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Capital University of Science & Technology

The Capital University of Science & Technology (Urdu: جامع دارالحکومت سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی‎) or CUST is a private university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. Established in 1998 under the banner of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) Islamabad Campus, the university offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs with a strong emphasis on business management, applied sciences, engineering and computer science.[1]

Capital University of Science & Technology
جامع دارالحکومت سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی
MottoIn pursuit of Excellence
Established1998 (1998)
AffiliationHigher Education Commission (Pakistan), Pakistan Engineering Council, Washington Accord
ChancellorMian Amer Mahmood
Vice-ChancellorDr. M. Mansoor Ahmed
Coordinates: 33°32′48″N 73°11′06″E / 33.5468°N 73.18490°E / 33.5468; 73.18490
ColoursBlue, white, red            


The Punjab Group of Colleges has been serving the community with education since 1985. Punjab College of Commerce was the first institution to be established by the Group at Lahore. The Group is extending its network to several cities in the country[citation needed].

Under the umbrella of the Punjab Group of Colleges, Punjab College of Business Administration (PCBA) and Punjab Institution of Computer Science (PICS) have emerged as business and computer science institutions. Punjab Law College and Punjab College of Information Technology are also links in this chain of colleges.

As a tribute to the Father of the Nation, the group named its next ambitious project as Mohammad Ali Jinnah University[citation needed]. The university was granted its charter by the government of Sindh in 1998. The Islamabad campus was established after obtaining an NOC from UGC, dated 17 August 1998 and dated 29 November 2001 and NOC from HEC dated 27 September 2003.

In recognition of its services to education, the group has been awarded another charter by the government of Punjab to establish the University of Central Punjab[citation needed].

Resource Academia was established in Islamabad after the success of the school in Lahore in 2003. The institution will provide education from preschool to grade VIII at the junior level and from O level to A level at the senior level. The aim of the group is to establish a nationwide network of schools[citation needed].

The group has established institutions providing education from the pre-school level to the Ph.D level. The campuses are located in the major cities of Pakistan[citation needed].


CUST has departments of Computer Science, Bioinformatics and Biosciences, Mathematics,Pharmacy, Software Engineering in the Faculty of Computing and Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering; in the Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences, there are departments of Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences.[citation needed]

In addition to pure academic programs, CUST runs training programs, seminars and workshops. The university has started doctoral programs in Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Management Sciences.[citation needed]

Research groups and labsEdit

Center of Research in Networks and Telecommunications (CoReNeT)
Center of Research in Networks and Telecommunications (CoReNeT) at CUST fosters research and development activity in the rapidly growing field of networks and telecommunications.
Control and Signal Processing Research Group (CASPR)
Control and Signal Processing Research Group at CUST.[citation needed]
Vision and Pattern Recognition Research Group (VISPRS)
Vision and Pattern Recognition Group of CUST is involved in basic and applied research in the fields of Image Processing, Machine/Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition/Classification.
ACME Center for Research in Wireless Communications(ARWiC)
The mission of the ACME Center for Research in Wireless Communication (ARWiC) is to conducted research in networking (core, wireless, sensors), mobile and pervasive computing, distributed and grid computing, cellular networks and social networks.
Center for Software Dependability (CSD)
Center for Software Dependability (CSD) is a research group at Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan founded in June, 2003. The group has been working in diverse areas within the domain of Software Dependability, with focus on Software Reliability, Formal Methods, Model Driven Architecture and Software Testing.

Engineering Societies at CUSTEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Anis, Muhammad (19 May 2015). "NA okays Capital University of Science & Technology". The News. Retrieved 23 October 2015.

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