Punjab University College of Information Technology

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Punjab University College of Information Technology
Former names
Center for Computer Science
Motto ملکی ترقی میں پیش پیش
(Mulki taraqi main pesh pesh)
Motto in English
Leading the Nation in IT Education
Type Public
Established 2000
President Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Zafar moeen nasir
Students 5,000
Location Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Campus Urban
Colors Sky blue and white         
Nickname PUCIT
Website www.pucit.edu.pk

Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT) is a college of computer science and information technology at the University of the Punjab located in Lahore, Pakistan. The college is located on the university's Allama Iqbal Campus (Old Campus) in Bahawalpur house near old Anarkali and PUCIT Quaid-i-Azam Campus (New Campus) is located on Syed Kabeer Ali Shah road, Canal Bank, Lahore. PUCIT is one of the top institutes of computer learning with its degree being awarded 'w' category (Highest) by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan .

History[edit]

The college was established with the name Center for Computer Science in 1988. It was situated in the Center for Solid State Physics on the University of the Punjab's new campus. The first program offered was a year-long, two-semester postgraduate diploma for which 24 students were registered. This program was offered until 2000.

In 1991 the Center for Computer Science was upgraded to the Department of Computer Science and for the first time a full-fledged two-year MSc program (annual system) in computer science was offered. The first ever intake for the program was 15 students, which eventually increased to 30.

In December 2000, the department was upgraded to a full-fledged college under the new name of the Punjab University College of Information Technology.

Punjab University College of Information Technology (since 2001)
Campuses 2
Degree Programs 8
PhD Faculty 18
Regular Faculty 65+
Total Faculty (including visiting) 90+
Non-teaching Staff 70+
Research Labs 9
Student Societies 6
Number of Applicants (FALL 2017) 16000+
Pass out Students (Alumni) 9000+
On-Campus Students 3000+
Number of Computers 1000+

Administration[edit]

  • Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Professor and Principal
  • Dr. Waqar ul Qounain, Assistant Professor, Coordinator MPhil and PhD Programs
  • Mr. Tariq Butt, Assistant Professor, Coordinator BS Computer Science (AIC)
  • Dr. Imran Farid, Assistant Professor, Coordinator BS Computer Science (QAC)
  • Mr. Fareed ul Hassan Baig, Assistant Professor, Coordinator BS Software Engineering (AIC)
  • Mr. Muhammad Kamran Malik, Assistant Professor, Coordinator BS Software Engineering (QAC)
  • Dr. Shahzad Sarwar, Assistant Professor, Coordinator BS Information Technology (AIC)
  • Mr. Umair Baber, Lecturer, Coordinator BS Information Technology (QAC)
  • Mr. Asif Suhail, Assistant Professor, Coordinator M.Sc Information Technology (AIC)
  • Mr. Muhammad Rizwan, Senior Network Administrator
  • Mr. Asim Rasul, Examination Coordinator
  • Mr. Ejaz Ashraf, Project Office Coordinator
  • Mr. Sheikh Tariq Saeed, Senior Librarian
  • Mrs. Mehwish Khurshid, Student Affairs Coordinator
  • Mr. Adnan Asif, Acting Assistant Treasurer
  • Mr. Muhammad Azhar, PS to Principal
  • Mr. Syed Aamir Raza, Program Coordinator Officer
  • Mr. Saleem Akhtar, Estate Officer

Principals[edit]

  • 15 October 2000: Prof. Dr Shoaib, first principal, for three months
  • 18 January 2001: Prof. Dr Majid Naeem
  • 10 April 2002: Prof. Dr Javaid Sikander Mirza for five months
  • 25 October 2002: Prof. Dr. M. A. Pasha
  • April 2006 to present: Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar

Academic programs[edit]

The following degree programs are offered by the College:

  • BS Computer Science (BS CS) Hons.
  • BS Information Technology (BS IT) Hons.
  • BS Software Engineering (BS SE) Hons.
  • M.Sc Computer Science (MSc CS) with the following final year specializations:
    • Computer Science
    • Software Engineering
    • Information Systems
    • Computer Networks
  • M.Phil Computer Science (MPhil CS)
  • M.Phil Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (M.Phil RSGIS)
  • PhD Computer Science (PhD CS)

Student Societies[edit]

  • PUCIT ACM Student Chapter (PASC)
  • Sports Society
  • Girls Society
  • Literary Society
  • Event Management Society
  • Computer Society
  • Drama Society (Pindaal)
  • Blood Donor Society

Library[edit]

The college has a library consisting of books from Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics, and Physics. Novels and poetry books are kept in the library for recreation. The library keeps copies of final projects and theses written by graduating students. The Higher Education Commission provides digital access to digital books to students of the college.

Laboratories[edit]

The college has four computer laboratories providing students access to the internet. A total of 800 plus computers along with internet facilities are available for the students. For postgraduate students, a separate laboratory is present while an electronics laboratory is made for electronics and physics purposes.

Research Labs[edit]

The college has four computer laboratories providing students access to the internet. A total of 800 plus computers along with internet facilities are available for the students. For postgraduate students, a separate laboratory is present while an electronics laboratory is made for electronics and physics purposes.

