These Are the HEC Online Classes Readiness Scores for All Pakistani Universities

According to the Higher Education Data Repository (HEDR) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), public universities are less prepared to conduct online classes in comparison to private universities.

The revelation by HEDR covertly endorses the concerned students protesting all over Pakistan against the process of online education, demanding the suspension of online classes due to poor or no internet coverage, lack of Smartphones and laptops, and mediocre quality of lectures being delivered.


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Following aspects form the basis of HEDR rankings

  • University readiness
  • Course readiness
  • Faculty readiness
  • Technology readiness
  • Library readiness
  • Student readiness
  • Evaluation readiness
  • Laboratory readiness

The graph below shows the disparity between public and private universities among different aspects of readiness for online classes.

Bahauddin Zakariya University


Where regions are concerned, Islamabad and Balochistan are the best prepared regions to hold online classes, with scores more than 95%.

Beaconhouse National University

Fatima Jinnah Medical University

Here is the readiness score for online classes of some public sector universities released by the HEDR.

  • Government College University (GCU), Lahore, 74%
  • Punjab University, 83%
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, 75%
  • University of Education, 68%
  • University of Peshawar, Peshawar, 69%
  • Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU), Lahore, 64%

On the other hand, private universities are far better prepared for online classes.


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For instance, the University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, has online classes readiness score of almost 100% while Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore, has a score of 97%.

Here are the 10 universities best prepared for conducting online classes.

Sr. No.NameScore
1Air University100%
2Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi100%
3Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak100%
4Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences, Quetta100%
5Forman Christian College, Lahore100%
6HITEC University, Taxila100%
7Lahore Leads University, Lahore100%
8Minhaj University, Lahore100%
9National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore100%
10University of Lahore, Lahore100%

Here are the 10 universities least prepared for holding online classes

Sr. No.NameScore
1Government College University, Hyderabad34.38%
2Textile Institute of Pakistan, Karachi34.59%
3Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad51.72%
4Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, Abbottabad51.81%
5Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women, Nawabshah52.68
6Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana63.01%
7The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Peshawar64.29%
8Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore64.33%
9University of Buner65.81%
10National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi66.59%

Meanwhile, HEC has clarified that the purpose to release HEDR rankings is to encourage universities to equip themselves better for online classes.

Find out more about online classes readiness scores at Higher Education Data Repository

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