Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan and the capital of Sindh with an estimated GDP of $164 billion. It is the industrial and financial center of Pakistan. Karachi contains Pakistan’s largest airport that is Jinnah International Airport along with the two largest seaports, the Port of Karachi and Port Bin Qasim.

The literacy rate in Karachi was estimated to be 79%. There are both public and private Universities in Karachi. It has well-known universities including The University of Karachi which is Pakistan’s largest university with 24000 students. Karachi has the country’s oldest engineering institute i.e. NED University of Engineering and Technology.

Facts about Universities in Karachi

  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES-FAST) is one of the top universities of Pakistan in computer sciences.
  • Dawood University of Engineering and Technology offers various degree programs in engineering including Petroleum and gas engineering, energy and environment engineering, and telecommunication engineering.
  • Karachi contains the only institution in Pakistan providing training in the field of polymer engineering and plastics i.e. Plastic Technology Centre (PTC).
  • The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) is the oldest business school.
  • Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA) is the only institution giving training in Marine Engineering and Ship Management.
  • Bait al Hikmat is the largest library of Pakistan located in Karachi.
  • Karachi contains the first Women University of Pakistan Jinnah women university.

What is education like in Karachi?

  • Education in Karachi is from primary level to university and further leading to high-level degrees.
  • Karachi has institutions from primary to the graduate level in both the public and private sectors.

Quick Facts about Karachi

  • Due to its location on the Arabian Sea Karachi serves as a transport hub.
  • It is the largest city in Sindh with a population of 16,459,000 according to the 2021 census.
  • Karachi is the fastest-growing city of Pakistan with almost every community.
  • Karachi serves as the center of Pakistan’s economy.
  • Pakistan’s largest banks are located in Karachi and are also home to the Pakistan stock exchange.
  • It also contains a large portion of industries dealing with textiles, cement, and food products.
  • Pakistan’s largest malls and various museums are located in Karachi.

      Below are some top universities in Karachi.

  • Agha Khan University
  • Institute of Business Administration
  • Institute of Business Management
  • University of Karachi 
  • NED University of Engineering and Technology
  • Hamdard University
  • Jinnah University of Women

Quick Facts

Population: 14.91 Millions

Literacy Rate: 79%


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