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The aviation industry has witnessed a formidable growth in the recent years, with more universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in different arenas of aviation management and sciences. An increasing number of youngsters in Pakistan are turning to universities offering specializations and professional training courses in aviation management, avionics, aerospace sciences and air transport management. Youngsters with a keen interest in aviation studies are introduced to the aviation milieu through these professional and training courses, allowing them to learn the art of flying with hands-on experience in flight and airport operations. Since you are reading this, you are quite obviously interested in aviation studies. So if you happen to be on the lookout for the top university to study aviation sciences, following are the leading universities in Pakistan offering this discipline.

UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, LAHORE

Institute Of Aviation And Technology, UMT offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of aviation management, aircraft maintenance engineering technology and air transport management. IAS UMT offers graduate degree programs in aviation sciences in collaboration with the Turkish Aviation Academy, at Istanbul, Turkey and is among the leading universities in Pakistan approved by International air transport association (IATA). The university operates a sub-campus of IAS at the Walton airport under the title of “Walton Aviation Training School” which provides hands-on experience and training programs to a aspiring pilots in the country. Moreover, in 2013 a flight simulator, with a mock-up of aircraft Cessna-172, and Air Traffic Control (ATC) were bought by the school as training devices. IAS is authorized by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) for conducting ground courses for Private Pilot License/Commercial Pilot, ground courses for Private Pilot License/Commercial Pilot License/Instrument Rating/ Airlines Transport Pilot License (PPL/CPL/IR/ATPL), ground courses for Flight Operation Officer/Flight Despatcher and English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) for pilots. IAS acquired an FAA, EASA&PCAA- approved flight simulator, with motion from USA in 2017 and installed at the Walton Aviation Training School, Walton Airport which provides up to 30hrs of log able flying training for pilots i.e. PPL/CPL/IR/ATPL

AIR UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD

Air University was established in 2002 by the Pakistan Air Force and is located in the suburbs of Islamabad. The university falls in the public sector category and offers undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees in the disciplines of avionics engineering, aerospace sciences and strategic studies and aviation management. The university currently ranks among the top ten universities in the category of Engineering and Technology by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) and is accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council. The varsity is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom and International Association of Universities.

PAF KARACHI INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY (KIET),

PAF KARACHI INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY (KIET), KARACHIPAF Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (KIET) was established in 1997 and ranks among the eight best universities in the Business and IT category by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). KIET has been granted accreditation by the National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC) and offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in aviation

THE UNIVERSITY OF LAHORE, LAHORE

The University of Lahore was established in 1999, under the IBADAT Educational Trust. The university is located in the suburbs of Lahore and was granted degree awarding status in 2002. UOL is accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan Bar Council, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Pakistan Nursing Council, and Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. Lahore School of Aviation, UOL offers undergraduate degree programs in the disciplines of aviation management and Aircraft Maintenance Technology which are taught by experienced faculty members including senior airline professionals, foreign- trained aviation professors, and retired Pakistan air force instructors.

SUPERIOR UNIVERSITY ,LAHORE

Superior University was established in 2000 and is one of the leading higher education institutes of the country. The university is chartered with the government of Punjab and holds international affiliations and partnerships with prestigious international universities including the University of Newcastle, Concordia University Wisconsin, and the University of Cumbria. The faculty of engineering and technology, Superior University offers undergraduate degree programs in Avionic engineering and Aviation technology, providing young aspiring pilots with much needed skill-set and experience to excel in the aviation