Rs472m allocated for Comsats varsity
ATTOCK, Oct 11: The federal government has allocated Rs472 million for
the construction of first phase of Comsats Institute of Information Technology
(CIIT) Attock University, which will provide access to higher education to
students of the disadvantaged class in remote and backward Attock
Thus was stated by minister of state Malik Amin Aslam at a
gathering at CIIT campus. He said the campus was being made IT University in
phases which would cost Rs3 billion, and for the first phase Rs472 million had
Besides government officials, educationists, students and
faculty members, rector Comsats SM Junaid Zaidi was also present at the on the
He said the objective of the project was to provide higher IT
education facilities to more then 2000 students.
university in future would offer courses in electronic engineering with
specialization in avionics engineering and communication, management, economics,
finance, social sciences, etc.
The project envisages establishing
physical and academic infrastructure and will have computer lab, microprocessor
lab, and general-purpose lab, advance electronic lab, communication lab and
advance computer lab.
Mr Aslam said basic aim of the IT Institute at
Attock was to train district's human resource in the fields of information and
engineering technologies and applied sciences.
The up gradation project
is being made part of government's initiative for strengthening higher education
facilities /infrastructure in Pakistan.
Appreciating the three year
performance of CIIT Attock he said that so far 117 students graduated in three
batches, and all of them got jobs in different government and private
In a presentation, Director, CIIT Attock, Dr Mohammad Azeem
said the Punjab government had allotted 300 kanals, free of cost, to the CIIT
for the IT university.
Master plan of the project consists of six
academic blocks, three boys and two girls hostels, administration block, central
library, auditorium and residential area.
He said presently CIIT was
offering bachelors of computer sciences/business administration, masters of
computer sciences/ business administration at Attock Campus with 90 per cent of
the students belonged to Attock district.
CIIT Attock has so far provided
financial assistance of more than Rs16 million to the students on merit/need
basis, while district government Attock is also providing scholarships equal to
50 per cent of tuition fee to students of this district and has so far provided
more than Rs15.6 million in this regard.
Speaking on the occasion, Rector
Comsats SM Junaid Zaidi said that CIIT focussing on the delivery of new ideas,
products and services through research, development and education and its
mission is to educate students to develop the skills to achieve their
professional goals, improve the productivity of their organization and provide
leadership and service to the community. Dawn