Top Universities To Study Data Sciences In Pakistan


Top Universities To Study Data Science In Pakistan

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The future deals in data and those who know the art of managing data will reign as kings. At least that is what it seems by the way data is changing how business and other problems are approached in today’s world. Pakistani’s are also waking up to the reality and degrees are starting to be offered. Here is where you can head to study data sciences.

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he 21st century can be regarded as the era of information and data. As the size and amount of data being produced increases, the demand to manage and extract the right information out of this chunk is set to go through the roof. Data sciences is an emerging academic discipline that deals with managing, organisation and extracting data and information.  In today’s time, organisations and brands need data scientists who can help them in gaining a competitive advantage in terms of profitability, productivity and sustainable progress so that they can offer products and services keeping in mind the needs of the target audience.  The future will be ruled by data and data analysis, and the field is set to offer the hottest and most well-paying jobs across the globe in the coming years. Find yourself interested enough? Good, following are the top five Pakistani universities offering bachelors and master’s degree programmes in data science. 



The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, commonly known as FAST, was established in 2000. The varsity has five campuses across Pakistan and is ranked among the leading higher education institutes of the country for its computer sciences and information technology programmes. FAST offers MS degree programme in data science. The programme has been designed keeping in mind the latest emerging technologies and shifting market trends, preparing students to convert large chunks of data into actionable insights in a bid to make better and informed organisational decisions. 


University of Management and Technology, Lahore

The University of Management and Technology was established in 1990 and is a project of Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Trust. UMT offers undergrad and graduate degree programmes in computing and data science. The undergrad degree programme focuses on data science from a computing perspective and is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge about data science, producing scientists who can extract valuable information from large chunks of data and can propose organisational solutions. The grad degree programme centres around a career-oriented curriculum that focuses on enhancing the technical and organisational competencies concerning data sciences in work milieu. 


Riphah International University, Islamabad

Established in 2002, Riphah International University is a private university chartered by the government of Pakistan. The university has fourteen constituent units and a dental sciences college in the United Arab Emirates. Riphah Institute of System Engineering recently launched an MS degree programme in data sciences. The two-year degree programme aims to equip students with theoretical knowledge so that they can understand the data science challenges and can develop the required skill-set to offer the best possible solutions for data-related problems. 


Ziauddin University

Ziauddin University was established in 1995 by the Ziauddin Group and is named after renowned educationist Ziauddin Ahmad. It is ranked among the top medical universities of the country. The university itself administers several healthcare initiatives in the country. Besides is medical programme, ZU now offers a four-year undergraduate degree programme in data sciences as well. The programme aims to produce next-generation data scientists who possess the technical and analytical know-how for handling and analysing data trends. The programme provides insight into national and international emerging market trends related to data sciences and allows students to access a complex set of data through statistical and computational techniques. 


Information Technology University, Lahore

Information Technology University (ITU) is a public university modelled on the lines of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Founded in 2012 and located within Arfa Software Technology Park, the varsity offers a wide range of degree programmes. ITU also publishes MIT Technology Review (Pakistan edition) and maintains partnerships with EdX, IBM and the US State Department. ITU’s MS in data sciences programme allows students to understand the underlying dynamics of big data and how big chunks of data are transforming the global market dynamics.