Riphah International University – Programs and Merit and HEC Approval Status

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Riphah International University is a private university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It was established in 2002 and has since become a well-known institution of higher education in Pakistan. In this article, we will discuss Riphah International University’s approval status, programs offered, average merit for admission in each department, and the current Vice-Chancellor.

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HEC Approval Status

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is the regulatory body that oversees the quality of higher education in Pakistan. Riphah International University is recognized and approved by the HEC. The university has been granted the highest category “W4” by the HEC, which means that it meets the standards of quality education set by the commission.

Vice Chancellor

Dr. Anis Ahmad is the current Vice Chancellor of Riphah International University. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Warwick, UK. Before joining Riphah International University, Dr. Ahmad was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Peshawar. He has also served as a Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in Islamabad.

Programs Offered

Riphah International University offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in various disciplines. The university is divided into several faculties and schools, each offering programs in their respective fields. Here is a list of all the programs offered by Riphah International University:

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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS in Computer Science
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD in Computer Science

Faculty of Computing

  • Bachelor of Science in Computing
  • MS in Computing
  • PhD in Computing

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • BS in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • BS in Nursing
  • BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • BS in Optometry and Orthoptics
  • BS in Psychology
  • MS in Clinical Psychology
  • MS in Speech and Language Pathology
  • MS in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • MS in Clinical Research
  • MS in Health Professional Education
  • PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

Faculty of Management and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • BS in Accounting and Finance
  • BS in Aviation Management
  • BS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • BS in Marketing
  • BS in Human Resource Management
  • MS in Project Management
  • MS in Human Resource Management
  • MS in Marketing
  • MS in Accounting and Finance
  • MS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MS in Education Leadership and Management
  • MS in Islamic Business and Finance
  • MS in Media Studies
  • PhD in Management Sciences
  • PhD in Education

Average Merit for Admission

Riphah International University follows a merit-based admission system, where admission is granted based on the applicant’s academic performance in their previous exams. The university has different merit requirements for each department, which are subject to change every year. Here is a table showing the average merit for admission in each department for the academic year 2022-23

Faculty/Department Program Merit Requirement
Faculty of Engineering Bachelor of Electrical Engineering 60%
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering 65%
Bachelor of Software Engineering 55%
Bachelor of Computer Science 50%
MS in Electrical Engineering 70%
MS in Mechanical Engineering 75%
MS in Computer Science 60%
PhD in Electrical Engineering 75%
PhD in Mechanical Engineering 75%
PhD in Computer Science 70%
Faculty of Computing Bachelor of Science in Computing 50%
MS in Computing 60%
PhD in Computing 70%
Faculty of Health and Doctor of Physical Therapy 75%
Medical Sciences BS in Medical Laboratory Technology 55%
BS in Nursing 65%
BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics 50%
BS in Optometry and Orthoptics 50%
BS in Psychology 55%
MS in Clinical Psychology 60%
MS in Speech and Language Pathology 65%
MS in Orthopedic Manual Physical
Therapy 70%
MS in Prosthetics and Orthotics 70%
MS in Clinical Research 60%
MS in Health Professional Education 60%
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences 75%
Faculty of Management and Bachelor of Business Administration 50%
Social Sciences Bachelor of Commerce 50%
Bachelor of Arts in Education 50%
Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies 50%
Bachelor of Science in Information
Technology 50%
BS in Accounting and Finance 50%
BS in Aviation Management 50%
BS in Logistics and Supply Chain
Management 50%
BS in Marketing 50%
BS in Human Resource Management 50%
MS in Project Management 55%
MS in Human Resource Management 55%
MS in Marketing 55%
MS in Accounting and Finance 55%
MS in Logistics and Supply Chain
Management 55%
MS in Education Leadership and
Management 50%
MS in Islamic Business and Finance 55%