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The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (Initials: NUCES and FAST-NU) (Sindhi: نيشنل يونيورسٽي آف ڪمپيوٽر اينڊ امرجنگ سائنسز‎) is a public research university in Pakistan.[4][5] It has multiple campuses based in Pakistan cities and was the first multi-campus university in Pakistan.[6] It is consistently ranked among one of the leading and top institutions of higher learning in the country, securing its top rank in the computer sciences/IT category from the HEC in 2010.[7] its Engineering programs have been accredited with Pakistan Engineering Council.[8]

Contents

1 History 2 Campuses

2.1 Karachi Campus 2.2 Lahore Campus 2.3 Islamabad Campus 2.4 Peshawar Campus 2.5 Chiniot-Faisalabad Campus

3 Degree Programs 4 Events and festivals

4.1 Geek week 4.2 PROCOM 4.3 NaSCon 4.4 NUTEC

5 Notable alumni 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] The Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) was founded and established by BCCI financier Hasan Abidi which provided a large financial capital for the university to promote research in computer sciences and emerging technologies in 1980.FAST later established National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in 2000. Campuses[edit] Karachi Campus[edit] In 1984, FAST Karachi was founded with the efforts of many people, particularly Agha Hasan Abedi. FAST selected higher education as a vehicle to produce scientists and technologists of the highest calibre. FAST pioneered the development of IT industry in Pakistan by offering the country’s first undergraduate program in Computer Science. Today, this University, sponsored by FAST, stands recognized as the leader and trend-setter in this field in Pakistan and abroad.[citation needed] Apart from the first FAST-NUCES campus at Shahrah e Faisal (for graduate studies), the flagship campus is located on a 6-acre site in Shah Latif Town on the National Highway, thirty kilometers east of Karachi airport. The campus has classrooms, laboratories, auditorium, seminar rooms, and a library.[9] Labs:[9]

Electronics Electrical Control Engineering Signal Processing Telecommunications Networking Multimedia and Computer Labs

Lahore Campus[edit]

FAST Lahore, Student Block

The Lahore campus, on approximately 20 acres, is located in Faisal Town in greater Lahore. The campus consists of three blocks, built from brickwork and marble domes. It has open courts and grounds for outdoor games and recreational purposes. [10] Research Labs:[11]

Center for Information Visualization and Intelligent Computing (Civic) Multi-Media Lab (MML) Center for Research on Management and Governance (CRMG) Software Engineering Research Center (SERC) Liberty Lab for Robotics

Islamabad Campus[edit] The Islamabad Campus is along the Kashmir highway, spread over 15 acres.It is the main campus of the University.[12] Research Labs:[13]

Software Quality Engineering and Testing (QUEST) Software Engineering Research Center (SERC) MANAGEMENT ADVANCEMENT RESEARCH CENTRE - MARC ReVeaL (Recognition, Vision and Learning) Research Group Artificial Intelligence & Machine Leaning [AIM] HALP (Huawei Authorized Learning Partner) HAINA (Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy)

Peshawar Campus[edit]

FAST Peshawar, Student Block

The Peshawar campus was founded in 2001 and it covers an area of 4 acres. It is located 160 Industrial Estate, Jamrud Road, Peshawar.[14] Research Labs:[15]

Decision Support Systems Group National University Systems and Simulations Group (NuSyS) Center for Research in High Performance Reconfigurable Computing

Chiniot-Faisalabad Campus[edit] Situated at the junction of Pakistan’s industrial hub—Faisalabad and the historically rich city like lahore of Chiniot in suburbs of River Chenab, the Chiniot - Faisalabad campus is the 5th campus of the university. The campus is located on 10 acres of land on Faisalabad Chiniot Road (about 9 km’s from Faisalabad Motorway interchange - towards Chiniot). Contact Information Loonaywala Stop (9 km from Motorway Interchange) Faisalabad-Chiniot Road Tel: (041) 111-128-128 Fax: (041) 260 7272 Faislabad Website.[16] Degree Programs[edit] The disciplines and the degree programs offered by FAST have been tabulated below. The regular duration of BS and MS / M Phil degree programs is 4 and 2 years, respectively.

