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									                  COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Sahiwal
                                 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)?
COM SATS stands for Commission on Science & Technology for Sustainable Development in the South. The CIIT is a federally
chartered institute under M inistry of Science & Technology, Govt. of Pakistan.

Who is PATRON and Vice Chancellor of CIIT?
President of Pakistan is “Patron” and Federal M inister for Science and Technology is “Chancellor” of CIIT.

Is CIIT a Public Sector or Private Sector University?
CIIT is a Public Sector University under M inistry of Science & Technology, Govt. of Paki stan.

Does CIIT have Degree Awarding Status?
Yes. CIIT have received Charter from the Federal Government as a Degree Awarding Institute. The CIIT is now slated for upgradation as
a university by the name of „COM SATS University‟ through an Act of the Parliament.

How many Campuses CIIT have in Pakistan?
CIIT have Seven (07) functional Campuses in Islamabad, Abbottabad, Lahore, Wah, Attock, Sahiwal and Vehari while more campuses at
Gujrat, Toba Tek Singh, Karachi, Larkana, Quetta & Peshawar and abroad are in future plans.

What is ranking of CIIT among Pakistani Universities/DAI’s?
In terms of research output, CIIT has been ranked at number 5 among 114 institutions of higher education in the country in year 2005-
07. CIIT has also been ranked at number 7 on the basis of cumulative Impact Factor based on Institute of Scientific Information (ISI)
web of knowledge (USA).CIIT was also ranked at top 2 positions for Research Citations during 2008.

Have CIIT linkage with Foreign Universities?
The CIIT have linkage with more than two dozens foreign universities for collaborative research, academic exchange, faculty
development, M S/PhD level training.

Have CIIT its Permanent Campus in Sahiwal?
Yes. CIIT has purpose built campus on 36 Acres of land on canal bank. Its location is on newly constructed COM SATS Road, near View
Hotel, Off G.T Road, Sahiwal.

When can I apply for Admission at CIIT Sahiwal?
CIIT Sahiwal offers admissions after every six months in Spring and Fall Semesters.

How to apply for admission at CIIT Sahiwal?
CIIT accepts valid NTS score card of minimum fifty (50) marks. Eligible candidates have to obtain the application form/prospectus
(worth Rs.500/-) from any campus or may be downloaded from our website and attach the NTS result card and the relevant documents
with it and deposit it before deadline in the desired campus. Those who have to appear in NTS test after deadline of the campus can apply
by filling out their NTS roll numbers on the admission form and submit their result cards later, upon selection.

Where COMSATS Prospectus/ Admission Form is available?
Prospectuses/ Admissions forms are available in all campuses of CIIT. Students may download Admission Forms from the website
(http://www.ciitsahiwal.edu.pk/howtoapply.aspx). In this case, Application forms must be submitted to CIIT, Sahiwal along-with
Demand Draft/ Pay Order of Rs.500/- in favor of CIIT Sahiwal.

How to get registered for the NTS test?
Collect NTS user guide book from your nearest book shop . It contains an application form. (You can also download it from NTS
website). Completely fill all the required details, attach two pictures and original deposit slip in favor of NTS Islamabad. Then post it on
the address mentioned on the form. Roll number slip with the test centre and the test type will reach the candidates before the test is
scheduled to be held. Take this slip to the test centre on the test date, along with your CNIC and appear in the test. Test r esult will be
displayed on NTS website as per its schedule.

What is the application procedure for Students Awaiting their Results?
Students awaiting their results can apply upon submission of a surety certificate from the institute and an affidavit           on a stamp
paper worth Rs.20/- that the candidate will fulfill the eligibility criteria of the institute.

What can I study at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Sahiwal Campus?
CIIT Sahiwal offers seven different programs i.e. M BA , BBA, BS(CS), BS(TN), BS(Biosciences), BS(Bioinformatics), BS(M echanical
Engineering).

