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Introduction to the Faculty of computer science June, 2012. Overview. History & Vision Departments and Degree Programs Faculty Highlights 2011-12 Admissions Details and Fees Structure Facilities Virtual Tour. The IBA Heritage. Established in 1955

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  • History & Vision
  • Departments and Degree Programs
  • Faculty
  • Highlights 2011-12
  • Admissions Details and Fees Structure
  • Facilities
  • Virtual Tour
the iba heritage
The IBA Heritage
  • Established in 1955
  • The first business school outside North America
  • Affiliated with Wharton and then USC until 1960s
  • Received Charter – degree awarding institute status in 1994
fcs vision
FCS Vision

To become the most sought after Computer Science program in the region by providing visionary leaders in the field of Computer Science and Information Systems

fcs historical perspective
Center for Computer Studies (CCS) Established in 1983

Initially provided diplomas in Computing related fields

1987: MBA(MIS) degree formally offered

1998: BCS

1999: BBA(MIS)

2002: 4-year BCS and BBA programs introduced

2005: PhD in CSE/ICT/MIS



MS (CS) - Evening

2009: FCS established

2010: Department of Mathematical Sciences established

2011: First BS(CS) batch at the Main Campus

2011: BS Economics & Maths Launched

FCS Historical Perspective
degree programs
Degree Programs

Faculty of Computer

Science Programs

  • MIS specialization also offered as part of BBA/MBA programs

BS (Computer Science)

MS (Computer Science) [Evening]

Ph.D. (CSE/ICT/AI/others)


Department of

Computer Science &



Systems (MIS)

Department of Mathematical



Faculty of Computer Science:Departments

fcs faculty
FCS Faculty
  • Total Faculty: 23
      • 13 PhDs
      • 5 pursuing PhD at IBA
  • Total Alumni of FCS: Approx. 1000
cs mis faculty 16
CS/MIS Faculty (16)

PhD Faculty (8):Research Interests

- Dr. Nasir Touheed Parallel Processing, Operations Research,

(Univ. of Leeds) Numerical Analysis, SAP/ABAP [Joint appointment]

- Dr. Sajjad Haider Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Bayesian Networks

(George Mason)

- Dr. Sayeed Ghani Performance analysis and simulation of

(MIT, Columbia) wireless, 4G and wireless sensor networks

- Dr. Shakeel Khoja Usage of Web Technologies into learning, Multimedia

(Univ. of Southampton) Systems, Digital Video/Image Processing and Storage

- Dr. Wasim Khan Operations Research, Virtual Manufacturing

(Univ. of Sheffield) and Education Management

- Dr. Zaheeruddin Asif Management Information Systems, Social Networking

(IBA, Temple) (Program Director)

- Dr. Amber Gul Rashid Marketing & IT; Offshore Outsourcing of IT Services

(Univ. of Salford) [Joint appointment with Marketing Dept]

- Dr. Quratulain Rajput Semantic Web Technologies, Information Extraction, and

(IBA, Karachi) Semantic Annotation

cs mis faculty cont
CS/MIS Faculty (Cont)

Faculty pursuing PhD Research Interests

at IBA (5):

Faisal Iradat Performance Analysis of Wireless Networks

Imran Khan System Architecture

Waseem Arain Routing issues in Wireless Networks

Raza. Abedi Wireless Sensor Networks

S. Irfan Nabi Management Information Systems

A. Wajed Distributed Systems

Teaching Faculty (3):Teaching Interests

Ameer Rizvi Supply Chain Management

(Univ, of the East Manila)

Maheen Ghauri Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship


mathematical sciences 8
Mathematical Sciences (8)

PhD Faculty (6):Research Interests

- Dr. Ahmed Ali Shah Numerical Analysis, Numerical Computing,

(Univ. Of Kent) Cryptography

- Dr. Hisham bin Zubair Applied Mathematics; Scientific computing; multigrid

(Delft Univ. of Tech.) treatment of partial differential equations

- Dr. M. ShahidQureshi Space & Planetary Astrophysics

(Univ. of Karachi) (Department Chairperson)

- Dr. NasirTouheed Parallel Processing, Operations Research,

(Univ. of Leeds) Numerical Analysis, SAP/ABAP

- Dr. Abdul Majid Functional Analysis, Applied and

(LUMS) Computational Mathematics

- Dr. Junaid A. Khan Commutative Algebra, Computer Algebra.

