COMSATS Institute of Information Technology

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COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
COMSATS Logo.svg
Motto In Search of Excellence
Type Public university
Established 1998
Endowment PKR 300 million
Chairman Dr. Asim Shakoor
Chancellor Federal Minister of Science and Technology, Pakistan
Rector Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, S.I. H.I
Academic staff
Students 35,452
Undergraduates 28,964
Postgraduates 6,488
Location Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistan
Campus Multi-campus
Colors Blue      white     
Affiliations PEC, HEC, NCEAC

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, also known as CIIT, is a public research university in Pakistan. It is a multi-campus institute with its headquarters located in the urban area of Islamabad. Established by the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South which was established in Islamabad on 4 & 5 October 1994, the commission as of 2015 has 23 member state. The CIIT was established in 1998 with charter in August 2000.[1]

CIIT was ranked among top 250 Asian Universities by QS University Rankings in 2014 [2] and nationally it is ranked top in Computer Sciences & IT category[citation needed] and 1st overall in the country according to NatureIndex.[3] It has three stars in QS Rankings.[4] It is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities[5] It main campus located in Chak Shahzad, Islamabad has over 5,000 students and 30,000 more students in its 6 satellite campuses. Its student body also includes international students from 9 Countries. CIIT has 18 Departments which combined offer 96 degree programs and has since inception produced 850 PhDs.[6]


CIIT is an institution of higher learning with campuses across the country, with the headquarters located in Islamabad. Campuses of CIIT are located in Abbottabad, Attock, Vehari, Lahore, Wah and Sahiwal. [7]

Campuses Gallery[edit]

Main campus of CIIT at Islamabad
CIIT Lahore Campus
COMSATS Abbottabad
CIIT Vehari campus
CIIT Wah campus