DHA Suffa University (DSU), established in the year 2012, has systematically taken giant strides to become the institution of choice in Pakistan. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Computer Science and Management Sciences.
At DSU, students receive quality education and become acquainted with individuals who share diverse interests, yet blend in very easily. Thus, DSU not only helps to expand the mental faculties of individuals but also transforms them into more open-minded, accepting and involved citizens.
Going forward, DSU intends to become a well-known institution for higher education and research by extending the frontiers of knowledge and contributing towards grooming the scholars of tomorrow. From the expansion of infrastructure to the development of technology, revamp of curricula to formation of pedagogy, addition of foreign qualified faculty to introduction of new programs, DSU has been committed to providing well-equipped engineers, computer scientists, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.
DSU was recognized as a private sector degree awarding institution by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in the year 2012. In its very first participation in the annual ranking process of HEC for the year 2014, DSU achieved the impressive ranking of 31 out of 180 public and private sector universities of Pakistan. The University currently ranks 30.
The BE (Mechanical) and BE (Electrical) programs of DSU have been approved by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). The BS (Computer Science) program has been accredited by the National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC). The BBA and MBA programs conform to the standards of National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC).
The University has been inspected and evaluated by the Government of Sindh's Charter Inspection and Evaluation Committee (CIEC) twice in the last four years. On both the occasions, CIEC was pleased to see rapid growth of the University and high standards of education being maintained.
DSU is an equal opportunity institution with merit being the sole criteria for admission. It ensures that no student, qualifying for admission, is denied high quality education due to his/her inability to bear the costs. In order to fulfill this commitment, the university offers the following facilities for the benefit of students, complying strictly with the prescribed rules, regulations and procedures:
Applications for Scholarships and Fee Concessions are processed by the Scholarships Award Committee.
DSU offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Computer Sciences and Management Sciences.
Typically, an undergraduate program at DSU requires 139 credit hours in 8 semesters spreading over 4 years to complete. Graduate programs may take 2 to 3 years to complete, while PhD programs consist of a coursework of 18 credit hours, a research thesis of 36 credit hours, a proposal defense and a thesis defense.
The following programs are offered at DSU:
DSU boasts of highly qualified faculty members who are actively engaged in academic and research activities. The faculty members have worked at the most prestigious national and international institutions, enabling them to impart latest knowledge of their subjects. In addition, they write professional papers, research case studies and serve as advisors to public and private sector organizations on a regular basis. Thus, they offer education that goes beyond the curriculum and help to equip students with the necessary knowledge required to carve a niche in the professional world.
Since its inception, DSU has been committed towards becoming an institution of international repute and has been following curricula that are in line with international practices. In order to continually improve its international outlook, DSU has been collaborating with foreign universities and organizations to facilitate joint research as well as student/faculty exchange programs. Some of these are as follows:
To keep up with the rapid developments of this day and age, it is essential for individuals working at various levels of hierarchy in industries, organizations and institutions to keep updating their knowledge and skill sets. Constant training of individuals throughout their careers has become imperative for nations to obtain and retain an economic edge.
DSU has established a Professional Development Center (PDC) targeted at mid-career managers, senior managers and other professionals who wish to enhance their leadership potential.
PDC at DSU conducts professional development courses to assist individuals in acquiring professional and technical knowledge required by their respective organizations and to facilitate the interaction between academia and industry.
Through the Center of Excellence for the Development of Research and Soft Skills (CEDRSS), DSU offers to empower research students by providing them a platform to polish not only their English language skills but also their soft skills which include leadership qualities and interpersonal communication skills. CEDRSS aims to provide training to MPhil and PhD students who think that their English language proficiency is unsatisfactory or whose supervisors require them to enhance their English language skills.
The mission of DSU's German Resource Center (GRC) is to facilitate students to benefit from higher education opportunities provided by German universities and to promote Germany as a destination for higher studies. The German Resource Center at DSU strives to fulfill the following objectives:
In July 2015 and July 2016, DSU's GRC in collaboration with EURASIA Institute for International Education (EIIE), organized summer camps for students in Berlin, Germany. The main aim of these summer camps was to encourage students to explore Germany as a destination for higher studies and to appreciate Germany's technological prowess in automotive engineering. A total of fifteen students from DSU participated in these summer camps.
In January 2017, DSU's GRC and EIIE plan to organize a 'Winter Camp' in Germany, which shall be yet another opportunity for students to visit Berlin and see for themselves the lucrative educational as well as career opportunities that await them there.
The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of DSU embeds quality in all academic degree programs, develops quality assurance processes and methods of evaluation and monitors the people involved in such activities (faculty, students and staff).
The QEC is responsible to liaise with all the respective nominated degree programs/assessment team members and coordinate with them in order to ensure conformity to the prescribed standards of HEC and various other international and national regulatory bodies.
The QEC at DSU strives to fulfill the following objectives:
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