From NIIT to SEECS: a journey
About the School
NUST Institute of Information Technology was launched on self-finance basis in April 1999 as a constituent college of NUST. The institute has achieved remarkable success and is recognized today as a prestigious centre of excellence in academics and research. Although it was originally started as the IT wing of National University of Sciences and Technology, Currently SEECS also runs undergraduate programs in telecommunication and electronics engineering. The number of students is continuously on the rise and is expected to grow even beyond its current figure of over 1500. By the grace of the Almighty, the institute has made laudable progress and is acclaimed both nationally and internationally for its credentials in research in the realm of cutting edge technologies.
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) is an evolved and consummate form of NUST Institute of Information Technology, with its celebrated abbreviated title SEECS. SEECS offers doctorate, postgraduate, undergraduate, and certificate level programs that owe their emergence to the relentlessly growing demand of professionals with expertise in Information Technology. These programs have been planned to offer a blend of computers, communication technologies and other information retrieving/processing tools in order to provide the youth with the practicable skills to enter the world of opportunities and capitalize on the huge IT market of the 21 st century. SEECS continuously seeks to stay in forefront as a centre of academic and research excellence.
Academics @ SEECS
SEECS is known for its exclusive academic environment and dynamism to embody the best in engineering education. All its undergraduate and graduate programs have evolved as a result of pragmatic research so as to educate and groom the enrolled students in the best possible manner in their respective engineering disciplines. All activities are designed with clear and well-defined objectives.
The ultimate goal has always been to prepare sound professionals with progressive vision, committed to pursuit of excellence. This is ensured through a well-formulated academic program with appropriate co-curricular activities. The format of academic training at SEECS also nurtures in the students the passion for hard work which is so vitally needed to sustain and enhance a nation's socio-economic development. Equal emphasis is laid on developing the student's ability to think creatively and his / her capacity to be able to analyse and solve practical problems. Besides taking care of the students' academic and intellectual growth, adequate emphasis is also laid on building their personalities on moral and social plane.
Merit is one of the distinguishing features of education at SEECS. It is the sole criterion for decision-making at all levels – from selection of faculty and staff to admission and evaluation of students.
In line with NUST's policy of learning enhancement through student-focused education, SEECS is committed to the transfer of life-long learning skills. Without limiting challenges, students' limits are challenged so that they are able to discover the best in themselves. Quality of instruction is ensured at all levels by providing state-of-the art infrastructure and conducive academic environment. Students are amply exposed to conferences, seminars, workshops and a carefully planned internship program. Balanced curriculum with a sprinkling of humanities subjects, dedicated faculty and hi-tech laboratories are the hallmarks of academics at SEECS.
SEECS has established a professional reputation for excellence in teaching and research because of its highly qualified, professional and experienced faculty with doctorate and masters degrees, high standards in academics, transparent criteria of student selection, and state-of-the-art facilities including the latest available computer laboratories in the country.
SEECS takes pride on its faculty, a team of highly capable and dedicated professionals comprising 22 PhDs and 42 MS faculty members. The faculty and students are offered ample opportunities, through foreign research and training visits, for further growth and development in their areas of expertise. The faculty members have visited CERN, Geneva; Austria, Japan, Caltech, USA; and many other universities across the globe on fully sponsored workshops, professional courses, seminars and higher education.