COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) started its journey in 1998, and established
its first campus at Islamabad in April 1998. In August 2000, in recognition of CUI´s
achievements, the Federal Government granted it the status of a Degree Awarding
Institute (DAI) through promulgation of its charter. The CIIT is now upgraded as
a university by the name of 'COMSATS University Islamabad' through an Act of the
COMSATS Vehari Campus adheres to the philosophy of getting the stamp of excellence
in the field of Science and information technology and becoming self-sustaining
state of the art academic and research University and leading solution provider.
We aspire to produce unparalleled individuals who contribute to the world through
their research and knowledge.
Message From The Rector
I feel honored to lead the COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) as Rector and share
with you my vision for CUI, which has always been an innovative institution of learning
and development. Our focus in the coming years will be to transform CUI to meet
the challenges of a rapidly changing technological environment as well as societal
needs through the best affordable academic programs at par with leading global standards,
within Pakistan. In short, we envision making CUI "the University of Choice" in
Pakistan and across Asia. Although an ambitious vision, but I believe that the talent,
skill and experience available at CUI will enable us to achieve success with dedication
and hard work.
In the years to come, we will extend out-reach of CUI by adding new campuses capable
of catering to the high-quality education needs of a larger canvas of aspiring students
and researchers. In this regard, we will also encourage public-private partnerships
which will pave the way forward and yield impactful results.
We are committed to making all out efforts to play our due role in minimizing the
adverse effects of the global Coronavirus pandemic and bring to the forefront new
technologies and pedagogies to achieve our goals.
I would like to assure the parents of our students that CUI will take all possible
steps to ensure the safety and well being of your children enrolled at our campuses.
We are also deeply committed to inculcate in our graduates the essential skills
and professional talent that helps them to meet the needs of the fourth industrial
revolution as well as impart industry and market relevant education.
I invite you to explore our website and visit our campuses and interact with our
students and faculty members, to find out what distinguishes CUI from other leading
universities. I am sure you will be overwhelmed by the achievements, faculty and
infrastructure of CUI and give us your valuable feedback which will help us build
true professionals and global leaders in thinking.
In conclusion, please join us on our exciting journey into realizing your highest
potential; becoming academic leaders in Pakistan and Asia and helping our beloved
country by providing impetus to the biggest driver of growth i.e. human resource
I pray to Almighty Allah for assistance in our future endeavours and look forward
to glorious achievements in the times to come.
We invite you to share our passion.
Prof. Dr. Sajid Qamar
COMSATS University Islamabad
Message From The Director COMSATS, Vehari
COMSATS University Islamabad is one of the most prestigious universities of Pakistan with
its seven physical campuses and one virtual campus across the country, CUI distinguishes
itself as a leading university in the higher education sector of Pakistan. It gives
me an immense pleasure and honor to serve as Director COMSATS University Islamabad,
COMSATS University Islamabad has registered an exponential growth and success since
its inception, which is quite unprecedented in the history of Pakistani universities. Within
a short span of two decades, it has produced above eighty thousand graduates including
500+ PhDs serving in various capacities in the different organizations throughout
the country and the world; and currently more than thirty-five thousand students are
enrolled across its campuses. CUI stands out as a torch bearer of excellence among
the universities in Pakistan as one of the leading emerging economy universities
in South Asia and the world. It has been ranked high among Pakistani Universities by
the national and international ranking agencies, such as Times Higher Education
(THE), UK; Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); and the Higher Education Commission (HEC),
Pakistan. With a clear vision and a mission to develop a world-class university
in the Pakistan, CUI has formulated three-pronged mission: Research and Discovery;
Teaching and Learning; Outreach & Public Service. CUI is committed to pursuing this
mission diligently by producing, archiving, and innovating the knowledge.
COMSATS University Islamabad Vehari Campus, situated at 5km from Vehari City, was formally inaugurated in 2008. CUI Vehari is a purpose-built campus that is committed to provide better access to further and higher education for the inhabitants of south Punjab and prepare them to pursuit of successful career in their respective fields.
Vehari campus focuses on delivering quality education to its students through highly
qualified faculty and by incorporating latest knowledge advancements in course contents
and delivery. The campus is focusing on developing Academia-Industry linkages, and
for the said purpose it has signed various MoUs with many key organizations in the
region. Vehari campus envisions to base its research activities on the real challenges
and business problems faced by the local industry, so that both university as well
as industry could reap the benefits from applied research through research collaborations.
Moreover, Vehari campus will be launching PhD programs in different disciplines and
is also going to start several more graduate and undergraduate programs as per demand
of market and need of the country. In addition, the campus envisions to establish
a state-of-the-art Research Centre to promote interdisciplinary research activities,
and to establish research collaboration nationally and internationally.
We believe in transformation towards smart campus and enhancement towards self-sustainability
through efficient resource management. We have ensured digital linkages among different
departments of campus and are working towards environment friendly paperless communication
within the campus with the state-of-the-art classroom infrastructure. There are three stages
of progress: first is development; second is sustainability; and third is innovation.
The campus has successfully completed its first phase of development. Currently, campus
possesses resources in the form of competent faculty and basic infrastructural facilities
as per requirements of the accreditation bodies such as PEC and NCEAC. Now it is
the time to utilize its resource in an effective and efficient manner to attain
self-sustainability through developing strategic and business model of the campus.
Digital transformation, efficient resource management, and self-sustainability will
ultimately lead towards continuous quality improvement at the campus.
I along with the support and cooperation of my faculty, staff, and community pledges
to take this campus to greater heights, un parallel in the history of this region
and the country; I vow to develop this university according to the international
standards. I pray Almighty Allah to give us strength to fulfill this dream. Ameen!
With best wishes,
Professor Dr. Saleem Farooq Shaukat
COMSATS University Islamabad
Vehari Campus, Vehari