DHA Suffa University: A Premier Institution
DHA, Karachi, after making great strides in providing superior educational facilities and high quality living environment, has now ventured into imparting world class higher education in Engineering, Medical, Management and Computer Sciences. It has the Charter granted by the Sindh Government and it is recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). The vision for DSU is to become a globally recognized seat of higher education and research extending the frontiers of knowledge and contributing significantly in nation building.
DHA Suffa University imparts quality education in one of the most upscale housing societies in Pakistan's largest cosmopolitan city of Karachi. The purpose-built campus of DHA Suffa University is located on Khayaban-e-Tufail, a two minute drive from main Khayaban-e-Ittehad. Its campus sprawling over 5 acres of land, with its imposing building and lush green garden, serves as a land mark in the area. The university is nestled in the secure and serene environment of DHA Karachi, with major commercial banks, parks, medical center, eateries, sports stadiums and mosques in close proximity and is accessible by public transport.
DSU at a Glance
DHA Suffa University aspires to be ranked amongst the nation's top educational institutions. DHA Suffa University opened its doors in Fall 2012 to the youth of the country, with a vision to produce world class engineers, computer scientists, entrepreneurs and business leaders. DSU offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in engineering, computer science and management sciences. Looking back over the past year, DSU has gone overwhelming change in an effort to continuously improve and implant effective systems and processes. From infrastructure development to new technology up-gradation, curriculum revamp to formulation of pedagogy, addition of foreign qualified faculty to introduction of new programs, DSU is systematically taking giant leaps towards achieving its vision of being a premier educational institution.
DHA Suffa University was granted Charter by the Sindh Govt in the year 2002. The Charter is not discipline specific. It gives freedom to launch programs in any discipline. The University derives its name from the rectangular platform in “Masjid-e-Nabwi”, where companions of the Prophet (PBUH), used to spend most of their time, day and night, in the quest of knowledge. The University intends to generate the same zeal and thirst of knowledge amongst its students and the faculty. The construction of the present campus on 5 acres of land in DHA Phase VII (Ext) was started in the year 2004 and completed in the year 2007. The capacity of this campus is 3000 students. The University will have its second campus, spreading over 100 acres of land in DHA City, Karachi. The Master Plan of the new campus is being developed by M/S Osmani & Company (Pvt) Ltd, one of the leading town planners and real estate developers of the country. The new campus shall be fully residential for the faculty, staff and students. It shall have the capacity to accommodate 11000 students, 700 faculty members and 2000 non-teaching staff.
Recognition And Approval By Regulatory Bodies
DSU is recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) as a private sector degree awarding university in the province of Sindh. The BE (Mechanical) and BE (Electrical) programs of DSU are approved by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). The BS Computer Science program conforms to the standards of National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC). The University was inspected and evaluated by the Sindh Government's Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC) to its full satisfaction on 26th December 2012. In this evaluation, which was its first evaluation by CIEC, DSU was awarded a 5 Star Ranking (Excellent) in its overall performance. Both the Department of Management Sciences and Computer Sciences were awarded "Excellent" grading, while the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering were awarded "Very Good" grading respectively, which is the highest in their disciplines amongst Private Chartered Institutions.
In fall 2013, DSU is proud to announce the induction of its second batch of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programs and third Batch of Computer Science programs as well as the launch of its MS ans PHD programs in Engineering, Computer Science and Management Sciences.
From its inception DSU has been committed to becoming an institution of higher education of international standards and has been following a curricula that is in line with international practices. In addition to awarding students credit earned through cross registration by registering and taking exams in equivalent online courses offered by foreign universities like MIT, Stanford, Caltech etc. through edX or Coursera, DSU is also collaborating with foreign universities for student and faculty exchange programs.
DHA Sufa University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AIMST University (formerly The Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology), Penang, Malaysia, to promote collaboration in academics and research. The MoU will facilitate student mobility, faculty mobility and cooperation in academic programs and research. DSU students can undertake internship assignments at AIMST University in Malaysia. AIMST University has helped train DSU faculty in academic leadership and planning. Contacts for collaboration have been established with National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and A-STAR R&D Orgs, Singapore. In February 2014, DHA Sufa University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Technical University of Applied Sciences, Wildau (TUAS-Wildau), Germany to establish collaboration in teaching and research activities. TUAS-Wildau has strong academic and research programs in the areas of Engineering, Information Technology, Bio Technology, Bio Informatics, Renewable Energy, Logistics and Management Sciences. Therefore, there is a potential for great synergy between DSU and TUAS-Wildau. Under the MOU, students of DSU will be able to attend one or two semesters for studies at TUAS-Wildau and perform an industrial internship in Germany, arranged by TUAS-Wildau. Other collaboration envisaged by the MOU includes exchange of faculty members, technology transfer for industries, businesses and enterprises, specialized summer camps tailored to DSU requirements and launching of joint degree programs.
The MOU with TUAS-Wildau follows an earlier MOU the University signed with the Eurasia Institute of International Education (EIIE) also located in Berlin for the establishment of a German Language Resource Centre at DSU to impart training in German Language to DSU students and others to facilitate the exploitation of educational, industrial and research opportunities provided by German institutions and industries.
The DSU Philosophy
The educational philosophy of DSU is three tiered: imparting to students relevant academic knowledge, helping them with their personal development and giving them a real professional life experience; thus making the DSU experience "a reward for life". DSU's online admission system, modern curricula, unique teaching methodology, continuous evaluation, online examination system and conducive learning environment make it the progressive institution the DSU's educational philosophy prophesies it to be. DSU believes that no student should be denied education on the basis of his/her status and ability to pay. Therefore, DSU practices a need blind policy for admission, whereby the sole admission criteria for all students is merit, irrespective of the financial status.
DSU boasts of a highly accomplished full time faculty, who are actively engaged in teaching as well as research activities. The DSU faculty members have a vast experience of having worked for some of the most prestigious national and international teaching, research or industrial institutions and they regularly undertake writing professional papers, researching case studies, or advising public and private sector organizations. DSU's highly qualified and accomplished faculty considers it a pleasure and privilege to interact with its students, sharing with them their professional learning and experience.
DSU is home to a lively student community. DSU students hail from widely diverse backgrounds and they like to pursue a variety of interests and passions during their stay at the university. In the short time of one year, DSU students pride themselves in having participated and won in a variety of activities from Model United Nations, sporting events, naat competitions, math olympiads and programming competitions both at national and international levels.
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