Islamabad being the capital of Pakistan is the 9th biggest city and consolidating with Rawalpindi making twin cities; it is the fourth biggest city with a population of 3.1 million individuals. Islamabad was built in the 1960s as Pakistan’s capital. Essentially it is known for its plant life, security, and better lifestyle. It has the greatest expense of living and has a center and upper-working class residents.

There are a lot of advanced public and private universities in the city. The city is enriched with top universities of Pakistan some of which are COMSATS University Islamabad, NUST, Bahria University, Quaid-e-Azam, and PIEAS. Most of the institutes in Islamabad are recognized by the higher education commission (HEC) of Pakistan. There are 32 universities in Islamabad with 681 study programs in which there are 266 Bachelor programs, 274 Master programs, and 141 Ph.D. programs. The most popular degree programs offered in the universities of Islamabad are computer science, engineering, management, IT, economics, and business.

Facts about Universities in Islamabad

  • The world’s second-largest university by enrollment Allama Iqbal Open University is located in Islamabad.
  • Islamabad has the highest literacy rate i.e. 88 %. 9.8% people have done intermediate, 10.26 have Bachelors and 5.2 have a Master education. The unemployment rate in Islamabad is 15.70%.
  • COMSATS is the top 10 university in IT located in Islamabad. It offers graduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees.
  • NUST, the most famous university in Islamabad founded by the government, is known in the field of engineering, science, and technology.
  • Another best university in Islamabad is FAST known for its study in Engineering, Business, and Management Sciences.
  • Quaid-e- Azam University, Allama Iqbal Open University, and Islamic University are also some of the famous public sector universities in Islamabad.

What is education like in Islamabad?

  • Primary to intermediate education is free for all students in public schools and colleges. After completing primary education students can go for Bachelors, Masters, and more high-level degrees.
  •  Many universities offer scholarships and financial aid to students in need and with high academic records.

Quick Facts about Islamabad

  • The fifth-largest mosque Faisal mosque is located in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan.
  • Islamabad is known for its extreme natural beauty and greenery which attracts tourists from all over the world.
  • Islamabad has a lot of famous tourist places including the Faisal Mosque, Margalla Hills, daman-e-Koh, and Pakistan monument.
  • Islamabad’s beautiful weather also adds value to the city which is also another fact for the attraction of tourists.
  • Islamabad is the safest city in Pakistan.
  • Islamabad also gains its importance due to the presence of all main government buildings including the Prime Minister’s house, Parliament house, Aiwan-e-Sadar, and the Supreme Court of Pakistan.


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Population: 1.015 million

Literacy Rate: 87%


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