Frequently Asked Question Regarding Admission in Faculty of Computing & Information Technology (FCIT)


Question 1: Home many departments are there under FCIT?

Answer: There are four departments under FCIT:

  1. Department of Computer Science
  2. Department of Software Engineering
  3. Department of Information Technology
  4. Department of Data Science


Question 2: What degrees programs are offered by these four departments?

Answer: Following degree programs are offered by the four departments of FCIT:

1.      Department of Computer Science offers:

  • BS Computer Science
  • Phil. CS
  • PhD CS

2.      Department of Software Engineering offers:

  • BS Software Engineering

3.      Department of Information Technology offers:

  • BS Information Technology

4.      Department of Data Science offers:

  • BS Data Science
  • MS Data Science


 Question 3: When does FCIT offer admission to its BS, M.Phil. & PhD Programs?

Answer: FCIT offers admission to all undergraduate and graduate programs for Fall Semester only. Exact dates are announced through print and electronic media (newspaper, PUCIT website, PU website and social media).


Question 4: Which  entrance test is required for admission in FCIT?

Answer: USAT by HEC is mandatory to apply for admission in all departments of FCIT in undergraduate programs. Graduate admission test is held by the respective departments.


 Question 5: Does FCIT consider any other standardized tests for admission (NTS, SAT, etc.)?

Answer: No



Question 6: Which scholarships does FCIT offer?

Answer: FCIT offers merit and need based scholarships every year from the University of the Punjab and its own resources to deserving students. Moreover, the HEC and Government of the Punjab also announce need–based HEC, EHSAAS and PEEF scholarships every year. Further, FCIT has signed an MOU with Professional Education Foundation (PEF) in Fall 2021which offers more than 50 scholarships per year for merit and needy students.  https://pucit.edu.pk/scholarships/


Question 7: Does FCIT offer admission to the afternoon or evening session?


Answer: There will be no admission in afternoon/replica or evening program in Fall 2022. However, Department of Data Science offers BS DS in both Morning and Afternoon/Self Support sessions.


Question 8: What are the fees for the undergraduate and graduate program?

Answer: Please check this page for fee information: https://pucit.edu.pk/fee-structure


Question 9: Are the degrees offered by the departments under FCIT, HEC recognized and accredited by PEC or NCEAC?

Answer: We are under process of accreditation of our degree programs. However, BSCS, BSSE, BSIT degrees of 2015 batch has already been accredited by NCEAC with the highest “W” Category.

Question 10: Does FCIT provide hostel facility?

Answer: University of the Punjab hostel facility is available for students admitted to the morning/regular programs only.


Question 11: Does FCIT give any transport facility to the students?

Answer: Yes, University of the Punjab bus service is available for different routes in the city.


 Question 12: What are the timings for classes at FCIT? 

Answer: Classes (lectures and laboratory sessions) are held from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.


Question 13: Does FCIT offer admissions for the Spring semester?

Answer: No.


Question 14: Where are classes of undergraduate (BS ) programs held?

Answer: The classes for BS (CS, SE IT, DS) programs are held at both campuses of the college, i.e. Old campus and New Campus.


Question 15: Where are the classes of graduate program held?

Answer: The classes for graduate programs are held at both Old Campus and New Campus. However, for Fall 2021 batch, the classes were held in New Campus only.


Question 16: How many PhD teachers does FCIT have?

Answer: FCIT currently has 29 PhD faculty members out of 56 faculty members, including Fulbright Scholars, Erasmus Mundus Scholars.


Question 17:What are the areas of research of the PhD teachers at FCIT?

Answer: The PhD teachers at FCIT are currently pursuing research in the following areas:

  • Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Business Process Management
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Edge Computing
  • Big Data
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Computer Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication
  • Optical Burst Switched Networks
  • Parallel Computing
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, Processing and Architectures
  • Spatial Data Management System
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Machine Learning


 Question 18: How many merit-based seats does FCIT have for each of its undergraduate (BS) programs?

Answer: Following are the number of seats:

BS Computer Science (Morning/Regular)                 = around 40 for each campus

BS Information Technology (Morning/Regular)         = around 40 for each campus

BS Software Engineering (Morning/Regular)            = around 40 for each campus

BS Data Science (Morning/Regular)                       = 40 for new campus

BS Data Science (Self Support/ Replica)                 = 40 for new campus


Question 19: How many merit-based seats does FCIT have for each of its graduate (MPhil., MS and PhD) programs?

Answer: Following are the number of seats:

M.Phil. Computer Science                  = 40

PhD Computer Science                      = 15

MS Data Science                                = 40

Phd Data Science                                =20


Question 20:  Is Equivalence Certificate required to submit if the candidate whose name appears in the merit list, has its terminal degree from any University other than Punjab University?

Answer: Equivalence Certificate is a must document to submit if the candidate is offered admission in M.Phil. CS, MS Data Science, or PhD CS. This is for those candidates who have their terminal degree from any University other than Punjab University. Without this document, admission would not be granted.


For More Information

Please call us at 99212240 Ext 161 or Email us at admissions@pucit.edu.pk or visit www.pucit.edu.pk/admissions