About the Computer Science Program

The Department of Computer Science is one of the two departments at the School of Mathematics and Computer Science (SMCS) at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi. The department offers bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in Computer Science. The department has recently launched a long-awaited master's program in Data Science.

The full-time faculty members of the department dedicatedly teach a comprehensive program that includes but not limited to algorithms and theory, computer architecture and quantum computing, computer vision and pattern recognition, data mining and machine learning, distributed systems and grid computing, information systems, operating systems and computer networks, computer security, and scientific computing.

The department's many strengths include its high faculty-to-student ratio, state-of-the-art facilities, renowned visiting faculty, strong focus on undergraduate education balanced with research, and emphasis on leadership, service, and ethics.

Faculty and students often collaborate on projects, working side by side with researchers from other departments across two campuses, such as the departments of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, Mathematical Sciences, and Management. Moreover, the outstanding faculty and quality research opportunities available through the department

Graduates from the department can join computing industry, multinational organizations, startup companies, consulting companies, informatics companies, and government. They are hired on priority by the top companies and software houses. Some of our top undergraduates get enrolled in the graduate programs of the leading universities around the world. Moreover, the alumni network of our department is very strong.