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University of Baltistan, Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan

About Us

“The University of Baltistan”, was entrenched in the year 2017,  August and it is affiliated to Higher Education Commission. Our mission is to provide the best education along with research opportunities to national and international communities via advanced techniques and trends in Higher education. Our university is neither gender nor any religion along with race, creed, color or domicile confined. Later on, being a well known higher education foundation, the institute started working as a sub-campus of Karakoram International University in the year 2011, has four departments which include Computer science (CS), Modern languages, Business management, and Educational Development. Later on, after five years the department of Biological sciences came into being. It’s a public-sector university and one and only higher education institution who offers different degree programs in that region. At this time, our university offers admissions in various programs including BS and Masters. Core value includes human dignity, social justices, peace, tolerance, and eco-friendliness.


The University of Baltistan is located in Skardu, the largest city of Gilgit-Baltistan. The geomorphological location of our university provides a strapping base for the present and upcoming programmatic schemes. The area where our university is situated have some valleys like Skardu, Khaplu, and Shigar, etc. The mindblowing beauty of this division attracts many national as well as international tourists along with many researchers every year, that’s the reason that all the doings in the university shows the local resources of the division. Our university plays a very vital role in the educational expansion of the division as well as the nation through various programs.

Departments & Programs

The University of Baltistan offers admissions annually for BS/Bachelor degree which is of 4 years and Master degree which is of 2 years programs.

Selection Criteria for Undergraduate Programs

  1. 12 years of relevant education or equivalent with 50% marks from an accredited educational institution.
  2. Valid NTS score as per the policy

Selection Criteria for Graduate Programs

  1. 16 years of relevant education from a licensed educational institution with good grades.
  2. NTS GAT (General) with a minimum score of 50.

The University of Baltistan has different well-maintained departments including Business management, biological science, Computer science, Educational development and languages, and cultural studies.

Department of Business Management

Our department of business management has well experienced and professional faculty. The main features attracting students to the Business Management Department includes the method along with the quality of teaching and exposure. We strictly fulfill all the guidelines pf HEC and have made in the way that even working candidates can entertain themselves by providing them, evening classes.


Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Science was idea given  by the then Vice-Chancellor Dr. M. Asif Khan during the visit of President of Pakistan in august 2016 on the high demand of the public for higher education in Science subjects

Plant Science 
Animal Science

Department of Computer Sciences

The Department of CS is one of the leading department of the University. The department was founded in 2012 in the Karakoram International University, Skardu campus which, later reconstituted as the University of Baltistan, Skardu in 2017.

Computer Science

Department of Educational Development

The main aim of this department is to produce efficient educators with capabilities of change management through learning from life and for life, who can take part in educational institutions to ensure the quality of teaching and learning.

Department of Languages and Cultural Studies

The  English department at the University of Baltistan serves for the mentioned needs of the nation and the department’s goal is to produce best learners along with best oral and written skills which will enable them to care for their educational, linguistic and economic needs.

ProgramsBS (Hons)M.A
English Linguistics and Literature

The University of Baltistan offers a good amount of scholarship for needy people around who have the capabilities to provide a better future to the country but due to lack of resources, the could not. Following scholarships are offered to such students:

  1. Merit scholarship which is given in the form of the full fee back to the topper of the session of all departments.
  2. Prime Minister fee-reimbursement scheme which given to master students.
  3. HEC need-based scholarship which is given to the financially weak students.
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Research & Development
University Ranking

The University of Baltistan is a leading public sector university in the research field having many publications with high impact factor in HEC journal. Along with this Our university has various research groups, well-equipped research labs, and centers. In order to build a link between theoretical studies and practical work, we organize workshops and conferences too.