The Department of Computer Science currently offers one of the best BS (Hons) programs in the region. The program is accredited by NCEAC (National Computing Education Accreditation Council) of HEC with the highest ranking of ‘W’. Following the success of the 4-year BS Computer Science program, an important step forward was taken by launching an MS Program in Computer Science. The Department is housed in the Armacost Science Building and has five computing labs equipped with modern facilities like desktop computers, printers, multimedia, LAN and Wi-Fi Internet access. The Department has an active Computing Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Chapter.

MS COMPUTER SCIENCE

The MS in Computer Science is an evening program and is in compliance with the guidelines of HEC. It is a 2-year program of 4 semesters comprising 30 credit hours (24 credits of coursework and 6 credits of thesis). It is aimed at preparing students not only for employment in the industry through its state-of-the-art courses, but also for academia and the pursuit of a doctoral degree through its research orientation. Specializations offered in this program (depending on availability of faculty and sufficient number of candidates) are Software Engineering, Data Science, Intelligent Systems, Computational Imaging and Vision, and Information Sciences and Technology.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree (CS / SE / IT)
  • Computer Science Conversion Course 2-year Degree referred to as “MCS” or “MSc (CS / SE / IT)”
  • BCS 3-year Degree-Student will be required to complete the deficiency of difference of total earned credit hours and complete 130 credit hours
  • 16-year Science and Engineering graduates are eligible to apply but they have to cover deficiency
  • All degrees must have been obtained from HEC recognized local / foreign institutions
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.50 or a 1st division (60% marks) in the last awarded degree
  • In case of the BS (Hons) degree, 130 credit hours should be completed

 

NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Dr Aasia Khanum

Chairperson & Professor

PhD Software Engineering (NUST, Islamabad)
Room # 303, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 508

Dr Mubashar Mushtaq

Associate Professor

PhD (University of Bordeaux 1, France)
MS (University of Bordeaux 1, France)
Ext: 530
Room # 203, Armacost Science Building

Dr Saad Bin Saleem

Assistant Professor

PhD Software Security Maintenance (The Open University, UK) MS Software Engineering (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Dr Nazim Ashraf

Associate Professor

PhD Computer Science (University of Central Florida, USA) MSc Computer Science (University of Central Florida, USA)

Dr Sarwan Altaf Abbasi

Assistant Professor

PhD Computer Science (Université de Paris (SUD-XI), France) MS Computer Science (Université de Paris (SUD-XI), France) MS (IT) (Hamdard University, Karachi)

Dr Amara Tariq

Assistant Professor

PhD Computer Science (University of Central Florida, USA)
MS Computer Engineering (LUMS, Lahore)

Dr Nosheen Sabahat

Assistant Professor

PhD Computer Software Engineering (NUST, Islamabad)

Dr Saba Khalil Toor

Assistant Professor

PhD Computer Science (Warwick University, UK)
Room # 401, Armacost Science Building

Shahid Mahmood

Assistant Professor

MSc Software Engineering (BTH, Karlskrona, Sweden) MCS (University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi)

Muhammad Rauf Butt

Assistant Professor

MSc Mechatronics (UET, Lahore) MS Computer Engineering (LUMS, Lahore)

Omer Khan

Assistant Professor

MS Computer Science (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Maria Tamoor

Assistant Professor

MS Computer Science (FAST-NU, Lahore)

Saara Asif

Assistant Professor

MS Computer Science (FAST-NU, Lahore)

Muhammad Salman Chaudhry

Assistant Professor

MS Electrical Engineering (LUMS, Lahore) MS Computer Engineering (NUST, Rawalpindi)

Fakhir Shaheen

Assistant Professor

MS Computer Science (NUCES-FAST, Lahore)

Umber Nisar

Lecturer

MS Computer Science (LUMS, Lahore)

Dr Sidra Minhas

Assistant Professor

MS Computer Software Engineering (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad)

Zeeshan Haider Malik

Assistant Professor

MSc Media Informatics in Human Computer Interaction (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Fee Structure:

MS Computer Science

Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
134,00015,00010,000159,000134,000134,000293,000

Funding Options:

