Career in Computer Science in Pakistan

Computer is the most wonderful invention of the seventeenth century. In Pakistan, the education of computer was first started in the year 1970. Today, different level of education in computer are imparted including certificate courses of various duration, one or two years diploma course, BSc, MSc and B.E (Bachelor of Engineering)

Career and Jobs opportunities:

Computer science is multi faceted science that offers a wide range of career opportunities for both men and women. This profession is so broad that it has a variety of career options from programming to designing, and sales to research and development. With a degree in computer science, you can opt to join the variety of fields including programming, system analyst, graphic designer, network administrator, etc. Students having Master in computer science or BSc in computer science or diploma in computer science can get good jobs in Pakistan.

Professions related to computer in Pakistan were started in the 70s. Initially this field was not so famous but with the passage of time, today computer has become an integral part of every business, industry, trade, communication, governmental and non governmental organization. It is presumed that by the year 2012, more than one million computer professionals will be required in different fields in Pakistan. The way the usage of computer is increasing in every walk of life one can easily guess that in the future there will be a great demand for computer experts and lucrative career options will be available in various organizations. In fact, one will find computer professionals using their knowledge and skills in a wide variety of occupational opportunities such as programmer, system analyst, graphic designer, network administrator, etc.

Admission Requirements:

For admission in M.Sc ( Computer Science) Admission Requirement: B.A (Mathematics) or BSc (pass)

For admission in B.E ( Bachelor of Engineering) Admission Requirement: F.Sc (Pre-engineering)

B.Sc (computer science) Admission Requirement: F.Sc (Pre-engineering)

Diploma in Computer Science Admission Requirement: Intermediate (science, arts, commerce)

When it comes to getting admission in computer science, the enrolment is on the rise in the last five or six years. There are a huge number of job opportunities available for computer related professions in Pakistan and abroad which is the reason that students are keen to get admission in this discipline. Merit has also been high in the last few years.

Some prominent universities offer various computer related degree programmes in Pakistan are:

Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad

Bahria University, Islamabad

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad

National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad

National University of Science and Technology,Rawalpindi

Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore

Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore

Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

University of Engineering