History

The National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences has the honor of being the first multi-campus private sector university set up under the Federal Charter granted by Ordinance No.XXIII of 2000, dated July 01, 2000.

The University started with an impressive advantage in that, thanks to the selfless, ceaseless and imaginative efforts of the Foundation FAST, it inherited four first rate computer science institutes located at Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar, in spacious buildings and prestigious settings.

These institutes, individually as well as collectively, have established leadership position due to the splendid vision of an enlightened management and tireless efforts of a highly qualified faculty. Over the years FAST has become the hallmark of excellence in academic arena, domestic market and international community.

Foundation
Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST)

The sponsoring body of the University – the Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) was established in 1980. It is registered with the Government of Pakistan as a charitable institution. In 1985, it selected higher education as a vehicle to pursue its objective of producing 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.

A Board of Governors, elected in accordance with its Charter, manages the affairs of FAST. The members of the Board are eminent personalities in their respective fields and are associated with FAST in an honorary capacity.

Board of Governors of FAST
President
  • Mr. Wasim Sajjad

    Ex-Chairman, Senate of Pakistan

Members
  • Dr. Abdul Wahab

    President, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi

  • Mr. Arshad Nasar

    Ex-Chairman/CEO, Oil and Gas Development Co. Ltd

  • Ms. Khadija Haq

    President, Mahbubul Haq Development Center, Lahore

  • Dr. M. Qasim Jan

    Ex-Vice Chancellor, Quaid-e Azam University, Islamabad

  • Justice (Retd.) Mian Muhammad Ajmal

    Ex-Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan

  • Mr. Nawazish Ali Sheikh

    Director, Ravi Thread Works, Lahore

  • Mr. Nisar A. Memon

    Ex-Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting

  • Mr. Qaiser Ahmed Shaikh

    Ex-Member, National Assembly of Pakistan

  • Dr. Rafique Ahmad

    Ex-Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab

  • Mr. Rashid A.Khan

    Chairman, Nayatel Ltd and Micronet Ltd, Islamabad

  • Justice (Retd.) S. Ali Aslam Jafri

    Ex-Judge, Sindh High Court

  • Dr.Samar Mubarakmand

    Member, Science & Technology, Planning Commission of Pakistan

  • Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Syed Refaqat

    Ex-Chief of Staff to the President of Pakistan

Secretary General
  • Rana Ghulam Shabbir, T.Q.A

Mission Statement

In line with the thrust of our faith and glory of our heritage, we shall try our best to play an effective and meaningful role in creating a knowledge based society in Pakistan. This avenue would naturally and seamlessly lead to a civil society with knowledge driven economy.

In furtherance of these general objectives, we shall focus upon acquisition and propagation of cutting edge science and technologies. Recognizing the fact that Information Technology is having a profound impact upon almost every aspect of human activity and changing the shape of our future. We shall retain our focus, for the time being, on producing graduates in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management and Basic Sciences as well as managers of the highest order who may act as vanguard of the IT Revolution in Pakistan.

We believe that enormous educational potential of computer science, if used wisely, widely and vigorously, can be a powerful vehicle of social equalization.

In line with its philosophy, satisfaction of the financial needs of the poor, and opening doors of opportunities of highly expensive education to the indigent and disempowered, are the greatest moral achievements of the Foundation.

In pursuit of this noble objectives, the University shall faithfully, vigorously and dedicatedly follow that policy to fulfill the requirements of equality of opportunity and social justice.

Realizing that the success of IT revolution requires concerted efforts of many, not a few, we shall establish a formal network of cooperative and collaborative relationship with centers of excellence within and outside Pakistan. The quality of human beings shall remain center of our focus. It shall be our constant endeavor to produce, not only excellent scientists and good technicians, but also well balanced human beings with strong sense of values.

