University of South Asia (Pakistan)
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|Location||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Campus||Cantt and Raiwind|
The University of South Asia (USA) is a chartered university located in Lahore, Pakistan. University of South Asia was established in 1988 as a computer training institution with the name of National College of Computer Sciences (NCCS). More than 100,000 students underwent training programs in the contemporary field of Computer Sciences. It was developed to promote computer education but has expanded to provide chartered degrees in fields that include Business Studies, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Law, Media Studies, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, and Fashion and Interior Design.
All undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Asia are recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the government regulatory bodies in Pakistan. As a chartered university, all degrees awarded by the university are internationally recognized.
The university has two campuses:
- Cantt Campus
- Raiwind Campus
Morever the university have franchises on the name of "HERITrAGE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES"
The Vice Chancellor is Dr. Shafqat Ali Baig.
The Sadiq Memorial Educational Society established a chain of National Colleges of Computer Science (NCCS) throughout the country to offer computer science programmes. The Bachelor of Computer Science program was launched in 1992 and Intermediate with Computer Science was introduced in 1994. In 1995 MBA and MCS programs were launched. The National Group of Colleges succeeded in the establishment of a chartered degree-awarding higher education institution called the Institute of South Asia on April 14, 2003 vide “The Institute of South Asia, Lahore, Ordinance 2003, Punjab Ordinance No. IV of 2003”. The institute was upgraded to the status of a university on May 29, 2004, with Chief Minister of the Punjab formally inaugurating the University of South Asia.
In order to increase the education across Punjab, a chain of colleges "Heritage International Colleges" was launched. Business, Computer Sciences and Humanities are the disciplines that are promoted at these colleges.
This department offers a five-year professional degree program "Bachelor in Architecture Design (B ARCH)". Students who graduate are given a license number from PCATP on the successful completion of degree requirements.
*Biotechnology and Agro Sciences This department aims to train students to tackle these issues and help farmers and agriculturists adopt new technologies and modernize Pakistan. The department offers the program Bachelor in Biotechnology and Agro Sciences.
*Building and Architecture The Bachelor program offered in this department teaches students the art of orchestrating all the components necessary to complete a building project within budget and on time. This program combines architecture, management, and technology to provide the practical knowledge and critical thinking skills that a successful role in construction requires.
The Department of Civil Engineering offers a Bachelor and master's degree in Civil Engineering. The department aims to help students in acquiring knowledge and skills to become employable. This is done through the state of the art academic process of teaching and experimental work.
The Department of Computer Sciences offers a Bachelor and master's degree in Computer Science. The bachelor's degree has multiple specializations to cater to the different interests of students.
The Department of Electrical Engineering at University of South Asia offers an undergraduate and graduate degree in Electrical Engineering. Students work on dynamic projects in the final year of their undergraduate study under the supervision and guidance of their faculty. Students who successfully meet the requirements of the degree are given a Pakistan Electrical Engineering License.
The Fashion Design Department at University of South Asia offers a Bachelor and Masters in Fashion Design. The program covers multiple dimensions- from designing clothes, to understanding interiors, to designing furniture and fixtures. Students are taught an array of courses to develop their aesthetic and design skills. The undergraduate program involves a final year project.
The Health Sciences Department of University of South Asia offers professional degrees: Doctor of Nutrition Sciences and Doctor of Physiotherapy.
*Career Counseling and Placement Center
This Department offers students academic and career guidance to help them make informed decisions. The department regularly offers seminars for students and outsiders seeking to develop their skill sets as well.