Which are the most famous universities in Balochistan? We attempts to answer this question by publishing the 2023 Balochistan University Ranking of 10 recognized institutions of higher education in Balochistan that meet the following selection criteria:
- Be chartered, licensed or approved by the appropriate Pakistani higher education organization.
- Submit a minimum of four years of undergraduate (bachelor’s degrees) or postgraduate (master’s or doctoral) degrees.
- Courses are mostly offered in the form of traditional, face-to-face, and non-distance education.
List of 10 best Universities in Balochistan
Our goal is to provide a non-academic periodic table of top universities in Balochistan based on valid, unbiased, and ineffective web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data provided by the universities themselves. Below is the list of top 10 universities in Balochistan in 2023.
|University Name||Pak Ranking||Website|
|1. University of Balochistan||#57||UOB|
|2. Balochistan University of Information Technology||#65||BUITMS|
|3. Balochistan UET||#76||BUETK|
|4. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University||#102||SBKWU|
|5. Alhamd Islamic University||#131||AIU|
|6. Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences||#163||LUAWMS|
|7. University of Turbat||#166||UOT|
|8. University of Loralai||#174||UOLI|
|9. Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences||#177||BUMHS, QUETTA|
|10. Balochistan Agriculture College||#182||BAC|
1. University of Balochistan
The University of Balochistan was established in October 1970 by an ordinance issued by the then Governor of Balochistan. In June 1996, the Balochistan Assembly passed an ACT called the University of Balochistan ACT 1996.
In this way Balochistan, University became the only general university in the province which provides higher education in science, arts and humanities to the entire population of the province.
Presently the University has 08 Faculties, 50 Departments, 05 Centers, and 01 Constituent Law College. The university initially started with three departments i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Geology.
2. Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS)
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences has given a new perspective and a different meaning to education.
Its guidelines for academic achievement are aligned with the world’s leading institutions. At BUITEMS, we are a community of professionals committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow.
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences is founded on solid principles of excellence in academic standards, equality, equity, sincerity of purpose and vision of the future.
BUITEMS has been recognized as a global hub for Sustainable Development Goal 8 by the United Nations Education Impact, i.e. for decent work and economic growth. With its dynamic team, the university has emerged as a leading seat of teaching and research.
3. Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology
Balochistan UET Khuzdar (originally Balochistan Engineering College Khuzdar) was initiated by the Federal Government of Pakistan in 1973/74, and its administrative approval by ECNEC was granted in 1977.
The construction work was completed in 1987 and first-year classes were started in 1987-88 with only 90 students, equally divided into groups of 30 in each (03) discipline namely Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. .
The institution was later upgraded to the university level under the BUET Act 1994 after seven (07) years of its successful performance in the public sector.
4. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University
Balochistan has the honor to establish the first women’s university in Quetta.
The need for a women’s university in Balochistan has been felt for decades and this need was finally fulfilled when the Governor of Balochistan, Mr. Owais Ahmed Ghani issued Order No. 1 of 2004 for the establishment of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University in Quetta.
On August 26, 2004, the Balochistan Provincial Council passed the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University Act.
The university was established in the Sardar Bahadur Khan Sanatorium, which was donated by the Pakistan Railways free of charge.
The university campus is spread over an area of 40 acres. The keys to the building were handed over to the Vice-Chancellor on March 18, 2004, and the building underwent a historic transformation as it became the first women’s university in Balochistan and the third in Pakistan.
Since that day, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University of Balochistan has been striving to provide a safe haven for women of Balochistan and Pakistan who are interested in academic and intellectual pursuits.
5. Alhamd Islamic University
Alhamd Islamic University was established by the Alhamd Educational System (AES), which was established in 1995 with the aim of promoting education in all sectors of education.
AES already operates a number of educational institutions and research and development organizations such as the Balochistan Institute of Technology, BIT College for Girls, Dar Al-Arqam School for Islam and Modern Sciences, Dar Al-Arqam College for Girls, and the Quran Research Academy.
6. Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences
La Spella University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS) is a public sector university located in Uthal, in the historic and picturesque Lasbela district, in Balochistan, Province of Pakistan.
This 17-year-old higher education institution of Pakistan has a selective admission policy based on entrance exams, academic record and previous grades of students.
The admission rate range is 40-50% which makes this Pakistani higher education institution an average selective institution.
7. University of Turbat
Turbat University (UoT) is located in Turbat (Kekh District) in the Makran Region. The people of the area have always longed for a nearby university.
Their dream of an independent university was finally realized when the academic activities of the institution started in May 2013 as a full university.
Before obtaining full university status in 2012, it remained an HEC-recognized sub-campus of the University of Balochistan (UoB) from 2009 to 2012.
The Turbat University Act 2012 was passed by the Balochistan Regional Council on June 20, 2012, approved by His Excellency the Governor of Balochistan on the 26 of the same year, and notified in the Provincial Gazette on June 28, 2012.
8. University of Loralai
Loralai University is a public sector higher education institution established with the goal of achieving excellence in the impartial dissemination of quality education for all.
It was chartered by the Balochistan Provincial Council in 2012. The university offers 4-year bachelor’s and 2-year master’s degrees in basic and social sciences, computers and management.
The infrastructure is very well developed with modern classrooms, lecture halls, IT laboratories, a library, wide pathways and many additional study spaces.
Exams usually take the form of written exams, lab work, group work, or private projects. The university is also equipped with well-qualified faculty both inside and outside the country.
Courses in the disciplines of humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, and technology are designed to emphasize research. Students are encouraged to think creatively and communicate their ideas effectively.
9. Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences
Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences (BUMHS), Quetta is the first and only medical university in Balochistan, that caters to the teaching and learning needs of medical professionals.
BUMHS with Pulan Medical College and the Department of Dentistry at Bolan Medical College (University College of Dentistry) is the highest educational seat.
Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences was established by law. No. VII of 2017. Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences Bill No. 12 of 2017 passed by the Balochistan Regional Assembly on 11 December 2017.
10. Balochistan Agriculture College
The College of Agriculture of Balochistan, Quetta, was established in October 1986 after realizing the enormous need for professionals in the field of agriculture.
Since its inception, it has produced more than 1200 graduates in various disciplines of agriculture.
The college’s annual intake has been kept at a basic level with a minimum of 200 students to ensure the quality of teaching and research is of a high standard.