Board of Trustees
Patron of the University
  • President,

    Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Board of Trustees
CHAIRMAN
  • Chancellor - Mr. Wasim Sajjad

    Ex-Chairman, Senate of Pakistan

Members
  • Mr. Arshad Nasar

  • Mr. Justice (Retd.) S. Ali Aslam Jafri

    Ex-Judge, Sindh High Court

  • Mrs. Khadija Haq

    President, Mahbubul Haq Development Center, Lahore

  • Mr. Nawazish Ali Seth

    Director, Ravi Thread Works, Lahore

  • Mr. Qaiser Ahmed Shaikh

    Ex-Member, National Assembly of Pakistan

  • Dr. M. Qasim Jan

    Ex-Vice Chancellor, Quaid-e Azam University, Islamabad

  • Dr. Rafique Ahmad

    Ex-Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab

  • Rector, Dr. Amir Muhammed

    Rector, NUCES

    Former President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences

    Former Vice Chancellor Agriculture University, Faisalabad

  • Chairman Higher Education Commission

Board of Governers
CHAIRMAN
  • Rector, Dr. Amir Muhammed

    Rector, NUCES

    Former President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences

    Former Vice Chancellor Agriculture University, Faisalabad

Members
  • Dr. Abdul Wahab

    President, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi

  • Justice (Retd.) Mian Muhammad Ajmal

    Ex-Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan

  • Mr. Nisar A. Memon

    Ex-Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting

  • Mr. Rashid A.Khan

    Chairman, Nayatel Ltd and Micronet Ltd, Islamabad

  • Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Syed Refaqat

    Ex-Chief of Staff to the President of Pakistan

  • Dr. M. Ayub Alvi

  • Chairman Higher Education Commission

  • Registrar

Officers of University
  • Chancellor

    Mr. Wasim Sajjad

  • Rector

    Dr. Amir Muhammed

    Tel: (051) 285 5072-4 ext 117

  • Pro-Rector

    Lt. Gen. (R) Syed Refaqat

  • Dean (Academics)

    Dr. M. Ayub Alvi

    ayub.alvi@nu.edu.pk

    Tel: (051) 285 5062 or (051) 285 5072-4 ext 124

  • Registrar

    Dr. M. Latif Virk

    latif.virk@nu.edu.pk

    Tel: (051) 226 4629 or (051) 285 5072-4 ext 118

  • Deans of Faculities

    Faculty of Computing:  Dr. Arshad Ali Shahid
    Faculty of Engineering:  Dr. Waseem Ikram
    Faculty of Management Sciences:  Dr. Zafar Iqbal
    Faculty of Sciences & Humanities:  Dr. Syed Husnine
Quality Enchancment Cell
Keeping its traditions of maintaining and enhancing quality education and its standards, Quality Enhancement Cell is being established at NUCES to promote good practices for acheiving excellence in higher education and research.
Vision
To adopt best practices to develop the univeresity in to a world class institution for higher studies and research.
Mission
  • Develop and implement best practices in education and research
  • Train faculty and staff to implement quality at every step
  • Monitor the implementation of best pratices
  • Continuoulsy strive for further improvement
Functions
The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) is to be headed by a Dean reporting directly to Vice Chancellor/Rector. He is to be the correspondent with the outside bodies. QEC is responsible for:
  • Promoting public confidence that the quality and standards of the award of degrees are enhanced and safeguarded.
  • Review of quality standards and the quality of teaching and learning in each subject area.
  • Review of academic affiliations with other institutions in terms of effective management of standards and quality of programs.
  • Defining clear and explicit standards as points of reference to the reviews to be carried out. It should also help the employees to know as to what they could expect from candidates.
  • Developing qualifications framework by setting out the attributes and abilities that can be expected from the holder of a qualification, i.e. Master’s, M. Phil., Doctoral.
  • Developing program specifications. These are standard set of information clarifying what knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes a student will have developed on successfully completing a specific program.
  • Developing quality assurance processes and methods of evaluation to affirm that the quality of provision and the standard of awards are being maintained and to foster curriculum, subject and staff development, together with research and other scholarly activities.
  • Making ensure that the university’s quality assurance procedures are designed to fit in with the arrangements in place nationally for maintaining and improving the quality of Higher Education.
  • Developing procedures for the following:
    • Approval of new program
    • Annual Monitoring and evaluation including program monitoring, Faculty monitoring, and student perceptions
    • Departmental review
    • Student feedback
    • Employer feedback
    • Quality assurance of Master’s, M. Phil and PhD degree programs
    • Subject review
    • Institutional assessment
    • Program specifications
QEC Team
Head Office
  • Dr. M. Ayub Alvi

