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Microsoft Signs Education Alliance Pact with HEC

To achieve these objectives in Pakistan, Microsoft Pakistan has entered into an Education Alliance Agreement with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to.

In essence, the Education Alliance Agreement between Microsoft and HEC will provide centralized IT services to HEC-approved universities across Pakistan while maintaining the highest standards in the use of Information Technology within the ambit of education in Pakistan.

Commenting on this major development in the country’s higher education sector, Kamal Ahmed, Country Manager, Microsoft Pakistan, said,

“This Education Alliance Agreement provides the framework for a comprehensive joint public/private implementation plan that supports Pakistan’s objective of achieving education excellence. It is aligned to the key strategic aims of Transforming Education, Fostering Local Innovation and Enabling Jobs and Opportunities, and contains a selection of mutually agreed programs and solutions that offer the tools and support to achieve the country’s overall vision pertaining to education.”

A key objective of the Agreement is to establish the basis of a long term, on-going partnership that will also allow for regular review and measurement to ensure that all  undertakings of Microsoft within the educational programs remain aligned to the long term.

Since it is always fruitful for the state sector and private enterprise to work together to combine expertise, knowledge, experience and resources to ensure successful and sustainable education transformation, Microsoft will help the HEC to attain its goals by transforming education, fostering local innovation and creating jobs and opportunities through this alliance.

This blends perfectly with the HEC’s stated objective of equipping university students and faculty with the latest technological access across Pakistan. The HEC is also committed to bridging the digital divide by bringing Pakistan at par with the developed nations of the world where technology enablement for the students is concerned.

Giving his views on the Agreement, Professor Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, said

“The Commission has entered into this joint partnership with Microsoft to promote the use of Information Technology in Pakistan’s higher education sector through powerful software tools and to improve the efficiency of the education system by attaining the best accepted standards at all higher education institutions in the country.”

Since a strong technology infrastructure serves to make communities more appealing to local, regional and global businesses and investors, deployment of technology access under the education alliance will help bolster Pakistan’s economic growth and global.

Discussing the merits of the agreement, Anwar Amjad, HEC’s Director IT, said,

“This is a great opportunity for institutions of higher learning in Pakistan to gain access to a broad spectrum of technology and enable the country to move towards a knowledge-based economy.”


Pakistani Universities Rankings for the year 2009 by HEC

Published by the HEC (Higher Education Commission). Rankings are based on the scoring system developed by the HEC exclusively which is acceptable internationally and locally.

Agriculture/ Veterinary

University of Agriculture (UAF), Faisalabad66.44

NWFP University of Agriculture , Peshawar 64.10

University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi 43.57

Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam 39.31

Business / I.T

Lahore Uni. of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore57.20

Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi 40.30

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Sci. & Tech. Karachi 33.73

Iqra University, Defence View, Karachi 28.82

Lahore School of Economics, Lahore 26.37

Institute of Business Management (IBM),  Karachi 22.41

Qurtuba University of Science & Information Technology D.I Khan 17.67

Karachi Institute of Economic & Technology (KIET), Karachi 15.74

CECOS , Peshawar 13.40

City University of Science & Information Tech., Peshawar 10.30


Pakistan Institute of Engg. and Applied Sciences, Islamabad61.35

National University of Sciences & Technology Rawalpindi 49.07

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering, Swabi 45.78

University of Engg. & Technology (UET), Lahore 42.26

Mehran University of Engg. & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro 29.17

University of Engg. & Technology (UET), Taxila 25.00

National Univ. of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad 24.84

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, IslamabadNWFP University of Engg. & Technology, Peshawar 18.85

NED University of Engg. & Technology, Karachi 18.65

Quaid-e-Awam University, Nawabshsh 18.64

Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi 17.06

Balochistan University of Engg & Tech. Khuzdar 15.57


Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad58.16

University of the Punjab, Lahore 45.92

University of Karachi, Karachi 42.01

University of Peshawar, Peshawar 36.78

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 33.34

Government College Lahore University, Lahore

Isra University, Hyderabad 29.84

International Islamic University, Islamabad 29.82

University of Sindh, Jamshoro 29.00

Hamdard University, Karachi 27.68

University of Balochistan, Sariab Road, Quetta

Gomal University, D.I.Khan 23.60

Islamia University, Bahawalpur

University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir , Muzaffarabad 22.05

Lahore College for Women University, Lahore 20.99

Hazara University , Dhodial, Mansehra 20.47

Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi 19.52

Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi 19.29

Bahria University, Islamabad Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur 17.20

University of Malakand Chakdara, Dir, Malakand 13.49

Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat 12.84

National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad 12.23

Jinnah University for Women (JUW), Karachi 9.24

Health SciencesUniversity

Aga Khan University, Karachi 69.91

Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro 48.29

Baqai Medical University, Karachi 32.69 Zia-ud-din Medical University, Karachi 30.38

Art/ Design

National College of Arts, Lahore52.55

Textile Institute of Pakistan, Karachi 51.51

Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi 28.20

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