Computer Science
College of Computer Sciences & Information Systems

If you’re an educational professional who are looking to progress into management and consultancy, or an educational planning or development role, this is the best degree for you.

PhD programs will connect knowledge of three disciplines mathematics, statistics, and computer science to policy-relevant decision-making in business and government. The program aims to train researchers to contribute to theory, develop inventive and useful models and methods, and conduct applied scientific investigations. Although individual researchers will vary in their emphases, the field includes all these aspects. This program emphasizes rigorous course work and high quality research that should be published in international conferences and HEC recognized journals. Course and research work are arranged as per HEC criteria.


M.Phil. /M.S. / in Computer Science related field or equivalent graduates from HEC recognized institutions meeting the following criteria:

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 (or overall 60% marks) or equivalent
  • A minimum of 18 years of schooling that corresponds to MS / M.Phil or equivalent degree from HEC recognized institutions in a relevant discipline.
  • GRE subject specific or GAT subject test conducted by the NTS, or equivalent in the relevant discipline. A minimum of 60% (percentage) marks is required
  • An interview conducted by the Institute
  • All other HEC stipulated requirements

Program Requirements

PhD requires completion of course work and dissertation/thesis. Minimum duration is 3 years and maximum is 5 years:

  • PhD course work requirements consist of six graduate level courses (18 credit hours)
  • On completion of dissertation/thesis the student is awarded 30 credits
 A PhD student must additionally complete the following requirements: • Comprehensive Exam • PhD Proposal/Synopsis Development
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • PhD Proposal/Synopsis Development
  • PhD Proposal/Synopsis Defense
  • BASR Approval of PhD Proposal/Synopsis
  • Continuous enrollment in supervised research courses for meeting the full-time residency requirements
  • Completion of PhD Dissertation/Thesis
  • Selection of External Evaluators by BASR
  • Publication of at least one paper in an ISI indexed or an HEC recognized journal or an official acceptance of the paper
  • Evaluation of PhD Dissertation by two foreign faculty members from developed countries as per HEC criteria
  • Dissertation/Thesis Finalization
  • Open defense of PhD dissertation
  • Any other HEC requirement
  • Final Dissertation/Thesis Submission to BASR

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Course Structure

PhD (Statistics & Scientific Computing)
PST701 Advanced Statistical Computing and Graphics
PST703 Regression Modeling and Computing
PST705 Advanced Mathematical Statistics
PST707 Advanced Bayesian Inference and Stochastic Modeling
PST713 Nonlinear and Integer Programming
PST715 Advanced Design and Analysis of Experiments
PST717 Advances in Time Series Analysis
PST719 Advances in Bioinformatics & Biostatistics
PST721 Statistical Quality Control
PST723 Stochastic Modeling
PST850 Research Thesis
PhD (Computer Science)
PCS701 Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery
PCS703 Natural Language Processing Information Retrieval
PCS705 Advance Theory of Computation
PCS707 Advances in Machine Learning
PCS709 Computational Intelligence
PCS711 Heuristic Search theory & Methods
PCS713 Advanced Neural Network
PCS715 Intelligent Web Technologies
PCS717 Parallel and Distributed Systems
PCS719 Formal Research Methods
PCS723 Computer Vision and Robotics
PCS725 Temporal and Spatial Database Management System
PCS731 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
PCS733 Advance Decision Support System
PCS739 Advances in Simulation and Modeling
PCS743 Fuzzy Topologies with Human Centric Computing
PCS745 Advanced Algorithm Analysis
PCS749 Seminar on Logic and Scientific Computing
PCS751 Seminar on Emerging Computing Technologies
PCS850 Research Thesis