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A L IG A R H IN S T IT U T E O F T E C H N O L O G Y , K A R A C

Sponsored By
Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association, Karachi

AFFILIATED WITH
Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi

PROSPECTUS
FOR
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
2009-2010

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SIR SYED’S VISION
Sir Syed described his vision of the College/University he proposed to establish in an Urdu article
written sometime in 1872, and re-printed in the Institute Gazette of April 5, 1911.

'I may appear to be dreaming and talking like Shaikh Chilli', he wrote, 'but we aim to turn this M. A.
O. College into a University similar to that of Oxford or Cambridge.

'Like the churches of Oxford and Cambridge, there will be mosques attached to each College.
There will be boarding houses, in which students will be provided with a suite complete with a bath,
a study and a retiring room. The boarding house will have a Common Hall and a common dinning
room. There will be a playground and a swimming pool attached to it. There will be four bungalows
constructed for the residence of the Principal, the Head Master and other Professors. The College
will have a dispensary with a Doctor and a compounder, besides a Unani Hakim.

'It will be mandatory on boys in residence to join the congregational prayers (namaz) at all the five
times. Students of other religions will be exempted from this religious observance.
'Muslim students will have a uniform consisting of a black alpaca, half sleeved (chugha) and a red
Fez cap. All students shall be required to put on a pair of socks and shoes of western style. The use
of (dhoti) will not be permitted in the College.

'There will be fixed times for study, dinner, lunch, breakfast, bath, change and for every other
activity.

'All articles of sport will be provided for. Bad and abusive words which boys generally pick up and
get used to, will be strictly prohibited. Even such a word as a 'liar' will be treated as an abuse to be
prohibited.

'They will have food either on tables of European style or on chaukis in the manner of the Arabs.
This will be decided by the students themselves, by a majority of votes. They will have special food
once a week, to be decided by majority every week.

'Furniture, bedding, etc. will be supplied by the College. The services of bearers, servants,
watermen etc., will be provided and supervised by the boarding house authorities. Students will be
required to possess sufficient quantity of clothes to keep them neat and clean. They will not be
allowed to put on gaudy, or such fine clothes as might expose their body.

'Smoking of cigarette or huqqa, and the chewing of betels shall be strictly prohibited.

'No corporal punishment or any such punishment as is likely to injure a student's self-respect will be
permissible. Stock punishment such as 'standing' or extra home work or class work only will be
meted out to erring students. Boys misbehaving in society will be sent down for a specified period.

'It will be strictly enforced that (Shia) and (Sunni) boys shall not discuss their religious differences in
the College or in the boarding house.

'At present it is like a day dream. I pray to God that this dream may come true'.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
University Road , Karachi 75300, Pakistan

MESSAGE

It is a matter of great satisfaction that Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT) is upgrading its
BS Programme since 1998 and launching MS Programme in Computer Science this year in
affiliation with Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) which has
completed eight years of Postgraduate Programmes in Computer and Electronic
Engineering.

This Institute is committed to furthering Education in Science and Technology. This sacred
mission is accomplished by promoting excellence in Instructions, Research and Public
Service. Expansion in teaching facilities and introduction of new fields of study also form
part of the same endeavour.

The Institute aims at developing a society that is technologically advanced and capable to
keep pace with the world at large in general and with the countries, in its geo-physical
region, in particular. All developments in the Institute revolve around this mission.

During the last nineteen years of its existence the Institute has laid major emphasis on
Academic Standards, as well as Research Activities. The Laboratories and Library facilities
have already been enhanced to meet the required standards of Postgraduate teaching.

The Institute has made efforts to create an environment, which helps promote the habit of
hard work in the students and inculcate scholastic trend in them.

It is hoped that the efforts of the faculty and those men at the helm of affairs of the
Postgraduate Programme will make this programme highly successful to achieve its goals.

Z.A. NIZAMI
CHAIRMAN,
GOVERNING BODY, AIT /
CHANCELLOR, SSUET

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INTRODUCTION

The Institute

The Aligarh Movement piloted by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan awakened the Muslims of the
Sub-Continent from their deep slumber and created among their rank and file the
mobility which led to the establishment of the famous Aligarh Muslim University. Ever
since the creation of Pakistan, Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association of
Pakistan has been striving hard to disseminate the Aligarh spirit throughout the country
with the objective of inspiring national unity, tolerance, universal brotherhood and
achievement of learning at the level of excellence and research.

The Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (AMUOBA) serves its members
not only as a forum to commemorate occasionally some moments of the youthful past
but also as a cultural institution dedicated to the promotion of the high ideals that the
Aligarh Movement stood for. The Aligarh Muslim University was the focal point of the
movement for preserving Muslim identity, inspiring Muslim unity, inducting all round
educational progress and preparing people for sharing the responsibilities of freedom.
The same ethos and vigour characterize the Association which continues to endeavour
for the projection of the ideals and values of the Aligarh Movement. The establishment
of the Aligarh Institute of Technology was an humble accomplishment of this endeavour.

