Masters in Information Technology is a distinguished program. It has a wide appeal among the youth of the country and its candidates remain high in demand with the employers. Several institutions in the State provide MIT degrees; however, all of them do not hold the same accreditation. The list which follows compiles some of the best schools offering the aforementioned program, and accredited degrees:
Government College University (Faisalabad), GCU
GCU, which initially started off as a primary school, way back in the year 1897, has gradually developed into a critically acclaimed institution. It was not declared an autonomous university until 1990. Currently, it functions as a general public university, which is situated in the heart of the city.
Government College has over 45 working departments, each for different discipline including Electrical engineering, Pharmacy and Business administration. It has the honour of having at least 43 Nobel laureates associated with it in one way or another. In fact, while the University was still a College, the very famous Earnest Rutherford worked within its premises to develop the Rutherford Model of an atom and suggested his results while associated with the institution.
National University of Science and Technology, NUST
Even though established primarily as a university to promote research and understanding of pure and applied sciences in the region since 1991, NUST has gradually developed and grown into a platform which provides multidisciplinary courses and programs to its attendees.
NUST was inaugurated in Islamabad, by merging the educational resources of civilian and military departments. Today, it has multiple subsidiary campuses throughout the country. It is home to various departments which include Economics, Finance, Management and Humanities & Social sciences. The departments offer not only undergraduate degrees, but also graduate and postgraduate degrees. Its fame crosses borders and attracts international students from all over the world who come to the institution to enroll themselves in different programs.
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, BUITEMS
BUITEMS is a public research university, chartered by the government of Baluchistan in 2002. It was established in the capital of the province, Quetta.
It was initially formed to provide only undergraduate programs in the fields of Computer sciences, Computer engineering, and Business administration. However, now it has evolved into an institution which offers many more courses and programs, including architecture. BUITEMS has four campuses, each of which focuses on a different program. The institute follows a quarter-system for four years of an undergraduate program. As for Masters level, the programs are based on 2 years, during which a student must take a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester. Overall, one requires 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of research thesis to complete a degree.
BUITEMS offers a 14:1 student-teacher ratio, which allows a close and focused learning environment.
University of Agriculture (Peshawar), UAP
It is a public research university situated in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is ranked 4th in agriculture in Pakistan. When formed, it was initially a constituent college of Agriculture. However, it attained its autonomous status in the year 1981.
UAP has various functioning departments, which focus on different disciplines, such as Soil and Environmental sciences, Horticulture, Agronomy, and Animal husbandry & Veterinary sciences. It launched a new school in 1998, which exclusively focuses on Business and Management sciences. Initially, it focused only on courses of management. However, over the years, it has grown to include programs of Information technology and Computer sciences as well, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The degrees are highly competitive, and promote researched based learning.