CASE
 
 
History
 

Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), is a project of Engineering Education Trust (EET) with joint collaboration with Sir Syed Memorial Society. It was in the January of 2001 when we formally talked about establishing an institution of higher technical learning in Pakistan. We debated on its feasibility and gauged our commitment to this national cause and identified the dissemination of advanced knowledge in engineering and management to our professional engineers and scientists as the need of the hour.

In 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 (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) attracted some of the best professionals in Pakistan. Dr. Farrukh Kamran (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), Dr. Saeed Ur Rahman, and Dr. Sohail Naqvi (Former Executive Director HEC) joined CET in its early days and played a key role in establishing CASE. Later, this group was joined by more outstanding professionals like Dr. Syed Ismail Shah (Chairman Pakistan Telecom Authority), Dr. Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, Dr. Amir Qayyum, Dr. Imtiaz A. Taj, Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Farhan, Saleem Ahmed Khan, Dr. Mohsin Rahmatullah, Hammad Ahmed Khan, Dr. Zaheer Ahmed and Durdana Habib. Engineering Education Trust (EET) was established in May 2001. We take pride in starting CASE with a graduate education with new research culture to bring Pakistan on the road to prosperity through a knowledge economy by developing human resource in higher technical education.

UET Taxila granted affiliation of its graduate program in Computer Engineering with 60 students. This led to the establishment of CASE on September 11, 2001 at Software Technology Park Islamabad. CASE was inaugurated by then the 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. Later the new programs were established in following order:

  • Due to overwhelming demand CASE took the initiative of establishing the department of Engineering Management in Fall 2002 headed by Dr. Ali Sajid. In that year, 192 students registered in Computer Engineering and 41 students in Engineering Management.
  • CASE programs attracted high quality graduate students and had to shift in present building in 2003 due to increased student enrollment.
  • In 2004 the CASE decided to start its undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering with the financial support from CARE PVT Ltd. The program was started in collaboration with Sir Syed Memorial Society (SSMS) and got accredited from Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) before the graduation of its first batch in 2008. CASE then became a project of Engineering Education Trust (EET) with joint collaboration with Sir Syed Memorial Society.
  • To align engineering education with business development, BBA program was started in Fall 2008.
  • After the successful establishment of the above mentioned programs, CASE gradually introduced various new programs in last 6 years including Bachelor of Computer Science, Masters in Software Engineering.

CASE has not only excelled in education but also on the forefront of research activities. We developed product focused research with our partner CARE Ltd providing industrial insights. CASE acquired research funding from Cisco Systems, PTCL and National ICT R&D Fund in last 10 years worth of Rs 100 Millions. CASE continues to grow and currently more than 1200 students are enrolled in CASE programs, 40% of whom are postgraduate students.