U.B.I.T.

 

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The main objective of the UBIT is to impart quality education and conduct research in computer science and information technology. Through structured degree programs, intensive training courses for professionals, academicians, and researchers by organizing workshops and training courses. The main elements of the program focus on human research development in the field of IT. Specially designed research projects in computers, hardware & software engineering, IT, telecommunications software technologies, high tech data analysis techniques and modern trends in CS/IT. The UBIT complex is comprised of three blocks. The institute has state-of-the-art computer facilities and leased line circuits. There are several lecture rooms, discussion rooms, computer laboratories, and faculty offices. Rooms for holding teleconferencing, discussions, and training sessions are also provided for sessions on specialized topics. Library, administrative offices, filing room, prayer rooms, ladies common room also form a part of the UBIT establishment. The UBIT complex was completed in 2006. Some facts about the complex are as follows:

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Academic activities have already started at the UBIT on initiative of its director, Dr. Aqil Burney. After assuming the chairmanship of the department of computer science in March 2008, Dr. Burney did his utmost in facilitating the provision of basic academic necessities at the complex. It was due to his untiring efforts that classes of undergraduate and graduate levels are being conducted here. Moreover, UBIT is being used in parallel with the existing building of the DCS the reason being the presence of a strong infrastructure of academic activities that exists at the present building of DCS. At present, the department of Computer Science offers BS (Computer Science), BS (Software Engineering), MCS and MS/PhD programs. Besides these program conducted at the UoK campus, the department also conducts the Examination and Lab of BCS program of the affiliated colleges. As a result, the shifting is being conducted gradually as the academic and research facilities present at the UBIT is being strengthened with the passage of time.


Since the completion of the building and provision of labs and other facilities several seminars and workshops have taken place at the UBIT. These include a workshop on e-learning that was arranged with the coordination of Higher Education Commission under the supervision of Prof. Dr. S. M. Aqil Burney, Project Director, UBIT. The workshop was conducted by Intel Corporation.

 

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A seminar on “Cyber Crime & Associated Laws" took place at UBIT seminar hall. The keynote speaker was Mr. Khawaja Muhammad Ali CISA, Regional Coordinator (South), National Response Center for Cyber Crimes (NR3C), FIA.

 

Other than the seminars and workshops that have taken place at the UBIT, many dignitaries from government as well as from the academic world have visited the complex. These include people include Governor Sindh and Chancellor of the University of Karachi Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, former Chairman of HEC Dr Atta ur Rehman, governor monitoring teams; Scholars and specialists from several foreign countries including Korea, Italy, Singapore as well as from many universities of the country including LUMS, COMSATS, University of Sindh, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology and IBA-Sukkur

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