(GC Univ.)

Teaching Faculty (2):Teaching Interests

- Ahmed Raza Mathematics, Physics, Numerical Analysis

(Cambridge Univ.)

-Yaseen Meenai Statistics, Statistical Inference

(Univ. of Karachi)

highlights 2011 2012 ai
Highlights 2011/2012 – AI
  • 2011 a watershed year: First ever PhD from IBA, in the area of Artificial Intelligence.
  • International collaboration with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in the area of Artificial Intelligence/Robotics:
      • Karachi Koalas competed in both the IranOpen as well as the World RoboCup competition held in Istanbul. Beat France and Japan and achieved 16th position out of 28 teams that qualified world-wide.
      • State-of-the-art humanoid Nao robot from UTS, worth 7500 Euro.
      • In 2012, the Karachi Koalas has again qualified for the World RoboCup Soccer to be held in Mexico City during June.
      • In 2011, a PhD student at IBA, Saleha Raza, also earned scholarship to UTS for 5 months
      • RA at the AI Lab gone to UTS for PhD on a fully-funded scholarship.

NAO Robot @ IBA AI Lab

World RoboCup

NAO Robot

highlights 2011 2012 bs cs
Highlights 2011/2012 – BS(CS)
  • Excellent Salary / market opportunities for our BS(CS) graduates
  • FCS undergraduates students awards:
    • “PROCOM 2012”, a prestigious event hosted by FAST-NU since 1998. Both the teams representing FCS IBA: “Softrack” and “Silver Sages” won first prizes in their categories “Innovative Business Ideas Competition” and “Game Application Exhibition” respectively.
    • Won first prize in the "Folio 3 Developers Day" at FAST-NU, Karachi. The team named "IBA's Infinite Loop" achieved "1st Prize" in the "Demo your project" category and were also awarded PKR 10,000 as prize money.
  • Connexions 2011 and 2012 both very successful events
  • High growth in BS(CS) program intake: 3 batches per year
highlights 2011 2012 research
Highlights 2011/2012 – Research
  • Expanded / Renovated FCS Building:
    • Expanded Robotics/AI Lab
    • Expanded Hardware & Networking Lab
    • Expanded Computing Lab
    • New Web Sciences Lab
    • New Telecom / Wireless Sensors Lab
  • Number of PhD students grown to 15
  • ICICT 2011 highly successful (Speakers from UK, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Denmark)
  • FCS Contributed 7 out of the 9 ISI Indexed journal publications
  • MoU signed with Multimedia University in Malaysia
wireless sensor networks lab
Wireless & Sensor Networks Lab
  • Dr. Sayeed Ghani / 5 PhD Students
    • Wireless Sensor Lab: Crossbow
    • WiFi / WiMax / 4G LTE / Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Simulation tools: OPNET, QualNet, LabView, NS2
  • International Research Collaborations:
    • Tampere University of Technology, Finland
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • New Labs:
    • Networking & Hardware Lab (upcoming)


icict 2005 2007 2009 2011 international conference on information and communication technologies
ICICT – 2005/2007/2009/2011International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies
research labs groups
Research Labs/Groups
  • AI / Robotics Lab
  • Wireless and Sensor Networks Lab
  • Digital Futures Lab
  • Distributed Computing Lab
  • Web Science Research Group
industry interaction
Industry Interaction

CEO Forum hosted every year by FCS and attended by a large number of CEOs and CIOs from the local industry.

Connextions: A yearly student organized event by the InfoSys and Websocieties displaying Final Year Projects to the industry.

