The IT Department is responsible for providing, managing and planning all IT services at NED. We locally host complete data centre and private cloud, offering IT services to all campuses. These services include Enterprise Resource Planning software, Learning Management Systems, secured email service and various research journals fully automated management software.

Endeavoring to provide cutting-edge technology solutions for enhancing the teaching methodology and support research. The ITD offers the following services:

  • 24 x 7 Network Operations
  • Various web-based services (Web, DNS, and email etc.)
  • Infrastructure development and enhancement
  • Indigenous Software development services
  • Complete support and guidance

As the world has transformed during the past year, ITD has addressed the presented challenges with confidence and high commitment. There are several highlights of the year – some are presented below:

GSUITE for Education

  • NED has acquired a subscription for Google’s cloud-based productivity, collaboration services and tools for businesses and Educational Institutions, offering feature packed application suite with humongous limits.
  • Some features are 1) Institution-wide email through Gmail, 2) Shared calendars, 3) Classroom collaboration with Google Classroom, 4) Video and voice conferencing, 5) Unlimited cloud storage, 6) Documents, spread sheets, presentations, and forms, 7) Easy to create sites, and 8) 24/7 support by phone, email, and online.

Smart University Wi-Fi with EDUROAM

  • The Main and LEJ campuses of NED have blanket Wi-Fi coverage under the HEC’s Smart University Project, which is further being extended to City Campus. Facilitated by EDUROAM service users can access with same credential through all member institutions.


  • The PERN connectivity and bandwidth has been further enhanced this year with whopping speeds at all three campuses as well TIEST as under:

Smart Classroom

  • Smart classrooms have been built with the collaboration with HEC in the Department of Civil Engineering and TIEST in an effort to transform the teaching methodology with distant learning focusing on each individual student.

Hybrid Conferences

  • Throughout the year, IT Department extended support to various international conferences and other events have been organized which were participated online by scholars and speaker. The events were also streamed online.

Faculty Capacity Building

  • ORIC director and Managers are actively involved in capacity building exercise of researchers and faculty members and as part of the initiative conducted an extensive training for nominated faculty ORIC representatives. Topics related to IP & legal services, business and startup management, research grant management, and ORIC policies were covered in the training.

Research Grants

  • A total of 223 research projects worth Rs. 1,704 million have either won, on-going or completed in 2021-22.
  • 117 projects are internally funded worth Rs. 126 million; whereas, 106 projects are externally funded worth 1,579 million, which is 91% of the total funding acquired.
  • Similarly, Rs. 310 million (18%) funding is international whereas Rs. 1,394 million (82%) is from national sources including HEC GCF, HEC TTSF, HEC NRPU, HEC CPEC CRG, PSF and National Centres etc. It is worth mentioning that 26 projects worth Rs. 303 million are in the industrial consultancy category, which reflects the strong industrial linkage of NED University.

Activity Summary Graph

The following graph depicts the course offerings and other recent activities carried out at NED University of Engineering and Technology both at undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG), relevant to the requirements of sustainable development goal 16. A brief description of the same follows. 


Undergraduate Courses

Following is the list of relevant courses currently being offered in different undergraduate programmes of the University. The credit hour detail of the same can be found in the University’s Undergraduate Prospectus, available at


1 AR-442: Communication and Allied Skills-VI
2 CN-416: Legal and Regulatory Environment in the Construction Industry
3 DS-246: Participatory Development
4 DS-251: Theory and Management of Organisations
5 DS-302: Development Planning Workshop-I
6 DS-303: Legal Issues in Development
7 DS-305: Management Organisation-II
8 DS-306: Public Administration
9 DS-308: Development Planning Workshop-II
10 DS-312: Public Health
11 DS-313: Political Economics
12 DS-316: Gender and Development
13 DS-401: Development Studies Project
14 DS-402: Development Planning Workshop-III
15 DS-404: Entrepreneurship
16 DS-405: Microfinance-I
17 DS-409: Microfinance-II
18 DS-410: Development Planning in Pakistan
19 DS-421: Corporate Social Responsibility and Applications in Development
20 EC-301: Political Economics
21 EC-304: Money and Banking
22 EC-308: Business Research Methods
23 EC-309: Financial Management
24 EC-401: Public Finance
25 EC-404: Islamic Economics
26 EC-405: Project
27 EC-407: Industrial Economics
28 EC-411: International Finance
29 HS-105: Pakistan Studies
30 HS-106: Pakistan Studies
31 HS-107: Pakistan Studies (For Foreigners)
32 HS-116: Anthropology
33 MG-215: Business Law & Policy


