Message Of The Dean

Faculity Of Computing and AI

I am delighted to welcome you to the Faculty of Computing & Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) at the Air University, Islamabad.

FCAI is one of the leading and fastest-growing computing Faculties in Pakistan due to its quality academic, research and enterprise activities. In 2016, FCAI was a computer science department with two-degree programmes, 500 students, and 2 research groups. In 2019, the department progressed to Faculty of Computing & Artificial Intelligence with three different Departments. These are Department of Computer Science, Creative Technologies and Cyber Security which conduct 15-degree programmes, and have 10 research groups, 3 technical student societies, and 1500 students. All new academic programmes have been started with an aim to produce a skilful workforce which can contribute to international computing markets. It is very encouraging to highlight that FCAI students’ job placements and success in winning International scholarships have increased substantially in recent years.

FCAI faculty members are rated among world’s top 2% researchers and are actively engaged in bringing external research grants. Our highest priority is to prepare the next generation of scientists through our MS and PhD programmes to solve computing domain challenges, while providing the training our students need to compete and excel in the field. In future, we plan to establish leading national research labs.

After successfully establishing an academic and research base, FCAI now is seriously geared up for enterprise activities to generate revenue and provide economic benefits in Pakistan. FCAI has established a local Research & Enterprise office to actively support research & enterprise activities. As part of the plan, FCAI has established a Air University Computing Academy to run world’s leading technologies’ certification programmes of Huawei, Oracle, Microsoft, and CISCO to create more job opportunities for students. Furthermore, we have started active work to encourage and prepare our students and faculty members to establish new start-ups. We envision to become the centre for establishing successful and world-leading companies in the emerging fields of computing.

FCAI faculty members, students and staff have successfully established an active team which works as a family in a very congenial environment. Accordingly, FCAI successes and indicator are on the rise.

I invite you to come and visit our Faculty, its departments and research labs, and to explore our website to discover more about FCAI.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Dr. Kashif Kifayat

Dean, Faculity Of Computing and AI