What is the Eligibility Criteria for different Undergraduate Programs?
                   Program                                                               Eligibility Criteri a
                                                     Bachelor Degree or equivalent with minimum 50% marks, from an accredited
 MBA
                                                     institution
 BBA, BS (CS ), BS(TN)                               Intermediate or equivalent with minimum 50% marks, from an accredited institution
                                                     Intermediate with Pre-M edical or equivalent with minimum 50% marks, from an
 BS (Biosciences), BS (Bioinformatics)
                                                     accredited institution
                                                     Intermediate with Pre-Engineering or equivalent with minimum 60% marks, from an
 BS (Mechanical Engineering)
                                                     accredited institution
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What is the Admission Test Criteria?
            Degree/Certificate                  Masters Program              Bachelor Programs
    Matriculation                                      10 %                           10 %
    Intermediate                                       15%                            40%
    Bachelor                                           30%
    Entrance Test                                      45%                            50%

What is the Fee Structure ?
One Time Charges (At the time of Admission):
Rs.22,000/- (includes Admission Fee Rs.12,000/- , Endowment Fund Rs.5,000/- and Caution M oney (Refundable) Rs.5,000/-).
Per Semester Charges:
Rs.51,000/- for M aster Program, Rs.59,000/- for Engineering Program and Rs.47,000/- for Non-Engineering Programs.


What are Scholarship Schemes being offered at CIIT Sahiwal?
CIIT Sahiwal campus is dedicated to provide quality education to the students of under-privileged and remote areas. We offer various
scholarships/support schemes to help students pay for their education at CIIT Sahiwal.
         Financial Assistance through Taleem Fund, Qarz-e-Hasna, Kinship/Siblings Concession, M erit Scholarships,
          Industrialists/Philanthropists Scholarships.


Is there any Degree Program in Sahiwal Campus only for F.Sc Pre-Medical Students?
Yes. CIIT Sahiwal has two prestigious degree programs only for pre-medical students i.e. BS (Biosciences) and BS (Bioinformatics)
however; pre-medical students are also eligible to get admission in BS (BA), BS (CS), and BS (TN).

Is there any Degree Program in Sahiwal Campus only for F.Sc Pre-Engineering Students?
Yes. CIIT Sahiwal has one degree program only for pre-engineering students however; pre-engineering students are also eligible to get
admission in BS (BA), BS (CS), and BS (TN).

Is there any Degree Program in Sahiwal Campus for F.A, ICS, I.Com, D.Com and DAE Students?
Yes. CIIT Sahiwal has three degree programs for F.A, ICS, I.Com, D.Com and DAE Students i.e. BS (Business Administration), BS
(Computer Science), and BS (Telecom & Network).

What facilities are available in CIIT Sahiwal Campus?
      High Tech fully airconditioned Computers Lab connected with high speed internet.
      Fully airconditioned class rooms equipped with multimedia, Wireless Internet connectivity in entire campus.
      Biosciences/ Bioinformatics Lab, M echanical Engineering Labs.
      Library equipped with latest original books about M anagement Sciences, Computer Science, Telecom & Network, Biosciences,
       Bioinformatics, M echanical Engineering, Literature etc. Free access to HEC‟s Digital Library.
      Hostels for male and female students facilitated with stand alone generators, 24 hours wireless internet connectivity in rooms and
       pick & drop facility.
      Transport for pick & drop facility of students in Sahiwal, Okara, Chichawatni, Arifwala, and Pakpattan cities.
      Career Development Cell. Alumni Association, Girls Common Room, Cafeteria, Photocopy Centre, Grassy lawns, playgrounds,
       M osque.

What is current enrollment of students in CIIT Sahiwal Campus?
Currently, CIIT Sahiwal Campus has 800+ students under different degree program.

How many students have been graduated from CIIT Sahiwal Campus?
219 M BAs have been graduated in three batches who are serving different organizations/institutions.


What are Admission Deadlines?
Last Date for Submission of Form s                                       December 15, 2010
NTS Entry Te st date                                                     December 19, 2010
Merit List to be displayed                                               December 24, 2010
Commencement of Classe s                                                 February 07, 2011



What is Contact Information of CIIT, Sahiwal Campus?
            Main Campus:                     Sahiwal City Information Office:
              COMSATS Road, Near View Hotel,                           COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
                   Off G.T Road, Sahiwal.                            Liaqat Road, Near Red Crescent Hospital, Sahiwal.
               Ph: 040-4305005, 040-4016302                                        Phone : 040-9200100
        Email: admissions@ciitsahiwal.edu.pk                            Email: admissions@ciitsahiwal.edu.pk


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