13 Research Projects | 265 Publications | 9 Patents

NUST Academic Programs

NUST offers top-notch education with a comprehensive curriculum of 29 UG, 61 Masters and 42 Ph.D. programs, offered in 19 different schools and colleges, all over Pakistan. NUST has an enrollment of 17.5k students and boasts of a competitive pool of 1186 faculty members out of which 50% are Ph.D. qualified. NUST is the top university of Engineering and  Technology in Pakistan, and 400th in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2020. NUST has also been nominated in the list of the top young universities of the world, declared 51st among world universities under the age of 50 – QS World University Rankings 2020.

17,483 Current Students, 132 Academic
Programmes, 19 Constituent Schools &
Colleges, 7 Campuses in 5 Cities, 400th Globally
QS World University Rankings 2020

Labs and Research Facilities

NUST has been equipped with state-of-the-art labs to facilitate practical knowledge and applied research. There are more than 330+ labs for UG programs and 35 key labs for advanced research. NUST also provides on-campus cloud infrastructure offering IAAS, SAAS services. Some of the notable research-intensive labs include Anechoic Chamber, Image Processing Centre GPU-based Supercomputing, Supersonic Wind Tunnel, Material Characterization Facility at Micro & Nano level, Smart Grids, Robotics & Control Lab and Neuro-Informatics, etc.

Professional Development Centre

PDC is imparting high quality continuing education to NUST employees and industry professionals in the field of Management, Engineering and Information Technology. PDC has conducted so far 308 trainings in the last five years and trained more than 8832 personnel and made a huge clientele of over 300 industries and organizations. PDC is leveraging upon a rich faculty base of 1200 members of NUST, including more than 600+ PhDs.
PDC is considered one of the most sought after
institutions of Pakistan for short term courses in
various fields and has maintained a tradition of
excellence since its inception in 2007. The prime objective of PDC is to provide access to knowledge, capacity building and continuing education facility to professionals from all walks of life.

308 trainings/workshops

8832 Personnel Trained

300+ organizations/industries engaged


Central Library and Affiliated Libraries

A state of the art Central Library has been established in H12 Islamabad Campus along with 17 institutional libraries in different NUST campuses all over Pakistan to house more than 350,000 books/e-books and 30,000 journals/e-journals. Such a facility is open to NUST students, faculty and staff to promote reading culture, facilitate group studies and conduct training on citation management, information literacy and search management. NUST has continued to revive book-keeping culture as well as upgraded the facility with digital formats like e-books/e-journals to keep up with the pace of the modern age. The students are facilitated with publications, presentations, and writings in all formats free of cost, thus committing to free access to education for everyone.

350,000 books/ebooks and 30,000

Students Clubs and Societies

Dedicated office for activities (Students Affairs Directorate, 30+ Students Societies, and Clubs, 5000+ Annual Students Engagement)

1. NUST Bazm-e- Pakistan (NBP)
2. NUST Adventure Club (NAC)
3. NUST Environment Club (NEC)
4. NUST Science Society (NSS)
5. NUST Literary Circle (NLC)
6. NUST Book Club (NBC)
7. NUST Community Service Club (NCSC)
8. NUST Dramatic Club (NDC)
9. NUST Debating Society (NDS)
10. NUST Media Club (NMC)
11. NUST Fine Arts Club (NFAC)
12. NUST Bio Reach Society
13. NUST Entrepreneurs Club (NEC)
14. NUST Leaders Society (NLS)
15. NUST Excursion Club (NEC)

16. NUST Digital Club (NDC)
17. NUST Water Sports Club
18. NUST Technical Amusement Club (NTAC)
19. NUST Paragliding Club
20. NUST Robotics Club (NRC)
21. NUST Quiz Club (NQC)
22. International Chapter (SCME)
23. NUST Trekking Club (NKC)
24. NUST GeneUs
25. NUST Archery Club (NAC)
26. NUST Cultural Club (NCC)
27. NUST Fitness Club (NFS)
28. NUST Physics and Astronomy (NPA)
29. Institution-based Clubs and Societies

Besides academic excellence, NUST ensures that
students also develop literacy, creative and leadership qualities to tackle the global challenges. Therefore, NUST has the establishment of several societies and clubs for students to provide them with opportunities to pursue their passions, participate and arrange events under the auspices of a dedicated directorate. The office, Students Affairs Directorate, is responsible for arranging and coordinating co-curricular activities at the campus. The following central clubs and societies are currently operational in NUST:

NUST conferred CSR Award for Impact through Education

In recognition of its extraordinary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts and initiatives, NUST was conferred the CSR Award for “Impact through Education” by the National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH). Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Mr Qasim Khan Suri, graced the occasion as chief guest. Dr Nassar Ikram, Pro-Rector RIC NUST, received the award on behalf of the university. The accolade awarded to NUST spoke volumes of how the university is effervescently engaged in creating discernible positive impact on the communities at large by providing quality education for all. Under its flagship NUST Endowment for Educational Development (NEED) initiative, NUST endeavors to ensure that students from financially challenged backgrounds, who qualify on merit for admission at the university, are provided financial aid options to pursue their aspirations. Beyond offering financial assistance to deserving scholars, the university also never loses focus on establishing an environment based on inclusivity. The recently inaugurated NUST Balochistan Campus (NBC) at Quetta is a step towards achieving this objective.

Millennium Fellowship Project: Street School

Street School, a project by Millennium Fellows 2020, ensures 5 days a week classes and 1 weekly event for the street children of Afghan Refugees, living in a slum area behind NUST H-12 campus. After the start of the Millennium fellowship, with the help of 50 other Volunteers of NUST campus, the project initiated in a slum area of Islamabad, Pakistan, teaching around seventy Afghan refugee boys and girls of  different age groups. The street school aims to not only teach these kids the basic school subjects like mathematics and English but aims to instill the courage, self-confidence, awareness on their rights and proper etiquette to survive in a modern society