By disseminating world class Engineering & Management education, we strive to build an institution of learning where the top talent is attracted, groomed and developed to take leadership positions in the world. A culture of excellence and continuous improvement is our hallmark.
It gives us immense pleasure and absolute resolve once we trace back the days when CASE was just an idea in our minds. It was in the January of 2001 when we would formally talk about establishing an institution of higher technical learning in Pakistan. We would debate on its feasibility and gauge our commitment to this national cause. At that time, we as a group identified the dissemination of advanced knowledge in engineering and management to intellectual minds of our professional engineers and scientists as the most needed contribution of our time. We also take pride in focusing on graduate education much before the formation of HEC, where the government very rightly realized that the only way to bring Pakistan on road to prosperity is in creating knowledge economy by developing human resource in higher technical education.
It was April of 1998, when a research and development organization named Communications Enabling Technologies (CET) Pakistan was established in Rawalpindi. Soon, CET headed by Dr. Shoab Ahmed Khan attracted some of the best professionals in Pakistan. Dr. Farrukh Kamran, Dr. Saeed Ur Rahman, and Dr. Sohail Naqvi joined CET in its early days. These individuals later played a key role in establishing CASE. Along with them the group had few more outstanding professionals like Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Dr. Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, Dr. Amir Qayyum, Dr. Imtiaz A. Taj, Sheikh Muhammad Farhan, Saleem Ahmed Khan, Mohsin Rahmatullah, Hammad Ahmed Khan, Zaheer Ahmed and Durdana Habib.
To realize this dream, Engineering Education Trust (EET) was established in May 2001. EET approached UET Taxila for affiliation of its graduate program. Dr. Habibullah Jamal then Vice Chancellor UET Taxila readily approved and extended affiliation to the program. To start the program, CASE was established on September 11, 2001 at Software Technology Park (STP1), 5-A Constitution Avenue, F-5/1, Islamabad. CASE was inaugurated by then Minister of Science and Technology Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman. The institute had the support of an excellent teaching faculty of 9 PhDs and 8 MScs at that time. In the beginning, CASE had a small campus at fourth floor of STP1 and only Computer Engineering discipline was offered. In the first semester, two courses in the Computer Engineering program were offered and more than 60 students were enrolled in these courses. In spring 2002 semester, more than 100 students were enrolled in computer engineering program. As the number of students increased, the campus acquired the 5th floor of STP1 in summer 2002. The enrollment for PhD students was also started in this semester. CASE has been enrolling HEC scholars in its PhD program since HEC started its Indigenous PhD Fellowship initiative. Several faculty members of CASE are on HEC approved supervisors list.
Due to overwhelming demand of students and industry professionals, CASE took the initiative of establishing the department of Engineering Management in fall 2002 with Dr. Ali Sajid taking responsibilities as Chairman. In this semester, 192 students registered in Computer Engineering and 41 students in Engineering Management. It was in spring 2003 when the first CASE student completed his MSc computer engineering degree requirements. The year 2003 also marked a significant turn in CASE history when the team started Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) in January 2003 with the aim of working on projects of dire technical needs of Pakistan. With this focus in mind, CASE was also moved to Sir Syed Memorial Building, 19-Attaturk Avenue, G-5/1 Islamabad. CASE and CARE now coexisted in this building displaying an ideal model of industry-academia partnership and collaboration. The CASE team has been working round the clock to ensure higher quality of education and technical training. The effects of which are quite evident in different organizations where CASE graduates and students are practicing the knowledge they have gained to create innovative engineering solutions and managing engineering projects.
CASE team while managing this growth keeps improving processes and procedures to maintain the highest level of academic quality. In May 2004, Professor Ali Haider joined this team as President CASE. Under his leadership, CASE continued on the path to success. In the same year, CASE-CARE team decided to start its undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering. The program was started in collaboration with SSMS as SS-CARE School of Engineering. In March of 2008 SS-CARE School of Engineering was merged into CASE. The program got accreditation from Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) before graduation of its first batch in 2008.
