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:
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Software Engineering
- Department of Information Technology
- 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:
- Department of Computer Science offers:
- BS Computer Science
- Phil. CS
- PhD CS
- Department of Software Engineering offers:
- BS Software Engineering
- Department of Information Technology offers:
- BS Information Technology
- 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: Can I receive a waiver for the FCIT Entrance Test?
Answer: There will be no entrance test for Fall 2021 admission in undergraduate programs however graduate admission test will be held by the respective departments.
Question 5: Does FCIT consider standardized tests for admission (NTS, SAT, etc.)?
Question 6: How is the undergraduate merit calculated?
Answer: 100% is the Academic Record score.
Question 7: How is the graduate merit calculated?
Answer: 40% is the Academic Record score, 50% is the PUCIT entrance test score, and 10% is the Interview score.
Question 8: 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.
Question 9: Does FCIT offer admission to the afternoon or evening session?
Answer: There will be no admission in afternoon/replica or evening program in Fall 2021.
Question 10: 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 11: Are the degrees offered by the departments under FCIT, HEC recognized and accredited by PEC or NCEAC?
Answer: Yes, BSCS, BSSE, BSIT degrees are accredited by NCEAC.
Question 12: Does FCIT provide hostel facility?
Answer: University of the Punjab hostel facility is available for students admitted to the morning/regular programs only.
Question 13: 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 14: 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 15: Does FCIT offer admissions for the Spring semester?
Question 16: Where are classes of undergraduate (BS ) programs held?
Answer: The classes for BS (CS, SE IT) programs are held at both campuses of the college, i.e. Old campus and New Campus. BS Data Science classes will be held in New Campus only.
Question 17: 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 will be held in New Campus only.
Question 18: How many PhD teachers does FCIT have?
Answer: FCIT currently has 31 PhD faculty members out of 62 faculty members, including three Fulbright Scholars. Three PUCIT teachers are also Erasmus Mundus Scholars.
Question 19: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 20: 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) = 48 for each campus
BS Information Technology (Morning/Regular) = 48 for each campus
BS Software Engineering (Morning/Regular) = 48 for each campus
BS Data Science (Morning/Regular) = 50 for new campus
BS Data Science (Self Support/ Replica) = 50 for new campus
Question 21: 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 = 45
PhD Computer Science = 10
MS Data Science = 40
Question 22: 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.
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