Campus Conversations held between IT Industry experts and FCS students organized by CIO Pakistan.

strategic partnerships
Strategic Partnerships

SAP, February 2009

Oracle, May 2009

Microsoft, 2005


Eligibility Criteria

  • BS (CS) & BS (Math - Eco)
    • Intermediate (min of 60% marks), or
    • ‘A’ Levels (min of 1‘B’, and 2 ‘C’s) three principal subjects
    • Mathematics required
  • American High School Diploma with min of 80% of International Baccalaureate with at least 25 points out of 45
  • Grades of General and AS level courses are not accepted

Eligibility CriteriaGraduate and Doctoral Programs

  • Graduate Programs: MS (CS)
    • Minimum 16 years of education out of which four years should have been spent in an HEC recognized university.
    • Minimum 60% aggregate marks in Last degree or 2.50 GPA on scale of 4.0.
  • Doctoral Programs PhD (Computer Science)
    • Minimum 18 years of education out of which four years should have been spent in an HEC recognized university.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA on scale of 4.0.
admission test composition
Admission Test Composition
  • English Composition (MCQs)
  • English Comprehension (Essay writing skills)
  • Math (MCQs)
  • Difficulty level (MS & PhD) = GRE General
  • Difficulty level (BS) = SAT I / SAT II (Math)
exemption from admission test
Exemption from Admission Test

Following are exempted from Appearing IBA Aptitude & Admission Test

  • BS candidates having a minimum 1900 score in SAT-I & 650 score in SAT-II Mathematics Subject
  • MS / PhD (CS) candidates have a minimum 650 score in quantitative section of GRE (International) or 160 score in quantitative section of Revised GRE (International)
existing fee structure excluding one time admission charges
Existing Fee Structure(Excluding One time Admission Charges)

* IBA reserves the right to amend/ change the above rates without notice


Scholarship Fund

  • To provide financial aid to the students on the basis of their needs determined according to pre-specified criteria.
  • Scholarships, Student loans and Qarz-e-Hasna for meritorious-cum-needy students
  • Full stipend covering tuition and other fees in 2012-13 will involve the following amount per student:
    • Scholarships for Four Year BBA Programs       Rs.10.2 M
    • Scholarships for Two Year MBA Program         Rs.5.1M
  • In 2010-11 an amount of Rs. 43.9 million was disbursed among 320 students in form of scholarships, stipends, partial tuition waivers etc (July – Dec 2011)
  • National Talent Hunt Program (NTHP)   All expenses paid
  • Sindh Talent hunt Program (STHP) All expenses paid

Student Life & Societies

  • Students can choose from among 29 societies elected and managed by students for co-curricular, extra-curricular and service activities
  • The societies provide opportunities to students to:
    • nurture and display their real talent in various fields such as sports, drama, music, art etc.
    • exercise leadership, management, social and teamwork skills through event management activities
    • strike a healthy balance between career oriented skills and personal effectiveness
    • Students involved in Community Services

Academic Facilities

  • IBA Intranet Portal
    • Access to 17,000 Online research journals
    • Access to 40,000 Online latest books
    • IBA Research Portal
  • Automation of various aspects of IBA including
    • Student registration & records
    • Faculty evaluation
    • Fee management
    • Online admissions
    • Online registration of courses
    • Online library books & journals

Student Services

  • A faculty member is assigned to each incoming student as mentor for the entire duration of stay at IBA. The student can discuss all issues of academic and personal nature with the mentor.
  • Placement services of IBA assist the students in obtaining internships and project assignments with leading Pakistani companies
  • Recruiters from major employers visit IBA before the examinations to inform, test and interview graduating students
  • Prominent alumni who occupy leadership positions in their professions provide networking opportunities

Academic Block

(Main Campus)


Academic Block

(City Campus)

Ongoing Developments

Over 20 ongoing projects at both campuses:


Library (Main Campus)

Under Renovation


FCS Building (City Campus)

Under Renovation and Expansion


Multistoried Building at City Campus

(Under development)

Sponsored by Aman Foundation