technical Education, Langlay Road, Lahore
48  College of Education, New Muslim Town, Lahore
49  Matrix Institute of Emerging Science, Gulberg III, Lahore
50  Quaid-e-Azam College of Information Technology, Main Ferozepur Road, Lahore
51  Centre for Health & Population Studies, Chamba Line, Lahore
52  College of Business Administration, Gulberg III, Lahore
53  Lahore School of Information Technology, New Garden Town, Lahore
54  Proceed Institute of Management & IT, Gulberg III, Lahore
55  Institute of Computer Technology, Gulberg II, Main Ferozepur Road, Lahore
56  College of Professional Studies, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
57  Institute of Management Sciences, Canal Road, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
58  College of Business Administration, PAF Road, Sargodha
59  College of I.T. 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
60  University College, 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
61  INFOVISION Institute of Management & Information Technology, Lahore
62  Shibly College of Commerce, Karor, Layyah
63  Khyber College of Commerce, Kot Sultan, Layyah
64  Abdul Kasim College, Taunsa, D.G. Khan
65  The National College , Bosan Road, Multan
66  National Group of Textile College, Near Civil Hospital, 45 Civil Lines, Gujranwala
67  Kynat College of Commerce, Kot Sultan, Layyah
68  Allied College of Commerce, Mian Channu
69  DG College, Tausan, D.G. Khan
70  Institute of Information Technology & Management, 40/3 Jahanzeb Centre, Opp. Gakhar Plaza, Bank Road, Saddar Rawalpindi
71  Wah Institute of Management Technology Sadat Plaza Lalaruk, the Mall Wah Cantt
72  University College of Information Technology, Jampur Road, Fareedabad Colony, D.G. Khan
73  Chanab Institute of Information Technology, Shadab Colony, Opp. Canal Rest House, Jhang
74  College of Management & Information Technology, Mumtaz Plaza, Jinnah Road, Gujrat
75  Rawalpindi Institute of Technology, Ojri Camp, Murree Road, Rawalpindi
76  Multan Institute of Management Sciences, 2-A Gulghast Colony, Boson Road, Multan
77  SYSTEX Institute of Technology, 14-L, Model Town Extension, Lahore
78  ABACUS College, D-102 M.A.Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
79  College of Advance Professional Studies, 85-E, Farid Town Road, Sahiwal
80  LIONS College, 3-A, Canal Colony, Farid Town Road, Sahiwal
81  College of Information Technology Circular Road, Chowk Islamabad, Sialkot
82  Al-Qasim University 38-D, Lawrence Road, Lahore
83  College of Global Technologies, Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi
84  South Asia Institute of Management and I.T, Hali Road, Westrige, Rawalpindi
85  UK College of Information Technology, Club Road, Muzaffargarh
86  College of Management & I.T, Lala Rukh, The Mall, Wah
87  UK College of Technology, Ahmed Pur East Road, Bahawalpur
88  College of Professional Studies, Gulgasht Colony, Bosan Road, Multan
89  Edycare College of I.T, Baldia Road, Bahawalnagar
90  Sadiqabad Polytechnic Institute, Sadiqabad, Distt, Rahim Yar Khan
91  Leads Institute of Management Sciences, 24-K, Gulberg-II, Lahore
92  Central College of Information Technology, 5-E/4 850, Officer’s Colony Boson Road, Multan
93  Pyramid Education Centre, D 135, Malik Abad Road, 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
94  Lahore Campus of Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology, Karachi;
95  Lahore Metropolitan University, Lahore
96  Pioneer College of Commerce, Kot Adu, Muzaffargarh
97  Quaid e Azam University of Pakistan, Lahore
98   Islamic University of Pakistan, Sialkot
​99 ​The University of Chakwal, Chakwal.
100 ​ Aeroline Institute of Aviation Studies, Lahore

