ITU TO ESTABLISH INNOVATIVE LAB – Dr. Umar Saif
The Information Technology University (ITU) the Punjab has planned to establish innovative lab at its State of the Art purpose built main Campus of Pakistan’s first focused research University being constructed at Lahore. Dr. Umar Saif founding Vice Chancellor ITU said while chairing the 7th meeting of the ITU syndicate here today.
Themeeting was informed that ITU has acquired a ‘W’ category ranking from the National Computing Accreditation Council and an endorsement from the HEC, the highest ranking a university can achieve with regards to academic and research prowess and awarded only to those institutions which meet the requirements as proposed by the governing bodies.
ITU has planned to increase the present number of 900 students to 1500 by next three years with the completion of it’s main campus being constructed over a period of 18-24 months on 180 acres area with a cost of Rupees five billion. Presently ITU is currently running ten degree programs with 80 faculty members.
The meeting also discussed the details regarding the first convocation of the graduation of its first batch of students enrolled in the Undergraduate Bachelors programmeof Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,scheduled on December 17, 2017.
The matters pertaining to the institutionalizing of Lahore Technology Award and sources for research funding also came under discussion. The Registrar ITU Mr. Zaheer Sarwar and the members attended the meeting.