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COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Islamabad Campus

About Us

COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Islamabad is a public sector educational institution, which became functional in April 1998. It is the project of an intergovernmental organization, Commission of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS). To anticipate the challenges of the industry, CUI is also excelling in Information Technology, Engineering, Live Sciences & Business Sciences. CUI delivers updated and new outcomes through outreach, public service, learning, research, development, and education to industries, companies, and organizations.

CUI aims to be the best education provider and also focus on one of the top research institutions in the country. The process of converting CUI into a university by the name of “COMSATS University”, is underway with the Government of Pakistan. The vision of the CUI is to become one of the top 100 universities in the developing world. The CUI also aims to get a place among the top 500 universities of the world by the year 2020. The institute follows 3 agendas, Research and Discovery, Teaching and Learning and, Outreach and Public Service.

COMSATS is an international organization that stands for “The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South”. The main goal is to lessen the ever-growing space between the developed and developing world through the modern use of science and technology. Under the leadership of Nobel Laureate, Dr. Abdus Salam, the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) given the proposal for the formation of COMSATS.

In TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) RANKINGs, CUI earns a name among 601-800 world best universities by the World Universities Rankings 2021 and ranked 3rd in Pakistan. Apart from that, it was also ranked at 301-400 in the Engineering & Technology, at 401-500 in Life Scienceat, at 301-400 in Business and Economics, 401-500 in Computer Science, and 501-600 in Physical Sciences Subject Rankings 2021. CUI was also ranked 149th in the Asia University Rankings 2020, 159th in the Emerging Economies Rankings 2020, and was among 150-200 the top young universities of the world in 2020.

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COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad Campus

COMSATS University Islamabad – Admissions, Departments & Scholarships

COMSATS University Islamabad, Main Campus, opens admissions for undergraduate and graduate programs bi-annually i.e. Spring and Fall intake. An applicant has to apply first through an online application portal or manually through visiting the admission office of the university. After a thorough assessment of all applications, the merit list of successful candidates is announced and admission offer letters are issued to them. After that, the candidate deposits his/her dues before the commencement of classes.

Selection Criteria for Undergraduates

→ 12 years of relevant education or equivalent with 50% marks from an accredited educational institution.

→ Valid NTS score as per the policy of COMSATS University Islamabad.

Selection Criteria for Graduates
→ 16 years of relevant education from an accredited educational institution, with minimum first division (Annual System) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Semester System) and no third division (Annual System) or ‘D’ grade (Semester System) throughout the academic career.
→ NTS GAT (General) with a minimum score of 50.

Selection Criteria for Postgraduate
→ 18 years of relevant education with a thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with a thesis of 06 credit hours from an accredited educational institution, with 70% marks (Annual System) or CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Semester System) and no third division (Annual System) or ‘D’ grade (Semester System) throughout the academic career.
→ GRE (Subject) as per the policy of HEC or NTS GAT (Subject) with a minimum score of 60.

Faculty of Architecture & Design

Department of Architecture and Design


Department of Art and Design

Fine Arts


Faculty of Information Science & Technology

Department of Computer Science

Computer Science
Software Engineering
Telecommunication & Networking
Information Security

Department of Health Informatics

Health Informatics
Biomedical/Clinical Trials
Medical Ultrasound

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering ✔
Computer Engineering
Electrical (Electronics) Engineering

Faculty of Business Administration

Department of Economics


Department of Humanities

International Relations
Linguistics & Literature (RS) and GIS

Department of Management Sciences

ProgramsBSM.A/M.ScMS/M.PhilProfessional DegreePhD
Business Administration
Accounting and Finance
Management Science
Energy Management
Project Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Islamic Banking and Finance

Faculty of Sciences

Department of Biosciences

Developmental Biology
Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Virology


Department of Chemistry



Department of Meterology

Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems


Department of Mathematics


Department of Physics

Physics ✔ ✔

Every educational institution aims to invest in the professional and academic growth of students. In this regard, COMSATS University Islamabad is assisted by numerous scholarships, internal and external fundings, financial aids, and awards. The Office of Development is established for the award and handling of these scholarships. It also appreciates and entertains the queries of talented but financially incapable students to promote learning and educational options.
1.Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS)
2. Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarship
3. HEC Need-Based Scholarship
4. PM’s Program for FATA and GB
5. Qarz-e-Hasna
6. PEC Scholarship
7. Benevolent Fund
8. Fauji Foundation ScholarshipKinship/Siblings Award

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COMSATS University Islamabad is a prominent name in the field of research having 4286 research publications. It also has updated research labs. To merge the theoretical knowledge and field practices, CUI conducts workshops and conferences apart from the curriculum. Some of the research centers and Labs at COMSATS are:

→ Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Group (CBBG)
→ Center for Policy Studies (CPS)
→ Center for Climate Research & Development (CCRD)
→ COMSATS Center for Executive Development (CCED)
→ Center for Advanced Studies in Telecommunication (CAST)

Workshops and seminars at COMSATS University Islamabad make individuals grow mentally and socially and knowledge-wise too. The students gain insight into diverse aspects of different fields. They help expand their knowledge, skills and also build confidence in them. Some workshops held are,
→ 7- days training on “Digital Image Processing and its Applications” was held on 31st August-8th September 2009.
→ A workshop on” Antenna Desing” was organized by the EE department of CUI on 23rd-31st July 2009.
→ A seminar on “Photo-Voltic System Desing”  was conducted on 7th April 2009.