Islamabad is the capital territory of Pakistan. It is one the most modern cities in Pakistan, acquiring the most eminent education system. There are many institutes in Islamabad that are well-known throughout the country for their best reputation and academic content. Listed below are some of them.
PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES (PIEAS)
PIEAS is one of the top public research universities founded in 1967, later on, upgraded and became the Center for Nuclear Studies (CNS). This institute is one the top most institutes in the country offering Mechanical Engineering Programs as well as the Nuclear Studies. The student count is 1100+ with the academic staff body of 140+ including 100+ PhDs. The university covers an area of 360 acres comprising 9 academic blocks, 8 workshops, 30 laboratories, a 400-seat auditorium etc.
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NUST)
NUST is another top most public research university established in 1991. The university took the top ranks of the educational system in a very less time span as it is in top 50 leading universities in the world. NUST is also a member of Association of commonwealth universities,united nations academic impact and talloires. The student body of the institute is 7196 with the academic staff of 817 members .The university is famous for its Electrical Engineering Programs.
COMSATS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CIIT)
If we list the institutes, which worked hard to repute well to get top rank in an educational system, CIIT is one the most famous institute which was founded in 1998. The university is ranked on the top in computer sciences programs. The student count is 35452 with the highly qualified staff body of 2678. The university has various campuses in different cities of Pakistan.
QUAID E AZAM UNIVERSITY (QAU)
QAU is a public research university founded in 1977 with initial postgraduate programs, later on, upgraded to offer both under as well as postgraduate programs. The university is considered to be the largest university in Asia with respect to its area of 1700 acres. It offers various programs i.e. Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences. The institute comprises 13000 student counts and ranked amongst the top 120 universities in Asia.
INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD (IIUI)
This public research university was founded in 1980. The institute offers Islam, Theology and Islamic Sciences as major programs. On the other hand, the institute also offers engineering and diploma programs for undergraduate and intermediate students. The university comprises a student body of 30000 and different colleges internally for various programs. The institute has main campuses abroad in China and Saudi Arabia.
Other well reputed universities of Islamabad are; Bahria University, NUML University, IQRA University, AIR University and National Defense University (NDU).