Excellence and the HEC Ranking
Since its inception, independent entities have evaluated COMSATS University Islamabad and the quality of its programs, such as the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Pharmacy Council (PPC), and the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge. It is a matter of pride for the COMSATS University Islamabad that it has been able to record remarkable achievements in terms of ranking of its Engineering degree programs as well as research productivity of the faculty members. COMSATS University Islamabad attained position in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings 2014 for the first time. QS is an international ranking body that critically evaluates and publicizes World and Asian University Rankings, which is based on the quality criteria of the institutions including Asian Academic Peer Review, 30%, Asian Employer Review, 10%, Papers per Faculty, 15%, Citations per Paper, 15%, Faculty Student Ratio, 20%, International Students, 2.5%, International Faculty, 2.5%, Inbound Exchange Students, 2.5% and Outbound Exchange Students 2.5%. COMSATS University Islamabad attained position in 201-250 range of top Asian Universities based on above parameters. It was a moment of celebration for COMSATS University Islamabad when HEC ranked it at number 4 in Pakistan in General Universities (Large) category in 2013. This success is a manifestation of its undeterred commitment and has led to an unprecedented number of applicants for securing admission in COMSATS University Islamabad every year. Moreover, an international ranking agency, QS Organization, which carries out world universities ranking, carried out an independent analysis of various aspect of activities of COMSATS University Islamabad and awarded three stars (out of a total of five) and out of a total, about 8-9 categories earned a perfect score of five out of five in as many as three categories of teaching, facilities; and engagement. The award was announced during a QS conference held in Seoul, South Korea in 2013. In 2012, COMSATS University Islamabad was ranked as number one (1) university of Pakistan in Computer Science and IT among all 132 universities of Pakistan. This ranking was announced by HEC based on QS ranking format and for enhancing Quality and Research based Rankings of Pakistani Higher Education Institutes. Besides, COMSATS University Islamabad has also been placed at number three position based on the Research Publications in accredited databases of Thomson–Reuters Web of Science for 2012 as notified by HEC.
QS 03 STAR RANKING:
In September 2013 COMSATS University Islamabad applied for star rating and is proud to announce the results by the QS Intelligence Unit:
Five Stars in Teaching
COMSATS University Islamabad students can expect an excellent faculty – student ratio as well as high student satisfaction and opportunities for further study.
Five Stars in Learning Facilities
COMSATS University Islamabad students can expect access to excellent sports, medical and library facilities as well as IT Infrastructure.
Five Stars in Engagement
COMSATS University Islamabad students have a unique opportunity to be involved in academic activities that directly benefit community investment and development. They will also be part of the COMSATS University Islamabad vision towards a more sustainable environment.
Three Stars in Internationalization
COMSATS University Islamabad students have the opportunity to engage with high level, collaborative academic research with partner institutions across the globe.
Overall, COMSATS University Islamabad was rated as a THREE STAR ( ***) Institution.