Discipline Programs Offered In Campuses

Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar Faisalabad Y PHD Y Computer Science[17] Y Y Y Y Y Y Electrical Engineering[18] Y Y Y Y Y Y Mathematics[19] Y Y Y Y Y Y Management Sciences[20] Y Y Y Y Y Y Masters Y Business Administration[21] Y Y Y

Y

Computer Network & Security[22]

Y Y Y Y Y Computer Science[23] Y Y Y Y Y

Civil Engineering[24] Y Y Y Y Y Y Electrical Engineering[25] Y Y Y Y Y

Applied Linguistics[26] Y Y Y Y Y

Mathematics[27]

Y

Management Sciences[28] Y

Software Engineering[29] Y

Software Project Management[30]

Y Y

Bachelors

Business Administration[31] Y Y Y

Y

Accounting & Finance[32] Y Y Y

Y

Computer Science[33] Y Y Y Y Y

Civil Engineering[34]

Y

Electrical Engineering[35] Y Y Y Y Y

Events and festivals[edit] Geek week[edit] Geek event was held in FAST-NU Lahore. More than 1,000 students from all over the country participated in the Geek Week 2016 at the FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), to promote the technology in the country.[36] PROCOM[edit] PROCOM is a two-day event organized every year at the Karachi campus of NUCES since 1998. PROCOM is the yearly flagship event of FAST-NUCES Karachi. It is an educational event which holds competitions in computer science, electrical and business studies.[37] PROCOM hosts participants from all over Pakistan and FAST students themselves. Companies also participate ranging from software houses to career counseling firm to engineering giants. Scholars as well as professionals from various fields attend PROCOM as guests, observers and judges to witness the proficiency of the students. NaSCon[edit] NaSCon (National Solutions Convention) is one of the events that is organized annually by FAST Islamabad campus since 2001. NaSCon serves as a practical platform for developing Business and Technological Solutions and supporting a sustainable society. It is Pakistan's most successful student-run technology-centric mega event, and has received tremendous recognition over the decade from Pakistan's leading media powerhouses including Express News, Dawn, The News, Geo, ARY, and many others. The event comprises computer science, engineering and business competition. Teams from all over the country participate. There are also entertainment events.[38][39] NUTEC[edit] NUTEC is a 3-day event, started in 2009 but ceasing after 2014. However a similar event was carried out in 2015 by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, Mega Challenge.[40][41] Notable alumni[edit]

Mir Zafar Ali[42] - first Pakistani to win Oscar Award Fawad Khan[43]- singer and Actor Farhan Saeed[44]- singer and owner of Cafe Rock Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan- singer and music producer Imran Khan[45] (Scientist)- scientist and part of LIGO team 2016 Muhammad Asadullah[46] (Researcher) - Outstanding Young Researcher of Pakistan

See also[edit]

Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) FAST Institute of Computer Science Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing

References[edit]

