Frequently Asked Questions

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GENERAL PORTION

Is C.U.S.T. recognized by HEC?

Yes. All degree programs are recognized by HEC.

Are C.U.S.T. engineering programs accredited by PEC?

Yes,all Engineering Degrees are accredited by PEC.

In which areas does C.U.S.T. offer BS/MS/PhD degrees?

BS, MS and PhD degrees are offered in the following disciplines:

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • BBA
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Computer Sciences
  • Software Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Psychology
  • MBA Professional (2 years)

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Computer Sciences
  • MS Biosciences
  • MBA Regular (3.5 years)
  • MBA Graduate (1.5 years)
  • Management Sciences
  • Engineering Management
  • Mathematics

PhD PROGRAMS

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • Biosciences
  • Management Sciences
  • Mathematics

Is C.U.S.T. a Private Sector or Public Sector University?

C.U.S.T. is a Private Sector University.

What is the procedure to apply for admission?

You are requested to apply on-line through our website, www.cust.edu.pk.

What documents are required at the time of admission?

No documents are required at the time of application submission. However, when you are selected for admission following documents will be required :

  1. Copy of all your testimonials.
  2. Copy of provisional certificate for result awaiting students.
  3. Copy of National Identity Card or Form “B”
  4. Four recent photographs.
  5. For foreign student NOC from:
    1. Respective Embassy.
    2. Ministry of Education.
    3. Ministry of Interior.

Does University entertain transfer cases?

Yes, but conditions apply. However those who have been expelled from any institution on the basis of discipline, poor performance, or have been time bared will not be entertained.

Does the University follow an open policy in awarding admissions?

Yes, university offers open merit admissions. There is no quota system except for DAE candidates wanting admission in undergraduate engineering disciplines.

I appeared in FSc final exam but have not yet received the result. Can I apply for admission?

Yes, you can apply as a result awaiting candidate. However you are required to submit the result before midterm during the 1st semester.

If I failed to attain the required marks/percentage/CGPA as a result awaiting candidate, what will happen?

In such a case your admission shall stand cancelled.

Will I be refunded the fee if I fail to attain the required marks/percentage/CGPA as a result awaiting candidate?

The fee will be refunded as per University Fee Refund Policy which is available in the prospectus.

What type of admission test will be given?

The admission test consists of MCQ’s from Maths, Physics, English, General Knowledge and other related subjects. However, an admission test for BS Engineering programs consists of only Maths. Physics and English.

When is the final list for successful candidates displayed?

The list of successful candidates is normally placed on the website within three days after the final admission test is conducted.

What is the duration of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs?

The Maximum and Minimum durations for all programs are mentioned below:

ProgramMinimumMaximum
BBA/BS4.0 years7.0 years
MBA (96 credit hours)3.5 years6.0 years
MBA (66 credit hours)2 years4.0 years
MBA (30 credit hours)1.5 years3.0 years
MS1.5 years4.0 years
PhD3.0 years5.0 years

When do the classes begin?

Normally classes of Fall semester commence from mid September, and classes for the Spring semester commence from mid February.

Can I change the discipline after I have taken admission?

Yes. You can change once, provided you are eligible for the new discipline.

What is the fee structure for all the programs that are offered in C.U.S.T?

Click here to view fee structure.

Does C.U.S.T. offer any Scholarships?

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

What are the admission requirements for BS Engineering degree programs?

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What are the admission requirements for BS Computer Science and BS Software Engineering degree programs?

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What are the admission requirements for BBA and BS Accounting & Finance degree programs?

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What are the admission requirements for BS Biosciences, BS Microbiology and BS Biotechnology degree programs?

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What are the admission requirements for MBA Professional degree program?

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

What are the admission requirements for MBA Regular degree program?

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What are the admission requirements for the MS / MBA (Graduate) programs?

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PhD PROGRAMS

What are the admission requirements for the PhD program?

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