The Aligarh Institute of Technology (AIT) established in 1989, is located on plot No. St-
16 in Block-5 at University Road, (opposite Aziz Bhatti Park), Gulshan-e- Iqbal Karachi.
It is an outstanding Institute for boys and girls. It provides theoretical and practical
courses of instructions in a number of technologies including Electronics Technology
and Computer Science leading to the Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) from the
Sindh Board of Technical Education. The AIT has been making consistent efforts to
assess the future needs of Technical Education in Pakistan. A 3-year post SSC, DAE
Computer Information Technology Programme was started in the academic year 2001-
2002. A 3-year post SSC, DAE Electrical Technology was started from the academic
year 2004-2005. Another 3-Year post SSC, DAE Bio-Medical Technology was started
from the academic year 2005-2006.

The AIT has also introduced degree courses and is imparting higher education. As a
first step, BCS Degree Programme in Computer Science affiliated with the Sir Syed
University of Engineering & Technology was started in 1998. In 2001, the three years
BCS Course was upgraded to 4-Year BS Degree Programme in Computer Science BS
(CS) to bring it at par with international academic standards. The courses for higher
studies in different subjects including the Master’s Programme in Computer Science
which have now been approved by all forums such as Board of Advanced Studies &
Research, Academic Council and Board of Governors of SSUET

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Aim

To meet the challenges of the present millennium by providing education in advanced


technologies along with research opportunities, in view of the spirit of Aligarh
Movement.

Objective

Aligarh Institute of Technology gives students every advantage on the path to career
success and inculcates in them the responsibility of better citizenship. In AIT students
not only receive superb academic instructions, but also learn how to become
outstanding in their field. Below are some advantages which AIT provides to its
students:

• Conducive teaching and learning environment


• Highly qualified full time and adjunct faculty mostly holding Ph.D. Degrees.
• Well equipped Computer Labs having more than 200 state-of-the-art Computers
with internet facility.
• Guidance for doing research work
• Air-conditioned Library with latest books and other facilities.
• More individual attention
• Better preparation for the job
• Self Discipline
• Traditions and values

MANAGEMENT OF THE INSTITUTE

a. Governing Body of the Institute

1. Engr. Z.A. Nizami - Chairman


President
Aligarh Muslim University
Old Boys’ Association of Pakistan, Karachi
Chancellor
Sir Syed University of Engineering &
Technology, Karachi

2. Engr. Muhammad Adil Usman - Member


Vice-President
Aligarh Muslim University
Old Boys’ Association

3. Cdre. (R) Salim A. Siddiqui - Member


Vice-President
Aligarh Muslim University
Old Boys’ Association

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4. Brig. (R) Qamar us Salam Khan - Member
Vice-President
Aligarh Muslim University
Old Boys’ Association

5. Engr. Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan - Member


Hon. General Secretary
Aligarh Muslim University
Old Boys’ Association

6. Syed Arif Raza - Member


Hon. Joint Secretary (Publicity)
Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association

7. Engr. Muhammad Yusuf Siddiqui - Member


Hon. Joint Secretary (Academic)
Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association

8. Mr. Mukhtar Ahmed Naqvi - Member


Hon. Joint Secretary
Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association

9. Mr. Muhammad Maudood Ansari - Member

10. Prof. Shaukat Abbas - Member

11. Mr. Abdul Rasheed Khan - Member

12. Dr. Jawed Aziz - Member

13. Cdr. (R ) I.R . Faruqi - Member

14. Prof. Dr. Afzal Kazmi - Member

15. Mr. Shajar Ali Hashmi - Member

16. Mr. Aslam Shah Khan


(Donor’s Representative) - Member

17. Mr. S.M. Munif


(Donor’s Representative) - Member

18. Engr. Tayyab Shakeel


Principal, A.I.T. - Member /
Secretary

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b. Managing Committee

1. Engr. Muhammad Adil Usman - Convenor

2. Prof. Shaukat Abbas - Member

3. Mr. M. Yusuf Siddiqui - Member

4. Cdre. (R) Salim A. Siddiqui - Member

5. Mr. Shajar Ali Hashmi - Member

6. Mr. Abdul Rasheed Khan - Member

7. Cdr. (R) I.R. Farooqi - Member

8. Mr. S.M. Munif - Member

9. Principal, AIT - Member/Secretary

c) ADMINISTRATION

Principal
------ Engr. Tayyab Shakil
------ B.E. (N.E.D), PGC (USA)
------ M.I.E. (PK), P.E.

Consultant (Admin. & Finance)


------ Mr. Manzoorul Islam Hashmi
------ B.Sc. , DBA (Alig.)

Chairman
Prof. Dr. Faisal Ahmed Bukhari
Ph.D. (Information Technology) UMIST, UK
M.Sc. (System Engineering) PIEAS, Islamabad
BE (Computer Systems Engg. ) NED University

Incharge BS (CS)
Mr. Feroz Ahmed
MLS Library & Information Sciences,
University of Western Ontario,Canada
BCS(Hons) Comp. Sc, University of Windsor, Canada
MA(Maths) University of Karachi

Programme Coordinator

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Deputy Registrar
Lt. Cdr.(R) Akhtar Husain
DAE (Electronics).
Associate Member Institute of Marine Engineers, UK.
Certificate Course on Project Control from Pakistan Institute of Management

System Manager
Engr. Qasim Mustafa
BS in Computer Engineering
SSUET, P.E.