List of illegal/fake institutions in Sindh

Sr. # Name of Institutions
1 All other branches/campuses/affiliated colleges/franchises of Newports Institute of Communication & E​conomics Karachi except its Karachi campus
2 All other branches/campuses/affiliated colleges/franchises of Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology, Karachi  except its Karachi campus
3 The Elites University, Sector 11-A, Hashim Town Sindh Karachi Housing Society, Scheme No 33, Karachi
4 American School of International Business C-7/A, Daman e Koh, KDA Officers, Cooperation Housing Society Opposite PNS, Bahadur Stadium Road, Karachi
5 American World University International 22-A, Tipu Sultan Road, Karachi
6 Glamshire University 
7 American University of Hawaii, 981 Highway 80 East, Clinton, Mississippi 39056
8 East-West University
9 International University of America, 
10 Western International University, C-41, Block 6, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Nipa Chowrangi, Near Aero Club, Karachi
11 Washington University, 532/1, Business Recorded Road, Garden East, Karachi
12 University of Southern, Comit Campus, St 6B, Block-14 Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
13 University of Houston Clear Lake D-77, Block 2, Clifton Opposite Bilawal House, Karachi
14 University of Economics & Technology, 30 Block -A, Opposite Mehran Clinic, Sindhi Muslim Society, Karachi
15 Lincoln Institute, D-18, Block-8, Punjab Colony, Ch. Khaliq-uz-Zaman Rad, Clifton, Karachi
16 University of Islamic Study, Block-7, Ghulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
17 American School of London,
18 College Swiss Switzerland, Domino Education Services, Karachi, Sindh
19 The International University of America, 40-J/A, Block 6, Pechs, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Sindh
20 Institute of Management Science and Arts, Latifabad, Hyderabad, Sindh
21 Mehran Institute of I.T, Latifabad, Hyderabad, Sindh
22 National Textile College of Professional Sciences and IT, Hyderabad
23 SPIRIT Institute of Management & Computer Science, North Nazimabad, Karachi
24 Institute of Science & Management, Shaheed-e-Milat Road, Karachi
25 College of Computer & Management Studies, Block B, Latifabad, Hyderabad
26 College of Education 
27 American University of London Western Graduate College 
28 Malir Halt, North Nazimabad, , Gulshan e Iqbal, Orangi Town Gulshan e Behar, F-53 Industrial Park Hub River Road site, Karachi campuses of Sindh Institute of Mangement & Technology, Karachi
29 Al-Khair College of Commerce, Mian Channu; Al-Burhan Shopping Circle, 3rd Floor, Bld-B, on Top of Burger Time Restaurant Opp. Main Haidry Market, North Nazimabad, Karachi
30 College of Information Technology,   C-562, Eid Gah Road, Sukkar; Campus Distt. Central Clock-E North Nazimabad, Karachi
31​ ​College of Education, A-130 Block -E North Nizamabad, Karachi
​32 ​College of Education, Gate No. 8, No.4 Mahmoodabad, Karachi
​33 ​College of Administration & Computer Science, PECHS, Karachi
34 College of Management Science, Main Korangi Road, Karachi
35 Pakistan Institute of Professional Science, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
​36 ​​Allama Muhammad Yusuf Binnori Islamic University, Pakistan

List of illegal/fake​ institutions in AJK​


List of illegal/fake​ institutions in AJK​


1 All other campuses/affiliated colleges of Al-Khair University AJK  except Bhimber
2 Institute of Advance Studies of Information Technology, Dadyal
3  Pak Kashmir Institute of IT, Mirpur

List of illegal/fake institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


1  Agha Computers, Al-Noor Esquire, PICIC Bank Building, Mansehra Road, Abbottabad
2 Islamabad Computer Institute, College Road Jaba, Dargai
3 Flash Institute of Computer Studies, Sheikh Jee Plaza, Industrial Estate, Jamrud Road, Peshawar
4 Square Soft Systems, Kashmeery Bazar, Manzoor Market, Shinkiari
5 College of Computer & Information Technology, Matta, Swat
6 Global College of Information Technology, College Road, Thana, Swat
7 Global College of Information Technology, Sohary, Buner, Swat
8 Aryan University, Jahangir Road, Peshawar
9 National College of Computer Sciences, Bannu,
10 Imam Ghazali University, Peshawar
11 Abu Ali Seena University, Peshawar
​12 ​FIMS College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Dargai, District Malakand

List of Ilegal/Fake Institutions in Federal Capital

1  Islamabad Law College, Islamabad
2  ​Islamabad Campus of Mohiuddin Islamic University, Neiran Sharif

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