"The CASE first convocation held successfully on Monday, June 25th 2007 on CASE premises. The Governor Punjab Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Maqbool conferred 257 Master degrees to the graduating students. The Chief Guest Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Executive Director Higher Education Commission, delivered the Keynote address for the convocation."
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“The CASE first convocation held successfully on Monday, June 25th 2007 on CASE premises. The Governor Punjab Lt. Gen. (R) Khalid Maqbool conferred 257 Master degrees to the graduating students. The Chief Guest Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Executive Director Higher Education Commission, delivered the Keynote address for the convocation. Dr. Tahir Hussain, Vice President Sir Syed Memorial Society, Prof. Dr. Habibullah Jamal Vice Chancellor UET Taxila, Dr. Saeed-ur-Rehman Acting President CASE and Trustees along with the faculty from Department of Computer Engineering and Department of Engineering Management graced the convocation with their presence. Eleven students were awarded with Sir Syed Medals on the basis of their outstanding performance in the year 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.”


Welcome to Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), a project of Engineering Education Trust (EET). CASE is affiliated with University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. CASE offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the disciplines of Computer Engineering and Engineering Management.

CASE, right from its inception, has been working to promote human resource development in the area of behind the scene technology, which is making today's information revolution possible. By providing Masters and Ph.D. level engineering education, CASE aims to redress the imbalance in today's information 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 engineering projects and organizations. CASE Engineering Management Program is unique in its offering and is contributing to adequately equip our mangers to take a leadership role in ever demanding technology 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 integrating new technologies into existing systems and networks.

The mandate of the CASE is to bridge this technological gap by educating engineers with the ability to plan, execute, and manage the latest technologies. A strong curriculum, in each of the Computer Engineering and Engineering Management fields of study, is offered by highly qualified engineering faculty including 12 Ph.Ds and 8 M.Scs with reputable accomplishments in research, academic publications and industrial projects.


In 2000-2001 Communication Enabling Technologies was one of the finest high technology companies in Pakistan working on cutting edge technology. The company was established by Dr Shoab Khan, Mr Raheel Khan, and Mr Sherjil Ahmed. They were together at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia. The company had its Headquarter in Irvine, California and branch office in Islamabad, Pakistan. The organization managed to bring on board a highly skilled and vibrant group of engineers and scientists. Dr Shoab Khan, Dr Farrukh Kamran, Dr Sohail Naqvi, Mr Safi Qureshey, Mr Sherjil Ahmed, Dr Saeed Ur Rehman, Dr Ismail Shah, Dr Qasim Sheikh, Dr Mohammed Usman, Dr Amir Iqhal, Dr Amir Qayyum, Dr Imtiaz Taj, Dr Omar Bashir, Mr Mohsin Rahamtullah, Mr Hammad Khan, Mr. Zaheer Ahmad, Mr Saleem Ahmed Khan, Mrs. Durdana Habib and Mr. Sheikh Farhan were all part of this remarkable group. The group shared this vision of disseminating higher technical education in Pakistan. The vision was shared with Dr Habibullah Jamal, Vice Chancellor UET Taxila, who readily gave his approval and promised his support to this national cause. To realize this dream Engineering Education Trust (EET) was established in May 2001 with the aim of promoting higher technical education in Pakistan. CASE is a project of EET. CASE was established on September 11, 2001 at Software Technology Park, 5-A Constitution Avenue, F-5/1, Islamabad, in affiliation with University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. The affiliation makes CASE as a sub-campus of UET, Taxila and permits it to start M.Sc. and Ph.D degree programs in computer engineering. CASE was inaugurated by then Minister of Science and Technology Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman. Dr. Kamal Athar was appointed as the Director CASE. CASE was started with an excellent faculty of 9 PhDs and 3 M.Scs.

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 the 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 the 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. Fourteen 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 got registered in computer engineering and 41 students in engineering management. It was in spring 2003 when the first CASE student completed his M.Sc. 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 its current location at Sir Syed Memorial Building, 19-Attaturk Avenue, G-5/1 Islamabad. CASE and CARE now co-exist 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 transforming their education into practice. CASE team keeps managing this growth and keeps improving processes and procedures to maintain highest level of academic quality. In May 2004, Professor Ali Haider joined this team as President CASE. Under his leadership, CASE continues 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, now in its 4th year. Over the years, CASE has heavily invested in improving the infrastructure in the building, adding faculty offices, PhD scholars’ enclave, renovating library 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 and PTCL. CASE Architecture and DSP Lab is funded from Cisco System and PTCL research grants. CASE continues to grow and currently more than 550 students are enrolled in CASE programs.

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.


CASE is a project of EET trust. The trust sets the strategic direction of CASE. The CASE Senate is the governing body of the institute and has currently thirteen 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 an important role in shaping the institute and seeks to preserve and enrich CASE as a thriving academic institution.

CASE offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree courses in Computer Engineering and Engineering Management. CASE prides itself on being a research focused institution. Distance Learning and Continuing Education courses are some of the special features of CASE. All the classes are held in the evening after regular working hours.
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