Government bans 18 Private Universities in certain degree programme

Government bans 18 Private Universities in certain degree programme

Education is the discipline of life, but what if this disciple is not according to rules and regulations. As recently Higher Education Department banned 18 Private universities from Punjab due to not meeting the criteria given by it.

The action was taken because certain universities started offering some programs without fulfilling the necessary requirements of HED.

According to recent reports, the Higher Education Department (HED) of Punjab has banned some faculties in 18 degree awarding institutes from Punjab, requesting the universities to stop admissions in these degrees.

As per statements of the HED, these universities were operating their sub-campuses and offering certain programs without approvals from the concerned authorities.

Reportedly, these universities are under strict restriction by HED which asked them to fulfill the desired requirements and get their unapproved programs and sub-campuses registered before the deadline, 26th September 2017.


Here is the list of universities, which are running certain unapproved programs

University of Management & Technology (UMT), Lahore:

UMT is offering following illegal programs:

  • School of Architecture and Planning – BS Architecture (fall only)
  • BS City and Regional Planning,
  • School of Health Sciences: Doctor of Physiotherapy, Doctor of Nutrition Sciences, BS Medical Laboratory Sciences, NS Medical Imaging, and Ultrasonography,
  • School of Food and Agricultural Sciences –
  • BS Food Technology, BS Dairy Technology,
  • BS Integrated Agriculture Management.
  • Institute of Aviation Studies – BS Aviation Management,
  • BS Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology with EASA part 66 License (B3 and B1.2) affiliated with Germany,
  • Institute of Islamic Banking
  • BS Islamic Banking and Finance
  • School of System & Technology

University of Central Punjab (UCP):

According to reports these programs are not registered with HED

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences –

  • BS Psychology,
  • MS Psychology,
  • Ph.D. Psychology.

Faculty of Sciences

  • BS Zoology,
  • BS Botany,
  • BS Chemistry,
  • BS Mathematics,
  • BS Physics and BS Statistics.

Faculty of Life Sciences

  • Departments of Biochemistry,
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology

And there is also an issue of unauthorized sub-campuses, affiliations and ADP program.

University of Faisalabad:

Faculty of Engineering & Technology,

  • BS Interior Design,
  • BS Engineering Technology,

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Pharmacy),

Faculty of Medicine & Allied health sciences,

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy,
  • Doctor of Health and Sports management,
  • Doctor of Forensic Science,
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences,
  • Optometry
  • Nutrition & Diabetics
  • Nursing, Radiology & Ultrasonography
  • Community Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Basic Health Sciences and Dental Sciences.

Global Institute:

  • Department of Technology Management –
  • Bachelors in Civil Technology Management
  • Bachelors in Electrical Technology Management
  • Bachelors in Mechanical Technology Management,
  • Bachelors in Electronics Technology Management
  • Tech (Hons)—Civil, Electrical, mechanical and Electronics,
  • Tech (Pass)—Civil, Electrical, mechanical and Electronics,
  • Department of ICT Management,
  • BS IT Management,
  • BCS Management

National College of Business Administration & Economics:

Programs in

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Urdu
  • History
  • Political Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Geography
  • Law
  • English
  • Technology & Education
  • MSc Environmental Management.

HITEC University, Taxila:

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • BS in Computer Science
  • MS in Computer Science

Imperial College of Business Studies:

  • Faculty of Health & Allied Sciences
  •  BSc Medical Ultrasound Technology
  •  BS Virology & Immunology
  •  BS Molecular Pathology
  •  Post-Professional Doctor of Optometry and Transitional Doctor of Optometry.
  • Art & Design
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting, Sculpture, Miniature)
  • Bachelor of Fashion Design
  • Bachelor of Textile Design
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Bachelor of Product Design
  • BS English
  • Faculty of Art, Social Sciences, and Humanities
  • Department of Management Sciences
  • Economics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Islamic Studies
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Law
  • Aviation Management
  • Technology Programs
  • Media Studies and Biological Sciences programs.

Hajvery University:

These departments are not registered.

  • Film
  • TV
  • Advertising & Media Studies
  • MSc Media Studies
  • BSs (Hons)
  • Engineering
  • BS (Hons) 4-year Electronics/Telecom
  • BS-Tech (Hons) 4-year in Electrical/Civil and Telecom.
  • Pharmacy
  • Phil leading to Ph.D. Pharmacy, including Specialization Pharmacology-Pharmaceutics.
  • Health Sciences
  • Phil leading to PhD
  • Physiotherapy and DPT (Doctor of Physiotherapy).

