Lahore, July 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): According to the “Quality and Research-based Ranking 2013” released by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for Pakistani universities on Friday, July 5, 2013, the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has been ranked as the top business education university in Pakistan. LUMS won in the same category last year and in 2006 as well.
In announcing the rankings, HEC Chairman Javaid Laghari said that the rankings released will help universities identify their “strengths and weaknesses” and will help them improve on their shortfalls. It was also shared that the rankings are based on the performance of Pakistani universities between 2011 and 2012.
Ranking was carried out on the following three criteria: implementation status of quality assurance, teaching quality and research produced at the universities. Implementation status of quality assurance included points for appointment criteria of faculty members, anti-plagiarism committees and peer perception.
The rankings are divided into four discipline-based and three enrolment-based categories. Applied Science (PIEAS), Islamabad, was declared the best in engineering and technology category; University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, secured the top spot in the agriculture/veterinary category, while Aga Khan University, Karachi, once again ranked as the number one amongst the medical universities of the country.
The general universities category was divided into three sub-categories based on their respective enrolment size. Universities with more than 7,000 students were considered for the large sub-category, between 3,000 and 7,000 students for the medium sub-category and less than 3,000 for the small sub-category.
The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) ranked number one in the general universities large category, whereas Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, booked the top slot in the medium category. University of Faisalabad was ranked the best university in the general universities small category.
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