In Pakistan, now-a-days, we are giving great emphasis on education and specially the higher education. In some quarters, it has been proposed that there should be separate universities for the women in the country.

If education is necessary for men, it is equally necessary for women. If this is granted, the next question is whether there should be a different system of education for women. If there is to be a different course of study for women, then naturally there will be no problem of co-education because women will be taught in different and separate institutions.

A small list is given here for those universities that are located in different regions of Pakistan and these are totally reserved for women only:

  • Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University
  • Women’s Institute of Science & Humanities
  • Jinnah University for Women
  • Bushra Mateen University
  • Lahore College for Women University
  • Kinnaird College

But the real problem of co-education starts when it is granted that both men and women are to teach the same subjects of study. It is then that the boys and girls will have to be taught in the same institutions.

Below is the list of some of the famous universities of Pakistan that offer co-education, but women are having equal rights for studying there:

  • University of Karachi, Karachi
  • Institute of Space Technology
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Bahria University
  • International Islamic University
  • Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi
  • Air University, Islamabad