Accounts Officer
Mr. Qamar-uz-Zaman
B.Com.

Librarian
Miss Afshan Akbar
M.L.I.S.

Assistant Admin Officer


Syed Jalil Akhter
B.A., LL.B.

Audit Officer
Syed Rizwan Ali Subzwari
B.Sc., L.L.B.

PA to Principal
Miss Bushra Riaz
B.Com.

d) Academic Council of SSUET

Prof. Dr. Saiyid Nazir Ahmad


Vice Chancellor / Chairman

Prof. Dr. S.M. Makhdumi


Dean, Faculty of Engineering / Chairman, Civil
Engg. Deptt.
Prof. Dr. Syed Jawaid Hasan Rizvi

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Dean, Faculty of Basic and Applied
Sciences/ Chairman Department of Maths

Prof. Dr. Bilal Ahmed Alvi


Chairman, Electronic Engg. Deptt.

Prof. Dr. Mumtaz-ul-Imam


Chairman, Computer Engg. Deptt.

Prof. Dr. M. A. Haleem


Chairman, Biomedical Engg. Deptt.

Engr. Tayyab Shakil


Principal, Aligarh Institute of Technology, Karachi.

Shah Mahmood H Syed


Registrar/Member Secretary

Mr. Maqsood Alam Siddiqui


Librarian

Prof. Adil Akhter Jafri


Controller of Examinations

Prof. Dr. Hilal Ahmed Qureshi


Professor,
FAST Institute of Computer Science, Karachi

Prof. Shaukat Abbas


Chairman, Post Graduate Programme Committee,
SSUET

Engr. M. Yusuf Siddiqui


Joint Secretary (Academic) AMUOBA

Board of Advanced Studies & Research of SSUET

Prof. Dr. Saiyid Nazir Ahmed


Vice Chancellor / Chairman

Prof. Dr. S. Jawaid Hasan Rizvi


Dean, Faculty of Basic & Applied
Sciences/ Chairman, Maths Department

Prof. Dr. S.M. Makhdumi


Dean, Faculty of Engineering /Chairman, Civil

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Engineering Department

Prof. Dr. M. A. Haleem


Chairman, Biomedical Engg. Department

Prof. Dr. Mumtaz-ul-Imam


Chairman, Computer Engg. Department

Prof. Dr. Bilal Ahmed Alvi


Chairman, Electronic Engg. Department

Dr. Mirza Imran Baig


Associate Professor
Electronic Engineering Department

Dr. Faisal Ahmed Bukhari


Associate Professor
Computer Engineering Department

Syed Rizwanul Hasan


Assistant Professor
Computer Engg. Department

Co-opted Members

Prof. Dr. Abdul Rauf


Ex-Rector GIK Institute of Technology
36-P, Model Town, Lahore

Prof. Dr. N.M. Shaikh


Director, Al-Khawarizmi Institute of
Computer Science, University of
Engineering & Technology, Lahore

Prof. Dr. Hilal Ahmed Qureshi


Professor
FAST Institute of Computer Science Karachi

Dr. Shahid Hafeez Mirza


NED University

Dr. Amir Hasan Pathan


Additional Director, IT Department
State Bank of Pakistan
Dr. Pervaiz Akhter
Associate Professor

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National University of Science &
Technology, Karachi.

Dr. Talat Altaf


Dean, Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering
NED University

Dr. Tasneem Pervez


Associate Professor
Deputy Dean International Islamic
University.

Dr. Abdul Basit


IT Industry Expert, Karachi.

Prof. Dr. Abid Karim


Professor, Computer Science & Engineering Department
Bahria University Karachi.

Postgraduate Programme Committee of SSUET

Prof. Shaukat Abbas,


Chairman

Prof. Dr. S. Jawaid Hasan Rizvi,


Secretary
Dean, Faculty of Basic & Applied
Sciences/ Chairman Maths, Department

Prof. Dr. S.M. Makhdumi,


Dean, Faculty of Engineering /Chairman, Civil
Engineering Department

Prof. Dr. M. A. Haleem,


Chairman, Biomedical Engg. Department

Prof. Dr. Mumtaz-ul-Imam,


Chairman, Computer Engg. Department

Prof. Dr. Bilal Ahmed Alvi,


Chairman, Electronic Engg. Department

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MS Programme

The Institute is offering postgraduate programme in the following fields of specialization:

1. MS in Computer Science with Specialization in Database Systems.

2. MS in Computer Science with Specialization in Multimedia & Graphics

MS Admission Requirements

1. Eligibility for admission to two years MS(CS) Degree Program include the following:

a. 4 years BS(CS) with at least 120 credit hours and 2.5 CGPA. OR
b. Computer Science conversion course: 2 years degree referred as MCS or
equivalent from the recognized universities of the country in First Division
OR
c. 3 years BCS degree from recognized university with 2.5 CGPA or First
Division. Students have to complete the deficiency of difference of total
earned credit hours and required 120 credit hours. OR
d. 16 years Science and Engineering graduates with 2.5 CGPA or First Division
are also eligible, but they have to cover the deficiency.

