The Occasions Greater Schooling’s (THE) Asia University Rankings 2017 publication consists of seven Pakistani establishments within the prime 300, 5 of that are new entrants, in accordance with a press launch.
Quaid-i-Azam College acquired the very best rating amongst native establishments, putting within the 121-one hundred thirty cohort, joined by COMSATS Institute of Info Know-how, which locations within the 141-one hundred fifty band.
The editor of THE, Phil Baty stated, “It’s unbelievable information that Pakistan has greater than tripled its illustration on this yr’s listing of Asia’s greatest universities, taking seven locations, up from two final yr. COMSATS Institute of Info Know-how is the one new entry to make the highest 200 (within the 141-one hundred fifty band).”
“Nevertheless, the 2 established Pakistani universities have dropped locations, even if their general scores had not declined since final yr; Quaid-i-Azam College drops from one hundred and one-one hundred ten to 121-one hundred thirty, whereas the Nationwide College of Sciences and Know-how slips from 121-one hundred thirty to 151-one hundred sixty.”, Baty added.
“Their decline is because of different main Asian universities enhancing at a quicker fee and elevated competitors within the desk; the rating now consists of 300 universities, up from 200 final yr,” he defined
Talking on the usual of upper schooling within the nation Baty stated, “Larger schooling enrolment in Pakistan has elevated considerably (from 280,000 college students in 2002 to 1.three million at present), and forty seven per cent of those are ladies (in comparison with 36pc 10 years in the past), in response to knowledge from the World Financial institution. However, solely round 10pc of the nation’s college-age inhabitants go to college, which is far decrease than the equal figures in India and Sri Lanka. Regardless of this, reforms have made the institution of universities a lot simpler, leading to a trebling within the variety of larger schooling establishments since 2000.”
Different Pakistani establishments making the listing are the Nationwide College of Sciences and Know-how, putting within the 151-one hundred sixty vary, and the College of Agriculture in Faisalabad, making it to the 201-250 bracket. Bahauddin Zakariya College, College of Karachi, and College of Lahore all positioned within the 251+ ranks.
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