University of Wah, Wah Cantt:

  • Civil, Chemical, and MS Engineering Programmes
  • All Technology Programmes, Accounting and Finance Programme.

Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan:

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Departments of Islamic Studies and Urdu
  • Faculty of Engineering & Applied Technology
  • Department of Engineering & Technology
  • Computer Sciences & Information Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • International Relations
  • BA/BSc 2 Years programme

University of Lahore:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Departments of Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics and Electrical Systems and Technology.

Also, there is an issue regarding the establishment of Faculty of Law – Institute of Law/Law College.

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences:

Under Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, these departments are not registered.

Departments of Health Professional Technologies, Sports Sciences, Nursing, Radiological Sciences and Medical Imaging Technology, Optometry & Vision Sciences, University Institute of Physical Therapy, University Institute of Public Health, Diet & Nutritional Sciences and University Institute of Clinical Lab technology and Doctor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (DLMS), Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry: MBBS and BDS. Also an issue of establishment of Faculty of Arts & Architecture: Department of Architecture and School of Creative Arts. Faculty of Pharmacy: Addition of Departments in Faculty of Management Sciences, including Lahore Business School, Lahore School of Management, Lahore School of Aviation ad Lahore School of Accounting & Finance.

There are Issues of sub-campuses in various cities of the Punjab, including Islamabad.

Government bans 18 Private Universities in certain degree programme

Superior Colleges:

  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences:
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Medical Imaging Technology
  • Optometry
  • Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences
  • BS Programmes in Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Microbiology & Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and & Biotechnology.
  • Faculty of Pharmacy (Pharm-D)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities: Masters in Mass Communication Management and BS (Hons) Mass Communication Management.
  • Faculty of Medical, Faculty of Engineering & Technology:
  • BSc Computer Engineering
  • BS Avionics Engineering
  • BS Electrical System and BS Engineering Technology
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
  • MS Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Applied Physics
  • BS Computational Physics
  • BS Medical Physics
  • BS Engineering Physics
  • BS Electronics & Information System.

NUR International University, Lahore:

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • BS Applied Psychology
  • BS Animal Sciences
  • BS Speech & Language Therapy
  • BS Medical Lab Technology and Doctor of Physical Therapy.
  • Faculty of Basic Sciences
  • BS Biotechnology
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • BS Economics with specialization tracks in Development & Economics.

University of South Asia, Lahore:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Bachelors of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelors of Electrical Engineering.
  • Faculty of Life & Health Sciences –
  • Departments of Physiotherapy and Department of Food & Nutrition Sciences. Faculty of Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
  • Departments of Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology & Agro Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology.
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Department of Human Resource.
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Departments of Public relations, Musicology, Languages, Language & Literature, English, Urdu and Fashion & Design
  • Faculty of Art and Fashion Design
  • Department of Fashion and Design
  • LLM Programme and Department of Pharmacy are illegal.

Minhaj University, Lahore:

  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology:
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Law, Faculty of Computer Sciences & Information Technology: Department of Software Engineering
  • Faculty of Commerce and Management Sciences:
  • Department of Islamic Economics Banking & Finance.
  • Faculty of Basic Sciences & Mathematics:
  • Departments of Botany, Zoology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Food & Nutrition;
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities:
  • Departments of International Relations, Mass Communication, Education, Library and Criminal Justice System, Behavioral Sciences, Peace and Counter-Terrorism, Religions and Philosophy, Sociology and Applied Psychology.

Lahore Leads University:

BS Software Engineering, BS Islamic Finance, BS Mathematics, MSc Mathematics, MS/MPhil Mathematics, BS Sports Sciences & Physical Education, Master in Sports & Physical Education (16 years), BA. LLB (5 Years), Pharm-D (Collaborative program with UVAS) and all technology program.

Beaconhouse National University (BNU):

  • BBA program.

Lahore Garrison University (LGU):

  • Departments of Biology, Zoology, Geography, Statistics, Mass Communication, Islamic Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Education, Home Economics, Management Sciences, Commerce and Economics, Urdu and Computer Sciences and Software Engineering.
  • BS programmes, including Environmental Sciences, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology and MS/MPhil programmes in Microbiology and Zoology.

If you want to get the detail and to check out most current information about the unapproved programs and campuses can be found from the concerned authorities.


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