Research Laboratory Affiliated Supervisors
Artificial Intelligence and Multidisciplinary (AIM) Research Lab (AIC, QAC) Dr. Waqar ul Qounain

Mr. Muhammad Kamran Malik

Mr. Bilal Shahzad

Miss Sadeeqa Khan

Mr. Mian Muhammad Mubasher

Computer Vision Lab (AIC)

Computer Vision Lab (QAC)

Dr. Nazar Khan

Mr. Kashif Murtaza

Dr. Faisal Bukhari

Dr. Shahid Farid

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali

Networks and Cloud Computing Lab (AIC) Dr. Fawaz Bukhari

Dr. Waheed Iqbal

High Performance Computing Lab (QAC) Dr. Zubair Nawaz
Information Systems Research Lab (QAC) Dr. Khurram Shahzad
Internet of Things Lab (AIC) Dr. Shahzad Sarwar
Parallel and Distributed Computing Lab (AIC) Dr. Murtaza Yousaf
Programming Languages Laboratory (QAC) Dr. Faisal Aslam

Artificial Intelligence and Multidisciplinary (AIM) Research Lab[edit]

Artificial Intelligence and Multidisciplinary (AIM) research laboratory is established in May 2012 to design and utilize cross-disciplinary research tools and techniques for human understanding of such hidden mysteries and craft new artifacts based on research findings for the well-being of humanity. Dr. Syed Waqar ul Qounain is the founding director of the AIM Research Lab. The Lab has secured research funding from various sources including National Information and Communication Technology Research and Development (ICT RnD) fund, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan etc.

Achievements[edit]

2002[edit]

  • NUCES-ACM 2002, All Pakistan Quiz Competition held at FAST-NU Lahore on 31 March 2002. The Quiz Team Stood 2nd in the Competition.
  • PAK AIMS Programming Competition August 2002. Programming Team Stood 2nd in the Competition. Programming Team Stood 4th in the Competition.
  • ILMTECH 2002. All Pakistan Quiz, Programming and Software Competition. Held at ILM Lahore on 21, 22 September 2002. Quiz Team Stood 3rd in the Competition.

2003[edit]

  • NASCOM 2003 Programming, Quiz and Software Competition held at NUCES Islamabad on 28th September 2003. Quiz Team Stood 1st in the Competition.
  • All Pakistan regional IEEE Week “The Coder Competition” organized by NUCES Lahore on 10-14 November, 2003. Programming Team Stood 2nd in the Competition.

2004[edit]

  • ZABVISION - first in the All Pakistan On-spot Programming Competition[1]
  • SOFTEC - third in the 9th All Pakistan SOFTEC' 04[2] - held at NUCES, Lahore

2005[edit]

  • LUMS IEEE All Pakistan Computer Science Quiz Contest organized held at LUMS on 14th May 2005. Quiz Team Stood 2nd in the Competition.
  • VISIO SPARK 2005 held at COMSATS Wahh Campus March. Programming Team Stood 2nd in the Competition. Quiz Team Stood 2nd in the Competition.

2006[edit]

  • SOFTEC - Stood 3rd in the All Asia Programming Competition - held at NUCES, Lahore - Team (Zaheer Ahmad, Muhammad Rizwan Asghar, Fayyaz Khan Lodhi)
  • VISIO SPARK 2006 held at COMSATS Wahh Campus. Quiz Team Stood 3rd in the Competition.
  • NASCOM 2006 Programming, Quiz and Software Competition held at NUCES Islamabad. Quiz Team Stood 3rd in the Competition.

2007[edit]

[3] - first in the All Asia Programming Competition - held at NUCES, Lahore - Team (Sohaib, Shahzad and others)

2009[edit]

  • NUSTEC - second in Drama Competition - held at NUST ISLAMABAD

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2014[edit]

  • First Position in CodeMaster IEEE '14.
  • SOFTEC - Team Code:Threads stood 2nd in SOFTEC '14 Programming Competition held at NUCES, Lahore. Team consist of 3 students from PUCIT 1) Baber Rehman (BCSF11M100), 2) Hamza Arshad (BCSF11M112), 3) Fahad Siddiqui (BCSF11M096).
  • Third Position in APTA '14 GCU Lahore.
  • Punjab Youth Festival - 3rd in " Conceptualize Your Notion " Competition - held at Punjab Youth Festival 2014
  • Punjab Youth Festival - 2nd in " General Knowledge Quiz " Competition - held at Punjab Youth Festival 2014
  • Punjab Youth Festival - 2nd in "Android Game Development" Competition - held at Punjab Youth Festival 2014 - Team (Usman Abasi, Aamish Baloch)

2015[edit]

  • First PhD Computer Science Graduated - Dr. Ather Ashraf defended his PhD Computer Science thesis.
  • SOFTEC - Stood 2nd in the Software Competition - held at NUCES, Lahore - Team VisionX - (Lead by Baseer Ul Hassan with team members Saleem Bhatti, Bilal Arshad, Nouman Yaseen).
  • SOFTEC - Team Code:Threads from PUCIT stood 2nd in Belal Hashmi Programming Competition held at FAST NUCES, Lahore. Team consist of 3 students from PUCIT 1) Baber Rehman (BCSF11M100), 2) Hamza Arshad (BCSF11M112), 3) Fahad Siddiqui (BCSF11M096).

2017[edit]

  • PUCIT has won HEC NRPU research grant of over 12.4 million rupees for three research projects proposed Dr. Waqar ul Qounain, Dr. Faisal Aslam, Dr. Muhammad Murtaza Yousaf
  • Second PhD Computer Science Graduated - Dr. Laeeq Aslam defended his PhD Computer Science thesis.

Others[edit]

  • First in Intra Lahore CODE SPREE programming competition in Punjab University College of Information Technology
  • Second in the All Pakistan NASTEC programming competition in NUST ISLAMABAD
  • Third in the All Pakistan English debating competition[6]
  • A PUCIT student was selected among the top eight speakers in the "Student Convention"[7]
  • A PUCIT student was selected among the top three articles writers in a National article writing competition held by The News[7]
  • Students from Cs-F09 and CS-F11 were awarded the Global UGRAD-Pakistan fellowship in a nationwide competition organized by U.S. State Department and had been to United States for one semester non-degree study as an exchange student.

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