(All candidates must have qualified their BS (CS)/BS (IT)/BCIT/MCS/ M.Sc./BE/BCS


in first division or with CGPA of 2.5 or higher)

2. The candidate will have to qualify the admission test and interview.

Procedure for Application

Application for admission into the MS degree Programme must be made in writing on the
prescribed form available from Aligarh Institute of Technology, Karachi. The application
should be addressed to the Chairman, Computer Science Department and delivered either
by hand, by courier or through registered post.

Attested photocopies of the following documents should be enclosed with the application:

i) S.S.C. Certificate and Marks Sheet


ii) H.S.C. Certificate and Marks Sheet
iii) BS Degree in Computer Science or other acceptable higher degree.
iv) Marks Sheets of all semesters relating to (iii) above
v) Certificate(s) describing experience (if any) in the related field.

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Fee
Admission Fee: Rs. 10,000/=
Tuition Fee Per Course: Rs. 8,000/=
Thesis Fee: Rs. 16,000/=

Course Registration

Students with the prior approval of the Chairman of the Department will register for courses
from amongst the offered courses whose list will be made available at least one week
before the start of the semester. Student may register for the thesis after completing four
core courses (12 credit hours.)

Time Limit

The MS Programmes are of minimum two academic years consisting of four Semesters of
Course Work and Thesis.

The candidates' provisional registration shall be deemed to have commenced on payment


of the prescribed semester fees. A notification to this effect shall be issued each semester
by the Chairman / Programme Coordinator and endorsed to all the concerned including the
Supervisor, the Principal and Dean.

Every student is allowed upto five calendar years to complete the MS Programme. This
time interval starts with the registration of the student for first course. When time limit
expires, the student will be required to apply to the Board of Advanced Studies and
Research to have the time limit extended. Such an extension will require the revalidation of
course work and examinations.

MS Degree Requirements

For completion of the MS Degree, the student must complete 30 credit hours as follows:

i)
a) Duration : 02 Years, consisting of four semesters.
b) Course Work : 24 Credit Hours (8 Courses of 3 Credit Hours each)
c) Thesis / Project / Two Courses : 06 Credit Hours.
d) Total requirement : 30 Credit Hours.

ii) A student of MS in addition to completing 8 courses of 3 credit hours each has the
following options, with the approval of Post Graduate Programme Committee.

a) Undertaking a 6 credit hour MS thesis spread over two semester.


OR
b) Two additional courses in his field of specialization.
OR
c) A 3 credit hours Research Survey/ Supervised Project
on an approved topic plus one additional taught course.

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Attendance

80% attendance in all the lectures of each course is required. If however, absence from a
portion of the semester is due to medical reasons or exigencies of service or such special
reasons as may be acceptable to the Board of Advanced Studies and Research or its
representative, the student will be awarded a letter grade “W”.

Medium of Instruction

Instruction in all courses will be in English

Postgraduate Course Nomenclature


CS-5101 Advance Computer Architecture (3)
CE-5101 Computer Networks (3)
Cr ed it H o u r s
T w o letter
d ep ar tm en t co d e. Co u r se T itle
E .g . CE
Co m p u ter
E n g in eer in g Co u r se N u m b er
P o stg r ad u ate p r o g r am m e co d e w ith in th e
Co u r se L ev el ( 5 ) d ep ar tm en t. F o r ex am p le 1 = Co m p u ter
N etw o r k in g , 2 = S o f tw ar e E n g in eer in g

Examination and Performance Evaluation

Students will be continuously assessed through class tests, assignments, laboratory and
project work. For each subject there will be an end of semester examination with a
weightage of 50%.

Following scheme is to be followed:


Semester Examination 50%
Sessional Evaluation 50%
(Projects, Assignments, Test, etc.)

Examination Rules

1. In order to pass a course, a student has to clear both Sessional Evaluation as well
as Final exams separately by obtaining at least 50% marks in each.
2. A student has to maintain at least 80% class attendance in order to be allowed to sit
in the exams.
3. Student has to maintain a CGPA of 3.0. If the CGPA falls below 3.0, he/she should
be placed on probation until he/she improves the CGPA within the allowed time
period. The thesis will not be examined until the student improves his/her CGPA.

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4. If a student fails in the final exams i.e., earns a grade “F” but has fulfilled attendance
requirements as well as has passed the sessional examination, he/she may be
allowed to re-appear in the final exam whenever the course is offered again by the
department.
5. A course with a grade of “F” will not count towards fulfilling the course work
requirement for the degree.

GPA System

Following grade point average system will be used:

Letter Grade Marks Remarks


Grade Points

A 4 80 and above Excellent


B 3 65-79 Good
C 2 50-64 Pass
F 0 Less then 50 Fail
I - - Incomplete
(For Thesis)
S - - Approved
(If Thesis is
Satisfactory)
U - - Not Approved
(If Thesis is
Unsatisfactory)
W - - Withdrawn
from the course

Letter grades of I, S, U and W will not be used in calculating a student's GPA.

