Top Medical Colleges In Pakistan: Government, Private 2021


medical colleges in Pakistan
medical colleges in Pakistan

This post is all about the medical colleges in Pakistan. Medicine is considered among the noble fields to opt by an individual. It is the most respectable and profitable profession in Pakistan. So everyone is striving hard to get into a medical college, but due to lack of resources or sometimes because of poor knowledge about the admission process, criteria, or even some people don’t know about top universities and the top medical colleges in Pakistan. These are some of the reasons because of which even some of our high achievers fail to come up.

First of all, let me tell you about the total number of medical colleges in Pakistan including public and private sector institutes, total seats, and the main recognizing authority. So in total Pakistan have 114 Medical colleges that are approved and recognized, out of the 44 are public sector while 70 falls under private sector institutes.

The primary recognizing authority was Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), but from now onwards that is October 2020, will be Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) and the Higher Education Commission – HEC. Before running for the admission you should know about the total seats available in Pakistan for Medical. You can also get good information about top engineering universities in Pakistan.

Punjab + Islamabad 3405 4300 7705
Sindh 2050 1500 3550
KPK 900 850 1750
Azad Kashmir 300 100 400
Balochistan 100 100 200
Total 6850 6755 13605


A total of 13605 seats are very less if we look upon the number of students trying to get in the medical profession and giving the compulsory admission test for the selection, Medical and Dental College Admission Test. As a result, merit for MBBS and BDS is extremely high.


  • King Edward Medical University, Lahore
  • Allama Iqbal Medical Collge, Lahore
  • Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore
  • Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore
  • Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayhan Medical College,
  • Ameer Ud Din Medical College Lahore
  • Nishter Medical Univerity, Multan
  • Punjab Medical University, Faisalabad
  • Rawalpindi Medical Univerity, Rawalpindi
  • Army Medical College, Rawalpindi
  • Federal Medical And Dental College, Islamabad
  • Quaid Azam Medical College, Bhawalpur
  • Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan
  • Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha
  • Nawaz Shareef Medica; College, Gujrat
  • Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot
  • Gujranwala Medical College, Gujranwala
  • Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal
  • D.G Khan medical college, Dera Ghazi Khan
  • FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore
  • Shalimar Medical College LMDC, Lahore
  • Lahore Medical And Dental College, Lahore
  • CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore
  • Rahbar Medical College. Lahore
  • Al-Aleem Medical College, Lahore
  • Akhtar Saeed Medical And Dental College, Lahore
  • Avicenna Medical College, Lahore
  • Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore
  • Amna Inayat Medical College, Sheikhupura
  • University College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore
  • Gulab Devi Medical College, Lahore
  • Central Park Medical College, Lahore
  • Continental Medical College, Lahore
  • Pak Red Cresent Medical And Dental college. Lahore
  • Multan Medical and dental college, Multan
  • Bakhtawar Amin Medical College. Multan
  • Independent Medical College, Faisalabad
  • CMH Bhawalpur Medical College, Bhawalpur
  • Combined Institute of Medical Sciences, CIMS Multan
  • Shahida Islam Medical College, Lodhran
  • slam Medical College, Sialkot
  • Wah Medical College, Wah
  • Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad
  • Yusra Medical And Dental College, Islamabad
  • University Medical And Dental College, Faisalabad
  • Islamic Internation Medical College, Rawalpindi
  • Al- Nafees Medical College, Islamabad
  • Fazaia Medical College, Islamabad
  • Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad
  • Rai Medical College, Sargodha
  • Niazi Medical College, Sargodha
  • HBS Medical And Dental College, Islamabad
  • Islamabad Medical And Dental College, Islamabad
  • CMH Kharian Medical College, Kharian
  • Abwa Medical College, Faisalabad
  • Aziz Fatima Medical And Dental College, Faislabad
  • Sahara Medical College, Narowal
  • HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences, Taxila
  • M.Islam Medical College, Gujranwala
  • Dow Medical University. Karachi
  • Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi
  • Karachi Medical & Dental College, Karachi
  • Chaolldka Medical College, Larkana
  • Liaquat University of Medical And Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jomshroo
  • Peoples University Medical & Health Sciences
  • Dow Internation Medical College
  • Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical College, Lyari
  • Ghulam Muhammad Mehar Medical college, Sukkur
  • Bilawal Medical College, Jomshoro
  • Gambat Medical College, Gambat
  • The Agha Khan Medical University Medical College, Karachi
  • Baqai Medical College, Karachi
  • Isra University Medical College, Hyderabad
  • Hamdard Medical College & Dentistry, Karachi
  • Jinnah Medical And Dental College, Karachi
  • United Medical And Dental College, Karachi
  • Sir Syed Medical College For Girls, Karachi
  • Zia Ud Din Medical College, Karachi
  • Liaquat National Medical College, Karachi
  • Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry, Karachi
  • Al-Tibri Medical College, Karachi
  • Muhammad Medical College, Mirpurkahs
  • Bahria Medical And Dental College, Karachi
  • Indus Medical Colleges, Tando Muhammad
  • Karachi Institute Of Medical Sciences, KIMS, Karachi

  • Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
  • Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar
  • Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad
  • Saidu Medical College, Swat
  • Gomal Medical College, DI Khan
  • KUST Institute Of Medical Sciences, Kohat
  • Bacha Medical College, Mardan
  • Banu Medical College, Bannu
  • Nowshera Medical College, Nowshera
  • Gajju Medical College, Swai
  • KPK
  • Peshawar Medical College, Peshwar
  • Pak Internation Medical College, Peshawar
  • Kabir Medical College, Peshawar
  • Jinnah Medical College, Peshawar
  • Rehman Medical College, Peshawar
  • Al- Razi Medical College, Peshawar
  • North West Medical School, Peshawar
  • Frontier Medical College, Abbottabad
  • Abbottabad Internationa Medical College, Abbottabad
  • Women Medical College, Abbottabad
  • Bolan Medical University, Quetta
  • Quetta Institute Of Medical Sciences, Quetta



Here we will discuss some highly ranked medical colleges in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.

