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Fake list of universities by HEC

Federal Higher Education Commission (HEC) has released the list of hundred higher education’s institutes that are illegal. Among these 79 universities are the ghost and exist only on papers.

Commission has decided to inquire about the 15 schools in the second phase, while inquiry committees have been set up to investigate the four universities Chairperson HEC Punjab has also advised students to refrain from taking admission in colleges affiliated with the private school. Higher education experts fear that these institutes might have started issuing their degrees.

Earlier, the HEC had declared the 103 universities and educational institutes to be illegal; later the list was cut short to 100 institutes. To confirm the list of institutes Punjab Higher Education Commission had started an inquiry in July 2016 with the help of Directorate of Public Institute (DPI) and came to know that 79 institutes didn’t exist at all on their relative address.

Following are the institutes that HEC has declared illegal.

  1. American International University, seven up Chowk, Gulberg III, Lahore
  2. Softlogix College of Information Technology, Lahore 8 TIU Institute, 29-C/1, Gulberg III, Ghalib Road, Lahore
  3. Pakistan College of Science & Technology, 447-D, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
  4. National Textile College of Professional Sciences & IT, 62-C/1 M.M. Alam Road, Gulberg 3, Lahore
  5. Standard Institute of Emerging Technologies & Sciences (SITES), 225-A-new Muslim Town, Lahore
  6. Ali Garh Institute of Management Science (AIMS), 3-D Model Town, Club Road, Rahim Yar Khan
  7. Michigan International College, Lahore
  8. American International College, Faisal Town, Lahore, Punjab
  9. The American University of London, National College of Business Management and Technology, 365-M, Model Town, Lahore
  10. Rawal Open International University of Alternative Medicine Pakistan, Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi
  11. INFOVISION Institute of Management and Information Technology, Lahore
  12. Islamia College of Commerce, Kot Ada, Muzaffargarh
  13. CIT College, Majeed Plaza, Bank Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi.
  14. Myer’s Institution of Technology, Myer’s Avenue, Near Allied Park, Chakwal.
  15. Lahore University of Computer Excellence, New Garden Town, Lahore
  16. Arqum College of Science & Arts, Court Road, Gujranwala
  17. Cosmiq Institute of Technology, Cosmiq Complex, 54-Commercial Area, Cavalry Ground Extension, Lahore Cantt
  18. Fashion Design Institute, Majeed Plaza, Bank Road, Rawalpindi
  19. NICON College of Computer Sciences, 29/A, Officers Colony, Faisalabad
  20. Preston University School of Business, 7th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
  21. Institute of Professional Studies (Canal Campus) 4-A, New Muslim Town, Near New Campus Bridge, 24-E-II near New French Center, Gulberg III, Lahore
  22. College of Technical Education, Langlay Road, Lahore
  23. Centre for Health & Population Studies, Chamba Line, Lahore
  24. College of Business Administration, Gulberg III, Lahore
  25. Lahore School of Information Technology, New Garden Town, Lahore
  26. Proceed Institute of Management & IT, Gulberg III, Lahore
  27. Institute of Computer Technology, Gulberg II, Main Ferozepur Road, Lahore
  28. College of Professional Studies, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
  29. Institute of Management Sciences, Canal Road, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
  30. College of Business Administration, PAF Road, Sargodha
  31. College of I.T. 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
  32. University College, 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
  33. Shibly College of Commerce, Karor, Layyah
  34. The National College, Bosan Road, Multan
  35. National Group of Textile College, Near Civil Hospital, 45 Civil Lines, Gujranwala
  36. DG College, Tausan, D.G. Khan
  37. College of Management & Information Technology, Mumtaz Plaza, Jinnah Road, Gujrat
  38. SYSTEX Institute of Technology, 14-L, Model Town Extension, Lahore
  39. College of Advance Professional Studies, 85-E, Farid Town Road, Sahiwal
  40. College of Information Technology Circular Road, Chowk Islamabad, Sialkot
  41. Al-Qasim University 38-D, Lawrence Road, Lahore
  42. UK College of Information Technology, Club Road, Muzaffargarh
  43. UK College of Technology, Ahmed Pur East Road, Bahawalpur
  44. Educare College of I.T, Baldia Road, Bahawalnagar
  45. Leads Institute of Management Sciences, 24-K, Gulberg-II, Lahore
  46. Noor College, Lahore 98 Lahore Metropolitan University, Lahore
  47. Pioneer College of Commerce, Kot Adu, Muzaffargarh

The condition of higher education in Pakistani institutes is already not much satisfactory. The presence of fake universities and colleges reveals how people have exploited the sacred field of education merely for a business and to make money out of it. It also explains the strong societal pressure of the students who just don’t care to educate themselves and learn the advanced knowledge but only run behind a degree certificate just to land a job.

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