Improvement Course Grade

A student who secures the letter grade of “C” may repeat the course. The credit points
earned will, however, be credited once only, being the higher of the two.

Dropping a Course

A student may submit an application with the recommendation of the Chairman of the
Department to the Dean of the Faculty concerned to drop any course at any time before the
semester examination. If a course is dropped within the first two weeks then the student is
entitled to 80% refund of the course fees and the course will not appear on student's
academic record. However, if a course is dropped after that period then the student is not
entitled to any refund and a letter grade of “W” will appear in students' academic record
against that course.

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A course, which is dropped, will not count towards fulfilling the course work requirements
for the degree.

The student will be charged full fees for the course to be taken in lieu of the dropped
course.

Thesis

To obtain the MS degree a Thesis is required. The Board of Advanced Studies and
Research on recommendation of the Chairman of the Department will appoint a supervisor
to help the student. The student will choose a suitable topic with the approval of his/her
supervisor who will guide, advise and monitor his/her progress and suggest reading
material. MS Thesis Proposal along with literature survey and research methodology
according to prescribed format will be communicated to the Board of Advanced Studies and
Research for approval. No thesis will be considered satisfactory unless it shows a capacity
to apply scientific principles and a presentation of ideas in logical fashion. The thesis will be
written in English language according to the prescribed format and will be submitted in five
suitably bound copies. (according to university prescribed format).

Evaluation of Thesis

No Student will be allowed to submit thesis if he has not completed course requirements.
The BASR, on the recommendation of the Chairman of the Department concerned and
approval of Vice Chancellor will appoint a Thesis Evaluation Committee (TEC). It consists
of the supervisor or co-supervisor, one internal, and one external that are well-qualified
experts of the subject for the evaluation of the thesis. The Vice Chancellor and/or the Dean
Engineering as a chairman of the committee shall oversee it. The three members should
send to the BASR their evaluation of the thesis. The thesis will be graded on as Approved
(if satisfactory) or Not approved (if unsatisfactory) or resubmitted (if incomplete) basis.

1) If all the three members accept the thesis as good research work then the BASR will
give permission to hold a Thesis Defence under the same committee. During the
Thesis Defence the committee will subject the student to a viva voce test on his/her
thesis. After a successful defence the thesis will be graded as “S” and TEC will
recommend the student to the BASR for the award of MS degree, provided all other
requirements have been fulfilled. In case of an unsuccessful defence the Thesis is
awarded the grade of “U” and the BASR is advised to drop the student from the MS
Programme.

2) If the committee members agree that the thesis is good but has some shortcomings
then thesis is graded as “I” and the BASR will ask the candidate to work more on the
thesis and submit it again within a period of at most three months. On resubmission
the thesis will be re-evaluated as described in (1). If the TEC is not satisfied with the
re-submitted thesis then the thesis is rejected, the student is awarded a grade of “U”
on the thesis and the BASR is advised to drop the student from the MS Programme.

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Language of the Thesis and Examinations

The thesis should be written in English according to the format prescribed by the University.
Any examination and/or viva voce shall be conducted in English.

Publication of the Thesis

The thesis will be the property of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology and
the University will have the right to publish whole or part of the same in a technical journal
with credit being given to the student and the supervisor. The University will have full
authority to use some or all of the results obtained in the research work described in the
thesis. The student may also do so with the approval of the University.

Resources at AIT

a. Physical Facilities

• Seminar Room
• Air conditioned class rooms
• Air Conditioned Laboratories
• Air Conditioned Library

b. Computing Facilities at AIT

• All faculty rooms are equipped with computers along with access to Internet.
• All students and faculty members are assigned user ID’s and can access the
Internet on all working days
• They are also assigned a space to store their lab work and assignments
within labs.

c. Physical Facilities of AIT

Classrooms : 6
Seminar Room : 1
Girls Common Room : 1
Library-cum-Reading Room : 1
Laboratories : 6
(3 Computers Labs, 1 Data Com. Lab
1 Electronics Lab & 1 Physics Lab)
Staff Rooms : 2
Faculty Office : 2

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d. Computer Laboratories

• There are 3 Computer Labs with 30 state-of-the-art (Dual Core) Computers in


each Lab. Printing facility is also provided with Heavy Duty Printers in all the
Labs. These Labs are networked through 3 Comm 3300XM Switches supported
by 4 server machines provided in the Computer System Room. These Labs have
internet facilities through 8 MB linkage with SSUET on an optical fiber cable with
another option through DSL 2 MB connection from PTCL.
• Data Communication Lab is equipped with 12 computers, 4 Cisco Routers, 1
Cisco Terminal Server and Switches/Hubs etc to conduct the practical of Data
Communication & Networking subjects.
• An Electronics lab is available to facilitate the students for conducting
experiments related to Electronics.

e. Library

• Fully air-conditioned library housed in a room size 50’ x 25’ i.e. 1,250 Sq. Ft.
of covered area.
• 7,823 computer books and various magazines / periodicals are available in
the library.
• There is a sufficient annual budget allocation (Rs.0.3 Million) for the
purchase of books and magazines / periodicals for library.
• Library is fully computerized to search the books author-wise, title-wise and
list of users etc. It is also networked with SSUET Library.

