The CIIT, besides its principal campus at Islamabad, has seven other fully functional campuses at Lahore, Abbottabad, Wah, Attock, Sahiwal, and Vehari, and a Virtual Campus while future campuses are planned at Gujrat, Gujjar Khan and Jaffarabad. On the advice of the Federal Government of Pakistan, efforts are under way for opening up of more campuses in the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan as well. The CIIT is exploring the possibility of opening an overseas campus in the Gulf region.
Islamabad (Established in September 1998)
Built in the early sixties, Pakistan's Capital ISLAMABAD is a relatively new city, with strong historical connections because of its proximity to Taxila, one of the most important archaeological sites in the whole of Asia.
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad was established in 1998 to promote Information Technology and to reduce the ever-growing gap between the developed and developing world through useful applications of science and technology. During the first year of its establishment, the Institute offered only a few certificate courses and a postgraduate diploma in computer studies with a single class room and limited resources.
Islamabad Campus, the main campus of CIIT is situated at Chak Shahazad, Islamabad. Currently more than 5,000 students are enrolled in various degree programs at this Campus. The newly built campus at Chak Shahazad is fully equipped with facilities of international standards.
Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad
Tel: (051) 9247000-3, 9049802
Fax: (051) 9247006
Abbottabad (Established in September 2001)
CIIT Abbottabad Campus is ideally located in the vicinity of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul, on a land measuring about 350 Kanals. CIIT Abbottabad is the first IT University in NWFP, established as a project of Ministry of Science and Technology.
Wah (Established in September 2001)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, in pursuance of its commitment for the sustainable development in Science and Technology decided to launch a campus at Wah, the town having the highest literacy rate in the Country. The main forces behind this venture were the joint efforts and desires of Lt. Gen Abdul Qayyum, Chairman (POF) Board and Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, Minister of Science and Technology and the Chancellor of CIIT. The Campus is situated right at the Mall of beautiful Wah Cantt., near Nashaman Special children school. Due to its location CIIT Wah is easily accessible for students coming from Wah, Taxila, Rawalpindi, and Hassanabdal.
Quaid Avenue, The Mall, Wah Cantt
Lahore (Established in March 2002)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore is located on Defense Road off Raiwind Road. It is about 40 minutes drive from Lahore. The sprawling campus is a purpose built and spreads over an area of 200 acres. Like all other CIIT Campuses, the Lahore Campus is also equipped with the state-of-the-art computer labs, electronics and hardware labs. The distinctive feature of this campus is that it has a good infrastructure available for software development houses, to set up on-campus facilities. In a city of learning such as Lahore, the CIIT is catering for the ever-increasing demands of students in the field of IT and business administration. It rightly serves as a center of excellence.
Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road,
(042) 9203101, 5321090
Attock (Established in April 2004)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), one of the leading IT institutes in Pakistan, became functional in 1998, and attained the status of degree awarding institute on 12th August, 2000. Currently CIIT is imparting education to over 20,000 students nationwide. Attock City lies on the bank of River Indus. It is just 80 Km. from Rawalpindi and 100 Km. from Peshawar, neighboring 10 km. from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra. Attock is a place of contrast offering the best life with the peace of most beautiful countryside. District Attock has total area of 6000 Sq. Km. The Attock city is neither certainly static nor backward looking and is continuously at the fore front of development and change. Its location has helped it to become a competitive business area. District Attock has a population of more than one million people. Most of the population belongs to the profession of agriculture but the development and advancement in various walks of life has paved the path to understand the importance of education in the lives of people as an individual and as a nation.
Kamra Road, Attock
Tel: (057) 9316330
Fax: (057) 9316329
Sahiwal (Established in December 2006)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Sahiwal was established in August 2006. Sahiwal is a city with a population of about two million, located on the LMQ road, the half-way between Lahore and Multan, was formally inaugurated in September 2007. Sahiwal and its surroundings are known for wheat, cotton, sugarcane, maize and rice crops. Main fruits are citrus, mangoes and guava. The establishment of CIIT Campus at Sahiwal besides providing higher education facilities in the highly demanded market oriented disciplines also provides the state-of-the-art facilities for research and development in these fields. Sahiwal campus intends to augment the academic and socio-economic role in imparting quality education with the help of cutting-edge technology and contemporary managerial practices.
The Sahiwal Campus has surfaced as the most vibrant educational institution in Sahiwal. It has been able to fetch the record high intake ever witnessed at any CIIT Campus for its pioneer batch. It started with the enrolment of 100 students with quite an attractive 30 percent ratio of female students. Currently, the campus has a total enrolment of more than 1,400 students.
COMSATS Road, Off G.T. Road
Tel: (040) 9200100, 4305001-5, 4016302
Vehari (Established in August 2008)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology has achieved yet another milestone by opening its 7th Campus at Vehari. Located in the heart of the country’s biggest province Punjab, and famous for its fertile lands, Vehari is the center piece of diverse socio-economic life in the region. Vehari District was established in 1976. It has an area of 4,373 sq.km and an estimated population of 3.5 million. The district shares its borders with Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur districts on the Southern side, Pakpattan district on the Eastern, Lodhran district on the Western and Sahiwal and Khanewal districts on the Northern side.
Vehari Campus was inaugurated on 17th August, 2008. Vehari campus started with an enrolment of 45 students in MBA and now has 479 totals enrolled students. Initially, a temporary campus was functioning in a hostel building of the Government College for Boys Vehari. However, for the establishment of the permanent Campus at Vehari, Government of Punjab has transferred more than 415 Kanals land located at two different places in the Vehari city, in which an Academic block has now been constructed, and classes are being run there from Spring 2011.
CIIT Vehari plans to impart quality education in order to make students capable professionals, sensitive intellectuals and responsible citizens. Driven by market forces, technological revolution and globalization, CIIT Vehari aims to instill a research culture for economic and human resource development in this region.
Mailsi Road, Off Multan Road, Vehari
Tel: (067) 3001606
Virtual Campus (Established in June 2012)
In Pakistan, considerable gap exists between the number of higher secondary level passed students and the number of students who get enrolled in universities. The gap exists mainly due to the insufficient number of public sector universities providing affordable education. CIIT has set itself the goal of making quality education available to students in various parts of Pakistan though its campuses in key cities. The establishment of a virtual campus is the next logical step for the completion of the goal.
CIIT Virtual campus is started to enhance the coverage of quality higher education in the country by providing opportunities to those who could not attend universities because of inflexible timings, cost, or cultural barriers. CIIT Virtual Campus will reach those people by offering sophisticated Distance Learning education programs in Pakistan.
CIIT is the first and only public university to offer the distance learning programs in Pakistan by using the power of today’s information technology resources.
402, Street 34, I-8/2, Islamabad