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 comprising 4 semesters. 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 are:

  1. Computational Imaging and Vision
  2. Data Science
  3. Information Sciences and Technology
  4. Intelligent Systems
  5. Software Engineering

The mission of MS Computer Science program seeks to inculcate in-depth and state-of-art knowledge of Computer Science, its applications, and implementation to students in order to prepare them as top-tier performers in industry, academia, and research.

PEO1: In-Depth Knowledge

Graduates will use specialized knowledge to competently enhance, transfer and utilize

advanced technologies and applications related to their field.

PEO2: Professionalism

Graduates will conduct their research and other academic activities in a professional manner

taking due account of the ethical dimension of their conduct.

PEO3: Leadership

Graduates will be effective as members/leaders of inclusive and multi-disciplinary teams,

communicating effectively, and engaging with society for creative problem-solving.

PEO4: Continuous Improvement

Graduates will be acquiring new knowledge professionally and/or academically.

PEO5: Research Readiness

Graduates will be able to investigate problems in different problem domains and creatively

develop and test computational solutions.

Program Learning Outcomes
PLO 1 Academic Education
  Completion of a recognized program of study designed to prepare graduates as computing professionals and researchers.
PLO 2 Advanced Knowledge
  Contribute new knowledge or evaluate existing knowledge based on the principles and theories of computer science and related disciplines
PLO 3 Research and Integration
  Perform research, discovery, and integration by applying advanced knowledge of computer science to solve current and emerging problems in computer science and related disciplines
PLO 4 Individual and Teamwork
  Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi -disciplinary settings
PLO 5 Communication
  Communicate effectively with the computing community and with society at large about complex computing activities
PLO 6  Professional Ethics
  Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on ethical and legal principles rooted in service to the community.
PLO 7  Lifelong Learning
  Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning to stay relevant as the field of computer science rapidly evolves


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)”.
  • 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 2.0 or a 1st division (60% marks) in the last awarded degree.



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.

Admission Timeline 


Admissions Begin

November 1, 2022


Last Date for Submission of Form

January 16, 2023


Admission Test

Date: January 23, 2023

Time: TBD

Venue: TBD



Date: January 26, 2023

Time: TBD

Venue: TBD


Merit List 

February 01, 2023


Last Date for Fee Submission

February 07, 2023


Classes Begin

February 13, 2023

Click here to apply for admission

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. 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. One copy each of the student’s CNIC and of the father/guardian

14. Receipt of the application processing fee (Rs. 3500)

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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. 3500 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

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