Postgraduate Courses

Following is the list of relevant courses currently being offered in different postgraduate programmes of the University. The credit hour detail of the same can be found in the University’s Postgraduate Prospectus, available at


1 AR-604: Architectural Theory
2 AR-629: Advanced Urban Sociology
3 BM-545: Biomedical Ethics for Engineers
4 BM-555: Advanced Biomechanics
5 BM-565: Research Methodology
6 CE-5011: Fundamentals of Law and Legal Structures
7 CE-5012: Intellectual propert1 (IP) protection and Professional Ethics
8 CE-5013: Construction Contracts and Procurement Law
9 CE-5014: Construction Claims Preparation and Analysis
10 CE-5015: Construction Disputes
11 CE-5018: Construction Law Case Studies
12 CE-5020: Construction Law and Risk Management
13 CE-5021: International Perspectives of Construction Law
14 CE-5024: Tort in Engineering
15 CE-545: Construction Claim Management
16 CE-592: Decision Making & Risk Mang. in Construction
17 CS-538: Information Theory and Cryptography
18 CS-539: Computer Security
19 CS-542: C1ber Security
20 CS-543: Internet Security
21 CS-544: Vulnerability Assessment and Ethical Hacking
22 CS-554: Data Security and Audit
23 CS-565: Data Encr1ption
24 CS-573: Network Security
25 CT-508: Cr1ptography
26 CT-542: Information Security Management
27 CT-544: C1ber Crimes and Security
28 CT-545: Digital Forensics
29 CT-554: Ethical Hacking
30 CT-555: Cloud Security
31 CT-556: Intrusion Detection
32 CT-574: Information Privacy and Security
33 HS-416: Sociolinguistics
34 HS-420: Discourse Analy1sis
35 TC-505: Telecommunications Network Operation
36 TC-517: Communication Security
37 TC-522: Data Security

Undergraduate projects

Following is the list of relevant Final Year Design Projects (FYDP) thesis carried out at undergraduate level in the University.

  • Development Of Emotion Detection Framework Using Eeg Signals
  • Digitization of anemometer and Wind Vane
  • Mask oncluded face recognition using Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)
  • Hate Speech in Pakistani Social Media: Perceptions of University Students of Karachi using Social Media

Postgraduate Projects

Following is the list of relevant thesis carried out at postgraduate level in the University.

  • Efficacy of Arbitration as an ADR Mechanism in
  • Resolution of Construction Projects Disputes in Pakistan
  • Bibliometric Analysis of Research in Forensic Linguistics: An interdisciplinary field of language and Law

Externally Funded Research Projects

Following is the list of relevant research projects funded by external agencies, which are currently being carried out in the University.

  • Security & Threat Intelligence Platform for the Capital Market of Pakistan
  • National Center for Cyber Security
  • Prototype development of high dimensional quantum key distribution system for a highly secure free-space communication system
  • Engineering Soft skills Training of Final Year (Bachelor of Engineering) Students to Meet Employment Challenges after Graduation
  • Exploring Invisible Diversity in the City of Lights

Events and Curricular Activities

A number of relevant activities are being carried out from time to time in the University, both by the departmental administrations and the students. Some significant activities are as follows.

  • Youm-e-Hussain (RA)
  • A Lecture on Peace, Tolerance and Inclusivity in Society was delivered by Mr. Raja Zia ul Huq
  • The programme on Impact of social media on Youth
  • The NED International Cricket Tournament - Peace Tolerance and Inclusivity in Society
  • The Anti-Corruption Week
  • Anti-Corruption Walk
  • Zaawiya
  • NED Debate Cup