    Dean (QEC)

  • Mr. Syed Hassan Naqi

    Coordinator (QEC)

Islamabad Campus

Program Team

  • Mr. Farrukh Idrees

    Manager

  • Dr. Ejaz Ahmed

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr. Naveed Iqbal

    Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Muhammad Saeed

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr. Adil Amin Kazi

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr. Rehan Khilji

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr. Shahzad Mehmood

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr. Muhammad Ali

    Assistant Professor

  • Engr. Adnan Saeed

    Lecturer

Karachi Campus

Program Team

  • Mr. Babar Ali

    Manager

  • Dr. Manzoor Khalidi

    Professor

  • Mr. Zafar Nasir

    Teaching Fellow

  • Mr. Asim Ali

    Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Muhammad Saeed

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr. Kashan Naqvi

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr. Junaid Rabbani

    Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Sufyan Hameed

    Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Imran Rauf

    Assistant Professor

Assessment Team

  • Dr. Nasir Tauheed

    External

  • Dr. Shahid Shaikh

    External

  • Dr. Moinuddin

    External

  • Mr. Murad Ali

    Internal

  • Mr. Hassan Javid

    Internal

  • Dr. Atif Saleem

    Internal

  • Mr. Faroque Zaidi

    Internal

  • Mr. Zubair Shah

    Internal

  • Mr. Khalid Iqbal

    Internal

Lahore Campus

Program Team

  • Ms. Sahar Javed

    Deputy Manager

  • Mr. Hadi Iqtadar

    Deputy Manager

  • Dr. Adnan Noor Mian

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr. Aamer Allaudin

    Assistant Professor

  • Ms. Fatima Saman Qaiser

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr. Abdul Majid

    Assistant Professor

  • Ms. Sobia Saleem

    Assistant Professor

  • Ms. Ishrat Fatima

    Lecturer

Peshawar Campus

Program Team

  • Dr. Tariq Rahim

    Convener

  • Mr. M. Wisal Khalil

    Deputy Manager

  • Mr. Mujaddid Shah

    Data Analyst

  • Mr. Shahkir Ullah

    Lecturer

  • Mr. Asif Iqbal

    Lecturer

  • Mr. M. Subayyal

    Lecturer

  • Mr. Zahid Nasir

    Instructor

  • Mr. Midrar Ul Haq

    Assistant

  • Mr. Taj Bahadur

    Attendant

Assessment Team

  • Dr. Tamleek Ali Tanveer

    External

  • Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Khan

    External

  • Mr. Fazli Basit

    Internal (Assistant Professor)

  • Mr. Ahmed Saeed Qazi

    Internal (Assistant Professor)

  • Dr. Muhammad Tariq,

    Internal (Assistant Professor)

  • Mr. Muhammad Zeb

    Internal (Assistant Professor)

  • Mr. Hamid Khan

    Internal (Assistant Professor)

NUCES Membership
National University has history of strict academic discipline, documentation of rules/regulations and applications of the same through appropriate instruments/statutory bodies. This is one reason that National University has been recognized as a member of a well known International Quality Assurance Organization given below:
INQAHEE
INQAAHE Secretariat
Parkstraat 28 | 2514 JK DEN HAAG
P.O.Box 85498 | 2508 CD DEN HAAG,
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)70 312 2334 | F +31 (0)70 312 2301
secretariat@inqaahe.org
www.inqaahe.org