FACULTY PROFILE

Prof. Dr. Saiyid Nazir Ahmed


Professor/Vice Chancellor
B.Sc. Engg. (Alig), D.I.C. London
Ph.D. London, (UK)
Research Interests:
Structural Engineering

Prof. Dr. S. Jawaid Hasan Rizvi


Dean Faculty of Basic & Applied Sciences
Chairman, Department of Mathematics
Post Doctorate (Canada), Ph.D. (Canada),
M.A. Mathematics (Canada), M.A. Applied Maths (KU),
M.A. Pure Maths (KU),
B.A (Hons) Maths & Philosophy (KU)
Research Interests:
Real Analysis

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Prof. Dr. Faisal Ahmed Bukhari
Chairman, Computer Science Department
Ph.D. (Information Technology) UMIST, UK
M.Sc. (System Engineering) PIEAS, Islamabad
BE (Computer Systems Engg. ) NED University

Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ul Imam


Ph.D. (Mathematical Analysis Specialization in
Differential Equation and Wave Analysis),UK.
Post Doctorate (Control Theory) Italy
M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics), University of Sindh

Dr. Ansar Ahmad Khan


Ph.D. (Software Engg.)

Dr. Wahab Usmani


Ph.D. (Software Engg.)

Dr. Imran Ali Tasdduq


Ph.D. (Electrical & Computer Engg.) UWO, Ca.
MS (Sys. Engg.) KFUPM, Dhahran
BE (Electrical) NED

Dr. Najmi Haider


Ph.D. (Artificial Intelligence)

Dr. Nasir Tauhid


Ph.D. (Computer Science)

Dr. Naimat Rizvi


Ph.D. (Electronics)
Dr. Nadeem Iqbal
Ph.D. (Computer Engg.)
Dr. Shahid Hafeez Mirza
Ph.D. (Computer System Engg.)
Prof. Jamal Hussain
MS (Computer Science)
Mr. Feroz Ahmed
In-charge BS (CS) Programme
MLS Library & Information Sciences,
University of Western Ontario,Canada
BCS(Hons) Comp. Sc, University of Windsor, Canada
MA(Maths) University of Karachi

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Mr. Shardha Nand
Assistant Professor
MS (Comp. Sc.) SZEBIST
M.Sc (Comp. Sc) SUJ
B.Sc(Hons) SUJ

Mr. Abdur Rauf


Assistant Professor
MS. (Comp. Sc.) Birmingham U.K
M.Sc (Physics) University of Peshawar
B.Sc (Hons) University of Karachi

Mr. Ashraf Ali Waseem


Assistant Professor
MS (Comp. Sc.) NED University
M.Sc (Statistics) University of Karachi

Mr. Affan Alim


Assistant Professor
MS (Comp. Sc.) MAJU
M.Sc. (Applied Physics) Karachi University
B.Sc. Hons(Mathematics) Karachi University
Ph.D. Hamdard University (in Progress)

Mr.Shafqat Tanzeel
Lecturer
MS (CS) NED University
BS (Comp Engg) SSUET

MS in Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science Degree Program of the university provides the
students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and experience to become
successful practitioners and leaders in the field of Computer Science.

The Program is designed to prepare the students to pursue their careers as Computer
Science professionals. It is suitable for students with a background in computing, but it
provides an opportunity for those who lack degrees in Computer Science, to complete a
sequence of courses to prepare themselves for induction in the regular MS Degree

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Program. The Program is organized to enhance students' understanding of the theories,
concepts and practices of computer science, enabling them to develop new skills and
competencies. Students who successfully complete this Program will be qualified to
assume responsible positions in industry and government at the research, planning and
development levels. This program is planned to achieve the following goals:

• To develop an understanding of the theoretical concepts and principles, underlying


the science of computing technology.
• Application of the theories to the practices of Computing. Assume responsible
positions and apply computing skills in industry and government at the research,
planning, and development levels,
• To develop a strong foundation and enthusiasm in students for the growth of their
skills and knowledge in Computer Science through independent research and study.

MS in Computer Science with specialization in Database Systems and Multimedia &


Graphics

Introduction

The Computer Science Department that functions within the premises of Aligarh Institute of
Technology (AIT), is one of the larger departments of Sir Syed University of Engineering
and Technology. Currently it has more than 350 registered undergraduate students in its
four years BS(CS) Degree Program The department is larger than the department of
Computer :Science of any other university operating in private or public sector of the
country. The department has qualified and dedicated faculty and staff that provides
education of international standard to the students. The department maintains well
equipped Computing Laboratories and support staff, where the students have full access to
a wide array of hardware, software and other facilities. Graduates of the BS(CS)
department are regularly hired by the leading companies of the world such as Microsoft.
Cisco Systems, General Electric. Alcatel, Siemens and Philips, to name only a few. The
local software and hardware industry accepts the graduates of our BS(CS) department as
valuable human resource. The students of the department regularly participate in national
and local level software competitions and win prizes and awards.

