Karachi Institute of Information Technology — Centre of Excellence in
July 30 -
Aug 05 , 2001
Karachi Institute of Information Technology is a
centre of excellence in IT studies, one of the best in the country. It
has been established in 1998 to prepare young men and women in the
country to face the challenges of the new millennium in Information
Technology as high order professionals. All the efforts of the KIIT are
directly geared to:
bring to students in Pakistan an internationally
acclaimed high quality IT education that is available in advanced
promote in the students an aptitude for independence
act as a beacon for professional education for others
produce IT professionals who in national and
international markets will contribute towards the national image
building and national prosperity.
The KIIT is located in the serene environment of
Gulshan-e-Maymar about 20 minutes drive from Civic Centre. It is a
Multi-Million Rupee, purpose built campus comprising two modern
interconnected buildings. The campus houses all the academic and social
facilities including an auditorium, lecture rooms, tutorial rooms,
computer labs, library, students' common rooms and cafeteria. The KIIT
also provides hostel facility to its students at a walking distance from
The Karachi Institute of Information Technology and
the University of Huddersfield, UK are working together towards the
development and operation of a successful higher education institute in
Pakistan in the field of IT. The University of Huddersfield happens to
be one of the best IT institution in the UK and KIIT is offering its
undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Software Development
under a franchising agreement, which includes:
An opportunity to acquire an IT degree from a leading
British University at a fraction of the cost in UK.
Continuous updating of curriculum to prepare the KIIT
students to excel in global market place.
Implementation and continuous monitoring of quality
assurance procedures specified by the UOH.
Consulting services for setting up the
Continuous support and monitoring in all aspects of
academic activities i.e. teaching and assessments.
Lectures, tutorials, exams and assessments validated
by UOH before their implementation at KIIT.
KIIT offers a modern IT education system and up to
date courses which ensures a unique academic environment that prepares
students to become successful professionals in a world dominated by the
information Technology. The B.Sc.(Hons.) and M.Sc. (Software
development) courses offered at KIIT are the exact replica of those
offered at UOH and incorporate the following features:
Courses are closely related to industry, including
internships and industry based projects apart from the practical
approach incorporated in courses by the University of Huddersfield.
All courses are meant to develop competence, such
that students can find employment rapidly with good future prospects.
Teaching, learning and assessment strategies help
develop transferable personal skills, self-direction and autonomy, so
that students can cope successfully with the rapidly changing IT
All courses are offered in a supportive,
well-equipped learning environment as per the specification of UOH,
which fosters excellence.
Courses explore current practices, developing ideas
and research implications in information system development and software
engineering in an interdisciplinary setup.
Faculty selection validated by University of Huddersfield, UK.
The best teaching faculty comprising full time
foreign qualified Ph.D. and Masters degree holders.
A high faculty to student ratio of 1:20 as per the
quality assurance procedures implemented at KIIT and closely monitored
KIIT is a modern IT institute, dedicated to personal
achievements and life long learning. It offers a welcoming but
challenging environment, which will enhance the future prospects of
students. It is a lively centre of high quality teaching and learning,
where students of all ages acquire useful skills and relevant
Fully Air-conditioned campus
Classrooms specially designed and furnished to suit
the teaching style of University of Huddersfield.
All teaching facilities equipped with multi-media
projectors, overhead projectors, screens etc.
All the lecture/tutorial rooms and Auditorium linked
to KIIT network for access to all types of resources available on
network including Internet.
One of the best professional computer libraries in
the country providing cool and refreshing environment for study with
large collection of professional computing journals including IEEE &
KIIT has established state-of-art computing and
Internet facilities, which offer:
Four air-conditioned and fully equipped computer labs (having more than
Local area network comprising fast backbone and high performance branded
Internet facility through a dedicated 1MB ISDN line & satellite
Remote access facility from their homes to KIIT servers available to
Software and Tools
Visual Programming environment
Visual C/C++, VB, Haskell, X Windows, Visual J++, Java Workshop.
Oracle, DB2, MS SQL Server, MS Access, Paradox.
Web Based Tools
HTML, CGI/PERL, Java, Java Script, NetBeans, VB Script, Domino, Net
Graphics & Multimedia Authoring
Macromedia, 3D Studio.
System Programming Support
SGI, Solaris, LINUX, Windows NT, DOS, Win 95/98.
UML, Rational Rose, Rational Unified Process.
Hostel & Transport Facility
For outstation students KIIT provides residential
accommodation at walking distance from campus. It serves as a home, away
from home for the students. Rooms are furnished with single beds, study
table, a bookrack and adequate storage for personal effects. The hostel
provides common cooking facilities along with the telephone, TV, and
KIIT also provides transport facility to its students
from most of the city areas of Karachi, apart from convenient public
transport, which is available to and from Gulshan-e-Maymar.