Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology

PAF Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology
Motto The Center of Excellence
Type Private
Established 1997
Chancellor Air Marshal (R) Salim Arshad
President Air Vice Marshal (R) Tubrez Asif
Dean Dr. Muzzaffar Mahmood
Students 4800
Location Karachi, Pakistan
Campus Rural, 22 acres (0.1 km2)
Affiliations Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, National Computing Education Accreditation Council(NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council
Website www.pafkiet.edu.pk

PAF Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (KIET) (Sindhi: ڪراچي انسٽيٽيوٽ آف ايڪانامڪس اينڊ ٽيڪنالاجي) was established in 1997. KIET received recognition by the Higher Education Commission (formerly named UGC) vide letter no. 15-22/UGC-SEC/97/1291 dated 1 August 1998. HEC ranks KIET as 8th best university in Business/IT category.[1]

KIET was awarded a degree-granting status through a charter from the government of Sindh on 24 May 2000. KIET has also been granted NCEAC Accrediation for its BSCS, MCS program.[2]


In June 2000, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Pakistan Educational Foundation (PEF) agreed to collaborate for the establishment of an educational institution at PAF Korangi Creek Base.

1997–2000 The Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology was launched in 1997. Academic departments offering degrees in Management Science and Computer Science were established. The Department of Management Science offered BBA and MBA degrees with specializations in the fields of Management, Marketing, and Finance. Department of Computer Science offered BCS with majoring option for Software Engineering/Networking, MCS and MSIT NCEAC accredited degrees.

2000–2003 In September 2000 the institute moved to its current location at PAF Base Korangi Creek. The campus is spread over 22 acres (0.09 km2).

The City campus of PAF-KIET was established in April 2002 to provide evening programs for the working students. The campus is located off Shahrah-e-Faisal near Nursery.

The North campus of PAF-KIET is located at North Nazimabad near KDA Chowrangi, Karachi. The North Campus offers Bachelors, Master, MPhil and PhD level degrees.

2003–2006 The departments of Management Sciences and Computer Sciences were elevated to the status of Colleges. The College of Computing & Information Sciences and the College of Management Sciences started offering advanced research oriented degree programs of MS and PhD. Specialization in MIS, Finance and Accounting were added.

Department of Corporate Relations and R&D Departments were launched.

Two more academic colleges were established; namely, the College of Engineering and the College of Humanities and Sciences. The College of Engineering offered a 4-year BE in Electronics with specialization in Electronics and Telecommunications, which has been converted into BE in Electrical with specialization of Electronics and Telecommunications. Additionally, the College offers BE(Mechatronics) and BE (Avionics). The College of Humanities & Social Sciences offers courses in Mathematics, English, Oral and Written Communication and Social Sciences areas.

In 2005 the institute added specializations in the BE in Electronics. These include Computer Systems, Avionics, and Industrial Electronics. MS in Telecommunication Engineering was also launched. In fall 2008 another specialization was added as Mechatronics

An program of Bachelor of Computer Arts (BCA) was launched.

2006–present PAF-KIET gets PEC Accreditation for its engineering programs and NCEAC accreditation for its Computer Science programs. HEC ranks PAF-KIET as a six-star university for its IT Department.

College of Engineering (CoE)

The College of Engineering offers programs leading to bachelor and master's degrees in Engineering. The college offers a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical engineering with specialization in telecommunication & electronics, Avionics and Mechatronics. The college offers a research-based Master of Science in the field of electronics engineering.

PAF-KIET also provides a College of Media Arts 4 year bachelor's degree in film Making, graphics Animation and one year master.

Research at CoE

MS program in Telecommunication Engineering has been designed to provide a framework for research by students and faculty.

There are several students involved in the MS research. Research is taking place in the following areas: Quality of Service for Voice over IP Networks, Mobile Ad hoc Networks, High Speed Data Services for Wireless Networks, MPLS Networks, Reachability and Stability in Personal Area Networks, Security of Wireless LANs, and Wired and Wireless Communication Devices. Several research papers have been published by the faculty in reputed journals, magazines and conferences.

Guest speaker sessions

PAF KIET holds guest speaker sessions. Professional researchers like Dr. Hanif Muhammad of DOW university and Dr.Syed Mehboob, Director Research Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, gave presentations to the students.



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