1- Agha khan university, Karachi

medical colleges in Pakistan

AKU is ranked as the number one medical university in Pakistan. It is a private sector institute and one of the most expensive universities in Pakistan. Admissions here are merit-based, which is calculated on the bases of your FSc (pre-medical), Test and interviews conducted by AKU. If you have enough resources to pay almost one core rupees for a complete 5-year program then you must go for AKU.

Nature: Private Sector

2- University of health and sciences, Lahore

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UHS is the main functional university in Punjab. It is the institute taking the admission test MDCAT, for all the public sector medical colleges. Over 18 Medical Colleges that are offering MBBS or BDS programs are affiliated with the University of Health and Sciences.

Nature: Public Sector

3- Dow University of health and sciences, Karachi\

medical colleges in Pakistan

Dow University of health and sciences is among the top class university located in Karachi, Sindh. It offers 16 undergraduate degrees including MBBS & BDS. It has two medical colleges, they are

  • Dow International Dental College (DIDC)

  • Dow Dental College (DDC)

It is a public sector university so has very few expenses for studies. An excellent student with an average middle-class background can easily afford to study here. But it is only possible if he/she has distinctive merit as the admissions are merit-based. Only students with Sindh domicile are eligible for admissions here only a few reciprocal seats are available for other provinces but merit for them is different.

Nature: Public Sector

4- Isra University, Hyderabad

Isra University, Hyderabad

It is a private sector Medical University that belongs to Isra Islamic Foundation and is situated in Hyderabad, Sindh. This university offers various degree programs including MBBS and BDS. They also take their admission test – IUAT and interview along with the MDCAT, but for the last 2 years’ admissions were under Central Induction Policy – CIP & for 2020, criteria for admissions in private colleges will be announced soon by PMC.

Nature: Private Sector

Merit: approx.73%



Zia ud din University (ZU) is named after professor Zia ud din Ahmed. It is located in Zia ud din Chowrangi, Karachi. It is also a private institute. Admissions here are also merit-based and under the directions provided by the higher authority.

Nature: Private Sector

Merit: approx. 73.7%

6- Khyber medical university, Peshawar

Khyber medical university, Peshawar

Khyber Medical College is purely a public sector college. It is located in Rahat Abad, Peshawar. University offers a variety of allied health sciences programs along with MBBS and BDS. Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency – ETEA is a basic admission test conducted in KPK for medical admissions. It is compulsory for admission in any medical college of KPK.KMU is the main functional body in KPK all medical colleges of KPK are affiliated with KMU. Admissions here are merit base. Only students with KPK domicile are eligible for admissions here only a few reciprocal seats are available for other provinces but merit for them is different.

Nature: Public Sector

Merit: Approx. 87%

7- King Edward medical university, Lahore

It is one of the best medical universities in Pakistan having the highest merit in public sector medical colleges. It is located in Lahore and is among the oldest established institutes. It was founded in British Raj in 1860. The cream of the nation studies here. KE also offers other Allied health sciences programs. Admissions here are merit base. Only students with Punjab domicile are eligible for admissions here only a few reciprocal seats are available for other provinces but merit for them is different.

Nature: Public Sector

Merit: 94.2%


Baqai Medical College is the oldest medical college in Sindh. It is a private institute serving since 1988. Admissions here are merit base under CIP from the last two years. This year’s admission policy will be announced soon.

Nature: Private Sector

Merit: approx. 70%


Liaqat university of health and science is a public sector medical college. It is a primary functional university in Sindh with which many medical colleges are affiliated. But MDCAT is conducted but NTS in Sindh. Under CIP this university was responsible for the admissions in all the public as well as private sector medical colleges.

Nature: Public Sector

Merit: approx. 73.4%

10- Gandhara University, Peshawar

It is a private-sector medical university in Peshawar, KPK. Kabir Medical College, Peshawar is associated with this university and is the first private sector medical college in KPK. It is one of the leading medical colleges in Pakistan. Admissions are always according to meritocratic, as per directions of the higher authorities.

Nature: Private Sector

Merit: approx. 70%


  • Candidate must have at least 70% marks in FSc. (pre-medical) or equivalent qualification.
  • Candidate must appear in the provisional Entry Test.
  • He/She must have at least 60% marks in the Medical Entry Test.
  • For the admission in the public sector, medical colleges candidate must belong to the same province and should have domicile of the respective province, only a few reciprocal seats are available for other provinces, Kashmir, and FATA.
  • Candidate must have a minimum 70% aggregate for applying in MBBS and minimum 60% aggregate for BDS.

Provisional entry test:

  • In Punjab, MDCAT will be conducted by UHS, dates will be announced soon.
  • In Sindh, MDCAT will be conducted by PUMHS Shaheed Benarizabad, test was held on 8th OCTOBER 2020.
  • In KPK, ETEA conducts Medical Entry Test.

Merit calculation:

  • 50% marks of HSSC
  • 50% marks of Medical Entry Test
  • (Marks obtained in HSSC / Total Marks) X 50 + (Marks Obtained in Entry Test / Total Marks) X 50

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