In 1970s, the Government Of Punjab established an Agricultural College in Rawalpindi for the development of rain-fed agriculture. The college was later upgraded to the level of university in 1994. The university is currently ranked at NO.5 as per HEC ranking of the universities in Pakistan. Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi offers a number of degree programs leading to Bachelor, Master and Ph.D including Food Science & Technology, Computer Sciences, Management Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Social Sciences and other allied disciplines.


Barani Institute Of Knowledge, Administration & Technology is an affiliated institute of Pakistan ranked top 5th Public Sector University PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. The institute was established under supervision of highly qualified and experienced administrators and academia personnel and has since been offering courses in the fields of Management & Computer Sciences. The insitution has a special focus on Professional and Technical Education as it is an instrument of growth & development of any country.