LAHORE: Punjab’s Information Technology University (ITU), Pakistan’s first research focused university established in 2012, is holding its first convocation on Sunday (December 17) at its new campus located on Burki Road for the graduation of the first batch of electrical engineering and computer science students, who were enrolled in undergraduate programmes.
Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, Punjab higher education minister and vice chancellor will award medals and shields among the students with distinctions. A website for ITU Alumni Reconnect has already been launched.
ITU has now 12 academic programmes, close to 900 students and 90 research-focused PhD faculty members. ITU houses Pakistan’s largest startup incubator, publishes MIT Technology Review, Pakistan and is an academic partner of MIT/Harvard edX.
ITU was recently awarded ‘W’ category by the National Computing Accreditation Council and an endorsement from the Higher Education Commission, which is the highest ranking a university can achieve with regards to academic and research prowess. It is awarded only to those institutions which meet the requirements as proposed by the governing bodies.