Prof. Dr. Khaver Zia
PhD Engg. University of Manchester , UK
Former Director FAST Lahore
Former Dean, Beaconhouse-Informatics
The vision of the School of Computer and Information Technology (SCIT) is to produce graduates who can compete academically, technically and professionally with the best in the country.
To this end, the School places special emphasis on all areas which have an impact on the provision of quality education namely; quality of intake, curriculum development, selection of faculty, teaching methodology, examination system and co-curricular activities.
The School is conscious of the fast changing market requirements, which emanate from new systems and technologies. In particular, the Internet and mobile technologies have completely changed the working of the business and commercial world. The School has introduced new programs and updated existing ones in response to these changing needs. For instance: a new program namely BSc (Hons) in Information Systems is being launched from current academic year; the curriculum of the Software Engineering program has been revised in accordance with the recommendations of the National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan.
Further, the School has started the BSc (Hons) Evening program from last academic year to cater to the needs of working students. The curriculum of the evening program is exactly the same as that of the morning program except that its duration is five years, compared to four years for the morning program. Currently only the Management and Business Computing (MBC) and Software Engineering (SE) programs are offered in the evening mode. To facilitate working students, the Evening program has a lower fee which is payable on monthly basis.
By virtue of being positioned in a liberal arts university, the School of IT offers its students an opportunity to develop a well rounded academic profile. Students enrolled with the School of IT can take up any number of electives from a diverse suite of courses which are offered by the other six schools of the University.