Lahore: In international ranking of more than 20,000 universities of the world conduct by Cyber metrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. Punjab University has secured 15th position in South Asia, which is a landmark achievement, while it has topped among all Pakistani universities.

As per ranking, Aga Khan University and National University of Science and Technology have secured 2nd and 3rd position respectively in Pakistan. CSIS issues “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” every year evaluating more than 20,000 universities throughout the world and it has 126 centers.

According to the new ranking, PU has obtained 1899th position out of more than 20,000 universities and now it is included among the top 10 per cent universities of the world. Punjab University Academic Staff Association President Prof Dr Hassan Mobeen Alam, Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain and others have congratulated PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran on this achievement.

In their press statement, they said that the university had achieved this milestone because of research-friendly policies of the university administration. They said that the PU VC had promoted research culture in the university because of which PU ranking was improving every year.