National Computing Education Accreditation Council: Parents Alert in May 2011

National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), a project of Higher Education Commission, has been set up as an accreditation authority by Higher Education Commission for accreditation of computing degree programs nationwide.

Accreditation by NCEAC shall be a mandatory process for the following computing BS degree programs offered by public and private sector institutions nationwide as per policy of Higher Education Commission (HEC):

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems

A total of 37 computing programs of 33 institutions have been accredited by NCEAC. The summary of accredited programs was announced via publication of advertisement on August 22, 2010. Further to the previous advertisement, the following additional programs of public and private sector universities are accredited as approved in the 11th and 12th meetings of NCEAC:

Sr.Name of UniversityName of Program(s)
1Punjab University College of IT (PUCIT), LahoreBS (Computer Science)
BS (Software Engineering)
BS (Information Technology)
2University of Sargodha, SargodhaBS (Software Engineering)
3COMSATS Institute of IT, Abbotabad CampusBS (Computer Science)
4FAST-NUCES, IslamabadBS (Computer Science)
5FAST-NUCES, PeshawarBS (Computer Science)
6City University of Science and Technology, PeshawarBachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Software Engineering
7Abasyn University, PeshawarBachelor of Computer Science
8Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, IslamabadBS(Computer Science)
9Qurtuba University, D.I. KhanBachelor of Computer Science (BCS)
10Air University, IslamabadBS (Computer Science)
11University of Peshawar, PeshawarBachelor of Computer Science (BCS)

The following institutions have already submitted complete applications for field audit regarding accreditation of their respective computing degree program(s). The accreditation inspections of the respective institutions are / will be carried out on their respective dates:

Sr.Name of UniversityName of Program(s)
1SZABIST, KarachiBS (Computer Science)
BS (Software Engineering)
BS (Information Technology)
2University of Science and Technology, BannuBS (Computer Science)
BS (Software Engineering)
3University of Sargodha, SargodhaBS (Computer Science) BS (Information Technology)
4Abdul Wali Khan University, MardanBachelor of Computer Science (BCS)
5University of Engineering and Technology, LahoreB.SC (Computer Science)

The details concerning the current and previously accredited computing programs by NCEAC is available on its website (

All public and private sector institutions offering computing degree programs have been intimated to seek accreditation of NCEAC for their non-accredited programs.

The details regarding Guidelines, Procedures and Application Forms for seeking accreditation may be downloaded via the council website or obtained by writing to Mr. Muhammad Ismail (Coordinator-Inspections), NCEAC at e-mail: coordinator (at) nceac (dot) org.

Contact Details

Prof. Dr. Aftab Ahmad, Chairman, NCEAC,
Secretariat: National Computing Accreditation Council,
New Lalazar, Rawalpindi Cantt., Pakistan.
Telephone: +92 (051) 5516094
Fax: +92 (051) 5584574

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