Message from the Rector

Thank you for your interest in CIIT. I can say with great pride that you will be joining a world class institute that is held in high esteem for its excellence in research and for its distinguished erudite faculty. With a wide array of disciplines represented and high quality teaching, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is well poised to make its mark nationally and internationally as well.

Pursuing education at CIIT will be a life changing experience for students in quest of excellence. Providing real world knowledge that is linked to current market trends and demands is our hallmark, and serving students with quality is our greatest passion.

Since its establishment in 2000, CIIT has been at the forefront of innovations and has played an active part in shaping higher education in Pakistan. CIIT is a leading higher education institution with an entrepreneurial ethos that promotes knowledge and technology, and also provides professional education of an international standard, which is relevant to the needs and aspirations of the Pakistani youth. I am positive that for academic and research pursuits, CIIT is the most preferred institution for the best and brightest students, teachers, researchers and scholars. Our motto, “in search of excellence”, is an invitation to all students to enlighten themselves and the world with the light of their knowledge and learning. Our students are encouraged to constantly think creatively about social responsibility, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

CIIT has around 29,500 full time students studying a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and research degree programs. The Institute has more than 2,300 academic and active research staff. Many of our faculty members are world renowned academicians and are conducting cutting edge research in their respective disciplines. Their expertise is reflected in their teaching and has made this institution a credible center of excellence both in quality teaching and research. They make concerted efforts for the holistic development of students to realize their full potential as responsible citizens of our country.

Our commitment to the advancement of knowledge and remarkable achievements in research is the backbone of our success, which has led to the ever increasing number of students joining CIIT every year, thus making it one of the largest and fastest growing research oriented institutions in Pakistan. Most recently, in 2014, Higher Education Commission (HEC) has certified the efforts of CIIT by ranking it at number four in General Universities Category (Large Scale). The rankings were based on QS (world level) ranking format. CIIT also earned an enviable first position in Computer Science and IT category in the year 2012. The contributions of CIIT in the promotion of research are quite laudable and have been recognized by HEC by placing the Institute at number three among universities in Pakistan for research productivity. Furthermore, CIIT has lately acquired the coveted 3 QS Star international ranking.

We constantly strive to raise the quality bar and measure our accomplishment-through student performance in the classroom, through our graduates and alumni in their field of study, by employers who commend the skills of our graduates and by alumni and donors who support our mission

We aim at forming innovators and leaders who are intellectually competent, spiritually mature, morally upright, physically healthy and socially acceptable, who are open to growth and will champion the cause of justice, love, truth and peace. Here at CIIT, students are equipped with the necessary skills to face challenges that await them in various spheres with confidence. We therefore, focus not only on the acquisition of knowledge but also on the values that will help build a better society. As such, employers recognize the value of a degree from CIIT

If you choose to study at the CIIT you will be joining one of the most forward looking institutions; a caring organization, which makes a difference in the lives of those we are fortunate to touch. We are committed to our reputation as a world class seat of learning for graduate, undergraduate studies and research. Our dedication to the provision of high quality teaching informed by research will help you make the right choice for the acquisition of advanced knowledge and greatly increase your job prospects.

I thank you again for your interest in CIIT and encourage you to explore our website, call an admissions representative, visit one of our campuses, or speak with our faculty members, students or alumni to learn more about us.

Godspeed!
Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi
Sitara-i-Imtiaz
Rector CIIT