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 Nazim Ashraf

Associate Professor

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

Dr Mumtaz Ali Sheikh

Associate Professor

Dr Saad Bin Saleem

Assistant Professor

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

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

Dr Sidra Minhas

Assistant Professor

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

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)

Zeeshan Haider Malik

Assistant Professor

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

Samia Asloob Qureshi

Assistant Professor

Umber Nisar

Assistant Professor

MS Computer Science (LUMS, Lahore)

Rabranea Bqa

Assistant Professor

MS (FAST-NUCES Lahore)

Irfan Iqbal

Assistant Professor

MS Computer Science ( University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, US)

Adil Mukhtar

Lecturer

MSCS (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore)
Armacost Science Building

Ali Faheem

Lecturer

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 Timeline: 

AAdmissions BeginJuly 1, 2019
BLast Date to Submit the FormAugust 16, 2019
CAdmission Test (Sample Paper)

Date: August 21, 2019

Time: 10:30 am to 01:00 pm

Venue: S-320

DInterview

Date: August 23, 2019

(For all the updates check university website)

Time: 11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Venue: S-320

EMerit List DisplayedAugust 28, 2019
FLast Date for Fee SubmissionSeptember 4, 2019
GClasses BeginSeptember 11, 2019

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 / or 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. Two reference letters
  11. Experience Letters showing at least 4 years of work experience
  12. 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
  13. Two recent passport-sized photographs
  14. One copy each 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. 3000 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 August 16, 2019.