Welcome to FAST National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences Peshawar Campus!

Greetings to all students, friends, colleagues, and alumni. As an Associate Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering FAST Peshawar Campus, I am so excited to serve our students and NUCES-FAST Peshawar Campus as the Director NUCES-FAST Peshawar Campus from the beginning of 2018.

Since its inception 33 years ago, NUCES-FAST continues to play an important role in the country in educating students for meaningful careers resulting from their Computer Science, Engineering, Management Sciences, and Sciences and Humanities studies. While FAST Peshawar campus came into being 17 years ago with a focus on providing quality education, it carries on with it the same legacy of fostering quality education.

Significant numbers of our graduates hold leading positions in different areas of the country and throughout the world in the field of research and development. Our curriculum and classes have continued to incorporate new developments in the fields of Engineering, Technology, Management Sciences, Sciences, and Humanities. Our emphasis is on the development of necessary skills, rather than just obtaining extensive engineering and technology knowledge.

In addition to course offerings, our students benefit from academic, professional development, and social activities through student societies, internships, and other programs.

It is always challenging to find new ways to make this great institute even better. In particular, I would like to focus on knowledge translation through enhancing research collaboration and promoting graduate education. We need to advocate for the concept of knowledge translation as an objective for research. Research is not only a tool to explore new knowledge, but can also be a process for knowledge distribution and translation. To foster this way of thinking, we must aim to provide our graduate students with the right training and tools for translational research.

We will continue to be committed to the development of new programs and new knowledge that will translate into new engineering and technology practice.

Our primary goal is to become one of the most prominent and excellent educational institutions in the country. We are fortunate to have a talented, highly committed teaching and support staff here to ensure the learning environment of our students is the best it can be. Our faculties are prominent scholars and accomplished practitioners who are actively engaged in the academic excellence and innovative research ideas of the modern world. Our students are innovators, engineers, managers, great scientists, entrepreneurs, and aspiring leaders. Our unique teaching and learning process with a proper blend of theory and practice crosses the boundaries of nations towards industry-readiness and global excellence. We are in the process of establishing a state of the art incubation center at the campus which will provide a platform for our students to materialize their ideas into successful startups. Our aim is to train our students to be employers of the future generations and play leading role in the development of the country.

I encourage you to visit us in person, on the Internet, or via email (tariq.khan@nu.edu.pk), to discover the exciting new developments and take advantage of the great opportunities available at the Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical Engineering here at FAST Peshawar Campus.

If we continue to work with enthusiasm and positive attitude with our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, I am sure we will be able to make NUCES-FAST Peshawar Campus one of the best universities around the country.

 

Dr. Muhammad Tariq
Director, FAST-NUCES Peshawar Campus
Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Electrical Engineering