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No technology has had such a profound impact on human civilization in such a short span of time as Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The wide-ranging benefits of this technology have permeated into every sphere of life; in fact, ICT has become a propellant of advancement and growth in all fields of human activity.

The above scenario puts immense responsibility on all those who are involved in conceiving, designing, and specifying ICT systems. This requires technical acumen to assess the relative merits of new developments along with the foresight to envisage their impact on the users of ICT systems and on society as a whole.

As a result of the above, Information Technology in general and Computer Science in particular have matured into established academic and professional disciplines, within a space of two decades.

The School of IT currently offers two programs of study namely BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and BSc (Hons) in Management and Business Computing. Each program is spread over four years (8 semesters) of full-time study and comprises 130 credit hours. Both programs have an imprint of the quality-conscious approach of the Beaconhouse Group; a leader in the field of education in Pakistan.

In relation to the core plan of studies, the school closely follows the HEC curriculum. To satisfy University Elective requirements, students have an opportunity to study cross-disciplinary courses from other BNU schools, thereby broadening their learning experience.

The system of instruction followed by the School of IT places great emphasis on lab work in complementing the theory. Lab sessions are supervised and graded by the faculty. In addition, all the instructional processes are strictly based on merit, and students are groomed in a professional and friendly environment. Great effort is undertaken by the school’s faculty to provide quality instruction in line with HEC guidelines. The efforts of the faculty are supplemented by a versatile Campus Management System (CMS), which incorporates advanced features of a learning management system.

The School of IT has recently been relocated into its new premises comprising newly designed labs, equipped with latest-model computers. These facilities are complemented by highly qualified and experienced faculty. Co-curricular activities are encouraged under the aegis of different student societies. Students are eligible to receive funding for their Final Year projects from National R&D Fund’s IGNITE program.

BNU has a student exchange program with a few Turkish universities under which students can spend one semester of their study in Turkey. Similarly, students can undertake a summer program at BNU’s partner institution in the USA; namely Millersville University, Pennsylvania.

Job prospects for graduates of the School of IT are extremely bright. Graduate surveys show that 90% of graduates are employed within a few months of their graduation. The school has received encouraging feedback from the industry about the performance of its graduates. A number of graduates have successfully pursued post-graduate studies at national and foreign universities. Quite a few graduates are working in European Union countries and the United States.

The sixth annual edition of Project Demo Day was held in May 2023. The quality of student projects based on latest tools and technologies aptly demonstrated that students had gained a lot, both technically and professionally, from their program of study at BNU and were in good stead to embark upon a career in the industry.

The faculty of the school actively pursue their research interests that encompass areas of Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Web Development, Formal Methods, Multi-lingual processing, and E-learning. The school subscribes to a number of ACM journals and magazines.

SCIT DEGREES

BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (CS) with specialization in:

  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering

BSc (Hons) in Management and Business Computing (MBC) with specialization in:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • IT Management
  • IT Marketing

ADMISSION CRITERIA

For CS applicants, the eligibility criteria is minimum of 50% marks in Intermediate with Math OR minimum of 50% marks in Intermediate (Pre-Medical Group).

For MBC applicants, the eligibility criteria is minimum of 50% marks in any group of Intermediate.

All candidates are required to qualify the Admission Test and Interview.

  • Our Missions and Goals

    The vision of the School of Computer and Information Technology is to prepare 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.

  • Our Faculty

    Dr. Khaver Zia
    PhD (University of Manchester, UK)
    Professor and Dean


    Ms. Shazia Rizwan
    MS (TQM), University of the Punjab
    MS (Computer Science), University of Central Punjab
    Assistant Professor and Head of Department (CS)


    Dr. Natash Ali Mian
    PhD (Computer Science), NCBA&E, Lahore
    Assistant Professor and Head of Department (SE)

    Mr. Syed Nouman Ali Shah
    MS (Computing), National University of Singapore
    MSc (Computer Science), UET, Lahore
    Assistant Professor


    Ms. Huda Sarfraz
    MS (Computer Science), FAST-NUCES, Lahore
    Assistant Professor


    Ms. Sameen Reza 
    MS-CS (VU) Fulbright Scholar
    Assistant Professor (On Study leave for PhD)


    Ms. Amna Humayun 
    MS (Computer Science), FAST-NUCES, Lahore
    Assistant Professor


    Dr. Iftikhar Hussain
    PhD (Computer Science) Hasselt University, Belgium
    Assistant Professor


    Mr. Saad Saleem Malik
    MS-BIT, Beaconhouse National University 
    Lecturer

    VISITING FACULTY

    Dr. Abdul Qayyum
    PhD (Statistics), GC University, Lahore

    Dr. Saif ur Rehman
    PhD (Physics)


    STAFF

    Mr. Adnan Majeed
    MSc (CS), Virtual University
    MCSE, CISCO and Linux Certifications
    Teaching Assistant (Lab)


    Mr. Haris Iftikhar
    BBA (NCBA&E, Lahore)
    Faculty Coordinator


    Mr. Talha Nawaz
    B.Com (Punjab University)
    Admin Coordinator

  • Research Interests of Faculty

    The faculty of the School actively pursues its individual research interests. Active research areas are artificial intelligence, databases, e-learning, multilingual processing and computer education. A faculty member of the School has been awarded Fulbright Scholarship for pursuing PhD studies in the United States. The School subscribes to a number of ACM journals and magazines. The School of IT is member of the Oracle Academy.

  • Career Opportunities

    Job prospects for graduates of the School of IT are extremely bright. Most graduates are absorbed in the job market shortly after graduation. The School has received positive feedback about the performance of its graduates from the software industry and corporate sector.


    A number of graduates of the School have successfully pursued post-graduate studies at national and foreign institutions. Quite a few graduates are working in European Union countries and in the United States.

  • Co-curricular and Extra Curricular Activities

    BNU has a number of student societies managed by different schools which provide co-curricular and recreational exposure to students. Students of the School of IT can join these societies keeping in view their individual interest.   
     
    The School organizes a number of Seminars and Guest Lectures during the year in which professionals from the industry are invited to give talks on topical issues. Students of the School participate in IT competitions organized by other institutions. Besides honing their technical skills, such competitions serve as forums for exchange of notes on matters of professional interest.   
     
    BNU is located on a purpose-built 32-acre campus and has grounds for playing field games like cricket, football and basketball. The BNU Sports Office manages student participation in the above games.   

  • Why Choose School of Computer and Information Technology?

    • We have small number of students in a class so each student receives individual attention. 
    • We have large playgrounds for cricket, football and basketball.
    • We have fully air-conditioned classrooms, labs and corridors.
    • We have on-campus hostel and luxurious cafeteria.
    • We groom our students with professional values.
    • We can give up to 100% Scholarship to talented students.
    • We pay special attention to the safety and security of our students. 

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