CASE has heavily invested in improving the infrastructure of the building, adding faculty offices, PhD scholars' enclave, library renovation and establishing research labs for its students. CASE has been on the forefront of research activities and managed to acquire research funding from Cisco Systems, PTCL and National ICT R&D fund. CASE's Architecture and DSP Lab is funded from Cisco System and PTCL research grants. CARE, the research counterpart of CASE has been awarded projects worth Millions of Dollars. CARE has been successfully executing these projects and providing industrial insight into CASE engineering and management programs. CASE continues to grow and currently more than 1000 students are enrolled in CASE programs, 50% of which are postgraduate students.
To take CASE to its new heights, in April 2006 EET signed a joint venture with Sir Syed Memorial Society (SSMS) with the common aim of establishing a world class university in Islamabad. Sir Syed Memorial Society pledged the physical infrastructure for the establishment of the university. The joint-venture partners, EET and the SSMS applied to HEC for degree granting status. The institute will be renamed as Sir Syed CASE Institute of Technology. After formal evaluation, HEC has already issued its acceptance. The draft charter document has been submitted to HEC for onward processing by the concerned ministries and government agencies. Government of Pakistan has already allocated a 200 Kanals of Land for the university in Islamabad.
Sir Syed CASE Institute of Technology (SS-CASE-IT), a project of Engineering Education Trust (EET). CASE is affiliated with the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Taxila. CASE offers undergraduate degrees in areas of Electrical Engineering, Business Administration and Computer Science and post graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Security, Engineering Management, and Management Sciences.
Working to promote human resource development in the area of behind the scene technology, which is making today's information revolution possible. By providing engineering education, CASE aims to redress the imbalance in today's technology scene, where too much emphasis is placed on only the software side, while engineering aspects of information technology are ignored. CASE has also felt the dire need of training human resource for the critical role of managing projects and organizations. CASE Management and Business Programs are unique in its offering and is contributing to adequately equip our mangers to take a leadership role in ever demanding technology and business sector in Pakistan.
With the new technologies emerging at a faster pace, the technology gap between the developing and the developed nations of the world continues to widen at an alarming rate. A major reason for this widening gap is the lack of skilled engineers/technologists capable of developing solutions and generating opportunities through their creativity and entrepreneurship.
The mandate of CASE is to bridge this gap by educating engineers and managers with the ability to create, plan, execute, and manage the latest technologies and business solutions. A strong curriculum, in each of the Engineering and Management fields of study, is offered by highly qualified faculty with reputable accomplishments in research, academic publications and industrial projects.
The CASE Senate is the governing body of the institute and has currently eighteen members. It strives to further the academic mission and integrity of the institute as a community of scholars and professionals dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. The Senate acts as a whole, or in committees, to address a wide range of academic and administrative issues. The Senate approves all the rules and regulations of CASE. It plays a strategic role in shaping the institute and seeks to preserve and enrich CASE as a thriving academic institution.
UET Taxila affiliated Programs with CASE are managed by Sir Syed CASE Institute of Technology (SS-CASE-IT). Several Degrees earned at CASE are awarded by University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila and recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Program (Computer or Telecommunication) at CASE is accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) (from intake of Batch 2004 upto 2010). Accreditation is a continuous process and the next visit for Accreditation by PEC is scheduled during academic year 2014-15.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by National Computing Education and Accreditation Council of HEC.
QAU affiliated Programs with CASE are managed by Sir Syed CASE Institute of Technology (SS-CASE-IT). Few degrees earned at CASE are awarded by Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad and recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan.
In future, CASE plans to commence numerous other undergrad and post grad programs in various disciplines. CASE also aims to further strengthen its focus on R & D, continuous quality improvement of existing degree programs and fulfillment of our core objectives.
In partnership with its constituencies, the few selected missions of CASE are as follows: