Fake,Illegal,Unlawful & Unrecognized Institutions in Pakistan By HEC

Fake,Illegal,Unlawful & Unrecognized Institutions in Pakistan By HEC There is a Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) that recognizes degrees from accredited universities and higher education establishments (HEIs) that are in both the private and public sectors, in addition to their accredited campuses in specific areas as listed in the HEC website.

There is a way to confirm the accreditation of colleges affiliated with public sector institutions by contacting the universities of the institution concerned. Furthermore, Private sector HEIs cannot be licensed to provide affiliations and are only able to function by operating through their accredited Main Campus as well as accredited campuses/sub-campuses, with a Non-Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as displayed on their website.

Fake, Illegal, Unlawful and Unrecognized Institutions in Pakistan


The list of fake illegal, illegal, and unrecognized institutions from Pakistan found to be discovered up to now can be found here as well as on the HEC website at https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/universities/Pages/AJK/Illegal-DAIs.aspx.

Additionally, any campus, sub-campus or branch, college, or outpost that is not established with HEC approval and not listed on the website of HEC could be considered illegal, forgery, or illegal, and not recognized as an institution. Degrees earned at these institutions would have no recognition from HEC.HEC will treat any other university/HEI that is not mentioned in the HEC Recognized Universities/Institutions/Campuses list and is functioning illegally as a false, illegal, unlawful, and unrecognized institution.

List of Illegal, Unlawful & Unrecognized Institutions in Pakistan

Before requesting admission, it is recommended to check the recognition status of the university/institution or its campuses on the HEC website/regional offices for the greater good of the public and to protect the future of students. HEC will not recognize degrees earned from false, illegitimate, unlawful, or unrecognized institutions/campuses.

Fake, Illegal, Unlawful and Unrecognized Institutions in Pakistan by HEC

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Any other institution which is not included here or in the list of recognized universities/Institutions/Campus (s) available on the HEC website may also be termed as non-recognized.

