ITU’s first convocation next month


LAHORE Nov 29 (TNS): The Information Technology University (ITU) the Punjab, Pakistan’s first focused Research University established in 2012 is holding its first convocation next month for the graduation of its first batch of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students enrolled in the Undergraduate Bachelors programme.

Dr. Umar Saif is the founding Vice Chancellor of ITU.

ITU started its operations in three rooms on a parking floor of Arfa Software Technology Park; Lahore has now 10 academic programs, close to 900 students and 85 research-focused PhD faculty members, who have 465 publications. 68% students are on scholarship while acceptance ratio is 2.28%.

ITU houses Pakistan’s largest startup incubator, publishes MIT Technology Review Pakistan and is an academic partner of MIT/Harvard edX.

ITU was recently awarded ‘W’ category by the National Computing Accreditation Council and an endorsement from the Higher Education Commission (HEC), which is the highest ranking a university can achieve with regards to academic and research prowess and is awarded only to those institutions which meet the requirements as proposed by the governing bodies.

A website for ITU Alumni Reconnect has already been launched.