The MS(CS) Degree Program with specialization in Database Systems and Multimedia and
Graphics Technology is being offered by the department of Computer Science of the
university. It consists 24 credit hours course work and 6 credit hours of thesis/project/two
additional courses. The first three semesters are for the course work and the last semester
is reserved for the completion of thesis/project/ additional course work

Venue for Conduct of MS(CS) Program

MS(CS) Degree Program will be conducted within the premises of AIT. The facilities at
AIT, inclusive of classrooms, library and laboratories, equipped with the state of the art
technology are in place for the successful conduct of course and research work of MS(CS)

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students. However, students can have access to the library and laboratories existing within
main premises of the University, if required.

Post Graduate Degree Requirement

MS(CS) degree program will be of two years duration, comprising four regular semesters.
There will be four (04) Core Courses of 12 credit hours, four (04) Elective Courses of
12 credit hours and Thesis/Project/Two Additional Courses of 6 credit hours. The Program
will of 30 credit hours in total. The participants will be awarded MS(CS) degree, provided they
pass comprehensive examinations of all the courses and complete 6 credit hours work of
thesis/project/additional two courses successfully. The students have to take minimum four
(04) courses of 12 credit hours from the area of his/her specialization.

Post Graduate Core Courses

CS-5001 Theory of Computation


CS-5002 Advanced Operating System
CS-5003 Advanced Algorithm Analysis
CS-5004 Advanced Computer Architecture
CS-5005 Thesis/Project/ Additional Courses

Post Graduate Elective Courses (Database Systems)


CS-5301 Advance Database Management System
CS-5302 Data Warehousing
CS-5303 Object Oriented Databases
CS-5304 Web Based DBMS
CS-5305 Topics in Databases Management Systems
CS-5306 Database Security
(For detailed contents see CE-5212)
CS-5307 Data Mining
(For detailed contents see CE-5213)
CS-5308 Use Interface Analysis and Design
(For detailed contents see CE-5214)
CS-5309 Intelligent Systems
(For detailed contents see CE-5230)

Post Graduate Elective Courses (Multimedia and Graphics)

CS-5401 Advanced Computer Graphic


CS-5402 Multimedia and Hyper Media Systems
CS-5403 Virtual Reality
CS-5404 Human Computer Interface
CS-5405 Geographical Information Systems
CS-5406 Computer Animation

Post Graduate Course Description

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CS-5001 Theory of Computation

Automata theory, formal languages, Turing machines, computability theory and reducibility,
computational complexity, determinism, non-determinism, time hierarchy, space hierarchy,
NP completeness, selected advanced topics.

CS-5002 Advanced Operating System

The course covers advanced topics in computer operating systems with a special emphasis
on distributed computing, and the services provided by distributed operating systems.
Important topics include naming, security, remote procedure call, networks, concurrency,
transactions, parallel computing, shared memory, message passing, and scale.

CS-5003 Advanced Algorithm Analysis

Advanced algorithm analysis including the introduction of formal techniques and the
underlying mathematical theory, NP-completeness. Search Techniques, Randomized
Algorithms. Heuristic and Approximation Algorithms. Topics include asymptotic analysis of
upper and average complexity bounds using big-O, little-o, and theta notation.
Fundamental algorithmic strategies (brute-force, greedy, divide and conquer, backtracking,
branch-and-bound, pattern matching, and numerical approximations) are covered. Also
included are standard graph and tree algorithms. Additional topics include standard
complexity classes, time and space tradeoffs in algorithms, using recurrence relations to
analyze recursive algorithms, non-computable functions, the halting problem, and the
implications of non-computability. Algorithmic animation is used to reinforce theoretical
results. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to explain the
mathematical concepts used in describing the complexity of an algorithm, and select and
apply algorithms appropriate to a particular situation.

CS-5004 Advanced Computer Architecture

Design and evaluation of modern uniprocessor computing systems. Evaluation


methodology / metrics and caveats, instruction set design, advanced pipelining, instruction
level parallelism, predication-based techniques, alternative architectures (VLIW, Vector and
SIMD), memory hierarchy design and I/O. Case studies.

CS-5301 Advanced Database Management System

The course includes, Role and functions of database administration, data planning and
information architectures, data centered information systems development. Advanced
database manipulation with high-level languages and natural languages. Next Generation of
DBMS; Object-Oriented DBMS. Data Warehousing – how it is different, architecture,
multidimensional databases, STAR schema, extract and transformation (ETL) tools, OLAP
tools. Use of CASE tools to support information systems design and development
Maintaining data base integrity, technical, administrative, and legal mechanisms. Deploying

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and managing data in a distributed (shared, networked) environment – database (SQL)
servers, middleware tools to access enterprise databases on host computers. Organizational
strategies for database administration, encouraging the use of advanced DBMS and CASE
tools, and supporting systems development and operations.

