Open House 2015
Students who are interested in shaping the future of technology were invited to the annual Open House at Information Technology University (ITU) for more information about its academic programs. The university hosted this session for prospective students and their parents at Arfa Software Technology Park on June 17. Prospective students and their parents were encouraged to join them in the Open Auditorium on the 3rd floor from 4 pm onwards.
The Open House 2015 started with welcoming remarks by Dr. Umar Saif, Vice Chancellor at ITU and Chairman of Punjab Information Technology Board. Dr. Saif said, “ITU is unique in two aspects. Firstly, students will be taught by the best faculty members you can find anywhere in Pakistan. Beyond this, the teaching is very high quality and we offer a lot of scholarships. Secondly, our main focus is on research and entrepreneurship.”
Students and their families were shown presentations on admission deadlines, university facilities including the fully equipped library and the research being conducted at its high-tech research labs. General information regarding the academic programs, research projects, admission criteria, fee structure and financial aid information were also discussed in detail at the session. This was followed by an introduction to the faculty at ITU and a Q&A session with staff and faculty. The interactive information session focused on getting prospective students acquainted with the university and answering any questions that they might have had regarding admissions. Prospective students also got the opportunity to meet and network with faculty and alumna of the university.
Students who were interested in learning more about ITU and its world class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities were encouraged to come to the Open House. Dr. Saif also encouraged students to apply regardless of whether they can afford the education or not. He said that ITU offered need-blind admissions and they only took the best students who were academically inclined. He said, “ITU prides itself on never having turned away a student because of financial constraints.”
The Open House for the current admission cycle was a well-attended session. The session succeeded in introducing prospective students to high-tech innovation and scholarship at ITU. At the end of the session, there was an Information Fair where booths for ITU Library, Robotics, ITU Training, ITU Societies and Student Affairs were set up and students got the opportunity to talk to representatives from each department. ITU admissions have officially started and students can apply for their Bachelor’s program in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, or Master’s program in Computer Science. The deadline to register for the entry exam is 13th July, 2015 and the admissions test is scheduled to be held on 25th July, 2015.