Top 10 Largest Universities in the World

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Education is an investment for the future, education is the most important factor for determining a person’s success in the future. University education is a stage for the development of individuals to be better. Universities are responsible for the education of a State. Here is a list of top 10 largest universities in the world.

10) University of the Punjab – Lahore, Pakistan

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University of the Punjab


University of the Punjab is the tenth largest university in the world with 450,000 students each year the University of Punjab, Pakistan. Universities are often abbreviated as PU was established in 1882 and is one of the oldest universities in the territory of Pakistan. Managed by the Government of Punjab University and has several different places across the country. Punjab University has 13 faculties, 63 departments and one of the best universities in Pakistan.

9) University of Pune – Pune, India

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University of Pune


University of Pune in India with 496,531 students is the ninth largest university in the world. Formerly known as Poone University and founded in 1948. University of Pune gets an “A” rating by the National Accreditation bodies of India and it has 46 academic departments located in the North West and Pune.

8 ) Ramkhamhaeng University – Bangkok, Thailand

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Ramkhamhaeng University


With 525,000 students, Ramkhamhaeng University in Thailand is the world’s eighth largest university. Ramkhamhaeng University which is one of the two open universities in the country founded in 1971 and named after the third dynasty king Phra Space, Ramkhamhaeng the Great. The University has two campuses, both in Bangkok.

7) Bangladesh Open University – Gazipur, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Open University


Seventh largest university in the world is Bangladesh Open University which has 600,000 students. Bangladesh Open University which is abbreviated as BOU was established in 1992 under the Act BOU 1992. Its headquarters is located in the Board Bazar, Gazipur District, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh. This is the only public university in Bangladesh that use distance education as a method of education.

6) Open University – Jakarta, Indonesia

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Open University


Open University with 646,467 students is the sixth largest university in the world. This is a university that was founded in 1984 open distance learning system to expand access to higher education for all Indonesian citizens, especially those living in remote islands of the country. The University has four faculties which offer more than thirty courses. The main campus of the university is located in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

5) National University of Bangladesh – Gazipur, Bangladesh

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National University of Bangladesh


Bangladesh National University with 800,000 students this is the world’s fifth largest university. University which was founded in 1992 is commonly known as the National University and is abbreviated as the NUB in Bangladesh. Bangladesh National University main campus is situated on the Board Bazar, Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1800 but also has a network of affiliated colleges across the country.

4) Islamic Azad University – Tehran, Iran

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Islamic Azad University


Islamic Azad University of Iran is the fourth largest university in the world with 1,500,000 students. University which was founded in 1982 has had more than 400 branches in Iran and other parts of the world including the UAE, Britain, Tanzania, Lebanon and Armenia. This university offers different programs in agriculture, arts, basic sciences, engineering, humanities and medical sciences.

3) Anadolu University – Eskişehir, Turkey

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Anadolu University


The third largest university in the world is Anadolu University with more than 1,530,000 students. Anadolu University which is a public institution founded in 1958. The main campus of the university has faculties and schools, student housing, university hospital and administrative buildings are located in the center of Eskişehir, a town in the northwestern region of Turkey.

2) Allama Iqbal Open University – Islamabad, Pakistan

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Allama Iqbal Open University


Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan, with 1,806,214 students are the second largest university in the world. Allama Iqbal Open University is commonly known by the acronym AIOU was founded in 1974 and is the world’s second Open University. The University has nine regional campuses in various cities in Pakistan.

1) Indira Gandhi National Open University – Delhi, India

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Indira Gandhi National Open University


More than 3.5 million students at the Indira Gandhi National Open University to make this university become largest university in the world. Universities known as the IGNOU was established in 1985 with a budget of INR 2000 Crore. The university offers 175 different academic programs.


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