About the Department of Computer Science

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 teach a variety of courses over a wide range of the entire computer science spectrum. Some of the areas of specialization of full-time faculty members are in theory, machine learning/AI, quantum computation, computer vision, text analytics, robotics, computer architecture, and human-computer interaction.

Some of the many strengths of the department include its high faculty-to-student ratio, the state-of-the-art facilities, the renowned visiting faculty from the industry to teach the industry-specific courses, the strong focus on undergraduate education, and research. The faculty emphasizes interdisciplinary and encourages students to work with them as well as the faculty of other departments and schools.

Graduates from the department can join computing industry, multinational organizations, startups, consulting companies, government service, and nonprofit organizations. The tech industry in Pakistan is quick to offer jobs and internships to the students of the program and often offer them better opportunities for personal and professional growth. Many of our students get enrolled in the graduate programs of the leading universities around the world as well. Moreover, the alumni network of our department is very strong, and they provide continuous support to our existing student body in terms of guidance and mentoring.