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Home for computer science in Pakistan

Home for computer science in Pakistan

Computer science is one of the most popular fields in the World today. Most students want to go in computer science due to its increased scope in the past few years. Computer science is the study of computing technologies, both hardware and software. It is although complicated due to programming and algorithms, however if the university is selected wisely, there would be no worries.

There are a lot of universities offering bachelor’s in computer science so choosing the right university is a difficult decision. In this article for those students who want to study computer science in future, we have organized top universities in Pakistan for CS.

  1. Lahore University of Management and Sciences

LUMS is a private university. It is nonprofit. The university offers BS/MS/Ph.D in computer science and MS in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship. The university provides scholarships for needy students. It is the most expensive university.

Many prospective students have a limited understanding of what is computer science. While proficiency in computer programming is an essential skill, computer science students deal with the fundamental nature of computation, what can and cannot be computed, and how efficiently a computation can be accomplished by a machine. They study how to build computer systems (computer architecture), how to make machines think (artificial intelligence), how to build computers that can see (computer vision), how to design software that works seamlessly from different locations (computer networks and distributed systems), how to model complex problems (modelling and simulation) and how to design more efficient computing algorithms (theory of computation).

Location: DHA Phase 5, Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road, opposite Sector U, Punjab Small Industries Housing, Lahore, Punjab


A Computer Science (CS) degree is excellent preparation for the job market of the future and CS majors take up careers in every imaginable field.

2. Comsats university Islamabad

It is a well-known university. It was established in 1998. It is the institute of Information Technology. It has many campuses in different cities of Pakistan.

Computer Science Society is the leading social and academic society of COMSATS UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD. Here, in CSS we provide a platform for the students to show their skills technically and non-technically where different events take place. The technical events held are to boost up the skill of students of computer science and non-technical events are for other students too for increasing the sportsman spirit and skills in the students.

Our students get competitive skills in effective development and application of modern technology. We see our students as excellent programmers, outstanding researchers, extra ordinary analysts, and innovative designers. We are aware of everyday breakthroughs in modern technology and thus are committed to equip you with advanced competencies required to manage the growing needs of sciences and technology; especially computer sciences, in almost every professional field today. Research activities have been given high priority within the department resulting in a high index of research publications.
The department of Computer Science offers competitive degrees in rapidly expanding areas of study. Our qualified faculty and excellent facilities ensure that you have a solid technical grasp on different subjects to apply this knowledge in practical work settings. Our fruitful linkages with the Higher Education Commission and Ministry of Science and Technology help us keep up-to-date with new policy initiatives and market driven incentives being unrolled by the government and private sectors. Recently, NCEAC of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has awarded the highest ‘W’ category to our department.

Location: Park Rd, Islamabad


3. FAST NUCES Lahore

Address: FAST, Lahore

FAST is one of the best universities of computer science in Pakistan. It was established in 2000 by former President and Army Chief of Pakistan General Pervaiz Musharraf.

The university has five campuses in the whole country but the best one is in Islamabad.

FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, (NUCES) is the foremost, largest and leading federally chartered university, offering market oriented, standardized and accredited courses in domains of Computer Sciences and other emerging disciplines. The unique selling proposition of FAST-NU is its Computer Science programs which was the first institution in Pakistan to offer degree courses in CS domains. At the Department of Computer Science, we strive to nurture the latest knowledge in our students through a unique blend of curricular and co-curricular activities which also involve emphasis on self directed learning.

The curriculum provides our students with a strong foundation not only in software and hardware aspects of computing but also in mathematics and other sciences that underlie the CS discipline. Research and Industrial collaborations are the top priorities of our department. Our graduate program enables the students to work on cutting- edge, latest technologies and diverse research areas.

To provide high-quality education and develop university-industry co-operation, we aim to educate students and implement collaborative research projects in order to fix the academia-industry dichotomies. Many of our graduate students have published their research work in international, reputed and high ranked journals and have won the awards for the best research paper in international conferences in land and abroad. Our students have proven their mettle by winning many national awards not only in the technical field but also in the non-technical field as well. This shows that in these degree programs their intellectual, as well as soft skills, are polished through a balance of course work and practical implementation.

Several of our graduates have traveled to international universities on student exchange programs to study a  semester abroad and then continue their degree with us. We are confident that you will find FAST-NU your ideal platform for meeting, socializing and learning from enterprising minds, while adhering to the shared values and traditions.