^ "Officers of the University". Official Website. NUCES.  ^ "Officers of the University". Official Website. NUCES.  ^ "About FAST & NU". Official Website. NUCES. Retrieved 8 April 2011.  ^ Headquarters and introduction. "Headquarters and introduction". Headquarters and introduction. Retrieved 3 April 2014.  ^ Google maps. "Address and location of National University of Computer and Emerges Sciences". Google maps. Google maps. Retrieved 3 April 2014.  ^ "NU Karachi Campus". NU Karachi Campus. Retrieved 3 April 2014.  ^ Govt Pakistan. "HEC Listings". Govt Pakistan. Higher Education Commission. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2014.  ^ http://www.pec.org.pk/schedule_first.aspx ^ a b "About Karachi Campus". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "About Lahore Campus". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Research at Lahore Campus". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "About Islamabad Campus". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Research at Islamabad Campus". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "About Peshawar Campus". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Research at Peshawar Campus". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "About Chiniot-Faisalabad Campus". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "PhD (Computer Science)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "PhD (Electrical Engineering)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "PhD (Mathematics)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "PhD (Management Sciences)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Master of Business Administration". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "MS (Computer Network and Security)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "MS (Computer Network and Security)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "MS(Civil Engineering)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "MS (Electrical Engineering)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "MS(LING)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "MS (Mathematics)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "MS (Management Sciences)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "MS (Software Engineering)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "MS (Software Project Management)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Bachelor of Business Administration". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "BS (Accounting & Finance)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "BS (Computer Science)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "BS (Civil Engineering)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "BS (Electrical Engineering)". NU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Geek week: Students face off in IT competitions at FAST-NU". The Express Tribune. 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Procom.Net 2015". theunipedia.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "FAST NaSCon: Proving your scientific, technological skills". The Express Tribune. 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Fast Islamabad witnessed a grand opening ceremony of naSCon". TECHJUICE.Com. 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "NUTEC '14 Redefining Khyber". pwr.nu.com. 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ https://www.facebook.com/pg/AMKays-Gallery-434216876742234/photos/?tab=album&album_id=434621066701815. Retrieved 2017-02-10.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ "Karachi to Hollywood: Pakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar". The Express Tribune. 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Fawad Afzal Khan – Complete Biography of Chocolaty Hero". MagMediaNews. Retrieved 31 July 2016.  ^ "Farhan Saeed Biography". MagMediaNews. Retrieved 31 July 2016.  ^ "25-year-old scientist from Quetta took part in discovery of gravitational waves". The Express Tribune. 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-07-31.  ^ "Asadullah Outstanding Young Researcher of Pakistan". PBR. 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2017-12-29. 

External links[edit]

Official website Karachi Campus Islamabad Campus Lahore Campus Peshawar Campus

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Engineering universities in Pakistan

Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Mirpur

Mirpur University of Science and Technology

Balochistan

Khuzdar

Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology

Quetta

Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences

Islamabad Capital Territory

Islamabad

Air University (Pakistan Air Force) Bahria University Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Federal Urdu University Hamdard University Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Institute of Geographical Information Systems Institute of Space Technology International Islamic University, Islamabad Iqra University Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Capital University of Science & Technology National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences National University of Modern Languages NUST Institute of Civil Engineering NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science NUST School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences Riphah International University University of Lahore

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Abbottabad

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar

Nowshera

College of Aeronautical Engineering Military College of Engineering (Pakistan)

Peshawar

Abasyn University CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences City University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar IQRA National University National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology

Other

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (Swabi) University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar (Bannu) University of Engineering and Technology, Mardan

Punjab

Faisalabad

Government College University, Faisalabad National Textile University NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research University of Agriculture, Faisalabad University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore University of Faisalabad

Lahore

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Government College University, Lahore Hajvery University Institute of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan) Lahore College for Women University Lahore University of Management Sciences National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences The Superior College University of Central Punjab University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore University of Lahore University of Management and Technology, Lahore University of South Asia (Pakistan) University of the Punjab

Multan

Bahauddin Zakariya University Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering & Technology NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology

Rawalpindi

Army Public College of Management Sciences College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (Wah) Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Computer Sciences and Information Technology Fatima Jinnah Women University Foundation University, Islamabad HITEC University (Taxila) Institute of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan) Military College of Signals University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila University of Wah (Wah Cantonment)

Other

Islamia University (Bahawalpur) Rachna College of Engineering and Technology (Gujranwala) University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (Sheikhupura) University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila (Chakwal) University of Gujrat (Gujrat)

Sindh

Karachi

Bahria University Dawood University of Engineering and Technology Hamdard University Indus University Iqra University Institute of Business Management Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences NED University of Engineering and Technology Pakistan Navy Engineering College Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Usman Institute of Technology University of Karachi

Other

Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (Jamshoro) Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (Shaheed Benazir Abad) Sindh Agriculture University (Hyderabad, Sindh) Sukkur Institute of Business Administrat

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