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With a motto of facilitating Institutes of higher learning to serve as an Engine of Growth for the Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan, HEC (Higher Education Commission) is an autonomous institution for managing and accrediting, schools/institutions in Pakistan which provide higher education to students nationwide. Every school, college or university that starts up or is running with an objective of providing higher education to students in Pakistan must meet criteria of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. If they fail to meet any criteria of HEC be it their lack of space, good faculty, management system or educational standard; HEC bans them. Better example of such case is Preston University. There are up to 58 universities that HEC has banned till yet.

Many times, students get themselves admitted in wrong colleges and universities without knowing if the university is even recognized by HEC or not, or is affiliated instead. Discovering that your university is illegal or banned by HEC after already investing in the institute can be pretty discouraging and problematic. So here is a list of those universities which HEC has banned and has declared as illegal or fake. Go through the list and save yourself from taking big risks as you join colleges/universities for higher education.

 List of Illegal/Fake
Institutions in​ Punj
 Sr. #  Name of Institution 
1​ All Affiliated Colleges with Global
Institute, Lahore offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs 
2 All Affiliated Colleges with Superior
College, Lahore across Punjab offering undergraduate and postgraduate
3 All Heritage International Colleges (HICs)
affiliated with University of South Asia, Lahore, located across Punjab
imparting undergraduate and postgraduate education 
4 The Open International University for
Complimentary Medicines, (Sri Lanka) and its operations anywhere in Pakistan
including Karachi and Islamabad offices 
5 American International University, 7 up
Chowk, Gulberg III, Lahore 
6 Softlogix College of Information Technology,
7 TIU Institute, 29-C/1, Gulberg III, Ghalib
Road, Lahore 
8 Pakistan College of Science &
Technology, 447-D, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad 
9 AIMS Institute of Management Sciences, AIMS
House 11 A, Opposite Pizza Hut, Gulgasht, Multan 
10 National Textile College of Professional
Sciences & IT, 62-C/1 M.M. Alam Road, Gulberg 3, Lahore 
11 Standard Institute of Emerging Technologies
& Sciences (SIETS), 225-A-new Muslim Town, Lahore 
12 Ali Garh Institute of Management Science
(AIMS), 3-D Model Town, Club Road, Rahim Yar Khan 
13 Mishigan International College, Lahore 
14 American International College, Faisal Town,
Lahore, Punjab 
15 American University of London, National
College of Business Management and Technology, 365-M, Model Town, Lahore 
16 Rawal Open International University of
Alternative Medicine Pakistan, Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi 
17 INFOVISION Institute of Management and
Information Technology, Lahore 
18 Islamia College of Commerce, Kot Ada,
19 Opstech College of Computer Science,
20 CIT College, Majeed Plaza, Bank Road,
Saddar, Rawalpindi. 
21 University College of Commerce, Peoples
Colony, Khanewal 
22 National College of Commerce, Mian
23 Quaid-e-Azam College, Mian Channu 
24 International College of Commerce, Mian
25 Leads Law College, Burewala 
26 Comstech Law College, Gulgasht Colony,
27 Comstech Degree College, Gulgasht Colony,
28 Pakistan Mission Law College, Neel Kot,
Bosan Road, Multan 
29 Lahore University of Computer Excellence,
New Garden Town, Lahore 
30 Arqum College of Science & Arts, Court
Road, Gujranwala 
31 Cosmiq Institute of Technology, Cosmiq
Complex, 54-Commercial Area, Cavalry Ground Extension, Lahore Cantt 
32 NICON College of Computer Sciences, Adam Jee
Road, Rawalpindi 
33 SINTEC System, North Star Plaza, Murree
Road, Rawalpindi 
34 Higher Education College, Peoples Colony,
35 National Textile College of Professional
Sciences and IT, 62-C/1 M.M, Alam Road, Gulberg-III, Lahore. 