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Mubashar Mushtaq

Associate Professor

PhD (University of Bordeaux 1, France)
MS (University of Bordeaux 1, France)
Ext: 530
Room # 203, Armacost Science Building

Admission Schedule:

Round 2:

ALast Date to Submit the FormAugust 27, 2018
BAdmission Test

(Sample Test)

Date: August 28, 2018

Time: 11:00 am to 01:00 pm

Venue: S-320

CInterviewDate: August 30, 2018

Time: 11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Venue: S-320

DMerit List DisplayedAugust 31, 2018
ELast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 05, 2018
FClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

Round 1:

AAdmissions BeginJune 1, 2018
BLast Date to Submit the FormJuly 31, 2018
CAdmission Test

(Sample Test)

Date: August 06, 2018

Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Venue: S-320

DInterviewDate: August 09, 2018

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Venue: S-320

EMerit List DisplayedAugust 31, 2018
FLast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 05, 2018
GClasses BeginSeptember 10, 2018

 

How to Fill the Admission Form?

  • Click on the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • Fill in the Inquiry Form with your correct data
  • Don’t forget to fill in the Program of interest
  • In case you close the inquiry form without completing & submitting, you can use the Continuing Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”
  • If you have successfully submitted the inquiry form you will get an email. Check your inbox
  • In your inbox, you will receive an email with your username and password which is your tracking code
  • In the email received use the “Click Here” link to access the FC Empower portal
  • Use the tracking code which is your username and password. Click on the Submit button
  • Click on the admission application tab
  • Click on the Access Form (Postgraduate or PhD) in which you are interested in applying
  • Continue to fill in the form. Once finished, print and then click on ‘I have finished – Submit’
  • Pay Rs. 2500 in HBL FCCU branch
  • Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office

In case of any query regarding admissions, kindly fill and submit the Admission Inquiry Form under “Online Application Links”. You would be assigned a Counselor and you would be able to see the Name and Email Address of your respective Counselor from your Empower Account. Send an Email regarding any admission related query to your respective Counselor.
You can also call the Admission Office at +92 (42) 9923 1581 upto 88. The extensions are 566, 377, and 317.

Required Documents:

  1. An attested copy of the original Matriculation / O level result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  2. In case of O Level, a minimum of 8 subjects must have been passed
  3. An attested copy of the original Intermediate / A level / High School result (web downloaded results are not acceptable)
  4. In case of A Level, a minimum of 3 subjects must have been passed
  5. A and O Level and American High School Students have to submit a copy of their Equivalence Certificate (Attested and stamped from IBCC)
  6. Attested copies of the final transcript of 4-year Honors / 2-year Conventional Bachelors and 2-year Conventional Masters degree
  7. FCCU students need to attach the attested copy of their official Baccalaureate transcript
  8. Students can submit their Transcript at least till the 7th semester at the time of form submission. If offered admission they must submit an attested copy of their complete official Transcript within 30 days of the beginning of the semester
  9. Students having a foreign Bachelors Degree must get their Equivalence from HEC
  10. 2 reference letters (at least one should be academic). Download the reference letter template and have it filled
  11. Statement of purpose (300 – 500 words) describing the reason(s) why the student is applying to the program, long-term goals and the reason(s) for selecting Forman Christian College
  12. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  13. Two copies of the student’s CNIC and of the father / guardian

Attach all the required documents including the paid challan form to the Admission form and submit it in the Admission Office. All applicants must collect their Admit Slip from the Admission Office.
In case you are not located in Lahore then you can send us the Admission Form along with all the required documents through courier. You would need to make a pay order of Rs 2500 from any Branch of HBL in the name of Forman Christian College. Then send us the Courier at Admission Office, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College, Ferozepur Road, Lahore 54600 by July 31, 2018.

Online Application Links:

New applications:

If you are not on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link 1   or   Admissions Inquiry Form Link 2 

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admissions Inquiry Form Link

Continuing Inquiry Form Links:

If you are not on FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link 1  or  Admission Inquiry Link 2

If you are on the FCCU campus: Admission Inquiry Link for continuing applications

Combined Merit List for both rounds with detailed information about the Merit-based Financial Awards would be displayed here on August 31, 2018.

List of shortlisted candidates for interview (Round 1)