​List of Fake, Illegal, Unlawful, and Unrecognized Institutions in Punjab

 Sr. #  Name of Institution
1  All Affiliated Colleges with Global Institute, Lahore offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs
2  All Heritage International Colleges (HICs) affiliated with any Private University across Punjab imparting undergraduate and postgraduate education
3  The Open International University for Complimentary Medicines, (Sri Lanka) and its operations anywhere in Pakistan including Karachi and Islamabad offices
4  American International University, 7 up Chowk, Gulberg III, Lahore
5  Softlogix College of Information Technology, Lahore
6  TIU Institute, 29-C/1, Gulberg III, Ghalib Road, Lahore
7  Pakistan College of Science & Technology, 447-D, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
8  AIMS Institute of Management Sciences, AIMS House 11 A, Opposite Pizza Hut, Gulgasht, Multan
9  National Textile College of Professional Sciences & IT, 62-C/1 M.M. Alam Road, Gulberg 3, Lahore
10  Standard Institute of Emerging Technologies & Sciences (SIETS), 225-A-new Muslim Town, Lahore
11  Ali Garh Institute of Management Science (AIMS), 3-D Model Town, Club Road, Rahim Yar Khan
12  Michigan International College, Lahore
13  American International College, Faisal Town, Lahore, Punjab
14  American University of London, National College of Business Management and Technology, 365-M, Model Town, Lahore
15  Rawal Open International University of Alternative Medicine Pakistan, Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi
16  INFOVISION Institute of Management and Information Technology, Lahore
17  Islamia College of Commerce, Kot Ada, Muzaffargarh
18  Opstech College of Computer Science, Lahore
19  CIT College, Majeed Plaza, Bank Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi.
20  University College of Commerce, Peoples Colony, Khanewal
21  National College of Commerce, Mian Channu
22  Quaid-e-Azam College, Mian Channu
23  International College of Commerce, Mian Channu
24  Leads Law College, Burewala
25  Comstech Law College, Gulgasht Colony, Multan
26  Comstech Degree College, Gulgasht Colony, Multan
27  Pakistan Mission Law College, Neel Kot, Bosan Road, Multan
28  Lahore University of Computer Excellence, New Garden Town, Lahore
29  Arqum College of Science & Arts, Court Road, Gujranwala
30  Cosmiq Institute of Technology, Cosmiq Complex, 54-Commercial Area, Cavalry Ground Extension, Lahore Cantt
31  NICON College of Computer Sciences, Adam Jee Road, Rawalpindi
32  SINTEC System, North Star Plaza, Murree Road, Rawalpindi
33  Higher Education College, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
34  National Textile College of Professional Sciences and IT, 62-C/1 M.M, Alam Road, Gulberg-III, Lahore.
35  National Group of Textile College, IC-1, MM Alam Road, Sir Syed stop, Gulberg III, Lahore
36  Pakistan Institute of Technology, Trust Plaza, GT Road, Gujranwala
37  The National College, Faisalabad
38  Excelsior College of Information Technology, Lahore
39  Fashion Design Institute, Majeed Plaza, Bank Road, Rawalpindi
40  Raees ul Ahrar College, Murree Road, Rawalpindi
41 Independent University (Independent Medical College), 175-Jinnah Colony, Faisalabad
42  Preston University, Faisalabad campus
43  NICON College of Computer Sciences, 29/A, Officers Colony, Faisalabad
44  Preston University School of Business, 7th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
45  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
46  College of Technical Education, Langlay Road, Lahore
47  College of Education, New Muslim Town, Lahore
48  Matrix Institute of Emerging Science, Gulberg III, Lahore
49  Quaid-e-Azam College of Information Technology, Main Ferozepur Road, Lahore
50  Centre for Health & Population Studies, Chamba Line, Lahore
51  College of Business Administration, Gulberg III, Lahore
52  Lahore School of Information Technology, New Garden Town, Lahore
53  Proceed Institute of Management & IT, Gulberg III, Lahore
54  Institute of Computer Technology, Gulberg II, Main Ferozepur Road, Lahore
55  College of Professional Studies, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
56  Institute of Management Sciences, Canal Road, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
57  College of Business Administration, PAF Road, Sargodha
58  College of I.T. 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
59  University College, 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
60  Shibly College of Commerce, Karor, Layyah
61  Khyber College of Commerce, Kot Sultan, Layyah
62  Abdul Kasim College, Taunsa, D.G. Khan
63  The National College , Bosan Road, Multan
64  National Group of Textile College, Near Civil Hospital, 45 Civil Lines, Gujranwala
65  Kynat College of Commerce, Kot Sultan, Layyah
66  Allied College of Commerce, Mian Channu
67  DG College, Tausan, D.G. Khan
68  Institute of Information Technology & Management, 40/3 Jahanzeb Centre, Opp. Gakhar Plaza, Bank Road, Saddar Rawalpindi
69  Wah Institute of Management Technology Sadat Plaza Lalaruk, the Mall Wah Cantt
70  University College of Information Technology, Jampur Road, Fareedabad Colony, D.G. Khan
71  Chanab Institute of Information Technology, Shadab Colony, Opp. Canal Rest House, Jhang
72  College of Management & Information Technology, Mumtaz Plaza, Jinnah Road, Gujrat
73  Rawalpindi Institute of Technology, Ojri Camp, Murree Road, Rawalpindi
74  Multan Institute of Management Sciences, 2-A Gulghast Colony, Boson Road, Multan
75  SYSTEX Institute of Technology, 14-L, Model Town Extension, Lahore
76  ABACUS College, D-102 M.A.Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
77  College of Advance Professional Studies, 85-E, Farid Town Road, Sahiwal
78  LIONS College, 3-A, Canal Colony, Farid Town Road, Sahiwal
78  College of Information Technology Circular Road, Chowk Islamabad, Sialkot
80  Al-Qasim University 38-D, Lawrence Road, Lahore
81  College of Global Technologies, Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi
82  South Asia Institute of Management and I.T, Hali Road, Westrige, Rawalpindi
83  UK College of Information Technology, Club Road, Muzaffargarh
84  College of Management & I.T, Lala Rukh, The Mall, Wah
85  UK College of Technology, Ahmed Pur East Road, Bahawalpur
86  College of Professional Studies, Gulgasht Colony, Bosan Road, Multan
87  Edycare College of I.T, Baldia Road, Bahawalnagar
88  Leads Institute of Management Sciences, 24-K, Gulberg-II, Lahore
89  Central College of Information Technology, 5-E/4 850, Officer’s Colony Boson Road, Multan
90  Pyramid Education Centre, D 135, Malik Abad Road, 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
91  Lahore Campus of Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology, Karachi;
92  Lahore Metropolitan University, Lahore
93  Pioneer College of Commerce, Kot Adu, Muzaffargarh
94  Quaid e Azam University of Pakistan, Lahore
95   Islamic University of Pakistan, Sialkot