36 National Group of Textile College, IC-1, MM
Alam Road, Sir Syed stop, Gulberg III, Lahore 
37 Pakistan Institute of Technology, Trust
Plaza, GT Road, Gujranwala 
38 The National College, Faisalabad 
39 Excelsior College of Information Technology,
40 Fashion Design Institute, Majeed Plaza, Bank
Road, Rawalpindi 
41 Raees ul Ahrar College, Murree Road,
42 Independent University (Independent Medical College), 175-Jinnah Colony, Faisalabad


43 Preston University, Faisalabad campus 
44 NICON College of Computer Sciences, 29/A,
Officers Colony, Faisalabad 
45 Preston University School of Business, 7th
Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi 
46 Institute of Professional Studies (Canal
Campus) 4-A, New Muslim Town, Near New Campus Bridge, 24-E-II near New French
Center, Gulberg III, Lahore 
47 College of Technical Education, Langlay
Road, Lahore 
48 College of Education, New Muslim Town,
49 Matrix Institute of Emerging Science,
Gulberg III, Lahore 
50 Quaid-e-Azam College of Information
Technology, Main Ferozepur Road, Lahore 
51 Centre for Health & Population Studies,
Chamba Line, Lahore 
52 College of Business Administration, Gulberg
III, Lahore 
53 Lahore School of Information Technology, New
Garden Town, Lahore 
54 Proceed Institute of Management & IT,
Gulberg III, Lahore 
55 Institute of Computer Technology, Gulberg
II, Main Ferozepur Road, Lahore 
56 College of Professional Studies, Peoples
Colony, Faisalabad 
57 Institute of Management Sciences, Canal
Road, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad 
58 College of Business Administration, PAF
Road, Sargodha 
59 College of I.T. 6th Road, Satellite Town,
60 University College, 6th Road, Satellite
Town, Rawalpindi 
61 INFOVISION Institute of Management &
Information Technology, Lahore 
62 Shibly College of Commerce, Karor,
63 Khyber College of Commerce, Kot Sultan,
64 Abdul Kasim College, Taunsa, D.G. Khan 
65 The National College , Bosan Road,
66 National Group of Textile College, Near
Civil Hospital, 45 Civil Lines, Gujranwala 
67 Kynat College of Commerce, Kot Sultan,
68 Allied College of Commerce, Mian Channu 
69 DG College, Tausan, D.G. Khan 
70 Institute of Information Technology &
Management, 40/3 Jahanzeb Centre, Opp. Gakhar Plaza, Bank Road, Saddar
71 Wah Institute of Management Technology Sadat
Plaza Lalaruk, the Mall Wah Cantt 
72 University College of Information
Technology, Jampur Road, Fareedabad Colony, D.G. Khan 
73 Chanab Institute of Information Technology,
Shadab Colony, Opp. Canal Rest House, Jhang 
74 College of Management & Information
Technology, Mumtaz Plaza, Jinnah Road, Gujrat 
75 Rawalpindi Institute of Technology, Ojri
Camp, Murree Road, Rawalpindi 
76 Multan Institute of Management Sciences, 2-A
Gulghast Colony, Boson Road, Multan 
77 SYSTEX Institute of Technology, 14-L, Model
Town Extension, Lahore 
78 ABACUS College, D-102 M.A.Road, Satellite
Town, Rawalpindi 
79 College of Advance Professional Studies,
85-E, Farid Town Road, Sahiwal 
80 LIONS College, 3-A, Canal Colony, Farid Town
Road, Sahiwal 
81 College of Information Technology Circular
Road, Chowk Islamabad, Sialkot 
82 Al-Qasim University 38-D, Lawrence Road,
83 College of Global Technologies, Peshawar
Road, Rawalpindi 
84 South Asia Institute of Management and I.T,
Hali Road, Westrige, Rawalpindi 
85 UK College of Information Technology, Club
Road, Muzaffargarh 
86 College of Management & I.T, Lala Rukh,
The Mall, Wah 
87 UK College of Technology, Ahmed Pur East
Road, Bahawalpur 
88 College of Professional Studies, Gulgasht
Colony, Bosan Road, Multan 
89 Edycare College of I.T, Baldia Road,
90 Sadiqabad Polytechnic Institute, Sadiqabad,
Distt, Rahim Yar Khan 
91 Leads Institute of Management Sciences,
24-K, Gulberg-II, Lahore 
92 Central College of Information Technology,
5-E/4 850, Officer’s Colony Boson Road, Multan 
93 Pyramid Education Centre, D 135, Malik Abad
Road, 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi 
94 Lahore Campus of Preston Institute of
Management Science and Technology, Karachi; 
