The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), which
received its Charter from the Federal Government in August 2000, as a Degree Awarding
Institute (DAI) in the public sector.Pursuant to the Federal Government of
Pakistan’s decision, it is slated
to be upgraded to the status of a university, more precisely Comsats University
(CU).Being federally established institute, the CIIT currently has six campuses
, Wah, Abbottabad, Attock, and Sahiwal , while six more campuses
are in pipeline including Gujrat, Toba Tek Singh,
, Vehari, Larkana . The future plans also envisage opening of more campuses in
the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan, as well as overseas.
Currently the CIIT
is offering 35 different degree programs in the fields of Information and Communication
Technology, Management Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics,
Physics, Bio-sciences, Development Studies, Environmental Science, Meteorology,
and Architecture and Design.The present student strength is around 12,000
with faculty strength of 1,274.
The Institute in the short time has already
produced high quality graduates numbering more than 5,599, who are serving the nation in the various callings.
Recently, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of
has ranked the CIIT at number
7 in terms of research productivity and at number 8 among the Engineering institutions
higher education in the country during 2006.