Mohammad Ali Jinnah University

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Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
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Motto In pursuit of Excellence
Established 1998 (1998)
Type Private
Chancellor Mian Amer Mahmood
President Prof. Dr. Abdul Wahab
Vice-president Dr. M. Mansoor Ahmed
Location Karachi, Islamabad, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colours Blue, white, red            
Nickname MAJU
Affiliations HEC, PGC, PEC
Website www.jinnah.edu, www.jinnah.edu.pk

Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (abbreviated as MAJU), is a private university primarily located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1] The university also operates an additional campus in Islamabad.

Established in 1998, the university offers undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral studies programmes, with a strong emphasis on business management, applied sciences, engineering, and computer science.[2] It is one of the top institution of higher learning in the country, and is listed in the top ten universities for "general category" by the HEC, as of 2013.[3] In addition, the university is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.[4]

History[edit]

The Punjab Group of Colleges has been serving the community with education since 1985. Punjab College of Commerce was the first institution to be established by the Group at Lahore. The Group is extending its network to several cities in the country.

Under the umbrella of the Punjab Group of Colleges, Punjab College of Business Administration (PCBA) and Punjab Institution of Computer Science (PICS) have emerged as business and computer science institutions. Punjab Law College and Punjab College of Information Technology are also links in this chain of colleges.

As a tribute to the Father of the Nation, the group named its next ambitious project as Mohammad Ali Jinnah University. The university was granted its charter by the government of Sindh in 1998. The Islamabad campus was established after obtaining an NOC from UGC, dated 17 August 1998 and dated 29 November 2001 and NOC from HEC dated 27 September 2003.

In recognition of its services to education, the group has been awarded another charter by the government of Punjab to establish the University of Central Punjab.

Resource Academia was established in Islamabad after the success of the school in Lahore in 2003. The institution will provide education from preschool to grade VIII at the junior level, and from O level to A level at the senior level. The aim of the group is to establish a nation-wide network of schools.

The group has established institutions providing education from the pre-school level to the Ph.D level. The campuses are located in the major cities of Pakistan.

Academics[edit]

MAJU has departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecom Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences; in the Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences, there are departments of Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences.

In addition to pure academic programs, MAJU runs training programs, seminars and workshops. The university has started doctoral programs in Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, and Management Sciences.

Research groups and labs[edit]

Center of Research in Networks and Telecommunications (CoReNeT)[edit]

Center of Research in Networks and Telecommunications (CoReNeT) at M. A. Jinnah University, Islamabad fosters research and development activity in the rapidly growing field of networks and telecommunications.[5]

Control and Signal Processing Research Group (CASPR)[edit]

Control and Signal Processing Research Group at Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad.[6]

Vision and Pattern Recognition Research Group (VISPRS)[edit]

Vision and Pattern Recognition Group of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University is involved in basic and applied research in the fields of Image Processing, Machine/Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition/Classification.[7]

Acme Center for Research in Wireless Communications(ARWiC)[edit]

The mission of the ACME Center for Research in Wireless Communication (ARWiC) is to conductd research in networking (core, wireless, sensors), mobile and pervasive computing, distributed and grid computing, cellular networks, and social networks.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and Address of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University". Google Maps Services. google maps. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "About M.A.J University". About M.A.J University. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Govt. Pakistan. "HEC rankings". Govt. Pakistan. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  4. ^ ACU Members. "ACU Members". ACU Members. ACU Members. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.corenet.org.pk
  6. ^ http://www.caspr.com.pk
  7. ^ http://www.visprs.com/
  8. ^ http://www.arwic.com/index.php

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