The number of universities is growing rapidly in Khyber Pakhtonkhwa. As capital and largest city in KPK, the city is cultural and educational hub of KPK with growing literacy rate day by day .The ratio of admissions in universities has increased by 43% during the past five years in KPK. Discussed below are some of the top main universities in KPK.
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM)
It is a public research university, established in April 2009. The university incorporates nine campuses having a student count of more than ten thousand. The university offers various studies in almost thirty one disciplines. And above all AWKUM has academic collaborations with many international high standard institutions. The University has introduced all the modern departments, teaching basic sciences, social and applied sciences with a credible base of quality education and research to equip the minds of young scholars.
University Of Engineering and Technology Peshawar (UET Peshawar)
University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar, is a premier institution of higher learning in the field of engineering sciences. Established as university in 1980, today it boasts twenty two departments, covering an entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies programs in various sciences like engineering, natural and social sciences. The student count of the university is approximately 4000. UET-Peshawar is recognized by HEC and is also the member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.
University Of Agriculture Peshawar (UAP)
AUP is a public research university founded in 1981. The university is ranked on the fourth number in agriculture in the country. The graduates of this University are serving in public-private sectors organizations on key positions within Pakistan and abroad. The university offers Ample of agricultural subjects as well as various engineering subjects. The student count of the university is 7000+.
Abasyn University is a private research university located in Peshawar. The university was founded in the year 2007 and has another campus in Islamabad. The university has the affiliation with HEC. . Abasyn University was the only university in KPK which was awarded category “W” at the inception which was the highest category to be awarded to any institution in the old ranking system by HEC. Abasyn University offers degree programs in various disciplines including Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Pharmacy, Microbiology, Education and Technology.
University of Peshawar
The University of Peshawar, as a mother educational institution of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is an outcome of the dream of the father of the nation and was created as the first ever University after independence. The highly qualified and trained faculty, student friendly and supportive administration, modern curricula, conductive academic environment and excellent infrastructure are the hallmarks of the University. Its role in political, industrial and government leadership is recognized. The University has an over whelming contribution in bringing positive changes in the society.