It is notified for information of the students, parents and the general public that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has been empowered, by virtue of its Ordinance No. LIII of 2002 (Amendment Act No. XXI of 2021 and Second Amendment Act No. XXII of 2022), Section 10-1(d), to prescribe conditions under which Institutions including those that are not part of the State educational system may be opened and operated across the country.
Therefore HEC, in exercising its delegated powers, recognises degrees from accredited universities/institutions in the public and private sector of Pakistan and degrees from their approved campuses, including Transnational Educational Institutions imparting foreign qualification in Pakistan as mentioned at HEC website on the following web links:
Link of Recognized Universities/Institutions:
Any other University/ Institution which is not listed in HEC Recognised Universities/ Institutions/Campuses available at our website will not be considered/ recognised by HEC. Further, a separate list of Fake, Illegal, Unlawful and Unrecognized Institutions is also being maintained at following weblink for awareness of public and all relevant stakeholders:
List of Illegal/Fake Institutions:
In the larger interest of general public and forthcoming admission season, students and their parents are cautioned to verify legal status of the University/Institution, its campus and transnational education (TNE) provider from the above-mentioned links before seeking admission. Further, the status of affiliated colleges can be verified from respective public sector universities/institutions and HEC. Students are strictly advised NOT to take admissions in those Institutions which are not listed on HEC website in the recognised list of Universities/ Institutions/Campus(s). Degrees obtained from un-recognized/un-lawful Institutions/ Campuses will not be recognized by HEC.
Note: Students and Parents are cautioned not to get admission in the Universities/DAls whose admissions are banned due to various irregularities as mentioned on HEC website.