95 Lahore Metropolitan University, Lahore
96 Pioneer College of Commerce, Kot Adu, Muzaffargarh 
97 Quaid e Azam University of Pakistan, Lahore
98 Islamic University of Pakistan, Sialkot
99 The University of Chakwal, Chakwal.
100 Aeroline Institute of Aviation Studies, Lahore
of Illegal/Fake Institutions in Sindh
Sr. #Name of Institutions
1All other
branches/campuses/affiliated colleges/franchises of Newports Institute
of Communication & E​conomics Karachi except its Karachi campus
2All other
branches/campuses/affiliated colleges/franchises of Preston Institute of
Management Science and Technology, Karachi  except its Karachi
3The Elites University, Sector
11-A, Hashim Town Sindh Karachi Housing Society, Scheme No 33, Karachi
4American School of International
Business C-7/A, Daman e Koh, KDA Officers, Cooperation Housing Society
Opposite PNS, Bahadur Stadium Road, Karachi
5American World University
International 22-A, Tipu Sultan Road, Karachi
6Glamshire University 
7American University of Hawaii,
981 Highway 80 East, Clinton, Mississippi 39056
8East-West University
9International University of
10Western International
University, C-41, Block 6, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Nipa Chowrangi, Near Aero Club,
11Washington University, 532/1,
Business Recorded Road, Garden East, Karachi
12University of Southern, Comit
Campus, St 6B, Block-14 Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
13University of Houston Clear Lake
D-77, Block 2, Clifton Opposite Bilawal House, Karachi
14University of Economics &
Technology, 30 Block -A, Opposite Mehran Clinic, Sindhi Muslim Society,
15Lincoln Institute, D-18,
Block-8, Punjab Colony, Ch. Khaliq-uz-Zaman Rad, Clifton, Karachi
16University of Islamic Study,
Block-7, Ghulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
17American School of London,
18College Swiss Switzerland,
Domino Education Services, Karachi, Sindh
19The International University of
America, 40-J/A, Block 6, Pechs, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Sindh
20Institute of Management Science
and Arts, Latifabad, Hyderabad, Sindh
21Mehran Institute of I.T,
Latifabad, Hyderabad, Sindh
22National Textile College of
Professional Sciences and IT, Hyderabad
23SPIRIT Institute of Management
& Computer Science, North Nazimabad, Karachi
24Institute of Science &
Management, Shaheed-e-Milat Road, Karachi
25College of Computer &
Management Studies, Block B, Latifabad, Hyderabad
26College of Education 
27American University of London
Western Graduate College 
28Malir Halt, North Nazimabad, , Gulshan e Iqbal, Orangi Town Gulshan e Behar, F-53 Industrial Park Hub River Road site, Karachi campuses of Sindh Institute of Mangement & Technology, Karachi
29Al-Khair College of Commerce,
Mian Channu; Al-Burhan Shopping Circle, 3rd Floor, Bld-B, on Top of Burger
Time Restaurant Opp. Main Haidry Market, North Nazimabad, Karachi
of Information Technology,   C-562, Eid
Gah Road, Sukkar; Campus Distt. Central Clock-E North Nazimabad, Karachi
of Education, A-130 Block -E North
Nizamabad, Karachi 
of Education, Gate No. 8, No.4 Mahmoodabad, Karachi
33College of Management Science,
Main Korangi Road, Karachi
34Pakistan Institute of
Professional Science, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
35Allama Muhammad  Yusuf Binnori Islamic UniversityGulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
of Illegal/Fake​ Institutions in AJK​
Sr. #Name of Institutions
1All other campuses/affiliated colleges of Al-Khair University
AJK  except Bhimber
2Institute of Advance Studies of Information Technology, Dadyal
3 Pak Kashmir Institute of IT, Mirpur
of Ilegal/Fake Institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sr. #Name of Institution
1 Agha Computers,
Al-Noor Esquire, PICIC Bank Building, Mansehra Road, Abbottabad
2Islamabad Computer Institute,
College Road Jaba, Dargai
3Flash Institute of Computer Studies,
Sheikh Jee Plaza, Industrial Estate, Jamrud Road, Peshawar
4Square Soft Systems, Kashmeery
Bazar, Manzoor Market, Shinkiari
5College of Computer &
Information Technology, Matta, Swat
6Global College of Information
Technology, College Road, Thana, Swat
7Global College of Information
Technology, Sohary, Buner, Swat
8Aryan University, Jahangir Road,
9National College of Computer
Sciences, Bannu,
10Imam Ghazali University, Peshawar
11Abu Ali Seena University, Peshawar
12FIMS College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Dargai, District Malakand
of Ilegal/Fake Institutions in Federal Capital
Sr. #Name of Institution
1 Islamabad Law College, Islamabad
2Islamabad Campus of Mohiuddin Islamic University, Neiran Sharif
3Vertex Institute of Science & Technology, Mehmand Plaza, Burma Pul, Lehtrar Road, Khana Pul Islamabad
4Aman Medical Institute, Main GT Road, Sang jani Toll Plaza, Tarnol Islamabad

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