Best Universities in Pakistan for Computer Sciences
Pakistan is a fastly growing country in Asia. Education in Pakistan is much better as compared to 19th century. After 2001 Pakistan got a better image in the field of Computer Sciences & Information technology.
In the starting of 2001 HEC Chairman Dr. Atta ur Rehman played a vital role for best standards of universities in Pakistan. Public & Private sector universities established and Pakistani youth got better opportunities of education.
Computer science is a subject which got a much better scope and role in the current industry. Public & Private universities announced Computer Sciences degrees in different programs like BS MS/MPhil & Ph.d.
Now if we talk about best universities in Pakistan for computer science then there are multiple names but I arranged a data for top 5 best universities of Pakistan for computer science.
This data calculation is based upon different key points like Student enrollment, Ph.D. faculty, Campuses, Professionals in field & Research development.
I have also keep Higher Education Commission Ranking 2015 in mind but the ranking of HEC is about category wise and I selected top 5 best universities of Pakistan for computer science from different categories with respect to the department of Computer Sciences & Information Technology.
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad
National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad is the best university of Pakistan for different programs like Engineering, Computer Science & IT and Management etc.
But here we are talking about Computer Science & IT. According to Higher Education Commission Ranking 2015, NUST is categorized in Engineering category and stood first. But NUST Computer science department is also one of the best because computer sciences and engineering are relatively closed departments. NUST has dedicated school which names as SEECS (School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences).
SEECS is located in NUST Main Campus in H-12 Sector of Islamabad near Kashmir Highway.
SEECS offers following degree programs for computer sciences.
- Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (BS CS)
- Masters of Science in Information Technology (MS IT)
- MS Leading to Ph.D. in Computer Science
- Ph.D. in Information Technology
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology is Public sector Institute having multiple campuses in different cities of Pakistan. The main Campus of COMSATS is Islamabad Campus which is located in Chak Shahzad Islamabad. Chak Shahzad is 9 km away from Rawal Dam Chowk.
Why is COMSATS best in Computer Science?
COMSATS established in 1998 and produce quality education and the students graduated from COMSATS showed the best performance in the IT sector of Pakistan. They played a vital role in the development of Pakistan.
COMSATS offers multiple degrees like engineering, Management & natural sciences etc but when we talk about CS department of COMSATS it is one of the best departments in the Pakistani universities.
Graduates of COMSATS in the computer sciences are highly motivated, well known and groomed. Many of the graduates are working in Pakistan Government sector as well as Private sector.
I will prefer the Islamabad Campus, Abbottabad Campus & Lahore Campus.
COMSATS Offer following degree programs in CS Department:-
- BS Computer Science
- MS Computer Science
- Ph.d. Computer Science
- BS Software Engineering
- MS Software Engineering
- Ph.D. Software Engineering
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad is located in Nelore Islamabad. Although PIEAS is also an engineering university in HEC Rankings as I said above that CS & Engineering are very closed. PIEAS is proudly governed by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission PAEC Pakistan. PIEAS offers scholarships for MS Computer Science in the collaboration of National ICT Fund & Scholarship.
PIEAS offers following Computer Sciences programs:-
- B.S. Computer and Information Sciences
- M.Phil. Computer Sciences
- Ph.D. Computer Science
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad is purely government sector university located in Islamabad near Bara Kahu & Lake View Park.
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad is famous for its general ranking in HEC Rankings 2015. Best thing of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad is that it offers almost all basic and natural science degrees.
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad is best due to its age. CS department of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad was established in 1976.
One another factor of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad is that you will see faculty members in all universities of Pakistan graduated from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.
Degree Programs offered in QAU are:-
- BS Computer Science / IT
- MSc (2 years) Computer Science / IT
- MPhil Computer Science / IT
- MS (Information Science & Technology)
- Ph.d. Computer Science / IT.
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES)
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) also known as FAST University. FAST University is located in H11 Sector near Islamic International University (IIUI).
FAST is famous for its CS & Management programs.
FAST studies are slightly considered tough and survival in FAST is not easy but graduates of FAST are their own example in the field of Web Development, Android MAC & Windows Development.
FAST has multiple campuses in different cities of Pakistan but the main campus is in Islamabad.
FAST is private sector university and the fees of FAST are quietly high as compared to NUST, COMSATS, QAU & PIEAS.
FAST offers following degree programs:-
- BS (Computer Science)
- MS (Computer Network and Security)
- MS (Computer Science)
- Ph.D. (Computer Science)
- MS (Software Engineering)
- Ph.D. (Software Engineering)
These above-mentioned Universities are best in Pakistan for Computer Sciences.
Other University that is also performing excellent results in field of Computer Science are:-
- University of the Punjab, Lahore
- Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology, Topi
- NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
- Air University, Islamabad
- Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore
- International Islamic University, Islamabad
- BUITMS, Quetta
- Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
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