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CS-5302 Data warehousing

This course includes the various factors involved in developing data warehouses and data
marts: planning, design, implementation, and evaluation; review of vendor data warehouse
products; cases involving contemporary implementations in business, government, and
industry; techniques for maximizing effectiveness through OLAP and data mining.

CS-5303 Object Oriented Data bases

Refreshing, extension and formalization of basic concepts in object oriented programming


and relational databases. Classes, objects, inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation,
static and dynamic binding , message sending, relational mathematics, normal forms.
Handling of non-normalized structures. Extensions, generalizations of relational modeling
and corresponding mathematics modeling. Object management systems. Concepts and
problems. Persistent programming. Methods and systems. Object database management
systems. Modeling, meta programming, transaction, garbage collection, query handling.
Prototypes and user interfaces. Problems related to temporal and spatial aspects. existing
systems. An overview of commercial as well as academic systems.

CS-5304 Web based DBMS

The objective of the course is, to learn about the Web based database processing
environment . Design and implement a web based database suing MySQL. Developing
script using PHP. Design code and implementation of a fully integrated database driven
web site in PHP/MySQL environment. Development of Scripts using ASP. Etc.

CS-5305 Topics in Database Systems

This course covers modern database and information systems as well as research issues
in the field. Topics and systems covered may include object oriented, workflow, active,
deductive, spatial, temporal and multimedia databases. Also discussed will be recent
advances in database systems such as data mining, on-line analytical processing, data
warehousing, declarative and visual query languages, multimedia database tools, web and
unstructured data sources, and client-server and heterogeneous systems. The specific
subset of topics for a given course offering is selected by the instructor.

CS-5401 Advanced Computer Graphics

An advanced graphics course looks at the latest computer graphics technologies and their
use in research and commercial applications. Typical topics are novel modeling and
animation techniques, advanced user interfaces (sketch based interfaces, Augmented and
Virtual Reality), advance OpenGL (advanced shading, rendering, texturing, shadows) and
GPU accelerated algorithms. The course has a fairly heavy practical component and
involves research reports and presentations.

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CS-5402 Multimedia and hypermedia systems

Multimedia systems and requirements, multimedia on the various platforms. Multimedia


project design, multimedia elements, text, images, graphics, animation, video, audio. Data
structures, data compression methods. Hypermedia authoring, HTML, HM data models.
Multimedia information systems, multimedia applications in Internet. Virtual reality and
other advanced features of multimedia / hypermedia systems.

CS-5403 Virtual Reality

This course provides instruction in creating Virtual Reality (VR) panorama and object
images . VR images are flat 2D representations of a 3D environment or object and can be
manipulated by the viewer on a computer. Photographic shooting issues such as planning
and executing a shoot and processing the images is addressed. The projection process,
called VR authoring, transforms the photographic images into a VR. VR images are
incorporated into web pages, CDs, kiosks, and other such multimedia formats.

CS-5404 Human Computer Interface

The aim of this course is to provide extensive guideline to the students for the design of
computer technology, and how computer technology can be made more usable by people.
It also provides to learn about cognitive science, psychology, and sociology, and stresses a
principled approach to interactive systems design that fits a software engineering
environment. Course Contents cover Metrics, Human Diversity, Taxonomies, Guidelines for
Designing Conceptual Models, GOMS, Modeling User’ Knowledge, Eight Golden Rules of
Interface Design, Data Display Guidelines, Menus and Forms, Designing Menu Systems,
Impact of video games, WIMP interfaces, visual programming, Fitts Law speech, Display
characteristics, Preferred response time, Display design, help guidelines.

CS-5405 Geographical Information System (GIS)

This is an advanced course for students who wish to develop their skills as GIS
programmers. Topics include designing program code to handle various coordinate
systems, projections, topologic data structures, spatial indexing methods, n-dimensional
trees, and cartographic simplification

CS-5406 Computer Animation

This course will expand upon the skills and concepts already introduced to the students
about the Computer Animation. Using Alias / Wave front’s Maya computer animation
software, students will be introduced to advanced concepts and techniques using inverse
kinematics / forward kinematics, dynamics, and simulations. Using MEL scripts for
animation will also be covered. A series of short exercises will ensure that students
understand these skills and techniques as the course progresses. A final project in the area
of computer animation will encourage students to exhibit the acquired skills.

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CS- 5005 Thesis/Project/ Additional Courses

The aim of the thesis/projects is to develop the students’ ability in organizing, documenting
and producing a non-trivial piece of work, starting from a brief description of what is wanted
and finishing with a preparation of a comprehensive document, which is presented before
the thesis/project evaluation committee. Thesis/project is assigned to inculcate and
evaluate the research and development abilities of the students. Writing of a research
paper is compulsory for the students who wanted to pursue their study further for Ph. D.

However, the students from industry and other government and private organization may
choose to do real life project, individually or collectively in a group of not more than two
students. Such students may also opt to take 6 credit hours additional courses in lieu of
projects or thesis work.

Disclaimer

This prospectus is informational and should not be taken as binding on the Institute. The
Institute, therefore, reserves the right to change any rule or regulation applicable to the
students whenever it is deemed appropriate.

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