In recent years, the immense growth of numerous industries resulted in the instant need for young and vigorous IT professionals, who could utilize their skills internationally to support IT industry exports. The need for developing essential technologies remains, a new challenge for this century is knitting technology into the structure of society in supportive ways. Future scientific leaders and managers must not only understand how to program and mine for data, but also know when and how to apply a fastidious result to a fastidious problem.
The Department of Computer science is home to a vibrant and talented community of academics, researchers and students. Recognised for high quality teaching and research, we attract staff and students from all cities of Pakistan. Driven by our research expertise and supported by excellent facilities, our undergraduate and postgraduate courses help students to develop their academic abilities and the essential skills required for the workplace such as evidence-based analysis and decision-making, problem-solving and project management skills. Future employability and career success are supported by our professional placement schemes.
The Department of Computer Science, GC University Lahore was established in 1999 as an independent Department in the postgraduate block of the GC University. At present, the Computer Science Department has four Computer Labs vis-à-vis postgraduate lab, main lab, general lab and ICS lab, and these labs comprising of more than 230 computers. The department offers 4 years BS honor in Computer Science and 2 years MS in Computer Science degree programs. The courses both at MS and BS degree programs are selected through its Departmental Academic Committee and External Academic Committee keeping in view the modern computing needs both for software industry and academic research. The Department of Computer Science is having three main research groups which include Computer Networks & Information Security, Formal Methods & Mathematical Modeling, and Cybernetics & Quantum Information. These groups are lead by Ph.D. and M.S. faculty members of the Department.
The computer science department runs and administrates a network unit which provides optical interconnectivity and internet facilities to the various departments of the Government College University. At present, the network unit possesses high end servers under 2 main projects of HEC namely Pakistan Education and Research Networks (PERN1 and PERN2), and various IT facilities are provided through these servers. Besides the regular teaching to BS (CS) and MS (CS) programs the faculty of computer science is also engaged in teaching of computer related courses both at intermediate level and B.A/B.S (honor) level offered by the University. In the forthcoming academic session the Department intends to introduce more disciplines of information technology at under and postgraduate degree programs.