​List of Fake, Illegal, Unlawful and Unrecognized Institutions in Sindh

Sr. # Name of Institutions
1 All other branches/campuses/affiliated colleges/franchises of Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology, Karachi  except its Karachi campus
2 The Elites University, Sector 11-A, Hashim Town Sindh Karachi Housing Society, Scheme No 33, Karachi
3 American School of International Business C-7/A, Daman e Koh, KDA Officers, Cooperation Housing Society Opposite PNS, Bahadur Stadium Road, Karachi
4 American World University International 22-A, Tipu Sultan Road, Karachi
5 Glamshire University, Karachi
6 American University of Hawaii, Karachi
7 East-West University, Karachi
8 International University of America, Karachi
9 Western International University, C-41, Block 6, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Nipa Chowrangi, Near Aero Club, Karachi
10 Washington University, 532/1, Business Recorded Road, Garden East, Karachi
11 University of Southern, Comit Campus, St 6B, Block-14 Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
12 University of Houston Clear Lake D-77, Block 2, Clifton Opposite Bilawal House, Karachi
13 University of Economics & Technology, 30 Block -A, Opposite Mehran Clinic, Sindhi Muslim Society, Karachi
14 Lincoln Institute, D-18, Block-8, Punjab Colony, Ch. Khaliq-uz-Zaman Rad, Clifton, Karachi
15 University of Islamic Study, Block-7, Ghulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
16 American School of London, Karachi
17 College Swiss Switzerland, Domino Education Services, Karachi, Sindh
18 The International University of America, 40-J/A, Block 6, Pechs, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Sindh
19 Institute of Management Science and Arts, Latifabad, Hyderabad, Sindh
20 Mehran Institute of I.T, Latifabad, Hyderabad, Sindh
21 National Textile College of Professional Sciences and IT, Hyderabad
22 SPIRIT Institute of Management & Computer Science, North Nazimabad, Karachi
23 Institute of Science & Management, Shaheed-e-Milat Road, Karachi
24 College of Computer & Management Studies, Block B, Latifabad, Hyderabad
25 College of Education , Karachi
26 American University of London Western Graduate College , Karachi
27 Al-Khair College of Commerce, Mian Channu; Al-Burhan Shopping Circle, 3rd Floor, Bld-B, on Top of Burger Time Restaurant Opp. Main Haidry Market, North Nazimabad, Karachi
28 College of Information Technology,   C-562, Eid Gah Road, Sukkar; Campus Distt. Central Clock-E North Nazimabad, Karachi
29 College of Education, A-130 Block -E North Nizamabad, Karachi
30 College of Education, Gate No. 8, No.4 Mahmoodabad, Karachi
31 College of Administration & Computer Science, PECHS, Karachi
32 College of Management Science, Main Korangi Road, Karachi
33 Pakistan Institute of Professional Science, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
34 Allama Muhammad  Yusuf Binnori Islamic University, Pakistan

​List of Fake, Illegal, Unlawful and Unrecognized Institutions in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)

Sr. # Name of Institutions
1 All other campuses/affiliated colleges of Al-Khair University AJK  except Bhimber
2 Institute of Advance Studies of Information Technology, Dadyal
3  Pak Kashmir Institute of IT, Mirpur
​List of Fake, Illegal, Unlawful, and Unrecognized Institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa​
Sr. # Name of Institution
1  Agha Computers, Al-Noor Esquire, PICIC Bank Building, Mansehra Road, Abbottabad
2 Islamabad Computer Institute, College Road Jaba, Dargai
3 Flash Institute of Computer Studies, Sheikh Jee Plaza, Industrial Estate, Jamrud Road, Peshawar
4 Square Soft Systems, Kashmeery Bazar, Manzoor Market, Shinkiari
5 College of Computer & Information Technology, Matta, Swat
6 Global College of Information Technology, College Road, Thana, Swat
7 Global College of Information Technology, Sohary, Buner, Swat
8 Aryan University, Jahangir Road, Peshawar
9 National College of Computer Sciences, Bannu,
10 Imam Ghazali University, Peshawar
11 Abu Ali Seena University, Peshawar

List of Fake, Illegal, Unlawful and Unrecognized Institutions  of Federal Capital

Sr.# Name of Institution
1 Islamabad Law College, Islamabad
2 Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, Islamabad

HEC Notification

People Are Not Taking This

People are angry. They’re wondering who’s responsible for these students who have invested many years and the money of their parents and are now told that their degrees are fake. People are also asking if HEC simply creating a situation that makes the public “aware”? Why is the commissionn’t closing these institutions, and who’s allowing these institutions to continue to exist? Given the recent performance of HEC in implementing the single national curriculum and the closure of schools repeatedly, people aren’t happy.

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