History of Department of Computer Science, UET Lahore

The Department of Computer Science is one of the most prominent and oldest centers of computer education in the country. Its history dates back to the year 1968 when UET Lahore established a Computer Center under the supervision of the Department of Mathematics. The center was equipped with a contemporary IBM 1130 third-generation batch processing system that was equipped with a disk and a monitor. The center was responsible for the teaching courses in Computer Science and Numerical Analysis, which formed an integral part of the curricula for all disciplines of B.Sc. Engineering degrees offered by UET. The center also offered short term computer courses for private and public sector organizations. A Bachelor’s degree program in computer science center was started in 1976. In 1978, the course was upgraded to MSc. Computer Science degree that makes the department the first center in the country to offer a graduate program in computer science. The center became an independent department of Computer Science in 1991. The department holds an endowment chair given by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said-Al-Said, Sultan of Oman.