4. National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad

NUST is no doubt the best university of engineering, technology and computer science in Pakistan. NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS) gives education in computer science and software engineering of international standard. The school was established in 1999 as NUST Institute of Information and Technology.

ISLAMABAD-Building upon its impeccable reputation globally as a quality Higher Education Institution (HEI) with a strong academic and R&D base, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) has unlocked yet another crowning achievement in world rankings – NUST has not only retained its No 1 position in Pakistan in the discipline of Engineering & Technology, but also moved up 61 positions since last year, becoming the only Pakistani university in top 300 world universities in Engineering & Technology, as per Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Subject Rankings 2020 released the other day.

NUST has also been ranked for the first time in two other disciplines – these include Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management, becoming the only Pakistani university to have been ranked in three out of five disciplines of QS Subject Rankings.

As per the 2020 rankings, NUST is among the top 200 world universities in the subject of Computer Science & Information Systems, becoming the first and only Pakistani university to make it to the top 200 in this subject

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5. Information Technology University

Address: ARFA Tower, Ferozepur Road, Nishtar Town, Lahore, Punjab

The Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Computer Science program at the Information Technology University of the Punjab (ITU) aims to impart a research-oriented and design-centered education producing individuals that would transform the IT industry of Pakistan. Our curriculum is intelligently tailored to meet the knowledge and skills gap in the industry. In addition, courses are taught by renowned faculty with diverse national and international experiences. Research at ITU’s multiple research centers is rigorous and is undertaken in active collaboration with foreign and local partners. By becoming involved with a diverse array of research projects, our students add to their classroom knowledge and, gain hands-on, practical work experience to sharpen their skills. Ultimately, the combination of our well-designed curriculum, highly experienced and foreign qualified faculty, and opportunities to hone skills through practical research experience means that our students graduate as highly skilled professionals ready for a competitive job market.

The Department of Computer Science at Information Technology University has been awarded the highest-rated “W” category by the National Computing Education and Accreditation Council (NCEAC).

Information Technology University is one of the best and emerging universities in Pakistan. It is located within Arfa Software Technology Park, while its 183-acre campus is under construction at Barki Road in eastern Lahore. ITU was founded in 2012 by Umar Saif who previously taught at Cambridge-MIT Institute.

 The university offers following programs:

  • BS/MS Computer Science
  • BS Computer Engineering
  • BS Management and Technology
  • BS Economics with Data Sciences
  • MS Data Science

The university has varying degrees of partnership with Harvard University and maintains partnerships with EdX, IBM and US state edition.

The university has more than 700 students enrolled. Between 2013 and 2016, the university has conducted PKR 700 million in research


6. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology-Topi

It is a private research university. It is located in Topi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The university was established in 1993. It is known to be a competitive institute. It is one of the top universities ranked by HEC.

The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering endeavors to produce competent scientists and engineers who can play a productive role both in the practical and research areas of computing. The faculty uses modern technologies to enhance the learning capabilities of the students and to provide them with a stimulating and challenging environment. Emphasis is put on the practical applications of computer systems to the software and hardware needs of the global industry in general and Pakistani industry in particular. The alumnus of the faculty is placed in reputed national and international organizations including Microsoft Corporation, Google Inc

The faculty strives to produce competent professionals who have sound knowledge in the field of computing and information technology. The faculty is to produce graduates having enhanced creative thinking, problem solving skills and ability for lifelong learning in their professional careers and to develop research programs to address the evolving needs of industry, academia and society.

The graduates of the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering shall play a productive role, both in the practical and research areas of computing. The faculty uses modern technologies to enhance the learning capabilities of students and to provide them with a stimulating and challenging environment. Emphasis is placed on the practical applications of computer systems to the software and hardware needs of the global industry in general and the Pakistani industry in particular.

7. Air University Islamabad

It is one of the best universities for computer science. It is located in Islamabad. It was established by the Pakistan Air Force. It also has a campus in Multan. It is included in top universities ranked by HEC. The university offers four years Bachelor’s program in Software Engineering, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering.  

Location: Service Road E-9 / E-8, Islamabad, Pakistan


Air University is one of the best universities for computer science in Islamabad. It was established in 2002 by Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

The university offers following programs:

  • BE Computer Engineering
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Cyber Security
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Software Engineering

The university also has a campus in Multan.

The university is included in country’s top ten universities by HEC.